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...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday's Findings

It's nice to find a rose still blooming in the garden
to bring indoors.

Finding potatoes in a basket on the
front steps that D dug up in the garden.

Taking a walk on the beach and finding the
signs of autumn in the sand...

It's the little things that make one's day...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sunset and Cormorants

To my surprise, last night's walk provided a
beautiful sunset as the cormorants flew against
the strong winds to the safety of Bumpkin Island
for the night as waves
crashed upon the rocks.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Clouds Extradonaire

What a surprise when we looked at the sky
after coming out of a store and stepping into
a parking lot in Saco, Maine.

It took my breath away to see such incredible
patterns and swirls in the sky.

and then I heard the sound of geese honking
and turned to see them flying towards me.

What a moment!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Pumpkin Tree

Have you ever seen a pumpkin tree?
Well, just down the road from us there
is such a sight!

Amazing how the pumpkin vines
grew right up the tree!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn Splendor

This autumn the leaves have turned late...
what a surprise to see this through our

I have been painting the wall of the porch green
trying the beat the onset of cold weather.
Once I started painting it I couldn't stop and ended
up rearranging everything on the porch
and hopefully making it neater and more inviting!

Here's a look:

My scarecrow doesn't really do his job
as you can see if you click over here.

Hope you are having a good autumn!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ten Ten

October 10th is a special day for us...

and the weather was perfect...mid 70's

in the morning at 10:10
the ocean was calm as butterflies
sailed by...

it's our anniversary...

over at Great Hill the cormorants were sunning themselves
as the ocean sparkled...

the amaranth looked so fancy!

Late afternoon, the light was so beautiful...
bittersweet led the way to the path to
Goose Rocks beach...

As we were waiting for the moon to rise,
a chevron of Canada geese flew by in the distance.

down by the water's edge sandpipers and
a gull were in close proximity...

a cormorant flew out to sea...

the light was soft and beautiful...
very calm.

someone had left a giant message in the sand
written with seaweed that said:
"here comes the sun"

a gull flew past the moon...

the color faded from the ocean and the moon
rose higher in the sky and softly ushered in
the night.