Fog over Sears Island by Peter Freeman…a gift in my mailbox this morning
In my mind I was going to create one of those catchy slide shows…you know, the ones that click through 100 amazing photos in 2.5 minutes accompanied by some up-beat music…that’s why it’s been so long since the last posting. But the weather has been spectacular and I’ve found a thousand reasons not to be in the office doing computer chores…so here are a few of the photos that may some day… Read More
Wow…August was a cheerful blur, September was as bountiful as it was colorful and October slipped in while I was daydreaming at the beach. I apologize for how long it has been since the last posting…and promise more in the week to come…lots of pictures and catching up. In the meantime, this was the view from site 14 this morning.
We’ve had an amazing stretch of weather…and we’ve all been spending more time outside than in because there are projects happening all over the campground…I don’t dare take photos of the messiest ones yet but soon I’ll show you the store/office completely re-done and the bathhouse has been given a new ceramic tile floor and paint job…is there anything more stress inducing thrilling than picking out new paint colors? If you’re… Read More
My world crackled with dried pine boughs, the gurgle of the stream (quivering with elvers), the lapping of the waves, the distant sound of bell buoys and the cacophony of sea birds…gulls and ducks and osprey. The fog changes our perceptions of distance…Steven’s chainsaw at the art studio sounded miles away but the bell buoys off Sears Island sounded like you could reach out and touch them…a magical afternoon of chores. What… Read More
Today feels more like a photo day than an essay…here’s what’s been going on in Searsport since last Thursday. We’re getting the Spring itch around here but the only green evidence we’re finding comes from the branches of Forsythia we’re forcing in the kitchen and a few timid sprouts from Steve’s early starts for the garden…
There was Spring in the air today…I heard more chickadees and phoebes than I have in months, the ground smelled warmer and the goats hung out on their rooftop soaking up the sun…I hope this isn’t a cruel joke… J.J. the hound and I walked to Moose Point State Park… This is what we saw: When we got back we accomplished more tasks from the list…insurance phone calls, banking phone calls, a… Read More
The storm came out of the Southeast…it started raining in the early hours and didn’t stop for 48 hours…it was warm and there were times I thought for certain we’d find our sky lights and roof shingles scattered across the playground in front of the house. Sunday morning we had enough snow for a good ski…this is what things look like on Tuesday afternoon.
The Penobscot Bay Watch has been collecting information this fall to establish the importance of the upper Penobscot Bay fish nurseries. Their blog is one of my “must reads” and one of the only RSS feeds I subscribe to. Although we’re not able to stay as active as we’d like, we do manage to participate sometimes and we were happy to invite the group to use our beach for their research. Trained… Read More