Sunday, January 30, 2011

Things That Caught My Eye Today

Sometimes while we're out walking, I remember to capture a shot of what may be an unusual sight in other parts of the country.   

Part of someone's morning commute.  Because it's not like you can just walk around to clear off the other side. 

And then, imagine going to such great lengths only to remember it's a Sunday, or that you forgot your keys.   Yeah, that would not be fun.  As I watched him head back to shore just moments later, those are the thoughts that crossed my mind though.   

As I stood on shore watching and snapping pictures, I couldn't help but imagine that not much in the scene I was gazing out on had really changed in the past 100 years or so.  Except for maybe the bench, of course.  

The scene is Sorrento's Village Green, looking across Frenchman's Bay toward the mountains of Acadia National Park.  A place that I'm lucky to be able to visit every day.

I even found a lovely piece of sea glass along the shore right there today.   Often, whenever I find a piece of sea glass, it  makes me wonder how it came to be mine.  This particular one, deposited right here at my feet, completely smoothed and hydrated from a 50+ year journey that perhaps began as a bottle of 7up. 

And of course, it's always the bright colors that catch my eye.  Especially in winter.   

And especially if they're right outside my livingroom window. 


Anonymous said...

Lili, these are beautiful images. You brought a smile to my face when you commented on the guy on the boat forgetting his keys. As my niece would say "that would suck." LOL. I love the beautiful piece of sea glass you found. How lucky you are. Have a beautiful day.

Linen + Verbena

SprinkleBakes said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for that glimpse into your world.

I think you may be part magpie. I know I am . :)

Low Tide High Style said...

Lili, these photos are so beautiful! How lucky you are to live in such a truly amazing part of the world!

Kat :)

Piecefulafternoon said...

Again - a lovely look into your world. The images are so striking and wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Wow.. These photos are just georgeous. Nice to see your part of the world.
Stay warm. Its really cold here tonight in Canada. -30C

Julie said...


Again such a wonderful visit with you in Maine. You have such beautiful scenery and surroundings,and YES! you are blessed. :-) LOVE the cardinals. One of my favorite birds. I love to watch the males feeding the females and the younger ones. I heard that they are mates for of the reasons they are one of my favorites I guess..
The sea glass is a treasure find. woot. I love the beautiful pieces of blues and greens all mixed together. I know you have some pretty sparkley collections in your home. Hugs to you, thanks so much for the beauty of Maine here in your lovely blog.

Polly said...

Wow. absolutely beautiful images. thank you for sharing. this was a very thought provoking post for me.



Anonymous said...

Birds get so FLUFFY looking during the winter months. Gorgeous.

Love the sea glass. Great find!


jennyfreckles said...

Such beautiful scenery and always some new gifts to share. It couldn't be more different from my life here and that's why I so love coming to see your posts and pictures.

Kenny Soward said...

Hiya Lili! Very nice images with some interesting commentary. You were always very creative. I can just see you smiling as you take those pics.

Country Girl said...

And look, it's snowing. For a change!

I just love your view.

Privet and Holly said...

Glorious, Lili!
And you are right,
how little some
things have changed
in parts of our country.
I have to say, there
is a big part of me
that likes that. And,
while the thought of
a boat commute IS
romantic, the practicalities
wouldn't always be fun!
Happy Day,
xx Suzanne

Angie said...

Hi Mom (and Dad) - I stopped by today, for some reason missing you more lately than I already normally do. Visiting your blog makes me feel closer to you for that moment....We are looking at our calendar and will hopefully have a date soon of our summer visit....

Love and miss you so much....

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, You are doing such a great job with your camera taking those wonderful pics . . the snow on the red berries is beautiful. Stay warm, Sandy:O)

p.s. The sea glass is such a treasure.

Lili said...

Hey Kenny! So fun to hear from you and see your comment. I could find no contact info for you but I did sign up to follow your blog for when you put up your first post! Thanks for your comment, it means alot to me, especially from one who is a writer like yourself! ~Lili

julie - eab designs said...

I love seeing other parts of the country, and you have captured yours just beautifully! How fortunate you are to live by such tranquility. Amazing photos!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Hi Lili! Always, always love stopping in, your images are so beautiful and make my heart swoon. Oh how I want to see it all in person one day.
Have a wonderful weekend ~ we are expecting more snow ~ not much. Enjoying what we have had so sure is beautiful.
Take care ~ Rebecca

hometown girl said...

lili your photos are just beautiful. they really transport me to standing right there with you! i love the ones of the snow on the boat. have a beautiful weekend! susan

Sara said...

Beautiful photographs!

vicki said...

Such beautiful photos Lili - yours always are. I love that peaceful serene photo of the man in his rowboat~~ it is gorgeous.

You are so very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of our great country. I so appreciate that you take the time to show these beautiful photos to us all.

Love the seaglass - every find is a treaasure.(my newest post - going up tonight is all about seaglass also!)

LOVE that gorgeous cardinal - the snowy picture is my very favorite!