More snow fell overnight...with it snow drifts. Too heavy to clear the paths by sweeping the snow early this morning! I was on my way over to the studio to feed Ellie May, who you can see waiting and watching from the left upstairs window.
This snow called for a shovel!
Once safely inside the studio and looking back at the house, I noticed how magical the windows looked.
This is one of our lemon trees!
If you have snow, I hope you can enjoy it's beauty!
A blanket of thick clouds covered the sky all day...exceptionally cold with a feeling of snow without the snow. Then late this afternoon tiny snowflakes started falling and soon it was covering the ground. I heard that tonight is a lunar eclipse but we thought with the cloud layer we will not be able to view it. Well, the clouds made way for the moon later this evening. Don't know if we'll be awake to see the eclipse but it was magical to see the moon!
Late last night, by flashlight I returned to the house from the studio and thought I caught a glimpse of the tiniest snow flakes only visible in the light of the flashlight.
When I awoke this morning, I could see the roof of the studio was white... so it did snow a little bit overnight.
Also, if you look very closely at the roof, on the right side of the dormer, you can see tracks in the snow... ah ha, so that's how the little critters (probably red squirrels) are entering the attic and that explains the sounds I hear near my upstairs work table in the studio. I won't worry as long as they don't chew through the walls or ceiling.
This may be it for the garden, the few vegetables we have left are under the tarps but the temperatures are so very cold, high today 23 degrees...I don't know if anything else will survive.
One last rose is quite frozen in time!
Later in the afternoon, the sky was dramatic and the air so very cold... but I jumped out of the car when I spotted many little piper like birds come in for a landing on the rocks below. I fell in love with them as my fingers froze trying to capture their beauty as the light faded and the temperature plummeted.
This past weekend was the Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport. We were part of the first Prelude 29 years ago when we had our gallery and enjoyed many more for about 23 years. Now that my studio is off the beaten path my visible presence at the Prelude is to be in a craft fair. I also have some art in the Whimsy Shop in Dock Square and my studio is opened for those who would like to visit! (Call or e-mail for directions!)
The Craft Fair was at the Consolidated School on Saturday. After setting it up on Friday night we drove through Dock Square...
...very festive with sparkling lights everywhere!
After finding a parking spot in front of our first gallery in the Lower village on Sunday, we wandered over to Dock Square and poked our heads into some shops.
It was very cold and gray!
The Clam Shack was closed for the season.
The bridge pigeons took to the air...
The crowds of Saturday had thinned out...
The road was cleared for Santa's arrival by Lobster Boat...
Santa's Lobster Helpers waited by the tree...
The simplicity and tranquility of the beach at sunset was very soothing!
In the evening we had the pleasure of attending a wonderful Party and I met the sweetest dog named Maisie.
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.
PET PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS IN INK AND WATERCOLORS (I CAN WORK FROM YOUR PHOTOS)
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Paitnings of Pets
Commissions Welcomed for Pets, Houses, Children, Boats, Wedding Bouquets and Favorite Places
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Note Cards will be coming soon to the Gift Gallery
CELEBRATE PETS, WILDLIFE CRITTERS AND BIRDS WITH MY BLOG FURRY AND FEATHERED FRIENDS
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