Thursday, July 12, 2012

Project 365/129

I could have sworn I saw Charlotte in this barn web.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Project 365/128

A pastoral scene in rural Maine.

click on the pic for a better look

Monday, July 09, 2012

Project 365/127

These photos were taken the same day as the ones in yesterday's post.

The gulls were hanging around the St George's River in Warren in late May because the alewives were running. It was fascinating to stand on the bridge and watch the masses of fish swimming upstream. The gulls were pretty interested in them too. :) This particular gull was actually dive-bombing the water to catch a fish. He would fly up to get some height, then turn beak down and fly straight down into the water. It was incredible! I wish I had gotten a better picture of it, but you can get a better look at him by clicking on the picture to see him coming up out of the water, sans fish. :)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Project 365/126

If you look at these pics in clockwise order, starting at the top left, you'll see what looks like concern on the part of a gull in the group for the loner on the rail behind him.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Project 365/124

I know it's been a while since I last posted - this is the first time since the move.

I was going to try to go slow with the unpacking this time; I should have known I couldn't pull that off. So now all the boxes are unpacked and I'm down to the last few things to put away.

It looks like my Project 365 will have to move to the back burner, but I would like to share a picture now and then.

These seemed like good ones to start with...the sunset over the lake behind our house was glorious last night.

We're on a lake! Come visit!! :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Project 365/123

This is what I've been busy doing.

And this.

Packing to move, and skin cancer surgery.
It's been quite a month.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Project 365/122

Mother Goose has been busier than I first realized!
Maybe the third adult really was her mother-in-law
come to help with all those babies. :)

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Project 365/121

We have goslings!
They're hard to see, but there are two little black
and yellow fuzzballs pecking at the ground while
their parents stand guard at the water's edge.
*click on the picture to enlarge it*

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Project 365/120

Super moon rising.
The trees in our backyard are so tall,
it's going to be a while before the moon
rises above them for a clearer shot,
and I might be asleep by then. :)

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Project 365/119

It's too early to set flowers outside yet,
but I'll gladly enjoy these beauties inside for a while longer.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Project 365/118

Back at the beginning of February, I put this sewing table (sans sewing machine) in the corner of the living room where the Christmas tree had stood for 2 glorious months.

At that time, I placed a small Swedish ivy plant nestled in a large pot on the table, but it looked so skimpy that I added another smaller pot of Swedish ivy. I was delighted with the lushness of the two plants just six weeks later as they soaked in some (freakishly) early spring sunshine.

I'm now convinced the plant in the original large pot is some kind of mutant vegetation, as evidenced in the picture above, taken a mere five weeks later. I had to remove the smaller pot as the larger plant grew exponentially, and now it's about to take over the entire table. This, in spite of the fact that our (freakishly) early spring sunshine vanished after just a few days and we've been back in the doldrums of a (sadly) normal Maine spring ever since.

After I do some pruning I'll have an abundance of Swedish ivy rootings if anyone is interested. :)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Project 365/117

My May Day was spent sitting in front of this.

With these people.

Not exactly spring-like, but I would take a cozy fire
and creamed chipped beef with homemade waffles
over spring any day of the week. :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Project 365/116

I ran across the funniest thing today -
memes of Ryan Gosling getting in touch with his feminine side.
Thought I would share so my talented artistic friends can read
and dream along with me. :)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Project 365/115

It's been a couple of weeks since I saw the geese on our pond and I had assumed their nest had failed
for some reason and they had moved on, so I was thrilled to see them again today swimming about near
our bench. The odd thing, though, is there were three adults. It's always been just a couple, so I'm not
sure what this means.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Project 365/114

I've had a cough for three months now.
It's go time.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Project 365/113

I own an Apple product.
I'm a full-fledged member of the 21st century.
Finally. :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Project 365/112

Two days in a row of not taking a picture.

However, I took one on Friday at the
Osborn Finch Wilderness Sanctuary which I didn't post on Friday,
so up it goes today.
It's the Medomak River, which runs through the preserve.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Project 365/111

Today's post isn't a photograph; in fact, you can't see anything at all on the video since I filmed it tonight.
But the sound of a hundred spring peepers is worth more than all the photographs I'll take this year.

Be sure to get rid of the music so you can hear the peeps!
First, scroll down to the music player at the bottom of this screen
Then click on the very large button on the left with the two vertical dashes
Then come back up here to the video and click on the triangle at the bottom left

Friday, April 20, 2012

Project 365/110

Letterboxing at the Osborn Finch Wildlife Sanctuary

Project 365/109

The only thing worse than my photography skills are my cooking skills,
especially when it comes to experimentation.
My attempts at throwing things together have never been very successful...
until tonight!
This dish was actually not half bad. :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Project 365/108

This is the best picture I took today.
Actually, it's the only picture I took today.
Actually, I took it five minutes ago.
Which begs the question -
is a post with a bad picture better than no post at all?

It's a rhetorical question, of course. :)

And the sunset was as awesome as this picture is bad!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Project 365/107

My dad's hobby is bargain hunting.
There aren't too many bargains that can equal candy sales one day after the holiday.
So we get to celebrate holidays twice around here -
once for real, and the second time around a couple of weeks later,
courtesy of Grandpa.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Project 365/106

Another lovely gift from our friends in Paraguay!
Though the best gift would be to see their smiling faces.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Project 365/105

Our first paddle of the year, searching for signs of spring.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Project 365/104

Abstract art at the Atlantic.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Project 365/103

That's my son, the one in the middle.
He's a class act, all the way. :)

Speaking of class,
I taught a science class with our homeschool group today.
Jed was enjoying being the class clown,
trying to fake me out on one of the experiments.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Project 365/102

I'm doing some science experiments for our homeschool group tomorrow.
I'd rather be teaching grammar, but so far no one's asked me to do so. :D

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Project 365/101

We went to the coast today and saw these unusual birds swimming about in Penobscot Bay. I'm not sure what they are, but my best guess at this point is some type of merganser, either a common or a hooded. The hooded seem to have more of a crest, and the common don't seem to have as much of a crest as these do, so perhaps they're something totally different. Any ideas?

Here's a better shot of their crests.
click on the pic for a close-up

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Project 365/100

I feel a little guilty uploading pics I take of my computer screen.

I mean, Project 365 is supposed to be about taking a photograph every single day for a year, the combination of which will tell your life story. For that year at least.

But trust me when I tell you nothing I did today compares in the least to what I saw 86 year old Johanna Quaas doing on my computer screen today.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Project 365/99

I was so excited to see this beautiful bird hopping about in our forsythia bushes this morning. I was even more excited to find that I was correct in identifying it as a grackle. We've been glued to the binoculars most of the day, watching a pair of grackles and a bluejay finding shelter from the rain.