Saturday, September 22, 2012


The first official day of autumn is here...

This evening the fog rolled in on the coast...

It was mysterious and beautiful...

We came to catch a glimpse of the elegant 
Great White Herons as they
flew through the fog towards an island for the night.


Suddenly the fog lifted and the moon appeared
and the air was much cooler!

Wishing you a Happy Autumn Solstice!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Saturday was just breezy enough to send colorful
kites sailing through the sky as a distant sailboat
enjoyed the same breezes.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Clear Evenings By the Sea

I love this time of year, though the days are shorter,
 the quality of the light around sunset is so beautiful
and peaceful.


We love catching the sight of the shore birds
as they fly to the safety of Bumpkin Island 
for the night just before sunset.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

August Memories

In August a magical thing happened...
I was able to return 
to spend time with family at a very special cottage in Maine.
Many many years ago it belonged to my grandparents.
My siblings and I were fortunate to be able to spend every summer 
since we were little babies at the cottage with family 
and cousins, aunts and uncles all around us as we grew up into
teenagers and young adults.
The memories of those summers are deep within me 
and resurfaced when I was able to step back 
into the cottage and see familiar things...

Though the screened in porch has been closed in
with real windows it was still wonderful to sit
out there and play cards and even paint.

The door knobs were the same and the
kitchen cabinets and bead board walls.

Loved seeing the wall scone, another
sight from the past.
There were so many little reminders...

My brother and his children and my grand nephew
built an elaborate castle and boat!

I love that beach in the fog...

and when it is stormy and I can look out of 
the upstairs window as the waves rush in...

and even when it was so cozy!