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Catching Rays

Usually, Maggie and Alby ( ayup, I name all my sea loving buddies) come to greet me when I’m out there paddling around and swim along side of me.  I bring them frozen mackerel.  Yesterday, was a lazy one for them though….  they just wanted to loll about catching the rays, awaiting the outgoing tide.

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Irma’s Wrath

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Such a beautiful morning here in Maine that it’s hard to believe there is so much destruction going on to the far south of us. Mother Nature is on a rampage and yet, we are blessed with blue skies, sunshine, and safety. Home is dusty and dishes need to be done, but in the scheme of things…. thankfully intact and I am truly grateful…. while seeking ways to help my loved ones and dear friends down in harm’s way.
Hold on tight WPB ❤ 😦 Prayers coming your way. Be safe! Bet you readers feel the same.

Calm Before the Storm

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Little Peeker

TBT… our little Willy. He could always find the damndest of places to hide. 🙂

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Sand dollars

I’ve been a collector of sand dollars for as far back as I can remember. All shapes and sizes. All shades of colors, from chocolate brown alive, to slate gray to bleached out white, or ecru in color from the clam flats.  From Maine, to the gulf coast of Florida, to the Carolina’s. In the water, alive… and dead basking along the shores. They’re just treasures to me to find. Mystical, fragile and historical and simply lovely.

But no matter where I’ve collected them… by far my fave spot is out on Goose Rocks. So after our storm blew out to sea yesterday I went on my walk and collected more of my treasures from the sea, until the sun began to rise.

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Last Call for Peaches

 

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My love of peaches borders on obsession.

I have loved, savored and craved juicy, ripe peaches my entire life.

As a child, we often vacationed with my Dad in Maine, and one of the highlights of every trip was making magical homemade peach ice cream, made with local peaches that we had picked.

My favorite book was “James and the Giant Peach.” As a little girl, I thought how amazing it would be to be trapped inside, eating my way through a giant, juicy peach.

My first T206 collectible baseball card was “Peaches Graham”.

There’s not a single food that reminds me more of summer, that brings back happy childhood memories. Peaches remind me of my dad. They bring me happiness.

My first peach-picking experience this season was just a few short weeks ago at my good friends, Ann and Howards’ orchard.. Foxes Ridge Farm in Acton and the last.. a few days ago, with my two grandsons, Liam and Eli. It was just a beautiful day… peaceful and so much fun — as was enjoying the fruits of our labor. Peach pie, Peach Salsa, Peach jams.. and of course.. peach ice cream! yummy!

Hopefully, peach picking will definitely become an annual summer tradition with my little guys. I hope it will become a wonderful memory for them too one day, and they’ll remember me, the same way I remember my Dad, bringing them happiness, as well.

Summer Fun

Happy birthday, Magonnie! ❤

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