Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Miss B, World Traveler
Please pass the Valium.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Saturday Sky: Tuesday Edition
There's always one tree that gets out there in front of everyone else, but the process is inevitable. The wheel turns, seasons change, life hurtles onward. Sometimes I can feel myself hanging on, my hair flying in the wind.
Monday, August 21, 2006
We ran various errands yesterday and feel slightly more in control, but the kitchen is a shambles, the van still holds various vacation gear, and Mount Laundry and Back-to-School Ridge throw ominous shadows in our path. Oh, and the Red Sox are impaled upon the world's largest toasting fork. I will have to gird my loins to address myself to all of these challenges (except, of course, for the Red Sox, about whom nothing can be done except to become a Yankees fan, which would be wrong).
As soon as I get home from work.
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Moose With Me
Meanwhile, I will attempt to placate you with a couple of sky pictures.
Only one more day...
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Moosing in Action
Unfortunately, all moose are crepuscular, and the males are very shy, so neither the light nor the distance was ideal.
There's a moose there, really. You'll probably have to take my word for the antlers, though.
A side note: at this point, due to limited computer time here in moose country, I owe just about everybody comments and/or email. Please bear (or moose) with me.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I Love a Parade
There were clowns...
there was even a little bit of marketing.
And, of course, the Shriners have the sense to let grown men be kids in a good cause.
You will notice that the sun is out in this picture. Rangeley's weather probably inspired the adage, "If you don't like New England weather, wait a few minutes." (At least in the summer it does. We've never been here in the winter, but I suspect I might have to wait quite a while.)
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
It would have been a terrible start to a vacation, but as a fifth day it was perfect: undemanding, slow-moving, the allure of bathing suit, beach and boat replaced by the siren song of the laundromat. Après laundry, grocery store and, of course, a stop at the library — would I neglect you? don't answer that — we headed back to the ranch as the ducks hunkered down...
...and the rain began.
Miss B went off with a friend to dabble with the ducks and watch videos; Taz, Grant and I retired to the cabin to nap, read Cicero and spin respectively. (Grant is learning not to look at me expectantly after reading me a Latin passage, which proves that he is still trainable. I may let him live a while longer.) After a while the rain let up a bit and we decided to risk lighting the grill. The charcoal held its own against the rain (just barely) as the clouds began to break in the southwest...
...and we saw a spectacular double rainbow. In 15 years of coming up here, we had never beheld such a thing.
As Grant said, somewhere there is a skin-diving leprechaun.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
The ducks allowed me to take these pictures from a couple of feet away.
They had other things to think about.
What do you mean, there's no more?
I think ducks are pretty cool, but I recognize that tastes differ, that you may not have come here with duck p*rn in mind. If you're not ornithologically inclined, yet have patiently scrolled through the duck pictures, I'll reward you by flashing a bit of sky.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
My Blue Heaven
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
The library is, however, but a small cherry atop the most chocolaty, berry-studded, ice-cream-scrumptious, whipped-cream-smothered confection of a vacation spot I have ever experienced. Despite that verbose and fattening metaphor, neither my words nor my pictures will be remotely equal to the task of conveying to you how amazing this place is, not that I won't try.
This is the view from the front deck of the place we rent.
Miss B knows what to do.
(Is that water blue enough for you, Margene?)
Finally, I give you a sky picture, complete with water, mountains, and accidental duck. There are lots more where that came from (mostly without ducks), so stay tuned.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Sky and Bye
We are shortly off to Maine for a two-week vacation; I plan to do lots of lakeside knitting and spinning. Yippee! I probably won't get much if any chance to blog. Given my sloth lately, blogging-wise, you probably won't notice. Happy August, everyone!