wabi sabi

a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Self Portrait Friday & A Walk Around Town

Friday Morning...off to do errands with my sister. It is always a
fun time no matter what we do. We never know when we will be

I have a new camera to play with so I took a walk around our little town last night. I will probably read the manual at some point but it is not the first thing I do! I tend to figure things out by doing.

A little peek at our small downtown. It is still pretty quiet after the winter but I can feel the pace picking up as businesses reopen and seasonal people arrive for the summer. In a few weeks there will be flower pots and hanging baskets and people wandering the streets.

Lobster buoys waiting to go back in the water.

Lobster traps waiting to go out. I LOVE fresh lobster with butter! Care to join me?

A neighbor's garden. Maybe someday mine will look like hers! I am trying to enjoy the process and not make it a chore. When we bought the house 5 years ago there were no gardens. We have since planted 9 hydrangeas around the foundation, 8 or 9 peony's by the deck stairs, and a small annual garden. Last year we had a small vegetable garden. We'll see what shows up this summer!

Tug boats at the dock. Across the bay is Canada.

A view looking towards Deer Island

Low tide. The difference between high and low tide can be 24-26 feet. It really is something to see.

It is such a wonderful little town that we come to spend part of our year in. We live in a house that is about 100 years old. Over the 5 years that we have owned this house I have slowly come to learn some of its history and about the family that lived here before us. I kept some of the books that were left and a set of dishes that I found in the garage. I often wonder what their life was like. I like the pace of our life here. I like being able to walk to breakfast or to visit a friend. I love the quiet and the absolute darkness at night. When the full moon rises it is spectacular! The sound of lawn mowers on a sunny day is comforting in some way. It is very magical on this island.

Do you have a magical place?

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful place you describe. I love the pictures that you have taken with your new camera-you are like me. I hate reading the manuel.