Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24th

Happy Winter,
Happy Holidays
and most of all
a Very Happy Birthday
to my Dad!

Best wishes and xo...

ps. we have been experiencing internet problems for
over a week
and it may not be resolved for another week
so I have to find other sources to connect and
check e-mail!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Beautiful Cold Full Moon Eve

As the sun set on Goat Island Lighthouse

and the sky and ocean took on pale shades of
lavender, pink and gold

just to the north the moon was rising...

a magical sight...

as the sky darkened the lighthouse glowed
with many colored lights...

the moon followed us...

and hovered over the Clam Shack who
had a special visitor inside.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Looking At The Moon Tonight

So clear and mysterious,
looking at the moon tonight!

Friday, December 2, 2011


Friday evening I set up my display for the Holiday Fair
at the Consolidated Elementary School in Kennebunkport.
I am in the hall and how appropriate that "The Cat in the Hat"
is peering out from behind my display with a big WELCOME!
(The walls are covered with school children's posters and art for it
is a school!)

The tree lighting ceremony took place
while we were setting up but afterward
we took a ride through town to see
more people than in the summer,
bustling around, many wearing unusual and
comical hats for the occasion.
The tree sparkled!

Busy Days

Kennebunkport is celebrating the Christmas Prelude
this weekend ... the tree is in place and shopkeepers
are in the process of decorating with lights.

I am preparing for a Holiday Fair
on Saturday December 3rd at the Consolidated School in Kennebunkport
from 9 am. to 3 pm.
Stop by if you are in the area (I'll be in the hall).

Burning the midnight oil!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Before Winter

D has been digging potatoes and here's the purple

Under the straw he came upon a
single apple.

A little critter must have hidden it there for
safe keeping.

So much work to do on the house...
sanding and painting.

and digging more potatoes....

I was struck by this single leaf sitting on the
front steps...

and the shells on a little shelf at the front door
as a constant reminder of the beach even when
the winter snow is upon us.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lights at Night

We followed the moon as it rose with a bright rosy orange
glow tonight...
it led us to Cape Porpoise.

Out of the darkness with a sense of mystery in the air
could be seen the lights
at Goat Island Lighthouse,

a beautiful sight on this chilly evening.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

A golden day to remember...

swirling wind

leaves twirling to the ground
and landing in unusual places...

...this oak leaf took
a ride on our windshield.

a day of reflection...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Not The Usual October 30th

Last night the major snow storm moved into Maine
and it resembled the middle of winter when we opened
the front door this morning with snow flurries lingering.

Halloween is tomorrow...

We left the house early and drove through the
snowy streets heading for the Nonatum Hotel.
The car was packed with my
art for I was to have a little display in the lobby
for their "Breakfast with an Artist".

It was warm and cozy inside and I loved the
breakfast...they had one of my favorite foods...

It was not too busy but I met a few guests.

On the way back home we drove by the ocean
and marveled at the rooster tails!

Back in our yard it seemed strange to see snow
and leaves still on the trees.
The heavy snow bent many of the tree limbs to
the ground and D went around trying to knock
the snow off of them.

By afternoon the sun appeared and helped to
melt some of the snow.

We were very thankful that we didn't lose the power.
My relatives in Connecticut are having a tough time
as are so many other people.
They may not have power returned for a week in some
cases. So many trees and wires are down there.
Hope everyone is safe and can find warmth to get
through this tough time.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn to Winter

This afternoon felt and looked like autumn around here,
still some subtle color in the trees and the
pumpkins were still hanging on the pumpkin tree.

Tonight is a different story...the snow started
around 6 pm. and it is heavy and clinging to
the trees that still have many leaves.
We're worried about the damage such
heavy snow could do to the trees and we
could lose our power.

Have my flashlight by my side!
If you are in the path of this unusual October
Snow Storm in New England I hope you stay safe
and warm.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Snow

First snow...evening...lamplight...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pears, Beans, Marsh

D collected the Asian pears
from our tree this afternoon...
perhaps it might snow tomorrow.
Any ideas of what to do with so many?

He also collected the dried bean pods...
I love their subtle colors and pattern.

In search of what we thought was an eagle
in the late afternoon we came upon
a Great Blue Heron and some others
over here.

A Pink CLoud

As the sun was disappearing last night,
I noticed a pink cloud lingering briefly
as I looked towards the west in our yard...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's Findings

While meandering through our
yard on a partly cloudy Monday afternoon
I came upon

the apples turning golden russet...

the last of the tomatoes lined up on the garden fence...

the delicate dandelion seed head....

a rose still clinging to the vine...


soft feathery milkweed...

and a beautiful shade of pink hydrangea...

it all warms the heart...