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a few days in Maine

 

“Mornings meant ‘thick o’ fog’ that caught on rooftops and dripped, blurring weathered gray shingles while barely muting the deep pink of rosa rugosa or the hydrangea’s blue. Wood smoke filled the air on rainy days, pine sap on sunny ones, and wafting through it all was the briny smell of the sea.”

~ Barbara Delinsky, Sweet Salt Air

stepping back

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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 trips like this..and somehow it got me to thinking about my work.  I want that sense of freedom and randomness here too.  I  don’t want my work to be measured in number of “likes”.   I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now and I’m finally disabling the “like” and “comment” buttons.  It’s so wonderful if you enjoy visiting here and even more wonderful that no one should feel the pressure to always comment or press that little like button.  so from now on, this will be a pressure free site.

should you have a question or concern, you may always email me, my address is on my home page.

I’m doing my work, then stepping back..

 

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.

Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.

Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

~ Lao Tzu

“a world onto itself”

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tide pool dip

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bridge dippy-

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clam shack dip

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colony inn view-

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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

fogged in

Porpoise Point Light

lobsters

morning fog

fogged in

beach walkers

beach day

ready for summer

on the rocks

Maine house

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on the Kennebunk

dinghies

just whistle

the veranda

Nonantum Inn

on the weekend before Memorial Day, my husband and I took a few days off down Maine
every year we stay at the Nonantum Inn in Kennebunkport
it’s a tradition that we’ve carried on for years now
and it’s so wonderful that they know us and always leave us a nice “welcome back” note in our room
this year was a bit different as we visited before the official start of summer
it was quiet and cool and foggy
a changed atmosphere from what we are used to
and I have to say that it was quite a nice change
to walk the beach and not have it crowded with “wall to wall” beach blankets
a beautiful atmosphere in the fog

and the fact that there were no long lines at the Clam Shack
was an added plus!

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