Monday, August 26, 2013

I have returned!


Hi Peeps!

I'm finally back from my summer break and I do have a lot to share.  As you know, we spent our summer in Maine.  (Have I told you how much I love Maine?)   Well, I do love it.  It feels like coming home.  I think I was always meant to be a Mainer.

My summer was filled with so much activity that it will take more than this blog to cover all that was accomplished.  Let me just summarize briefly ...
~landscaping project that involved big boulders ~
~kitchen renovation~
~repair of 2 water line leaks~
~interior painting~
~photography class~
~searching and purchasing boat~
~finding and negotiating a mooring for such boat~
~entertaining family visitors~
~meeting new friends, new friends, new friends~

Highlights of my summer ... well, I'll just cover that in the next several blogs.  For now, I'll let my view through my lens serve as a preview.














One of the best highlights was taking a week photography class at a Maine Media workshop in Rockport.  More on that later but here are my classmates.  We had a blast and learned a lot!


Probably by the time you are reading this, we are off on our next adventure.  An Around-the-World trip with stops in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Amsterdam.  The Professor is taking a sabbatical (research) and I, humble assistant, will be his muse.  Yeh, right!

Bags are packed (carry-ons, even with all my camera gear), check lists completed, house sitters coordinated and itinerary complete.  Hope to see you here.  You can also "Like" me at Missing Moments Facebook Page and keep up on all my posts as well.

Bon Voyage!  Wish us safe travels!


30 comments:

Nancy said...

Welcome back my friend! I've missed you and am looking forward to your summer vacation reveals. :)

Kerri Farley said...

Great to see you! and SAFE TRAVELS!!!!

S. Etole said...

Sounds like a great summer and an intriguing new adventure.

Terri said...

Lovely photos this morning! Best wishes for a fantastic sabbatical with the Professor!

Brian Miller said...

lovely shoreline....welcome back! love all the bouys as well on that dock....cant wait to see more of maine through your eyes...

Country Girl said...

Gorgeous set of images here, Reena. Welcome Home! Or rather, Bon Voyage!

Daryl said...

safe travels my friend and if you get bored in Amsterdam give me a holler and i will pop over!

Meryl Baer said...

Gorgeous pictures and I cannot wait to read about your new world-wide adventure.

Sylvia K said...

What a busy, wonderful summer you've had, Reena! Love your photos! And what an adventure lies ahead! Wishing you and the Professor a fantastic trip around the world!! Looking forward to lots of pics pf your latest adventure!!

bill lisleman said...

thanks for sharing your Maine living pics.
Cool feature of the internet is the ability to travel physically but yet stay on the same blog virtually. Have a great time traveling.

ladyfi said...

Oh, what lovely photos. Maine looks so beautiful.

Enjoy your round the world trip -- sounds amazing!

Florida Farm Girl said...

So glad to hear from you!! I've been missing you and wondering what you were up to. Sounds like a great summer in Maine. LOVE that picture of the clothes swaying in the breeze.

Have a great trip and keep us posted, okay?

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like you had a fun and productive time in Maine, Reena!

Dianne said...

Beautiful vignettes of your time in Maine and especially love those clothes billowing on the line ..... safe travels Reena.

eileeninmd said...

Reena, you have had a busy summer. But it also sounds like fun with the photography class. A trip around the world sounds wonderful. Wishing you Safe and happy travels.

Barbara Shallue said...

I love the pops of color in your photos...I can't wait to see what you have to share with us when you return from round-the-world!!

Catherine said...

Sounds like you have been a busy gal! Travel safe!
xo Catherine

Rose L said...

Welcome home! I have been continuing my photography as it fills me with peace to get with nature. Look forward to more lovely shots!

Mark said...

What? Leaving again? What a life. The photos are great, I can see why you love it so much. And a photography class? Sounds like fun. Enjoy your trip.

rainfield61 said...

So I am going to get to peek into your world again.

Linda R said...

Its so nice to see you. I have missed seeing your wonderful photos.

Have a blast on your trip. I am sure you will.

Hugs~





beth said...

wow....what a trip you're embarking on and WHAT? just a carry on.....oh lord, how do you do it ?

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

propelpmc said...

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CherryPie said...

It sounds like you had a fab time and you have more adventures just around the corner.

Enjoy :-)

Michael Manning said...

What an adventure! My oldest brother once suggested that I move to Maine. I can see why. Your photos are great!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Have a great trip! Beautiful post!

Joe said...

Welcome back!! Enjoy your next adventure.

GailO said...

Oh what a life you live!! I will have to live it vicariously by continuing to visit you here and on instagram:)

Just wondering what kind of boat you have ended up with?

xoxo

Milton Harris said...

Reena, I love your photos! You set a very high bar.