Monday, March 29, 2010

More Rain And Wild Surf

A cool rain is with us for the next few days...
April showers are a little ahead of schedule!

Monday's high tide came right over the road
at Kennebunk Beach...

Friday, March 26, 2010


Though we had an early spring here in southern Maine,
it doesn't mean that we still can't have a taste of winter.

This morning I awoke to a light dusting of snow...

and it's cold enough to have icicles this afternoon!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cape Porpoise

I'd like to take you for a ride with us to
Cape Porpoise this afternoon...

the sign in the Wayfarer restaurant window says:
"If you don't stop... smile on the way by!

lobster boats dot the harbor...

Goat Island Lighthouse

a colorful display of lobster buoys at another
restaurant down near the pier.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sun About to Return

Wednesday afternoon, on the verge of leaving
behind the rain clouds as we drove along a
favorite road that leads to the beach.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rain, Rain, Rain

The brook has overflowed it's banks on this
rainy rainy day...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day of Spring

Here in southern Maine, the first day
of spring was very warm...(70's)

The first purple crocus bloomed in our garden...

Didn't really need a jacket for a walk on the beach...

looked like a summer day...

and ended with a lovely sunset!

Hope you enjoyed the day...

(tomorrow the temperature may drop 40 degrees!)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Sunset

My favorite time for taking a walk is just before
sunset...that time of day can be so peaceful and calm.
Last night was no exception.

Hope you enjoyed it, too!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This and That (Continued)

Since I've been home I've taken so many
photos that I'm overwhelmed!
Everywhere I turn is something I love to
capture with my camera and later with
my paints!

I am still going through the photos and will be
back here soon to catch up.

It's now evening and I thought I would share some of my photos...

Over the weekend, especially on Sunday we had
hurricane force winds with driving rain.
Monday afternoon, we took a ride to look at the

where the enormous waves were still crashing on the rocks.

The loons found a calm spot in the river
( just beyond where the river meets the sea)

Sun and warm temperatures moved in for
Tuesday and we saw our first crocuses in our
yard along with honeybees!

The sunset was very hazy!

to be continued...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Along the Way Home

After visiting my Dad for 3 weeks
I got half way home on Friday.
My husband met me at his Dad's home Friday night
where we spent the night.
On Saturday, we started out for home.

As we were heading down the road towards Bedford,
this caught my eye... so D turned the car around so that
I could photograph it.

To my surprise, right beside this was a sign that
read, "Chip-In-Farm" with an arrow pointing
down a side street.
I had recently read about the Chip-In-Farm from
The Magpie's Fancy and so we followed the sign.

We were so delighted!
It is so charming and we bought 2 dozen fresh eggs!

It had been raining as we drove through
Massachusetts but as we approached Maine
the roads were dry!

Very cloudy and the sun was barely visible
as we stopped to look at the ocean and so that
I could take a deep breath
of the salty sea air.

As I looked down I spotted a heart rock!

It's good to be home!
( though I miss my family in Connecticut)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Homeward Bound

Am on my way home...

More soon!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Signs of Spring in Connecticut

During a walk around the block
on a mild afternoon in Connecticut,
I spotted some signs of spring...
hmmm, it's still March.

Just click over here to see who else I saw this
afternoon along the way...

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Walk to the Park

Sunday was a beautiful day and my Dad and I
took a walk to the park and enjoyed sitting in
the sun watching the Canada Geese... to see
more just click here!

Hope you are enjoying mild weather wherever you
may be!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Birthday Party

Went to a family birthday party on Saturday to celebrate
the 11th birthday of my nephew...his birthday is
in a few days. He made and decorated this wonderful

Wishing all of you who have birthdays in March
a very happy birthday!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Favorite Quote

Among the assortment of things that have
been saved over the years, my Dad came
upon a box and in it was this quote by Van Gogh
that I had written out a long time ago.
I had related to it so much then and I still do now!

To see some of the other old art in the box
just click here.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Memory Lane

A few days ago, my Dad and I went to the town hall
which happens to be in the building where he went
to high school. Lining the brick walls were old photos
from around the early 1930's.
I enjoyed touring the building with my Dad as he
pointed out things he remembered.

then and


In one of the offices, that he recalls as being the library
when he was in high school,
he points out a mural that he remembers actually being painted
at the time he was there!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Special Day

Wishing my sister, S, a very Happy Birthday!
Cooking is her art...
her Sunday night family dinners
are very special and her home is so
welcoming, warm and cozy!

Happy Birthday...March 2nd!