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!