Tag Archives: nature


I cultivate roses and train the canes to grow into arches. This past Maine winter was harsh. Only one of my five rose


I have created and lovingly attend to seven perennial gardens. They are my canvases…

garden tour

The air is turning cold, especially in the evenings. I have pulled my favorite woolen sweater from the drawer more than


Winding country roads are a luxury to drive. Slowly. I love the feeling I get inside when my eyes and spirit catch

dreamy macro

I have such a love affair with my macro lens. One word. Dreamy. It delivers me into a whole new world where I feel like

always sunshine

Sharing: Join me this Tuesday for our second Tap-In. Our guest will be Seth Apter, mixed-media artist and author of The

love, love, love…

Sharing the love: new linky loves and, the very first Tap-In guest will be revealed this Wednesday. I can hardly

popping up in my gardens

crab apple blossomscreeping phloxdaffodils and nettlewild phlox and violets


male pileated woodpecker in the woods as light rain falls  sharing: Join me tomorrow for DIY Fridays #2 —

Eastern Promenade

Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

yellow and orange

Yellow and orange — seen today in many forms. I love the combination! This morning I dressed in yellow and gray

Beginning again feels so good…

The growing season in Maine is not very lengthy, so we are working to extend the season by warming up our garden beds

i live in the Maine woods

Sharing: I was thrilled to be one of the guests on Mark Lipinski’s show, Creative Mojo, yesterday. We talked

coastal maine signs of spring

the return of the common merganser as the ice breaks and melts… ahhhh! yes! Spring!… Sharing: Tomorrow

lunch in the woods

i filled my orange, thrifted vintage Thermos with steaming hot potato leek soup, donned my brand new handknit slouch


sharing: * Earlybird registration for my brand new online workshop, Toy Camera with Photoshop, begins Wednesday,

smelt fishin’ and makin’ whoopie

in fits and starts — that’s how winter has arrived here in maine this year. the bay and rivers in my town


i spent some time down by the icy river today, just listening to the sweet moaning shifts and cracking. there is

catching light

i am a seeker of light, especially during cold, wintry months… My family and i have been enjoying a book that

simple joys of today

sunshine, quiet, a brisk walk, this thrifted dress for $1.99, mint tea harvested from my garden this past September,

c is for…

Cupcakes!It’s all part of the adventure in Portland, Maine on New Year’s Eve…Three Sons Lobster &

outdoor abstracts

I am dreaming about snow cooking. I want to try it with my family. Do you know about this? XO