stepping back

we were in between nor’easters.  feeling restless, we packed our toothbrushes, hopped in the car and drove to Maine.  with no particular destination in mind, we ended up in Portland for the night.  we walked all over the city, people watching, testing out some local culinary goodness, just enjoying being by the sea.  there is a sense of randomness and freedom in taking little…

winter sea

  we took the backroads exploring off the beaten track under changeable skies by the sea ending with the best clam chowdah and a few beers at the local pub we walked back to our hotel on the mostly empty streets in the dark  

“a world onto itself”

Wells and Kennebunkport, Maine “There’s a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique, I think.  It’s absolutely a world onto itself.” Jamie Wyeth

last light of day

The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ~ John Muir Muir Beach Marin County California

Pacific sunset

“The light was different here in California.” ~ Heidi Freestone We squeezed in so much in just five short days I hope to post bits and pieces here as I go through all the images and re-live our trip to Northern California But for now, it’s back to reality and to beautiful autumn here in New England I wish you all a happy weekend!