Saturday, January 30, 2010

Silver Sunday ~ January 31st

I am taking part in Silver Sunday hosted by Gypsy Fish Journal. I wasn't able to participate for a few weeks due to camera problems, but I am back. And this time around, I decided to share some vintage silver jewelry. Both of these pieces are from the 1960's, when I was a girl. My dad brought back the whale bracelet from a trip to Nantucket, and my best guess about the fish pin is that it came from the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. I think both designs have stood the test of time -- these pieces still look good to me today, especially the fish!

The Beauty of Maine ~ January

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I always say that Maine is beautiful in any season...

Oh, the summers are certainly sublime. During the months of July and August, I cannot imagine being in a better place than Maine.

But in January, there is still lots to love about the Pine Tree State. You just might have to look a little harder to appreciate winter's beauty.

This past week, I made a point of going to Portland Head Light to see if there was much wave action.

It turned out that the waves were pretty active although the sea was not as rough as I've seen it after other big storms.

Luckily, I arrived in late afternoon, when the sky was putting on a lovely light show. I took about 80 or 90 photos before heading back home.

The sun was setting as I was driving through Portland so I raced to the Town Landing in Falmouth to get a good view of the sunset over Casco Bay.

I made it in time to see a beautiful pink and gray sky...

And so you can see that winter sunsets here are glorious.

And they're just one reason that I say that Maine is beautiful year-round.