I am SO looking forward to a Kennebunkport summer of St. Ann’s, the Nonantum and the Colony as well as reading Wishy the Bookworm Chipmunk* at Maine Wildlife Park. Even if summer traditions gets a late start and they end up being two minutes instead of the usual five (honestly that’s how summer feels in Maine, it’s almost like one beautiful blur), I will take it with gratitude!
In addition to the closures I mentioned yesterday the Governor of Maine also shut coastal state beach parks yesterday afternoon. Knowing that everyone will then be heading to the remaining open beaches in my town, Ferry and Higgins, I will avoid them because they will likely be packed. I assume they will soon be closed, too.
I want to share the unsettling things that happened during my walk around my neighborhood yesterday, a walk I’ve taken hundreds of times that is usually pleasant and uneventful. It feels like an entirely different scene because it is.
Continue reading “Looking Forward to “The Way Life Should Be””
It was a cold morning with temps in the 40s and the sky was overcast, however we joyfully navigated mud, snow and ice to see a seasonal little waterfall that’s tucked in the woods. The thing is, we hadn’t planned on the snow and ice…or snakes! Even so, nature put on a beautiful show.
Continue reading “Waterfall Trail Hike At Fuller Farm”
I shot these photos two years ago when Wayne and I took a morning walk in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. We spoke of life, death, and the mystery of what’s to come. The sunlight, crisp air and golden descent of decaying leaves back to earth where they will cover and nourish the ground was stunning. When I looked into the “eyes” of the old moss covered statues they seemed to be possessed with the spirits of people we’ve never met.
Continue reading “The Haunting Beauty of an Old New England Cemetery in Autumn”
Laurel Hill Cemetery is a stunning beautiful and serene place. Last year at this time when we last walked there it had just stopped raining, so the colors and mood were quite different. Yesterday it was a bright, sunny afternoon with signs of spring everywhere!
Continue reading “A Sunny Walk in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco”
Yesterday Wayne and I took a drive to visit the Monastery in Kennebunk, St. Ann’s (summer) Episcopal church and made a brief stop at Antiques USA in Arundel on the way home. It felt like the official marker of “We made it through winter!” THIS is why we live in Maine:
Continue reading “Spring in the Kennebunks”
It was another beautiful afternoon with highs reaching the upper 60s!
Continue reading “Afternoon Walk at Prouts Neck”
It’s a beautiful day! I took a walk downtown and here are some of the sights.
Continue reading “A Sunny Spring Day in the Old Port”
I used to live within walking distance of the South Portland Greenebelt in the 1990s and spent many days here staying ahead of my anxieties one step at a time. I was young, single, had a dream job that had been created just for me in the Old Port (with parking!) and a cute little house. Yet serenity then was still elusive. Walking here always helped me feel more calm and centered. It had been years since I was here last so I decided to revisit it today despite it being cool and cloudy.
Continue reading “Blossoming on the Greenbelt Walkway in South Portland”
In my last post I mentioned that Scarborough Land Trust recently published a website with new-to-me places to explore right in my extended Scarborough backyard. We decided to check out the trail at Broadturn Farm, a charming organic farm, late Monday afternoon. The light was right and the temperature still warm. While this time of year isn’t full of blooming wildflowers and greenery, it’s also devoid of mosquitoes and black flies! Awesome trade-off! Continue reading “A Walk Along the Trail at Broadturn Farm in Scarborough”