Friday, June 29, 2012

Finding Comfort

You all have helped me so much to find comfort after the loss of my beloved parrot Simon with your many comments, correspondence and words of encouragement.   Thank you so much for that.  And, for your patience with me finding my way back into blog land again.  I am way overdue to visit with each of you again and I plan to remedy that in the days to come.  

Until recently, it had been a long while since I last picked up my camera.  So long in fact, that my tulips were still in bloom.   Back when it was early spring.  

And I had yet to plant my white geraniums in my cherub flower pots that reside at the entrance of my tiny greenhouse.

The day that I actually picked up my camera again, this is one of the first photos I took.  It was not until I got home and saw this photo that I realized what this gull was up to.  It was a lucky shot indeed.  Like a gift to remind me of the simple beauty in everyday events that are always unfolding all around us.

So lately, I have gotten back into the habit of picture taking.  And Henri and I have been going fishing too.

Although I may not divulge our favorite fishing hole, I will tell you it is a lake somewhere in Acadia National Park.  It has been a very healing experience for me there.

And at the end of the day we even end up with something good for dinner.

They are called brook trout and they are very tasty.  Here's a closer picture of our catch.

In case you wonder, it was me that scored the largest catch of the day.  In fact, I even caught the smallest one you see right there too. Said another way, Henri caught the one in the middle.  I suppose I could have just told you that to begin with.  But either way, it makes for a fine looking trio...don't you think?  


It sure feels good to be back posting again.  Thank you all for bearing with me and for all your support in my continued healing.  


joanne said...

good to see you post Lili, and that you are starting to see the light again...take care..;j

Country Girl said...

I love seeing you here again, Lili, and love the fact that you've picked up your camera again. Great post with beautiful images and a secret fishing spot to top it all off. I look forward to meeting up with you at Acadia when we come up this July. xoxo

Polly said...

nice to see your beautiful photos again! your tulips are gorgeous! it has been so hot and dry here for so long, our grass is just brown and crunchy. i miss spring, so thank you for these photos! hang in there!!


Polly said...

Hi again Lili, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster award on my Georgie Emerson Vintage blog!!

Robin Larkspur said...

I have been missing you in the blog-o-sphere, and glad to see you and these lovely photos. The lake photo is amazing. Looking forward to more beautiful photos and words from you! Hugs. Robin.

jennyfreckles said...

Hi Lili - good to hear from you. I'm impressed with the fish - and even more with that photo of the gull with the crab - what a great shot!

SprinkleBakes said...

So nice to know you're doing well! Your pictures are gorgeous. I bet those fishies were delishies. :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Am glad to hear/read from you again!!

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Lili
I have come back often the past weeks to check if you're back on blogland... and today my visit was rewarded. The photos you have shared here are all so beautiful. And the brook trout, made my mouth water. Wonder how you prepared it...

You know, beauty feeds and nourishes our spirit, and definitely heals the hurting places of our souls.

Much love,

Daryl Edelstein said...

nice to see you back ... and i love trout .. yum

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It is good to see you back - your pictures are always so spectacular.

vicki said...

Oh Lili- I've missed you terribly-- I'm so happy that you are back! I hope your respite gave you the time to heal from your loss-- I know it still hurts.

Your photos are stunning- what a great and perfect timing for the bird shot. Love the fishes--- love that you caught the biggest one!!


spindrift,maine said...

Lili, I have missed you! My condolences on the death of Simon. I know how precious our non-human family members can be. Glad to see you venturing back to blogland. Yes, Nature can be a solace. I am glad you have made use of water and sky!!! xo

seanymph said...

Ive been away too, first I was sick, and then my father passed away and I was home with my mom for awhile. Just catching up now on some of my fav blogs. Glad to see your back too. You always take such beautiful pictures. And those trout...I have a friend who wants to take me fishing. I havent been in yrs but those trout make me realize its time for me to get back to it.

Lee said...

Glad to see you back! I have been stopping by and wondering how you were doing. Things here are oving along... on the market probably this week. Fingers crossed!

Privet and Holly said...

Lili, I'm glad that you've
had space to breathe and
be and think and heal. I
have missed your post and
your infectious way of
celebrating the world
around you!

xo Suzanne

Elenka said...

Hi Lili !!
I, too, have been away from my blog for a long time. (computer issues and then I got pissed off at the dang thing).
My husband and I are sitting on our deck in southern Maine sipping Cosmopolitans and I just read him your post about Simon. (He was counting the years you've had him....on his fingers. ) That's a long time.
That is sad news, indeed. I can't even imagine.
Best to you.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, You've been missed . . . nice to hear you are back in blogland. Always enjoy seeing the pics. Have a beautiful fourth of July kiddo:O)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

We all missed you and are SO HAPPY you're back with us.

All this grief work takes time.

Sending love to you and Henri,


Queenie said...

I was so sorry to learn of your loss of Simon - he was a beauty!!! I've just returned to blog land after a VERY long absence and your blog was the first place I headed - great photos and I'm glad you are healing from your loss. Sharon

Sharon Lovejoy said...




Heaven's Walk said...

Just wanted you to know that you are being thought of quite often, Lili. I miss seeing your beautiful photos of your beautiful Maine. I hope you are doing better and feeling the healing comfort that summer can bring.

Sending you a hug, sweetie ~

xoxo laurie

Crown of Beauty said...

How are you? I miss you...

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, Hope all is well with you . . . miss you in blogland :O) xo