Wednesday, October 20, 2010

OCTOBER ON LONG ISLAND

Monday morning bright and early, with birthday cake tucked safely in my Bean bag, I head out to the Island. Tuesday, we celebrated the birthday of my mother. Due to work and distance for some it was a small celebration, but a celebration nonetheless. My mom received lots of well wishes from friends and family from near and far, gifts, heart warming cards and a most delicious cake. The witches boot is a gift I hooked for my mom's birthday a few years ago- it is a one of a kind.
As the ferry left Portland harbor heading down Casco Bay the sun appeared to dance upon the sparkling blue water....

The skyline of Portland on the Eastern Promenade is ablaze with Fall color....

High tide at Harbor de Grace, Long Island Maine. Tranquility to the Island has returned once again, tourists have vacated for yet another year.

There is beauty....


as far as the eye can see....

trees in full Fall attire grace winding back roads....Island living is not for everyone, it is quiet and remote....there are few amenities....
however, scenic beauty is all around....you will meet some of the most talented creative people....discover a top notch school system and library....and are you ready- there are chicken keepers! To be an islander you must be stoic, resourceful and independent. It is not a life for everyone, but one I have been privileged to experience.

21 comments:

Farm Girl said...

I love it so much when you share about your life on the island. I think it would be such a wonderful life and such a nice place to get away too. I love the views. I love the witches boot!! I have been so drawn to witches boots this year and that hooked one is just fantastic.
So glad you had a nice time.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

That life sounds absolutely wonderful, you're lucky that you got to experience time on the island. Dawn

Anonymous said...

What a thoughtful daughter you are...and how blessed you were to have grown up in such a beautiful place! Looks like you had the perfect fall day for a visit.
Cindy

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I never knew Maine had so many islands. We love Maine and it's ability to draw you there. So much to do and see there. Lucky Duck

Eve said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Beverly! I love seeing the pictures of the Isle of Long Julie! Such beautiful sights.

Gail said...

Wow! Wonderful day and beautifully awesome pictures.

Kim said...

It certainly looks and sounds like a perfect day. The scenery is breathtaking. I love New England anytime of year but Fall is the best.
I'm sure your Mom enjoyed your visit and that witch boot is HOT!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing them!

Love the witches boot!

Carolyn :)

Verde Farm said...

It is so wonderful Julie. I just can't imagine how fabulous that life is. You are so lucky to get to experience it. Thanks for sharing it.
Did you get my e-mail about my crows?
Amy

Denise said...

What a great day to celebrate your Mom's birthday. It's so important to take the time to enjoy the beauty around us......glad that you took the time to take photos to share with us.

DayPhoto said...

I'll bet you miss it too! I think that is a life I could enjoy!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh, such a beautiful place! Birthday wishes for your mother, and I sure do love that witches boot :) -Tammy

hip-chick said...

So pretty. I just love that part of Maine.

hip-chick said...

Oh I got so caught up in the beauty of the scenery I forgot to wish your mum a very happy birthday.

Rural Rambler said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your Mom! Beautiful place Julie :) I like the idea of quiet and remote! As long as I could get out to the BIG CITY once and a great while and kick my heels up!!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Wow! It is so beautiful there!!! Happy birthday to your Mom!

ClassyGal said...

Just wanted to thank you for your lovely comment about my glitter pumpkins! As I can see we both went to an island this weekend. I went to Grand Manan over the weekend. I love island lif!

Ellen said...

Oh my gosh, you are so talented! I love the witches boot, simply beautiful. You are one fine photographer. Loved the pictures, thanks for sharing.

Rural Revival said...

It may not be for everyone, but it's certainly beautiful and I imagine it is a place that does justice to the change of seasons more than any other.

I love the boot you made. I attended a short beginner hooking class last weekend. I love it!

~Andrea~

Jenny said...

It truely looks like a special place Julie. That portrait shot of the lake and trees is just beautiful!

miss Potter, said...

Happy birthday and compliments for the witch boot...delicious!

Happy halloween
Sandy