Monday, November 9, 2009


Good Morning all,
The show this past weekend I did not do well. I was alittle disappointed. I did get more customers for my mailing list. I also made enough to get the necessary licenses and permits for my cookie business. So there was some positive in the weekend. I always try to find the positive in a bad situation. Because there usually is something good. I hope next weekends show is better though. You know maybe next year I will do my photography part time and the cookies full time and then the following year I can reverse it. Just to get the cookie business out there. I am still in thought processes for all of this. Everything is subject to change. But I do know that I will have both businesses and which one will be full time and which will be part time is to be determined. I just have to have a plan and stick with it and see how the year goes (2010) and take it from there. Any input would be great!
The photo is milkweed with its seeds bursting out of its pod.
Have a great day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Holidays are Coming!

Good Morning all,
The holidays are upon us and now is the time to start thinking of the gifts for family, friends and co-workers or treat yourself. Above I have added my 2009 Calendar Collection. These are the 5x7 size and I also have similar calendars in 81/2 x 11 on my website on the What's New in 2009 page. They make great gifts and if you order any photos, notecards or calendars online you will receive a free gift valued at $12.00 on your first purchase of $25.00 or more. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hello Again!!!!

Helloooooo!!!! Sorry I have been gone so long. I have been busy and trying to reevaluate my business. Emotionally it has been a crazy few months. The last 3 shows were flops. Which of course would leave one feeling discouraged. I have been trying to stay optimistic but it has been difficult. I have decided to open a cookie/cupcake business next year providing I can get the necessary permits and licenses. The business will only be part time and I will attend a couple of local farmer's markets where I will sell the cookies and cupcakes and in the Fall I will have an marketing plan to sell them to various office complexes in my area for holiday gifts or for parties. I still believe my photography will do well it is just going to take longer than I had hoped. Where everyone loves a good cookie or cupcake and they should sell much faster and more of them. Which is why I am doing the cookie/cupcake business to supplement until the photography takes off. I actually thought of opening a bakery/photo gallery, but soon realized that my photography would suffer tremendously and that is not what I want. I do know that my photography is my #1 job and the cookies/cupcakes are #2. I love doing both, but photography more.
I have also been working on some new photo projects and I will also have some cookie/cupcake photos coming soon. I will try my hardest to stay in touch and keep you informed with my progress and I hope you all will give me your input.
I have made some changes to my website. Please check it out.
Talk to you all soon
Have a Great Day!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Too Much Humidity!

Hi All!
Sorry I haven't been around in a while, I have been busy with shows. My next show isn't until September 12th. So I have some time to get things together and restock supplies. Lots of printing and matting to be done. And working in the humidity is no fun! I was born and raised in Connecticut and the summers were filled with hot humid days. So having an air conditioner wasn't a bad idea. So when I moved to Maine I found it to be much cooler in the summers with maybe 3 weeks of hot humid days if that. So the air conditioner wasn't needed. But this past week or more seems never ending. There should be some relief next week.
The photo above was sunset on the Sebasticook Lake here in Maine. I haven't done much photographing lately, because of my shows and working a the coop. Business is doing okay despite the economy. I hope next year is better. I have 7 shows left this year. I am actually looking forward to the winter when I can work on all the winter projects I have accumulated this year so far. Alot of big changes for next year I'm feeling. I am still waiting for that first sale on my website. I know this isn't the time of year people spend time on the Internet. It's usually too nice to be inside. I am hoping through my shows that people will visit and purchase on my website when it's too cool to be outside. I still have alot to learn about getting my website out there, I guess we would call that Marketing. My site has only been up less than a year. I am trying to be patient, but I am also trying to get the word out in every way I know. I am so determined to make by business work! I have a fellow photographer friend, who has been a tremendous help with thoughts and ideas to make my business better. Though we do alot of shows together, her work is more towards wildlife and landscapes, where mine is more close up nature and my color reflections collection and black & white. She has been a true friend. Please check out her website at
Well thanks for listening. I will continue to be patient, persevere and be positive! I hope you all have a nice day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Snake Question?????

Hi All!
For all you snake lovers I have a question that I would love an answer to. I have several small red bellied brown snakes on the property and I have noticed that a few of them will freak out and die while others seem fine. I don't see them unless I get too close the them with the mower. The garter snakes just move out of the way and are not phased by my mower. Are they that sensitive? Please could someone out there let me know if they are that sensitive. I may not like snakes, but I would NEVER hurt one. They keep the slugs in check. They are a great bonus to the garden.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Well I just wanted to get that out there, I have to get back to work. I have a big show this weekend.
Have a great day everyone

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunshine comes to Maine!!!

