Saturday, December 18, 2021

Christmas Cookies 2021





 A tradition was born last year! One of my pandemic self-soothing activities is watching cookie decorating videos. You can only watch so many cookie decorating videos before you want to try it yourself! Last Christmas I finally did, and really enjoyed it.  There are only 2 of us, tho, and Doug isn't much for sweets, so I decorate way more cookies than we want or need. Solution? Well, I gift some of them, but many will go to the Bread of Life, the soup kitchen near my house. I get the joy of decorating & they get some holiday cheer; I love a win-win. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Shed Pond, Readfield

 



The autumn colors were subdued but nevertheless beautiful on our Sunday hike to Shed Pond. 

Monday, June 21, 2021

A Daisy A Day

The daisies currently booming up a storm in my garden made me think of this.
Maine singer/songwriter released A Daisy A Day in 1973. Strunk, who was born in New York, adopted Maine & wrote many songs about his new home. 
Jud Strunk was 45 when he passed away in a plane crash. 
I often heard my grandmother humming this song, when I was a child. 

Daisy A Day
He remembers the first time he met ‘er
He remembers the first thing she said
He remembers the first time he held her
And the night that she came to his bed
He remembers her sweet way of singin'
Honey has somethin' gone wrong
He remembers the fun and the teasin'
And the reason he wrote ‘er this song
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away
They would walk down the street in the evenin'
And for years I would see them go by
And their love that was more than the clothes that they wore
Could be seen in the gleam of their eye
As a kid they would take me for candy
And I loved to go taggin' along
We'd hold hands while we walked to the corner
And the old man would sing ‘er his song
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away
Now he walks down the street in the evenin'
And he stops by the old candy store
And I somehow believe he's believin'
He's holdin' ‘er hand like before
For he feels all her love walkin' with him
And he smiles at the things she might say
Then the old man walks up to the hilltop
And gives her a daisy a day
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Canada Geese & Goslings at Togus Pond


 There was a lot of activity at Togus Pond this morning! We pulled over for a snapping turtle, intending to move her across the road, but then realized she was already in the process of laying her eggs in the sand & gravel at the side to the road, so Doug watched over her until she finished, and had buried the nest, and then he helped her back to the water. 
I heard loons & saw red-winged blackbirds, saw ducks & frogs & finches - but the best was this family of Canada geese.