Friday, June 23, 2017

What's for Lunch?

We headed into Portland for the Greek Festival and ran into a good friend, James Vander Schaaf, Anna's husband.  We enjoyed spanakopita, Greek salad, good conversation and memories of Anna.  
We brought home some baklava and Greek wedding cookies for later.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Friendly Surprise

Our friends, Archer and Karen Ann, are returning to Maine for the summer from Florida.  They were supposed to leave Sarasota a couple of weeks after us but unfortunately, they both suffered some medical issues which prevented their leaving until this past Tuesday.  They should arrive at their condo in Kennebunk on Saturday.  They have a short amount of time before heading west for a river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers.  I thought it might be nice to spruce up their front garden so they had a little summer color when they arrived and didn't have to try to get some plantings done in their short window of time.

I picked up some impatiens and got them planted today.  Hope they like orange.
It was a fairly small area and 24 plants filled it nicely.  Now for a little rain!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Back Cove Walk

After Bill's Dr appointment, we chose to walk the 3.5 miles around the Back Cove in Portland.  It was HOT, 90ish but with a good breeze, it was tolerable and we did remember to bring water.
Lots of these iris blooming; they are so pretty!
It took us over an hour to make the loop and we really only stopped to use the port-a-potty (ugh) and take a couple of pictures.  There is a kind of Ninja Warrior course on one side of the loop, looks like fun but I bet it isn't.
These were just a couple of the half dozen or so obstacles and this was the short wall.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Riding to Bug Light Park

After weeks of cold, wet, cloudy, dreary days, seems like summer might have finally arrived. Although it was predicted to be in the 90's, we took the bikes and headed for Wainwright Fields in Scarborough for our first bike ride of the year.  From there we rode to Bug Light Park, one of our favorite destinations.

It was hot (90*) but there was a good wind blowing, at about 10-12 mph.  We stayed for about an hour, having snacks and enjoying the spectacular day.  When we are in Florida, I forget how beautiful the coast of Maine is.
The ride back was a lot of work, pedaling into the wind but we enjoyed our afternoon.  This field of tall grass blowing in the wind was a lot prettier than the picture...
These flowers were blooming in bunches all along the trail.  I call them wild Sweet William but I'm pretty sure they are called something else.  
We also saw one of the 100+ cruise ships coming to Portland this summer, lots of flying kites and could hear music from the Old Port Festival.

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