Rained in

It’s been raining here for two solid days. Great for sleeping in and eating too much. A huge thunderstorm went over the house with two lightning bolts that had so much power there were electric surges in the air in the living room we’re staying in. Blew out the cable, wifi, and phone. Cell service…

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The Morning Commute at Bass Harbor

Bass Harbor, Maine is a beautiful protected cove on the southwest side of Mount Desert Island. Harbor to many working lobster boats, Bass Harbor is a working man’s harbor. It is low tide on a foggy morning and the day starts slowly. Seamen stood at the dock chatting and laughing leisurely. A few started out…

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The Scent of Maine

  How I wish I could make these images Scratch ‘N Sniff for you. Discovering a new trail today that lead me to Long Pond on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, the forest floor was covered with evergreens. The fresh scent of the balsam firs filled the air and the sounds of the…

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Greetings from Southwest Harbor

  An easy Sunday morning glowing with glorious early light. It is low-tide in Southwest Harbor and the remaining waters shined like mirrors along the shores. Lobster boats floated awaiting along with other water vessels moored in the harbor. Many skiffs tied at the docks waiting for their captains to awake. It is as if…

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Seal Cove Pond

Arrived safely this afternoon to Mount Desert Island, Maine. A lovely country farm house overlooking Seal Cove Pond. It is a full moon tonight and the call of the loons can be heard floating over the water. “This is of the loon–I do not mean its laugh, but its looning,–is a long-drawn call, as it…

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The Results are In!

Sitting in the Allergy doctor’s office this morning working on a fitness test for my asthma, the blood work results came in from the lab. Remember my episode last week where I nearly bit the dust? Well, my suspicions that I have developed a meat allergy due to the Lone Star Tick is indeed true.…

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An Evening Summer Storm

An early evening summer storm bathes the sky in orange light. A storm blustering in with high winds. Trees shaking in fright, birds a flight. Lightning strikes across the sky and cooling rain gives a fresh respite.

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Flying

High Flight    “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve…

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Like a Lotus

Rising from the muddy waters grows the stunningly beautiful and pristine Lotus flower. While hidden by their large lily pads, these lotus flowers are a symbol of purity and beauty among the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Egyptian scholars witnessed the Lotus flower recede to the murky waters at night, only to be reborn the next…

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Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Laying here on the floor it was easy to release myself into the black abyss. A life defining moment. Do I fall into the deep dark pit or do I rise out of the darkness and return to the light? I’m not ready to be turned out to pasture to be left to return back…