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Sun shower

June 6, 2012

It’s a lush, green June day and the sun {after taking a hiatus} is back to shining again.  To my surprise this morning I looked out onto the yard to see a shower coming through!  A sun shower. With big, fat rain drops.  Made me smile.

See those white dots? They’re the biggest raindrops I’ve seen in awhile! You just know there was a rainbow out there somewhere.

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That’s Venus, that little black spot on the sun, seen today in Florida.  It’s in transit, gliding between the Earth and the Sun in a rare move across the sky.  The next time it will be visible to us is in 2117!  I did not get a glimpse of it myself, did you?  How beautiful to be reminded of how extraordinary the universe is by planetary movements like this one that we can see from our own front porches {if we were on the ball}, no telescopes needed! So cool. People around here gathered at high spots with good western exposure for viewing and I’m excited to see the pics that will be circulating later on.  Venus will be visible in various parts of the world for the next 24 hours or so.  The photo above is from National GeographicI knew we could count on them for amazing photos!

Deluge

June 3, 2012

A deluge came through during the night, well, not in the strictest sense but I tell you it rained hard and we’ve got the puddles to prove it. In fact it’s still raining and every body of water is swollen. Some roads are barely passable and look more like frog ponds, like this one we drove through today…while Suzanne Vegas’  Tom’s Diner  was playing on the radio — perfect!

Playing tourist

June 2, 2012

The other night we had an impromptu ‘date night’ and chose to hop over to downtown Freeport.  It was rainy and cold, perfect for the Broad Arrow Tavern at the Harraseeket Inn. We drank Maine Beer Company’s Peeper Ale, had the pear salad, and pizza.

Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale

As we left the Inn, it was hard to resist snapping a pic of the indoor pool!

Harraseeket Inn

Between dinner and a movie we had time to spare.  Sherman’s Books on Main Street is a great place to grab a good read, a gift, or a Maine take-away {for those who are truly visiting}. They have other locations, too; in Boothbay Harbor, Camden, and Bar Harbor.

Sherman's Books Freeport

The best magazine around {my local favorite at least!}: Maine Magazine

Maine Magazine

As you can imagine, playing tourist in Freeport is not complete without a stop into L.L. Bean!

LL Bean

L.L. Bean Signature laid out a very Maine vignette!

Luke, of course, found his way to the hunting and fishing goodies…just follow the school of fish.

LL Bean

LL Bean

 The ceiling in the Hunting and Fishing department!  Love the fish and birds. Perfect for those of us who maybe aren’t so excited about lures and camo, but do enjoy some natural life decor:)

Well, hello!! Last weekend for Memorial Day we visited family at their cabin in the woods.  {Thanks again guys!} The weather was perfect. We relaxed, had a really fun time, and came home very ready for a shower — just the way you should end such a weekend!

We had a room with a view {and a very cool window from which to look out}:

 Went for a hike in the Maine woods:

Took a dip in a very cold brook:

We had dinners by campfire, great company and laughs.  No bumps in the night and no run-ins with bears. Garden projects we blew off will commence this weekend.

Have yourselves a great Friday!

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