Sunday, October 30, 2011


This afternoon I discovered that Brody
has rediscovered his cube under the chair...

and he really seems so content.

D discovered that what he thought was wood or
bark on the house foundation was actually a moth.
Very unusual!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

This Evening with Ellie May

The snow is piling up on the trees tonight as
Ellie May is about to snuggle in for the evening.
We're hoping the snow covered trees don't knock
out the power.
This is a most unusual snow storm to occur in October
in Maine.
You can take a look over here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great Blue Heron and Friends

What a surprise to come across
this Great Blue Heron on a cold
gray day...

Upon closer inspection we noticed
these two who nearly blended into
the background.

Always an inspiration to discover
birds wherever they may be.

Monday, October 24, 2011


This beautiful little Kingbird made several
appearances in our yard...
Instant love...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Dogs

Couldn't help but smile when I saw
these dogs on the beach...
they seemed to be smiling!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cormorants at Sunset

As the sun set last night, cormorants made their
way home to Bumpkin Island for the night as
they flew against strong winds over the ocean.
To see more just click here.

There's something about cormorants I love so much!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Mouthful!

Looked who I bumped into near my studio...

At first I couldn't imagine what she was
carrying in her mouth...
now I realize it must be a leaf, perhaps
to line a winter nest.

Shortly thereafter, she slipped into my studio
via a hole at the top of the door and as quick
as a wink disappeared down another tiny
hole through the brick floor.

Even the scarecrow didn't deter her.

Just as the chipmunk is getting ready for winter,
so have I.
To see what I have been doing click here.

Wishing everyone a good autumn!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, October 10th

Monday, October 10th
turned out very beautiful
as nature played a part in
making our anniversary special.

In the morning by the sea a hawk soared overhead...

while below a cormorant was coming in for a landing.

Back at home, D discovered this cricket that has had
us puzzled for weeks for we thought the chirp it vocalized
was a baby bird.

In the evening as we waited for the full moon
to rise the sandpipers were busy along the shore.

A magical moment as a gull flew by
the moon.

To see more of this beautiful
day click here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Once Upon a Pillow

Brody certainly does love pillows!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Worried About Frost

The first frost could come tonight
or tomorrow night...

We are concerned about our vegetables
in the garden and the house plants that
have been spending their summer and fall

The house is filling up with tomatoes!
Many house plants are moving to sheltered locations
but the garden may suffer.

Hoping it stays above freezing tonight!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pipers In the Rain

It rained all day Sunday...
the pipers were so busy at the beach...

constant movement...

avoiding waves...

how I love to watch them!

Saturday, October 1, 2011