I tend to be a happy hermit, but this October has been unusually social.

One of my dearest friends, Meg Philp, is visiting from Australia.  I’ve known her for almost thirty years.

We savor the moments, like lunch out with another bestie, Pat Peterson, storyteller extraordinaire.

My Story Sisters welcomed Meg to our Elizabeth Ellis master class reunion, and she fit right in.

I love seeing my home through Meg’s eyes.

Everyday chores, like stair-walking at Richmond Beach, are more fun.

Yesterday we visited Volunteer Park…

…and gloried in the fall color.

Meg knows how to live!  She cooks with wine…


…and finds fun in the simplest things–like Bunny Ear Towel Origami.

Who needs Disneyland, when we can ride the Washington State Ferries?

Especially to attend the Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles!

But we are happy just hanging out talking, walking, waxing philosophical, picking raspberries in the garden, telling each other our dreams over morning coffee, writing and researching our stories, talking some more, and even posting on our blogs.  Check out Meg’s blog, Story Twigs the Imagination.

All words and images ©2015 NaomiBaltuck.

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  1. What a lovely visit! Glad you shared your bestie with us, Naomi. And your colorful fall is so warm and bright! Looks like you had the best of times together. Love the rope heart at the fin.

    1. Hi Ruth, Thanks for the visit. We are having a really colorful autumn, and Meg and I are clicking our cameras right and left. I saw the rope on the ferry dock, and thought it was perfect for a post on friendship!

    1. Oh, we’re really having a lovely time. It’s really my favorite season, I think, and lends itself well to some lovely walks. Meg will be going home to a hot Australian summer, so she is also enjoying a bit of cooler weather. Thanks for the visit, and for taking the time to comment.

    1. Dear Meg,
      I will never forget belting out Kingston Trio songs in the car at the top of our lungs! I love trading songs almost as much as stories. Here’s to many more songs and stories shared.

    1. Dear Carol,
      That was lunch at a place called “Yum Yum Thai,” and was it ever! We met Pat Peterson, and if your ears were ringing, it was because I mentioned you at the Forest Festival to Pat’s husband Richard. He said that you really applied your organizational skills at Train Mountain and turned that whole place around in only a couple of days.
      Give The Girls a scratch behind the ears for me!

  2. I recall last year’s doings. Sound like an invigorating and inspirational time. Lovely pictures, Naomi. Thanks so much for sharing. It’s true, pictures are worth a thousand words (each). 😀 😀 😀

    1. Hi Suzanne,
      That couldn’t be truer and I couldn’t have said it better! I just took the heart rope as a sign that we were on the right track.
      Hope you and your guys are all well.

    1. Oh, yes. When your good friend lives in Australia, it isn’t always that easy. It has only been two years since her last visit, so I count myself very lucky! I hope you and your wee ones are all well, Lisa. Thanks for the visit–it’s always good to hear from you.

  3. As usual, your post is full of real fun. I loved the ferries when we visited Seattle regularly to see my first husband’s mother. It was a must do. Glad you had a fun and social month. Enjoy the last few days of it! 🙂

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