Monday, April 16, 2012

CONTENTMENT~ THE MAINE WAY

The day was hot...the sky was blue...the wind was blowing...tossing the scent of freshly spread manure into the air...with chores complete...I looked at him and he looked at me...off to the ocean we went...
the cry of the gulls welcomed us...
the cold ocean water lapped at our toes...and so it begins...summer fare...the return of freshly caught lobster...and my husband...content...with a belly full of clams...these are the days we have been waiting for...

25 comments:

Ali said...

Fried or steamers? But yes, these are the days that I live for...

Julia said...

Although I live on a farm, I never cared much for the smell of manure but lobster and clams is a different story. I love seafood. JB

summersundays-jw said...

Sounds perfect! Happy summer!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Blue skies and a warm breeze sets the tone for a perfect day at the beach.

Jacque. said...

Sweet!!!

Farm Girl said...

It sounds wonderful. I think it looks like a very nice day. I like contentment the Maine way. :)

Janice said...

Perfect! I share your love of the beach.

Rowan said...

Lucky you! Here it's cold and pouring with rain:(

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

It sounds perfect Julie! No more snow!! CH love clams any old way they are served up :)

Kim said...

Oh, I know - I can't wait either. The first big lobster boil and then shucking clams on the deck. Sitting at the edge of the water with the waves lapping at our toes. Yeah, summer is on the way!

Ginny said...

Happy warm sunny days, friend.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh...you lucky girl! Perfect day!
Robyn

An Historical Lady said...

What a great day you had! Last summer we were in York, at a park in 18thc. clothing having an anniversary picnic as we do every year.
A couple of times last summer too, we were lucky enough to take a day and spend it as you did, once on a whale watch and then lobster at Chauncey's and a couple times just walking by the sea and then on to Bob's Clam Hut, or one of our other favs!

Wishing you a most lovely summer with many sunny days and starry nights, and plenty of clams and lobster feasts too!~
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Sounds like a dream come true! Dawn

Ellen said...

What a wonderful day!!! Happy summertime!

NanaNor's said...

Hi, I've only been to Maine once but hubby and I fell in love with the state. We keep hoping to get back again for several weeks. Oh the seafood is so good too. Right now I'm enjoying the islands but would love to come feast on the lobster and calms.
Thanks for sharing.
Noreen

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

As the sign says " . . . the way life should be"

rockriverstitches said...

Now I'm hungry for Lobster!! I'm so ready for Summer!!!

Tammy

acorn hollow said...

It was a lovely day and a lovely way to spend it. I will take steamers but I will never pass up fried.:)
Cathy

from me to thee......... said...

sounds awesome...never been out east, that will be my next trip....

Pondside said...

I'm longing for some of those days. It's still chilly here, but there is promise in the wind from the west.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sounds like a perfect day!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Terry and Linda said...

You and me both! I am so an anything but wintertime girl. Old woman, but oh well.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Eve said...

When the wind blows here in the mountain woods I can hear and smell the Maine Atlantic!!!! So glad I know that experience!

Vickie said...

Aw, loved this post and how you ended with your hubby there. I love this time of year! And I love the ocean, altho we live quite a ways off from it. Lucky you to be so close - very poetic post!