I am not in Maine, just wishing I was…

View from Horse Point Road, Port Clyde, Maine | September 2009

This is a heavenly scene from years ago… 2009 to be exact. My parents stayed with us at a cool cottage in Port Clyde before we headed over to Monhegan for a few days. What a great trip. This was out on a walk on Horse Point Road in Port Clyde. The views are stunning everywhere you look. When you mix the beauty of the sky and the cool light with the dark outline of the working boats it turns into one of my favorites!

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Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!

Charlie the Birthday Boy | 2021

Where has all the time gone? Seriously… this little puppy who started out very timid and shy, afraid of absolutely everything has turned into the King of the House. Matter-of-fact, as I type this he’s having his daily hissy for lunch… #iwantitnow #notintenminutes Charlie turns 12 today, hard to believe! #timetocelebratecharlie

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Bright and Happy Flowers!

Bright and Happy Flowers

I took a quick trip home to Michigan to see my family a few weeks ago. It was unexpected and sorely needed. I guess sometimes the best trips are the unplanned ones that you book the ticket a week in advance while you have company during a big wedding (nephew). No time to think about packing until the day before…

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First Trip to Maine…

First Trip to Maine – 2006

Maine. It’s our happy place. Fred and I started visiting Monhegan Island back in 2006. We haven’t been in several years but we’re looking to getting back there at some point. I remember this photo. I didn’t sleep and was so exhausted yet so happy to be on our way to the island. We were waiting for Monhegan Boatline’s next trip to the island. We didn’t have any idea what to expect (other than reading everything I could get my hands on)…

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Life can turn on a dime – take the time now…

A Steamy but beautiful walk…

It was another steamy day in Charleston – but our late afternoon (evening) walk was still quite pretty. You can almost see the humidity in the air. This is an older street lined with large live oak trees and they’re stunning ALWAYS, but the bright pop of the crape myrtle blooms against the backdrop of oak trees certainly was beautiful! I love the light coming through the leaves. #wow I am oh so thankful for the way yesterday ended…

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A Man & His Dog

A Man & His Dog

I’m trying to think where I saw this sign years ago… Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC I’m guessing… I love when dogs are included. They’re always so happy to be out and about. They’re usually allowed inside LOWES near us, Charlie had a blast going up and down the aisles – it’s a good time. Apparently it’s also a social event because when you bring your dog to the store, everyone else who has a dog stops to talk, ha ha. #goodtimes

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Proof that ANYTHING is possible!

#proof

I think this image says it all, don’t you? It’s proof that ANYTHING is possible. Imagine, growing so beautifully, every part of this fern is perfection, the beautiful green, the shape of each little leaf, it’s amazing. Against all odds this tiny plant is flourishing in the tiniest spot, in a broken area of a sidewalk . When I saw it, I had to stop to take this photo. Even sun, albeit not much, found it’s way to this tucked away spot.

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Nasturtiums… a favorite!

Nasturtiums in Michigan…

Nasturtiums are a favorite for so many reasons. Their vibrant color is a big draw, so striking against the green leaves! I didn’t realize how good they smell until my mom pointed it out the other day when I was visiting. Nasturtiums are also edible. I have had them on my plate several times in a nice restaurant but I didn’t eat them.

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Oak tree blowing in the wind…

Blowing in the wind #loop

These grand oak trees are everywhere in Charleston, South Carolina. They’re stunning, magnificent and oh, so striking! I’ve written about them many times. They have the Resurrection fern that grows on many of them. Look at the trunk above and see the crunchy brown looking fern attached to the tree, that’s a resurrection fern. If it rains it is stunning and bright green. Once the rain is gone and the tree gets dry it turns brown and crunchy again.

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