Friday, May 28, 2010

the view from the dike.....

On the way home from a meeting in Calais last night, Mother Nature really embraced me. In Baring, at the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, a male bald eagle kept me company for a bit - sailing along, white tail feathers spread, headed to his nest...
In the Meddybemps area and then again around Cooper, small herds of deer were in the fields - their coats were all shaggy from their winter shedding and the bright red of their summer colors were shining through.
With the windows open, I could smell the apples blossoms and the lilac bushes, heavy with flower cones.
I even stopped to take a picture of bee hives in a blueberry field and the quiet sounds of the evening were so soothing.
As I drove into Machias, the picture above is what greeted me from the dike. The dike protects the Middle River (in the pic) from the salt water of Machias Bay, and nearly every summer day it becomes a place of commerce - a living breathing flea market. From one end to the other, vendors stretch along the parking area on the fresh water side selling flowers, fish, antiques, junk, wooden Adirondack chairs, handmade toys and a thousand other bits.
If you stand at the dike and look west in the evening, this is your view.
Turn around at dawn and there is a similar postcard picture of the dawn.
ahhhhhhhhh.....

4 comments:

Fearless Nester said...

That image is so beautiful. The way you describe your drive, I can tell that you too count your blessings to live in this paradise we know as Maine. That, and of course the fact that you just write beautifully too. ~Lili

SHANNA WHEELOCK said...

ahhhh - love moments like these, when everything feels balanced and aligned.

Becky said...

Gorgeous sunset! Beautiful scenery where you live. Have a nice weekend!

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