Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Visiting the Midcoast of Maine

Yesterday D and I decided to
take a ride north to discover new vistas.

Our first stop was Brunswick, Maine.
A lovely college town, home of Bowdoin College.
We admired the campus and the town on a leisurely
stroll on a warm day in autumn.

We continued north to Phippsburg... drove many miles
down a long wooded road with the intention of coming out
at Popham beach, but actually we
ended up in unfamiliar territory....what was on the other
side of the dune?
D went up the hill first...and he waved me onward!

...a magical spot called Head Beach!

How did we miss the turn to Popham Beach...
we headed back and eventually found the turn in the road.

Had a lovely walk on the beach...

It was getting late in the day as we drove into Bath.
(It reminded us both of a place we love, Marblehead.)
Loved the architecture, so much character...
hope to return when we have more daylight to wander
the streets and take in the vignettes with my camera.

As darkness descended, it was time to return
to our home in southern Maine, where
we were greeted by our family of cats who were
wondering where we were!

Monday, September 28, 2009


I love potatoes so I was very excited
when D dug these out of the garden this afternoon!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

From Cold and Blustery to Rain

Yesterday the sea was choppy and looked so cold
as the wind gusts beat against our faces on our
evening walk.

Today was a rainy misty kind of day.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Chance of Frost

Tonight is clear and cold and
could perhaps be the first frost!
Oh no! Our vegetable garden is in danger.

Signs of Autumn

Yesterday I spotted the cormorant again, sitting
on a log in the cove with signs of autumn
appearing in the sumac leaves.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Where the River Meets the Sea

Wandered out back of the where our old gallery
was located... my favorite view, where the river
meets the sea. The clover looked so beautiful in the
foreground. Settled down on a bench to soak
up the ambience and noticed a gull dive into the river
and fly off with a see what it caught
just click here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mast Cove

So clear today...while riding home something
caught my eye in the's very tiny in this
photo so to see what I saw just click here!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Painting with my Helper

The Maine Illustrator's Collective's
"Spooky Art Show" will be held at
Kennebooks in Kennebunk from October 2-31.
Hmmm, I'm trying to come up with something to
The art in the show is based on either classic horror novels,
scary short stories, or even folktales with haunting scenes.
To see more about the Art Show, click here!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


The sun is setting earlier and I was happy to get to
the beach tonight just as the sun was setting...
the colors were so soft and soothing!

Surprise Magnolia

I never expected to see a magnolia blooming in
our yard this time of year!
Just one blossom!

Monday, September 7, 2009

In Memory

just click the image to make it larger...

For more about the drawing click here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Corn Moon

a beautiful mist on the meadow early Saturday evening....

the corn moon lit up the ocean tonight....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This and That on a September Day

the sunflowers have grown so tall, surveying the
garden and attracting the bees and hummingbird....

the beach is quite empty....long shadows in the
early evening as we take a walk before dark.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Sunset

... tonight where the river meets the sea,
the night herons fish.