Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lettuce and Roses

I know I'm a bit of a dork when it comes to certain things, well, probably most things, but it seems that I'm in a state of constant amazement when it comes to the beauty I see outdoors in the garden. Today it's the beauty of a simple head of lettuce and a perfect rose, can you see what I mean?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Independence Day

Summer is on the move, I really wish I could slow it down a little...vegetables need weeding, strawberries need picking, lawn needs mowing, ect. ect.  Sometimes we all need a little time off though and one of the great things about living in the heart of 'Vacation Land' is that you can take a short day trip whenever you have a free afternoon. You can have  a mini vacation and be a tourist for a few hours!

This week was really the official start of the tourist season here in Maine. David and I watched the fireworks in the park over Camden Harbor on the 5th where he filmed this little video.

We had our first strawberry shortcake of the season, our first summer cookout, and we got to take a day trip to Boothbay Harbor to visit the galleries and shops and have lunch at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant called Baker's Way. The place is a bakery in the front and at the back, a small restaurant where the food is always good, great even. Sitting outdoors in their little courtyard garden, we ate under the big maple tree and enjoyed the summer breezes off the ocean. 
Of course no summer outing would be complete without ice cream, yes, we had that too...guess I'll be skipping supper tonight.

The cosplay costume I made and promised to show you in my last entry, modeled by my daughter.

Fireworks over Camden Harbor

Camden Harbor

A pretty B+B in Boothbay Harbor, the garden here is always impeccable.

More from Boothbay

Spring Rolls under the old maple tree.

A lovely place to have lunch and linger awhile.
Ice cream for dessert, the line was long but totally worth the wait!

 July in Maine