Finally after weeks of cloudy gloomy weather we now are on a stretch of sunshine. I am between shows right now and catching up on odds and ends and really need to focus outside in the garden. I think I will do some photographing in the morning and then start weeding and around noon start mowing my 6 inches plus of lawn. All the while I will be dodging frogs and snakes who keep cool in the grass on the hot days.
I really hope it doesn't rain next week for my next show which is a big show lasting 4 long days. I Have done this show about 2 years ago and did terrible. I am hoping that with the 40th anniversary of this show and all the advertising that is being done I will do better. Here's hoping.
I hope everyone is having a great summer!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Following your path

Hi Everyone!
I believe we all have a path to follow in life. We just have to figure out what path we need to follow and if it is the right path. I have found if you follow your heart listen to your gut instinct and if it feels real good. Then you are on your way. I believe I have chosen the right career choice for me. Or should I say choices, why limit yourself. I have been running my own photography business for the past 3 years and every year it gets better. Now I am venturing into the cookie business. Photography being my main job and the cookies as a part time job. I love doing both and I will do both. What I love about doing what I love is that I have total control over everything. So soon there will be a new cookie business in Maine. I have the utmost confidence that both businesses will do well. With hard work and perseverance and a positive attitude all will prevail. Do what you love and love what you do.
The above photos are from my Color Reflections Collection. Which you can see more of on my website
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Time for a break

Hi All,
Sorry I haven't been in touch, it has been a very busy time for me. With my shows and getting prepared between shows it has been exhausting. This is my first day off in about 3 weeks. Yeah! I like keeping busy, but today I just hung out and did a little of this and a little of that. I did manage to get some photographing done yesterday morning. My lilies and poppies are looking fabulous! Having a hard time keeping up with my business class, I kinda fell behind the past few weeks, so I will spend the next week trying to catch up. Tomorrow I will get back to work catch up on the things that I fell behind on and stock supplies for my next show, and weed my garden and mow the lawn. Next big show isn't til the 1st of August. So it gives me alittle time to catch up.
The weather here has been kinda lousy, but during my shows the weather seems to improve. Thanks God.
Chow for now
Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I'm done with the gloomy days!

Hi all,
For the past week and a half it has been rainy, cloudy and gloomy. We have had only 1 afternoon of sunshine. The week ahead doesn't look any better. Maybe next weekend we will get some sunshine. So if you have sunshine please enjoy it and some for me too. In the mean time I will cheer myself up with my sunflower (below) and my blanketflower (above).
Last weeks market show was a large crowd and I did better and lots of good promotion was done and even possible be backs for next weeks show.
I have also been busy working on a new business venture which I hope will be ready for business in May of 2012. Really not a long time to plan a business, but I am eager to get it going. Right now I am working out the details to see if in fact I can handle such a large task. I'm working out a sample work schedule just to give myself and idea of what I can expect. Lots and lots of details to iron out. Oh what is the business venture? Well I don't want to say too much I'm a little superstitious, but it has to do with my baking and other hobbies I enjoy. My goal is to love going to work everyday without over stressing about it.
Have great day everyone!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Making social connections

Good Morning Everyone,
Well it's still rainy outside so I have had the chance to try to figure out how to get my social connections here and on Facebook. I'm slowly but surely getting there. I am determined to get my photography out there for everyone to view and of course purchase. I truly love my career as a photographer and I work long hours not just photographing but trying to figure out how to network and market my photographs. I want and will succeed as a photographer and IF I fail (and I won't!) it wouldn't be from lack of trying. I will continue to master my photography and master the business side of photography too. Perseverance, Persistence and a Positive attitude will get me to the top of my game! So for all of you who are trying to succeed in what you love and are running into a couple of walls don't give up. Keep on trying! If you want it to happen it will!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Everything is Bloomin!

Hi All
My peonies are finally blooming and I am photographing every chance that it isn't raining or too cloudy. The rain is starting to spread out the bushes. Next year I will get the peony rings. The Viceroy are also busy getting more Viceroy into the world. My gardens are blooming all over and in between rain drops I photograph.
Well the Bangor Outdoor Market that I am doing every Thursday night until the end of July is so so. Last week I made a little money, This week no money. I try to keep in mind that it is only 3 hours in the evening and it is still early in the season. So I will stay positive and hope for the best and no rain.
I think for now I have finally caught up with most of my work. I can take a breather and regroup.
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Face Only A Mother Could Love

Hi Everyone
Yesterday I went to a friends house to help with a kitchen sink removal which luckily took no time at all then we when on a photo shoot. I shot alot of great photos. I wanted to share these because when I photographed this Snapping Turtle she was laying eggs (up to 60 plus)and she had dug a hole along side the road and dropping the eggs into it. If you look at the top photo you can see a little white egg. In about 90-120 days the little hatchlings will appear and head to the pond that is to the left of her in the bottom 2 photos. I hope I can photograph them. Though my chances are not good being I live an hour away, but now that I know what to look for I can find nests near the side of the road near my home where I have seen them on the side of the road. They lay their eggs in a sandy soil which the side of the road there is plenty. Here's hoping.
The Bangor outdoor market went well and there will be another one this Thursday 6/18.
Slowly catching up with things. Today I decided to rest up I am so exhausted that I can't really focus too much on anything. Tomorrow I'll get an early start and get things done!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Good Morning All,

