25 August 2008

weekend in Maine, in pictures (mostly)

we had good weather for the drive up and light traffic.

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keys to the house in maine



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my dorky hat


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There's not much to look at on the drive up


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Going over a bridge provides a rare dose of scenic excitement


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Ye Olde Nyew Englande


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Once you get close, it starts getting real pretty real fast


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Yes, I think mud flats qualify as pretty. These ones, at least.


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the pump house. I don’t think anyone calls this little building their home (maybe a few squirrels) and I don’t think anything is pumped here, but it’s an excellent arrival marker


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View from the porch of the "Up House" (guest house. That's the corner of the "river house" - main house - in the photo.)


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Of course I am reading instead of looking at the view. (Special Topics in Calamity Physics*)


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Dave studying in the Up House (plus our messy crap all over the counter.)


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We went for a hike amongst tall, skinny pines


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salt marsh. Mmmm, salty...


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Ovenmouth tidal inlet. I love the way the trees come right down to the water in Maine.


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Plenty of red and yellow toadstools but where were all the fucking gnomes?


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Goggies.






* which I liked, if not loved. The ending kind of fell apart and I thought the whole book was a little bit too pleased with its own cleverness and overwritten. Very Secret Histroy-ish. But still fun - I liked the voice overall. And I'm a sucker for the adolescent narrative. But Special Topics is not a patch on Black Swan Green for capturing adolescent angst.

5 comments:

Maggie said...

Lovely pictures! I should show them to my mom, who loves Maine.

If you guys want to take a little trip back to Dave's old corner of the world in September, I've got a pair of tickets to the Niagara Celtic Festival with your names on them, if you want them.

Lisa said...

Purty. I love Maine.

chapter11studios said...

Corgies! My mother in law has one. Great looking cabin, too. Where did you stay?

Cara deBeer said...

My parents' place is on the sheepscot river, which is a tidal river (and very cold. I jumped off the dock once after a long sunbathing session and flew right back out of the water.)

I love the corgies. They are very barky but then, my cats throw up a lot so any animal has drawbacks, I guess.

Maggie, we are overdue for a visit to tuffalo. What are the dates on the Celtic Festival? If I leave the decision up to Dave, we'll never make it up there and I'd kind of prefer to go in nice weather rather than crappy.

Lyzzard said...

nicely done CdB. Thanks for sharing.

~Lysne