Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sunny Morning
with Toby, in his signature hat, enjoying breakfast at the barn door.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Katie Harris came to visit over the weekend for a solace time--boyfriend away.
But we were all cheered up by Kula (Hawaiian for gold)--Katy's spunky young golden retriever who swims like a paddle boat and  delights in new adventures.

Tulip had the nerve to charge at Kula, who--perhaps--got too close to the kitchen area where I was cooking (thank you Tulip for defending me, if that's what you were doing).  Tulip ended up totally overtaken by Kula, on the floor, being growled at but not bitten.  End result though, was Tulip getting up sprier than ever, perhaps proud of herself for her audacity.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy 39th
wonderful Rachie!

We love you!!! 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

In our eyes
it's becoming a very cozy home.

A corner of my space (aka the dining room) before I totally disorganize it by moving all my painting supplies and projects in.

The reinvented living room--no longer chatting before the fire (we don't trust this chimney) but an incredibly comfy place for watching TV--this summer's newest installment.
And the chair I'm so proud of--combinations of fabric from collections over the years and paint to match.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Weekend of Help
Tom came from Portland and the Eritreans came from Barrington to help us with end-of-the-season projects, like pulling in the raft and replanting the part of the driveway that's extended onto the lawn.


Mulling over the best method for bringing the raft in.


And a victory dinner

of lobster.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


In the beginning of the summer, this sweet little cup looked like this.


And now look at it. 
 I don't know how we did that--there are actually 4 toothbrushes in there plus many razors, and there are only 2 of us here!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Summer's End

Sigh--I'm sad to see summer go, although there's always hope for a warm, sunny September.  Here are some of this summer's moments:

 Cherries in a bowl,

Bubbles in the air,

Blueberries waiting to be put

into pancakes.

A goat's nose,


Shoes left on the granite step,


Buying too many tomatoes to eat,


That indefatigable spider always working on her web.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

More Maine
First, the visiting the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium with Christina on the campus of Maine State University.
Sculpture very much for the public: The artists were there working away and kids were encouraged to climb on it all, which they did!

Then to the Harris' gracious house on Mt. Desert Island.  Two days of Steffi's wonderful vegetarian meals,

great walks,

and the irresistibly fun company of their two fluffy, loveable Golden Retriever puppy sisters.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Super 70th!
This Monday I drove to Bangor, Maine, to visit Christina, Toby's sister, for two nights. She wined and dined me, provided great company, a good Netflix, a cozy living room to watch the rather depressing opening of the Republican convention (all those ladies in red dresses), but overcoming that with the fun of being together.

On Tuesday, we drove up north to Penbroke to have lunch with my very old and good friend Annie Wadsworth Moody.  
She and her husband live way out beyond nowhere, it seemed, in an old, charming house close to the water.  Love these painted stair treads!
She and Christina made sure there was cake and a candle to blow out for my b'day.  Thanks guys!
Annie's house is full of photos.  I caught a glimpse of this one--taken when we were 5 years old, practicing for a recital of "The Dance of the Candy Canes."  You can easily see which one of us was the natural ballerina and has kept on dancing all these years.