Today sadly, we lost a wonderfully classy, elegant, down to earth and graceful lady in former First Lady, Barbara Bush. 😦 The flag out on Walkers Point at half-staff this evening.

I will miss seeing you enjoying meals at our local restaurants and walking the beaches. Thank you for ordering your “special” orders from me, and for a very memorable round of golf…… and thank you for loving Maine as much as I do, and being so approachable as well as so amazingly kind. What you have done for this state, its children and seniors will live on forever. You will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace, Barbara Bush.




Coldest on Record

We broke our 75 year record for the coldest April 15 temps. 😦  Brrrr  Crazy snow, ice, hail & rains. My crocus are so confused! Ugh!


Granite Ducklings

My niece makes me laugh out loud so often.  After receiving these ducklings for Easter (a family project) she felt bad for them being left outside in their coop last week during our monsoon wind and rains, so indoors they came. She thought they’d be happier taking a dip in the kitchen sink. 🙂  And crazy enough.. they were!


Last Blanket

….. of snow, hopefully!!


The sun was warm but the wind was still chilly. You know how it is with an April day… anything’s possible, and as a New Englander, I know, not to count on anything, but then hope steps up to bat, assuring me that warmer, and brighter days are just around the corner.

Mother nature decided to envelope us with our final blanket of the white stuff this week, just as I got my peas, and spinach sown in the garden. My Easter flowers that were just set out in the garden–shell shocked! Grrr…… But the nicest part of an April snow here, is that it doesn’t last for too long, and as it melts away, the pain of it’s arrival will then naturally irrigate the newly seeded beds.


Scarborough Fair

….. parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Can’t get the song out of my head today 🙂


Hey, Diddle Diddle

…….. and the cow jumped over the moon.


So Far

So far, the crocus have always come up.  Now to get Mother Nature to oblige us as well.