Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Still a little foggy this morning as we went out to haul our traps.
The water was flat calm though.

We were only gone about 30 minutes.

On our way back the sky started to look a little brighter.

Yes, definitely brighter.

Calm and bright.

Lots of shining sun ... just no lobsters, yet.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Tea For Two

It seems we are in a holding pattern of fog and mist in coastal Maine. So a bit of pampering is in order while we dream of summer days to come.

Something warm from the oven.

drizzled with strawberry jam and butter

The recipe for you to try.

With a cup of hot tea and a side of puzzle.

It feels so warm and cozy to just stay home

even if you're just a short drive away from Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

After All That Rain In My Garden

My fast growing green beans are about to flower!

The broccoli is coming along nicely too.

This pretty white iris is a welcome late bloomer.

And the lovely fragrance of lilac wafts in like clockwork the 3rd week of June.

What a scentsational time of year!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pouring Down Happiness

Cormorant sighting during our morning row out to Fearless.

Fresh from the garden mouse, our afternoon snack.

For dessert, a sugar cookie inspired by today's weather.

Us = Happy, Clam, High Tide

Friday, June 19, 2009

Rainy Days Are For The Birds

I really needed this rainy day to finish up my latest project. Here is the before of a pink flamingo I handknit in wool. I love to knit with wool because it shrinks when you wash it in hot water and this big bird needs to wake up from his nap, don't you think?

Here's a link to the pattern for this felted pink flamingo.
There, now isn't that better?

Strike a pose!

Strike another pose!

It seems someone is just tickled pink about all this rain.

Yep, still raining!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Of Lobsters and Sun Dogs

Today was launch day for our lobster boat!

Shortly before 8:00 a.m. the boat transport truck from Milbridge arrived.

From our dooryard to the harbor, it doesn't take long, but if you've never seen the process, it is fascinating to watch.

Down the ramp and into the water . . .

slowly floating away from the trailer,

and into the ocean's tide!

We are very thankful and blessed for today's successful launch

of this lady we have christened Fearless.

And just a few hours later we stared in awe as this Sun Dog appeared in the sky.

It was impossible to capture a shot that would do it justice . . .

but WOW... what a rare sight... and our first time to ever see anything like it!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Whose Dinghy?

Beautiful day to launch the dinghy that will transport us back and forth to our lobsterboat that will soon be tied up at our mooring.

row, row, row your boat

Safely tied up at the dock with all the others.

Thank you Danny for the use of YOUR fabulous wooden dinghy "Chowdahbucket"!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Foggy Day Stroll in Sorrento

Rugosa Roses

Field of Lupines
Fog bank rolls in and hides view of Cadillac Mtn.

Sometimes it's good to concentrate on what is right here on land.

Have you noticed June is busting out all over?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Garden Radish

So very fresh

with it's tiny heart shaped leaf.

It was the highlight our lunch today

a perfect crunch, with just a hint of heat.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Garden Lettuce

Organic Gourmet Blend Lettuce from my garden.

Paired with lots of other ingredients, it was tonight's dinner.

I think I will always remember this very first taste of my garden!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Spending a Night in the Woods of Maine

Sunset last night on Lake Wassookeag.

Last night, our good friends Diane and Danny stayed with us in our newly revamped camper about 80 miles inland, in the town of Dexter, Maine. After dinner, we watched a couple movies, ending with Steven King's Cujo just before retiring for the evening.

The next morning, not far from our campsite, I took this picture

It was a strange sight for sure

Very strange . . .

But when you spend the night in the woods in Maine, you just have to be prepared for just about anything you encounter.

Oh, wait! That's just our friend Danny at a nice little Dexter eatery called Noah's Landing.
It was fun folks! We are so fortunate.