Friday, September 14, 2012

Work work and a little play

The last several mornings here in Maine have given me some awesome sunrises.  And as you know, I'm not a sunrise type of girl.  But over the last several weeks, I've been rising around 6:30  or so as to unlock the doors so our construction crew can begin their work at 7:00.  And frequently, I am greeted with the view above.  I so love Maine!

The Professor, of course, has been in Philly doing professorial types of things.  But I've got my bird friends, who are slowly finding my feeder, to keep me company.  Most of my days have been filled with doing such things as replacing door knobs and hinges, outlet covers, painting, removing old shower doors ... you get the picture.  Which has been leaving little time for blogging or blog visits.


I have taken a few afternoons to comb our little beach area and annoy our resident Ospreys who keep their eye on me as I search for sea glass.  A nice break from hammers and saws!


I've collected quite a little bounty so far of my favorite colors 
which I have chosen to use in our renovation.

The other afternoon I headed out for a bike ride to a favorite local viewing point.  
It's a beautiful spot of peacefulness 
as evidenced by the man below taking in the afternoon view.


And I'm hoping to do the very same thing 
this weekend!


Hope you all have a swimmingly great day!
Back to work for me.
I have more door knobs to replace.
Later, my friends,


46 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

What wonderful shots. I especially like the first one. :)

Out on the prairie said...

lovely shots, it is nice you are taking these in instead of working all the time.I have redone a few homes and know it can seem never ending.

rainfield61 said...

I love these beautiful lights, that make some beautiful pictures.

And your Maine is very beautiful.

Sue, a Florida Farm Girl said...

Pure bliss, girl, pure bliss. Hope the construction comes along well and ends soon, so you can get to the "enjoying" part.

Sandra said...

beautiful and double wow on the feeder shot

Elizabeth Edwards said...

lovely views. i do believe you need to add more "PLAY" to your schedule. it will make YOU more happy, i promise!! ha, ha!! (:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

A renovation can be exhausting but exciting! Love the colors in the glass you collected. So soothing!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place! All of your captures for the day are fantastic! I can see why you love it there, Reena!! Your sunrise is surely a glorious way to begin any day!! Have a lovely weekend!

Daryl said...

i hope you are letting the work crew do the heavy stuff ..

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I want that job, is it available? Somehow, "watching you like and osprey" doesn't have the same effect, but this is a stunning capture.

cristina munteanu said...

Nice photos! The first is my favorite

Evelyn S. said...

I, too, love the first image....fabulous colors and drama! (Construction starts at 7 a.m.??? Wow!)

TexWisGirl said...

at least you've got some great views to sneak in when you're not working. :) thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the sea glass...can't wait to see how you incorporate that into the renovation ;)

Brian Miller said...

so cool that you will use it for renovations....that will look marvelous...love that sunrise too across the water with the boats....vry cool....have a wonderful weekend!

bobbybegood1 said...

Oh, how I love interior design. It must be a beautiful vocation to have. Colors, textures, smells - I would die to have that career. In another life, perhaps. You caught the perfect shot of Ms/Mr. Osprey, as she/he is certainly gorgeous. Go and enjoy yourself on your bike ride and do a couple of laps for me (smile). Cheers reena and have a wonderful weekend!!

She Who Carries Camera said...

I guess I've been gone a bit too long since I was unaware of the new renovation you are involved up in Maine! I know how much you love it there by the posts I have read in the past. You must be tickled pink!

grammie g said...

HI Reena...It sure has been gorgeous weather hasn't it...this is my favorite time of year here in Maine!!
These are wonderful photos...I just love the first one...and sea glass..I do love to walk a beach with it ..have a collection myself.
Great Osprey shot too!!
Don't work to hard...
Grace

Ivanhoe said...

What a view! I'll be right over. Reena! :)
Love those sea glass colors! Are those just glass pieces smoothed by the sea? I have to google that.
Enjoy your weekend!

Dina J said...

What a beautiful place! And those birds are too cute.

Mark said...

Don't work too hard, take many photos of that beautiful area, love looking at them. Enjoy

EG CameraGirl said...

Maine is such a beautiful place, I heartily agree, How nice you can spend so much time there...even though you are very bury with chores.

Grandma C's Place said...

I have never seen such an interesting and beautiful sunrise over the water before. The osprey is beautiful.. Great shot!

eileeninmd said...

Reena, your views are beautiful. What a lovely sunrise! I love your birds and the lovely colors of the seaglass are some of my favorites. Have a wonderful weekend.

Pat said...

I don't know how you can get any work done in such a beautiful place. Gorgeous views! I love sea glass. How do you plan to use it in your renovation?

Country Girl said...

Some day, I'm going to be there with you taking that bike ride and searching for beach glass. Look at me, inviting myself up there.

Grace said...

Lovely and stunning pictures ~ Specially the sunrise ~

Barb said...

Reena your photos make the sights you're seeing there in Maine look so breathtaking. The glass you've found mimics the. Maine landscape. Happy carpentering.

Rohrerbot said...

I'd be getting up every morning for shots like that! Beeeeautiful. I hope to get close to an Osprey at one point. Very beautiful bird. Hope the construction is going well....love your idea with the glass....very cool. Happy weekend!

CherryPie said...

That view in that top photo is amazing!

Catherine said...

Sunrises, birds, sea glass ~ you have so many beautiful things to look at! Lovely!
xo Catherine

Liza said...

Now that was a lovely Saturday morning viewing. Thank you for sharing!

Rose L said...

You are so lucky. I wish I could enjoy that view.

Nancy Claeys said...

Have been so busy here as well, Reena -- sorry I haven't been by very much this summer.

Love your backyard birds and the osprey. :)

Don't work too hard!

islandwonder said...

I love the bird one especially. A red cardinal flew right in front of me today.. so pretty.

Linda R said...

I really enjoy seeing your sunrise photo. Boy would I love to wake up to that view.

Hugs~

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful views. You have some very attractive bird friends too!

Betty Manousos said...

hi reena,

brirds, sunrises, water...
i totally enjoyed your post! such great views too! thanks for brightening my day.

happy weekend!

Jennifer Richardson said...

it brings golden light to my day
to read about the beauty happening
in yours
and I thank you,
Jennifer

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Reena
Your pictures are so crisp we thought the osprey would into the house
Hugs madi and mom

Madge Bloom said...

Love that sunrise...

Barbara Shallue said...

It's such a beautiful place. I covet your sea glass collection!

Kathryn said...

Sounds like bliss . . . you've done well with your seaglass collection and your photos are stunning.

GailO said...

I'm not a morning kind of person either but these sunrise photos of yours could possibly change my attitude if I were in Maine:) Fantastic!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! An amazing and beautiful group of photos! Thanks for sharing them (and making me jealous)...

Ross said...

What a fantastic sunrise! It's been a bit since I dropped in sorry! Sounds like your days are filled with renovations. My days have been filled with setting up my business. I'd love your feedback bearing in mind that it's still a work in progress. It's at http://rossmccreeryphotography.com.