Sunday, October 30, 2011

Goodbye Hello

My husband took this rainbow photo a couple nights before we left Maine.

I went to the beach for one last visit.

The sunrise on our last Maine morning for this year.

Before heading to Florida for the winter, we stopped at our son's house in southern NH.  It was beautifully sunny when we got there so I went for a walk.

I had to lie on the ground to get this shot.

Some late blooms.

Another picture taken by my husband.  I was sitting on Nathan's dock reading and waiting for the sunset.

I love the view from his home.

It rained for two days after we got to Florida but last evening the clouds gave way just in time for the sun to smear the sky with pink.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Bokeh Quest

It was beautiful here today so this afternoon I took my camera on a bokeh quest. 

I'm taking an online photography course called The Art of Composition and this week we have to focus in on something and create cool backgrounds of blurriness and bokeh.

Bokeh is those bubbles of light in the background.  Our instructor suggested using aperture priority set at it's lowest.  So that's what I did.

It helped that the sun was low in the sky and shining through the trees.

I've got a favorite.  Which one is yours?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I broke the little adaptor for my SD card that I use to transfer pictures from my camera to my computer.  Finally, yesterday, I bought a new one.

Not much has been happening, though. 

We are settling into our new home and loving it.

Our son and his girlfriend came over to visit for a couple days last week and that was fun...but I never even took a picture!

My daughter stopped by...and again I forgot to get the camera out.

I did take it to the beach with me, though.

This is the scene I see as I pedal up to the bicycle rack and begin walking toward the beach.

Can you hear my heart beating a little faster as I get closer?

Then, there it is!

I had such a great walk!

I also love getting up early and sitting in the peaceful morning light.

And, surprise, there are still flowers blossoming!

Any surprises in your life, lately?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Walk Along Marginal Way

On Sunday my friend Deirdre, her daughter Tori, and I took a ride down to Perkin's Cove in Ogunquit, Maine.  We walked along Marginal Way for about forty-five minutes.  It was 87 degrees and so beautiful.

The wonderful weather and holiday weekend brought so many people out that we had a hard time finding a place to park.  Luckily, one of the restaurants offered valet parking.  So we pulled up,  went inside,  put our name on the waiting list, went for our walk, then went in to eat appetizers before claiming the vehicle.  There were signs advertising parking for $15.  All we had to do was tip the valet $5.  A good deal and I had great crab cakes.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Another Tuna

This is his sixth one of the season.  One more and he'll tie last year's record.  This one was 75 inches long and weighed in at 285 pounds.

Tori, my friend's daughter (left) and my niece Michelle challenged each other to kiss the fish but neither did it.

Afterwards we went to the Pier at Old Orchard Beach to walk around and eat junk.  The girls had deep fried Oreos!  Gross!  But they loved them.