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!
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.
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.
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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