Thursday, March 28, 2013

Exploring

 March will soon be behind us and I think many of us will eagerly say 'goodbye'!  
~~~~ G O O D B Y E ~~~~
(I think in caps that means I am screaming 'goodbye'!)
I'm beginning to see buds forming on some of our trees and watching the squirrels gather nesting materials.  Soon, all the backyard critters will be crazed as the mating season nears.

I am so far behind on my blogging activities that I have images from Maine that I still want to share with you.  While there, The Professor and I took a drive one cloudy, cold afternoon to an area I wanted to scope out for some summer hikes.  One area was Ducktrap River.  Too much snow to do any hiking, we clamored down to a little jetty to capture the Ducktrap River Bridge near Lincolnville on Highway 1 (first image).  Turning 180 degrees, I faced Penobscot Bay where numerous islands lie beyond, one being Islesboro in the above photo.

This summer, I plan to take the ferry that takes visitors and residents to the nearby islands.  The Margret Chase Smith ferry carries folks from Lincolnville to Islesboro.  But there are a number of other ferries to carry one to Monhegan Island, the home of beautiful landscapes for artists and Machias Seal Island, where one can get up close and personal with the Puffins.

The Professor and I wrapped up our day adventure with a late lunch in Belfast.  A huge bridge spans Belfast Bay along with a pedestrian bridge, from which I took the above photo.  In the summertime, one can indulge in delicious huge fresh lobsters at Young's across the harbor from Belfast.  A favorite indulgence of The Professor and I.


So, as March dissolves into April, let us have no more scenes like the one above.
GOODBYE   M A R C H !

HELLO   A P R I L!
~~~


32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

don't let the screen door hit you in the butt...

:)

Brian Miller said...

whew...that last pic makes me feel even colder than it is outside right now...smiles...love that picture through the stone arch of the dock....come on spring...

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Never mind the beauty and the photos...did I hear the word "lobster" in this post? Yummy!!!

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I double that GOODBYE March!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

EG CameraGirl said...

Winter is so photogenic but I am now ready for spring!

Sylvia K said...

Winter can be beautiful in your part of the world particularly, but it can also be a pain in the whatever!! Spring has always been most welcome in my world!! I do love your captures for the day, Reena!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

Lisa Gordon said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful day, Reena.
Monhegan Island is on my to-go list for this summer. I've not been there and have heard it is absolutely wonderful, but then I've not been to a place in Maine that I did not love.

Have a fantastic, and hopefully sunny weekend!

Country Girl said...

I know just where you were ~
Never been to Young's Lobster Pound but have heard good things. And Mohegan . . . that's where a blogging pal of mine goes in the summertime.

Country Girl said...

Sorry - I spelled it wrong. It's Monhegan.

Kerri said...

Oh I will even be happy for April showers - as long as it's rain and not snow showers :)
Beautiful images!
I would LOVE to get up close with the Puffins :)

eileeninmd said...

Oh yes, I will chant with you GOODBYE March! Your photos are lovely, beautiful Maine scenery. I have heard of the island with the puffins, I must add it to my list of must see places. Have a great weekend!

forgetmenot said...

Love the first photo of the bridge-very well done. Yes, it is time to bid March (and winter) goodbye. So ready to see flowers and green grass. Happy Easter. Mickie ;)

Out on the prairie said...

Ready to see the weather leave

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous pics, hoping we've seen the last of the snow too.

rainfield61 said...

So, March dissolves into April, a "Fool" day.

Daryl said...

i want it to be april too .. i am leaving for paris on tuesday ... so april cant come soon enough for me but its still not here til monday .. damn

CherryPie said...

Beautiful images as always.

Doronette NF said...

so happy to find your beautiful blog! Great captures, I love especially the 3rd one!
Hallo April!!!
Best regards from Sarajevo

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh no thank you to that snow!
someday soon our toes will thaw
and wiggle warm and bare
in the grass.
sigh.
a beautiful Springing to you,
Jennifer

Ross said...

I couldn't agree with you more when it comes to getting rid of the snow! Our big melt started today. Your photos are fantastic! Have a great Easter!

Hilary said...

As pretty as that last photo is, I am quite happy to see the end of March also.

Kamana {Naashia} said...

these are all so gorgeous!

Nancy said...

I have a friend who spends the summer on Monhegan Island..I think that's the one....She loves it there....

The editing of your photographs is outstanding....I always enjoy looking at them...

Since you are a photographer, you might want to check out my photography blog...The link is at the top of the page...I am a budding and want be but I love taking pictures....

S. Etole said...

It's been an especially snowy month here, too. Blessings for a wonderful Easter.

Bob Bushell said...

Goodbye to hello, or will it be............... Lovely photos Reena.

Betty Manousos said...

dear reena,

happy easter!!

xo

Grace said...

I will happily join you in saying goodbye to winter and welcome spring ~

Glorious pictures Reena ~

Happy Easter ~

Linda R said...

Lovely photos my friend.

Happy Easter..

Hugs~

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

Thanks for your visit, Reena! These are just beautiful and I would love to visit Maine again. Your images are gorgeous as always!

islandwonder said...

Yeah to spring!!!! Happy Easter!

Catherine said...

Well I know I for one am very happy March is done and look forward to April weather being kinder to us!
Happy Easter!
xo Catherine

bailey-road.com said...

I love these edits!