31 July 2013

41st Day of Summer

At long last!



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30 July 2013

40th Day of Summer

Earlier this month was the anniversary of the day I met my husband, 22 years ago.

For what ever reason, he ALWAYS remembers this. And for what ever reason, I SOMETIMES remember.

This year, I remembered on the DAY OF, but there he was one step ahead of me, with a lovely greeting card that melted my heart yet again.

This is not a perfect guy. I could list fault after fault (just like he could put fault after fault on a list about me). But he remembers THE DAY WE MET.

Is that cool, or what? :)

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29 July 2013

39th Day of Summer



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28 July 2013

38th Day of Summer



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27 July 2013

37th Day of Summer

Handsomest guy on any lake in Maine. :)



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26 July 2013

36th Day of Summer

Grandpa on the lake; complete with NRA cap! :) (Not to mention a hefty bass).



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25 July 2013

35th Day of Summer

Today is my son's 26th birthday. He is so precious to me, and lives MUCH too far away. :(

Here's an adorable shot with him and his lovely girlfriend. I love these faces!!



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24 July 2013

34th Day of Summer



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23 July 2013

33rd Day of Summer



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22 July 2013

32nd Day of Summer



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21 July 2013

31st Day of Summer



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20 July 2013

30th Day of Summer

Inside and outside view...





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19 July 2013

29th Day of Summer

Growing profusely in the woods on the side of our garage...



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18 July 2013

28th Day of Summer

A sign of things to come...



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17 July 2013

27th Day of Summer

Today I am sick with a summer cold. :(

But here's what I see in my garden!



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16 July 2013

26th Day of Summer

Don't blink.

If you haven't seen the "Don't Blink" episode of Doctor Who, then you won't get it. But if you have... does this little angel freak you out, or what?

My mom bought it for me when she was visiting last week and clearly, she has not seen Doctor Who.

When my daughter walked out into the yard and saw it, she said, "No. NO!" And then she was afraid to turn around.

Silly as it is, each time I'm out there watering flowers or mowing or doing anything else, I find myself looking back over my shoulder to see if it's moved.

I think maybe it did a little bit.



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15 July 2013

25th Day of Summer

When we moved to Maine, they told us we wouldn't need air conditioning.

For about 49 weeks out of the year, that's true.

In fact, it's true all the time if in the summertime one doesn't need to clean anything or cook anything or walk upstairs or across a room. Or breathe.

Or if one is a hero. Which I most certainly AM NOT.

Best invention known to man, right here...



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14 July 2013

24th Day of Summer

Kayaking in Maine...



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13 July 2013

23rd Day of Summer

Lunch in Freeport.



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12 July 2013

22nd Day of Summer

Dinner at Sea Dogs in Topsham.



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11 July 2013

21st Day of Summer

My girls.



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10 July 2013

20th Day of Summer

Visiting the cousins in Connecticut. And their chickens.



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09 July 2013

19th Day of Summer

Aren't they cute? :)



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08 July 2013

18th Day of Summer

My darling husband with his favorite cat.

Notice how he is pointing so the cat will look at the birds.

It never works. But still he points. And somehow, both are entertained.



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07 July 2013

17th Day of Summer

All the lilies are blooming now.



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06 July 2013

16th Day of Summer

My son, who now lives in Arizona, arrived yesterday for a week in Maine. And he brought his lovely girlfriend with him.

After an afternoon in the Old Port and lobster rolls at Gritty's, we geared up for a heated family game of Trivial Pursuit.



















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05 July 2013

15th Day of Summer

A cook out and a birthday. And a surprising fellow sitting in the driver's seat...







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