Sunday, May 2, 2010

Idyllic Stonington

Yesterday we made a trip to Stonington, Maine which is located about 1-1/2 hours away from us.




We had perfect weather and the temperature was about 75 degrees F.




There's a lot of ledge in Stonington.


A lobster boat coming into the harbor.




The water was sparkling.




And what a treat for me to come upon a pair of artists who allowed me to take their pictures.





I even recognized the name of one of them as he is a rather well known artist. Oh the luck to meet them both in person!





On the left is artist T. M. Nicholas, and on the right is artist Stefan Alexis Pastuhov. It's so much fun living here in Maine. If you view the photo large, you may get a laugh at the name of the skiff
right there near them.

13 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful town, and don't you just love it when the sun dances on the water like tiny diamonds? The other morning when I got up the sun was shining just right on the water and it looked like the crown jewels spread out all along the surface!

And how lucky to meet not one but two wonderful painters! Have a great week!

Kat :)

Privet and Holly said...

{SIGH} What a gorgeous post about a gorgeous day! The town .... idyllic ....the view....heavenly....the artists...inspiring! We have a lot of lakes where we live, and I love all of the different moods that water and sky can relate. Perfect end to my day. Thanks, Lili! xx P&H

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wonderful town - wonderful photos - I really like it when the fairies dance on the water and make it so sparkly.

Interesting the two different versions of a similar view.

vicki said...

What a great day you had - the pictures are lovely. I love being anywhere near the water! So picturesque. Especially love the pictures of the artists - that is way cool. And yes, I did view the picture up close - LOL! (love the boat!)

Vicki

Fabulously french said...

Love the town, the houses look gorgeous and now lucky are you meeting 2 fabulous artists.

Hope that we see some sun today as it was cloudy and showery here yesterday.

A bientot,

Leeann x

Ange said...

That's IT! I'm moving to Maine!!! Paraise, you should rename it Paradise!!

jennyfreckles said...

Looks gorgeous - the day and the place. I can see why they're painting that view.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The name of the boat is too funny, got my laugh for sure!!

And "your" Stonington is as charming and picturesque as the Stonington I recently visited in Connecticut!

Queenie said...

I have never been to Stonington but have now placed it on my list! What a wonderful day - and I love that you found artists!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Such a fairytale life my lady and then to meet a well known artist, that's so cool . . enjoyed those beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing Lili. Hope you had a nice evening!

Lara Harris said...

How neat to watch 2 artists at work! and to see 2 totally different views :)

hometown girl said...

it is so lovely! what an inspiring place to paint! hope all is well!! susan

Neil and Susan Brown said...

Neil will just have to pack his paints, easel and head to Maine! It certainly is an easy drive from here. Beautiful photos! Cheers!!