For your delecation and visual stimulation a weekend in Maine.
and these...local Maine dug spuds, Nigella style.
We went out and picked things in the garden and met some visitors.
and someone who had lost their way hundreds of yards from the water.
I named him Morris P Turtle. SD brought him down to the shore and released him. He said he swam like Esther Williams.
We went to visit my favorite local butcher, Ballard's to pick up a few things to bring home and I said hello to the mascot.
and we thought about purchasing this seasoning mix for dinner.
We went out for a final cruise on the boat to look for wildlife. We saw these fellows heading south.
And a bit of Jacob's ladder and the leaves starting to turn
But sadly, no wildlife. Unless of course you count our neighbors known around here as 'the boys' and their faithful bow puppy, Zack.
My SD built us a new prep table. You can't compete with this view.
And then there was time with furry kitty love. Mr Blizzard in a rare moment. SHHHH don't tell Mom I put him in our suitcase!
The grande dame Ms Ta'a (age 16)
And Nicho our local Siberian
And then there was the return drive home with stops for pies, and produce, for fuel (Starbucks in Topsham) and the very best Whole Foods I know of, in Portland, before the final stretch home. I'm so glad Mom and SD now live in Maine full time. It is one of my very favorite places and I hope to make it one of yours.