Leaves and blossoms are much anticipated and celebrated here as spring takes a long metamorphosis. Our garden delivered. The display began in the Studio garden in May. In June rhododendron at Paradise Cottage were spectacular. The Hawthorn tree covered itself bountifully. Armeria, or sea thrift, decorated the path to the Studio from Paradise Cottage along with sandwort and a few johnny-jump-ups. The walk to the cove was embellished by Iris, daisies and lupine in addition to centaurea.
Bountiful blooms on the Hawthorne tree with rhododendron behind
A 45 degree grey day of steady 35mph winds out of the southwest with whitecaps and the few remaining boats bouncing on the bay, was followed by a perfect 63 degree sunny day with only light winds. We take each as it comes and enjoy each in
its own spirit. So for the first we marvelled from the inside, snug by the fire; for the second we revelled outside in its balmy attitude. The moon also lined up correctly so we were able to take in the float and ramp, just the two of us, with minimal effort, and then proceeded repairing the dock and shoring up under the lower deck. What a great day! It was followed
by an equally gorgeous sunset portending rain for tomorrow’s dawn.
Fog. We woke up to a white world, socked in; we could see nothing. Occasionally a yellow hint
to the light gave evidence that the sun was trying to burn through. When it finally had the upper hand, the drama of the fog’s last try was breathtaking. The time difference between this first photo and the last is 4 minutes; its all done in a flash.
This beautiful September weather we are having portends great Fall color next month. To the north of here it has already started and is gradually moving down the state. It should arrive here in earnest by the second week of October and
basically last all month barring a ferocious wind storm. These photos are from October 20 last year.
We still have open at Seanook four nights coming up this season, October 20 – 23, 2013. The best restaurants will be open. Ports of Italy will serve through November 3. That time of year you will be able to drive right onto the dock to park for McSeagull’s. The pace is a bit slower and the attention a little warmer.
September is our favorite month! Of course, we say that about every month, but September, regardless, ranks right at the top. The air is crisp, clear and cool which makes the colors vibrant and the water sparkle. It is not too cool to still enjoy summer activities, and around here there are fewer people to deal with when you are doing so. Although the fish hawks and
hermit thrush have already left, other wildlife seem to be more in evidence. I saw turkeys yesterday, a deer, an eagle, a loon, and a flock of mergansers.
Besides that, the tide was high enough for two lobster boats to chug right close by Seanook and into our cove to leave or pick up traps at the shore.