Flowers And Movies

While my mother and I may not spend many hours gardening together, we have enjoyed a lifetime of sharing books and movies.  One of those books was the 2000 New York Times best-selling memoir A Year By The Sea: Thoughts Of An Unfinished Woman written by Joan Anderson.  Over the years we’ve had many great conversations regarding the author’s books, with this one being read on more than one occasion, and I’m always reminded of my first major traveling adventure which included a wonderful visit to beautiful Cape Cod.  Last week when I was trying to complete my East Coast lobster roll day with watching a movie filmed on Cape Cod, I discovered unbelievably that somehow I missed the streaming release of the film Year By The Sea based on the book.  Well, it was as fantastic as the book and that lobster roll (oh, to live in a place with lemonade and lobster roll stands on neighborhood corners), the scenery was fabulous, we loved Karen Allen playing the role of Joan, and I may already have to rethink my opinion about Christmas in July because my mother and I acted like we had received a very special present (click on book/movie title for more information).