Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Spider and Irene

The Spider and Irene

The lights are flickering and the wind has not yet switched to our side of Mere Point. Sometimes waiting is the hardest part. Stay safe, all my dear ones on the east coast!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Carnival Lights

Today my thoughts are with everyone on the east coast who is busy making preparations for the hurricane that is bearing down on us. Here on Mere Point, cottagers are hauling out boats and docks, stocking up on non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries and...a little wine. So, before the gale leaves us in the dark, here are carnival lights from the Topsham Fair, in Topsham, Maine, that took place three weeks ago.

Our timing for a visit to the fair couldn't have been better. The setting sun gave way to a spectacular sunset, the perfect backdrop to the dazzle and glitz.

Night Falls on the Topsham Fair 01

The Topsham Fair 06

The Topsham Fair 05

The Topsham Fair 04

The Topsham Fair 03

Night Falls on the Topsham Fair 04

At last, dusk gave way to night making it impossible to capture a crisp photo, but I quite like the blur and festive atmosphere.

Stay safe everyone!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Skitched-image1.png The summer of 2011 holds the record as one of our busiest. The cottage has been full since June with the result of very few blog posts from smilla4. My camera memory cards are full of days gone by and images of Maine's ineffable to organize it all and catch up with everyone!

News of Android photography apps always grab my attention, so when I saw "Skitch" I knew I had to experiment. The app allows you to draw and superimpose text in a wide range of colors and styles on photos from your phone. I used a stylus (a challenge on a small cellphone screen!) for the quick "Cooperdoodle" but your fingertip will work just as well. Ooh...and it's free!

Also! Happy birthday to my little brother, celebrating a very grown-up number today! 

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