Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Post Where You Learn That I Can Really Talk Up A Blue Streak

After selling our lobster boat, Fearless, I had been struggling with continuing on with this blog.  Because after all Fearless was the whole inspiration for my blog title.  Then out of the clear blue I received what I believe was the answer I was looking for in the form of 2 separate emails from 2 very lovely ladies whom I have never met, nor even knew were reading my blog.  Their emails came in within a day of each other, the first from Georgia, and the second one from Las Vegas.  I must tell you they were both so encouraging and complimentary to me, that I decided right then and there that this was the sign I had been looking for, never even realizing it would come to me with such clarity!   So I suppose what I'm trying to say is, it looks like y'all are stuck with me now.  Thank you Linda and Kathleen!!

So on to the fun stuff that's been happening around here.  Just last week I met Kate from the lovely blog she writes known as Chronicles of a Country Girl.  I was just so giddy and wound up to finally meet her, as I have been such a fan of her writing and photography since I first found her here in blog land.  I liked her instantly, and so did Henri AND our parrot Simon who never lets anyone but me pet him.  Before I could even warn her about that, we discovered he just calmly sat right there on his perch while she reached over to pet him!

When Kate asked to take a picture of Henri and I, we couldn't help but feel a little special watching her photograph us.  Let me tell you, that lady knows her way around a camera and we felt a little wowed by seeing her in action. I noticed that Kate really didn't take a whole lot of pictures, but rather she was selective of what she photographed and I thought that was so cool, since I think she instinctively knows just where to stand and just what to capture when.  I so enjoyed every single minute I got to spend with her! 

Oh and then my Mom even got to meet her.  My former "blog shy" Mom, who unexpectedly gave me permission to post a picture of her now.  I think meeting Kate in person convinced her that blog friends are normal, harmless people after all and are really not the axe murderers we often worry are lurking out there.   So,  here is my first ever blog-shared pic of my Mom and my step Dad sitting high atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, where we recently went together when my step Brother was visiting from Florida. 

I really adore this shot I got of my step Dad digging into his long awaited lobster dinner after having dragged them around all day sight seeing.  If you only knew how much he enjoys a good lobster! 

And here's a shot of my step Brother Karl at a lovely place known as Grindstone Neck.  He's right down there on the shore taking in the last bit of that cool ocean breeze on the last day of his visit before heading back into Florida's much steamier climate. 

Some scenes from Seawall in Acadia National Park where we recently went for a picnic.  You just couldn't get a better view like this in even the most upscale of restaurants.  I always revel at the thought that I can sit and gaze out on vistas such as this while we are dining.  And to think the scenes are free for the taking! 

Going back even further, here are a couple shots I took while visiting our newly organized local Farmer's Market right up the road from us.  I was struck by the artistry of the vendors and their offerings.  A simple display of organic eggs.  Notice the subtle difference in shades. 

And some early lettuce, vividly accented with a delicious sprinkling of edible violas. 

So for now, I'll leave you with a scene from right here in Sorrento. 

And I encourage you to pop over to a recent post Kate wrote after her visit here.  I thought it was so lovely, and not just because she included images of me and Henri there, but because I simply admire looking at  Sorrento from what she was able to capture through her lens. 

If you're still reading this, I thank you for sticking with me and perhaps if I just post more often I won't feel the need to stuff so much into one post.  But for now, you're almost caught up with our goings on.  Just wait 'til you see the tiny backyard greenhouse that Henri and I just finished putting together today.  But first, we're off on the never ending search for a good used truck to replace the one that Toyota recently bought back from us due to a frame recall.  More about that later!  Did I tell you how good it feels to be back on here blogging?  Thank you all so much for encouraging me with the comments you always leave me! 


regan said...

Lili.....I think YOUR pics of Sorrento are truly have a real knack for capturing the beauty of it all.....and I'm so glad you are going to continue blogging! I'd really miss your bird and ocean pics if you stopped!

SprinkleBakes said...

I'm so glad you decided to keep blogging. I love seeing your little corner of the world. I feel like you are a friend even though we've never met, and I adore your creativity. :)

Kelly said...

You just can't stop blogging! I come here to get my seashore fix. We have pastures and hills. You give me fresh sea breezes and the salt tang and the chill to the air and sea birds and flowers. Oh, and I just love your baking. ;)

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

I would miss you horribly if you didn't continue with your blog . . Oh Lili, you are such a blessing in blogland! Lots of Love, Sandy:O)

Privet and Holly said...

So happy that you
are sticking around,
especially since YOU
are one of the reasons
that I got started in
this bloggy world to
begin with....Your
pics are always so
great and an inspiration
to me. I'm looking
forward to reading Kate's
xx Suzanne

Country Girl said...

You can't quit us now. I need my Maine fix through your eyes.

I do have giant man hands. And I should have taken more photos. I wanted to take the swings, the garden, more Sorrento - we were going to come back, remember?

Thank you for the shout-out and the sweet things you said. Tell Simon "hewwo, Simon," for me - willya? And your mom and step-dad are sweeties. Love your nicely composed shots here. Very well done!

Samantha said...

Very glad to see you, and yes please, continue to post!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Ohhh I'm so very glad that you are not leaving blogland - it just wouldn't be the same without you. I always save your post for the last - so I can savor it.

What a darling your mom is - so pretty in her pink hat.

Your views are spectacular -thanks for sharing!!!!

WPgirl said...

Just found your blog through Kate @ Chronicles. Your beautiful photos of Maine make me want to visit someday. Keep going and thanks for sharing.
Lynda in Michigan.

Rachel Lynn said...

Yay, Lili, I'm glad you're back! I've been missing your blog posts. This time last year, we had just gotten back from our trip to Maine. I love to see your pictures!

Low Tide High Style said...

Lili, I'm so glad you won't be leaving us. Your blog has always been one of my favorites and you have given me a love for Maine that I never knew I had! Not to mention the fact that I feel so privileged to have had the chance to know you, even if only a little. I love seeing the pictures of your family, and yay that your mom let you post her picture, she is beautiful! And I'm so happy you and Kate got to meet, hopefully we will do the same one day!

Kat :)

jennyfreckles said...

Dear Lili, I'm another who is so glad you decided to carry on blogging. I love your photos and I love reading about your life in Sorrento and all your creative ventures. Complete delight - I often read and comment and come back again later for another amble through your lovely scenery.

jennyfreckles said...

I meant to say hooray for your mum, she looks a lovely lady. I'm glad she no longer thinks I'm an axe-murderer. And those subtle pretty eggs, gorgeous.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hey, selling Fearless does NOT give you a ticket to oblivion. We won't let you go. LOVED all the photos and the salad is exquisite...your parents are so adorable.

Signing off from Axe Murderer Headquarters,


We'll be at our beloved Maine cottage on Monday!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lili welcome back. It's always a good day when I discover a new post from Fearless Nesting.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi, I came over from Sandy's blog, wanting to find out who "Lili" was. Scrolled down to read several of your recent posts. I've never been to Maine, but it is one New England state I have always loved to visit!

Beautiful blog! Glad you have decided to stay on!


Linda said...

So glad you're not giving up! I look forward to your beautiful Maine photos and stories! Fearless lives on! Yay!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm soooo glad you keep blogging!!! I love your blog. Besides, you can still be fearless!