Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Highlights of the Trip Back East

On our drive from Connecticut to Massachusetts we spotted this tanker.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

An Olive Oil tanker truck!

Another novel idea. It's been so long since I've seen this  living in Alaska~
Apples that grow on trees!

Meeting up with blogger friend Corrine from Dosfishes in Massachusetts.
We had such a good time that we availed ourselves of their wonderful hospitality on the way back through.
Aside from her wonderful art, this gal can cook too!

We made it to Maine to see the folks~ It's nice to have a cousin that owns a seafood restaurant in Bar Harbor! "The Fantail" if you happen to be in the area. I recommend the Lobster mac 'n' cheese and the steamed clams. Goes well with Blueberry Ale.

The beginnings of fall colors on our beach walk

nom nom nom, a seaweed eating rock!

Nothing like the evening light on an autumn day

The first bursts of color 

One of the vignettes at our seaside camp.
I come from a family of collectors.

Blue Hill  view from our cottage

Stonington, Maine after the tourists have left.

A quiet scene

This is what you get to look at when you're stopped for bridge construction

"What is hip? Do you think you know"
An idyllic rosehip shot

Scary cat for Halloween

I remember this building from childhood, I'm so glad they preserved it.
A quintessential piece of Maine nostalgia.

 We made it back to Alaska from our New England trip. We landed smack back into the beginnings of winter~ snow that's covering the ground and staying, grey skies and ice. The leaves are long gone.
 Soon though, as it gets colder it will be less grey and we'll have sparkly sunny short and very cold days and with a bit more snow cover we'll be able to cross country ski or snowshoe the trails near the house.
 I'm in the midst of my winter pre holiday shows with some Anchorage, Alaska bead shows and a few more Fairbanks shows before we head south for the winter. The trip back east was a nice extension of the fall season and of course it was nice to be able to help out the folks and spend some quality time with them.
 I'm finally starting to catch up with some blogs since I've been on limited internet access for over three weeks now. ~~~~~~~~ Stay tuned for my upcoming   ~~~~~~~~   
 F I R S T   B L O G V E R S E R Y  Giveaway which will be announced on October 30th.               


  1. missed you but so nice to see a shot of you and Corrine together! how fun is that to actually get to meet a blog friend! love your photos and the spooky cat is wonderful... cos it is WHITE! love it! xo

  2. Love seeing the Maine shots, you really captured what Maine is to me every time I think about it. Sorry about winter and hoping your shows will be
    fruitful. Have fun in Anchorage. xox Corrine

  3. i agree.. the Maine shots truly captured the essence of the area! what a lovely trip indeed!

  4. Charmingly beautiful photos. Sounds (and looks) like a great trip.

  5. I've never been to this part of the country and have always wanted to travel looks beautiful! So nice you could meet a blogging friend, too!

  6. Kim these are all beautiful photos. I have always wanted to go to Maine. It looks so beautiful there. I'm glad you had a nice time, now the snow, can't wait to see more photos!

  7. Beautiful photos! Maine about now would be nice. And the lobster mac sounds yummy!

  8. I haven't been to Main for a long time, maybe one day. Great to see your visit with Corrine & what a wonderful vignett!

  9. love the photos of Maine and of you with corinne and as for that olive oil truck..sort of takes away the laid back just put in a bottle from a n olive grove..thanks for the birthday wishes hope you had a good birthday too

  10. i love that old garage with the red pegasus reminded me of my childhood too somehow somewhere ....great photos .......Candace will be on her way to Brazil tomorrow ....xx

  11. I just can't resist photographs of happy trips!The vignette of metal and wood collectables is my favourite ... of course.


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