Eiders, that is... a flock of seven surface searchers sitting on the surface of the bay this evening. I watched them for a while, thinking it odd (or perhaps not) that there would be six males and one female.
The weather has suddenly become summer-like and so the flowers are in full bloom across the fields. I was struck today by the gentle and quiet beauty they add all around the house. I even brought a few into the house, put them into a vase and created an "arrangement". I really did arrange them too, with a piece of tall grass from the field making an upward thrust out of the complementary colors of the lupine and the buttercups. A beautiful centerpiece for the kitchen table.
The clover blossoms were the final piece for the triadic color scheme, with the lupine blue enough to count as a blue. They all have such a wonderful texture and delicate color structure.
I was born in Ellsworth and grew up in Winter Harbor, Maine and have lived here most of my life. I received my Bachelor's (1973) and Master's (2005) degrees from the University of Maine. I am a Maine boy through and through.