Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pretty Gulls in Bar Harbor


   
It was a balmy 50 degree day in Bar Harbor this past Monday as we sat in the car eating our lunch on the town pier.


Henri notices the gulls all sit around waiting for hand outs.  Me, I think they are pretty.  But especially so in the sun, when I notice the softly blowing breeze rearranging their feathers.  


One of the Porcupine Islands seen along Bar Harbor's 100 year old Shore Path.  


My camera plays peek-a-boo with the island behind an old dead birch.  



Pretty gull.  


Batting her lashes.  


The ticket office at the Bar Harbor Inn Pier is closed for the season.  



Today snow is falling and the temperature will drop back into the teens later this week, which makes me happy that I picked up this small bouquet of tea roses for our mantel.     



As much as I enjoy the beauty of winter, there is something uplifting about having a pretty burst of color right in the middle of it too.  


18 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow Lili, your gull images are gorgeous! I've never seen a gull with such pretty eyes. I know those beautiful roses will tide you over until the next warm day, so lovely!

Kat

Crown of Beauty said...

love these pictures, Lili. Your eye for a good shot is amazing. Loved the ruffled feathers shot, and the peek a boo with a birch tree.

Happy 2013 to you, dear friend.

Wishing you all the best for the year ahead.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'd never noticed the lashes before - very pretty. I like it when the wind blows the feathers a bit, and of course I adore seagulls.

The roses are definitely super gorgeous - I hope mine survive the winter - you never know here if they will or not. So much rain often does in their roots. If they don't - I'll just buy more.

Robin Larkspur said...

You have shown gulls in a different light. Who knew they had such sweet eyes!
I love that shade of pink for roses!
Stay warm and take good care!!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Are those eye lashes I see . . . wow. Nature is always amazing, especially up your way. Nothing like fresh flowers in the house. I think I want some too :O) xo

Daryl said...

those gull snaps are superb .. and the roses .. if i wasn't afraid that our imp cat Harry would eat them, we'd have a bit of spring on our mantle too!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Lili! It's so nice to see a new post from you from your beautiful state! I adore seeing the beauty that surrounds you there! This winter sure has been a blessing so far, hasn't it? I fear we're going to pay for it sooner or later, but just think...only a couple more months and spring will be calling! :)

xoxo laurie

Lee said...

Love the gull shots- such amazing eyes. Looks like you've had a lot of snow this year. It's been kind of warm down here, lots of mud! blech. But today the temp has dropped and it feels like winter. Now, if we could just get some snow.

Julie said...

Lili! I have just been backscrolling through your posts...I did not know you were posting again. *(my feed stopped working long long ago, and I haven't figured out how to get it back...) I just randomly check in..I am so glad you stopped by and I came over here to see if you were writing. I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS - When Kurt and I were driving out of Iowa headed for NC to welcome Justin home...we saw TWO eagles perched on a stark tree by the road. WE loved it...such beauty. {{hugs to you}}. I'll be back!! xo

Angie said...

BEautiful photos. I have never seen gulls this up close. So stunning.

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos of nature up close at play, sounds like you enjoyed your day in the sunshine

Privet and Holly said...

Not sure how I
missed this, but
I'm so glad that
I stopped by this
morning, as your
walks and your
words always bring
me great peace.

Happy Weekend!

xo Suzanne

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear Lili,

And YOU brought Maine beauty into all our lives. Thank you so much for the much needed views.

Sending love to you and Henri,

S

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