I am in the process of finishing up my marketing homework for my business class, which can I say is mind boggling. I was also trying to come up with a mission statement for my photography business. Let me tell you that was so tough! I 'm also getting ready for my first show this Thursday in Bangor, Maine. It is the Artisan Outdoor Market in Downtown Bangor from 5pm-8pm. Come on down if your in the area. The will also be music. An Elvis impersonator. Will be fun!
By the way the previous photos are of a pair of groundhog pups and a ash tree leaf. This one is of decorative iron stairs.
I have been so busy that I am having a hard time keeping up with everything. I have had to create a schedule for the entire summer so I am sure to get everything done. I hope it works out. Though I do try to make sure that I save time for me so I can re group and keep from going too crazy. I find that if I can completely forget about all my problems and do something out of the ordinary I can easily go back to the business at hand. Even if it's just reading a magazine. It's all about keeping a clear head and getting things done right.
Well back to my marketing. Chat with you soon.
Have a great day!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Photos

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. I have been so busy getting ready for my summer shows and photographing and I also started a business class and keeping up with my gardening and mowing I have had my hands full!
So far I haven't pulled out my hair yet! By the end of the month I will have all my photographs ready to start my shows, which you can see my show schedule on my website I photograph when the weather is good. Then I started taking a business class on creating a business plan which is turning out to be very helpful with my photography business and my soon to be cookie business. Yes I am starting another business. I love to bake cookies during the holidays and I have been told on more than one occasion that I should start a cookie business and in this current economy there is no time like the present. I am also working at a Co-op where I sell my photography and soon my cookies and part of my membership at the co-op is to work 12 days from mid May to mid October. And if that isn't enough I also maintain about 2 acres plus of lawn and a large flower garden which I am determined to keep the weeds out. So needless to say life got real busy after a quiet winter. I will look forward to January when things slow down some not too much though. Who knows with any luck it won't slow down.
I'll try harder to keep in touch!
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The trees are budding

Here in Maine the trees are budding all over. I think these are budding maple leaves, but I'm not exactly sure. I photographed this just a few hours ago.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

itsy bitsy spiders

I have been so busy getting my garden in shape, weeding, mulching, transplanting and there is still more to do. I decided yesterday morning to take a break and photograph around the yard and that's when I came across these 2 itsy bitsy spiders hanging around my porch. The spider on the right maybe a baby wolf spider, I haven't been able to identify the other one. They are both about the same size. Though the wolf spider will get much larger.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's a Tomato Horn worm

It's a tomato hornworm. The are so effective in camouflaging themselves among the tomato plants. You literally can't see them. Once you've seen one then you can see others. Last year I have several dozens of these pests and since I try to be as organic as possible they won the battle. I still got a good crop of tomatoes though. This year I will be moving my tomatoes to a different location in the garden and if they do come back I will ask to neighbor kids to come over and pluck them and give them to their chickens! I have a real problem squashing a 4 inch meaty little worm. Though I will say they are very photogenic. It's amazing what you will see in the garden once you really start looking.
Happy gardening!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another Look at Nature

I thought while I was on the subject of imagination, I wanted to add the above photo to the collection. I won't tell you what it is, just that you may not always see it when it's staring right back at you! I'll leave it up to you all to figure out what it is and I will post the photos of what it is in a few days. Please leave comments if you know what it is, or what you think it might be. Have fun with this one.
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


The imagination can be a beautiful thing. I recently viewed a blog that reminded me about how abstract my past work was. The photos here are of construction materials which could make for a very interesting photograph. Though I look at these photos and I did take them with corporate/industrial theme in mind, but realistically when I think about it how many homes would have these kinds of photos? Then I thought anybody who enjoys the uniqueness of construction materials or I should say the imagination to see beyond construction and see a beautiful piece of art. So I will be pulling out the old abstracts to see just who would be interested in my art. While I was in photography school in Seattle I really enjoyed hanging around the pier and construction sites to photograph close up abstracts of whatever looked good. Black and white was and still is my favorite medium of photography though color has a big spot too. Especially when it comes to some of the nature work I do. Photography has really opened my eyes to the world around me. I see things now that I would have never saw before. I absolutely love photography! Take a minute and look around you and what do you see? I bet there is a photograph there somewhere.
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Well here in Maine we have had a great stretch of nice weather. I have been able to get some gardening done, alittle tilling, alittle weeding and finding lots of earthworms. I mean lots! I have black plastic paths in my garden that had some some small dirt piles and under those dirt piles where huge clusters of earthworms. They were everywhere. So where I tilled I threw them on those beds and they almost immediately disappeared into the soil. Tell ya I don't have any soil problems with that many earthworm! Which is very good! You just never know what you will discover in the garden. It's kinda like being a kid again, you get in there and clean and weed and you seen new things and explore and try to understand why. The earthworms were trying to stay warm from the black plastic and also trying to keep from drying out. There is always a reason why nature does what it does. We just have to figure it out. You never, never, never stop learning! This is when I wish I had some kids around to show and tell with. Some how I don't think my dogs really care. They would probably try to eat them. Yuck!!

So in between trying to get my gardening done and all the other errands that I have been running around doing, I have managed to update my website and have added a What's New in 2009 page which contains 2010 calendars and I will also now be accepting credit card payments. I am very excited about it! I hope that it will boost my sales some. Please visit my website at and let me know your thoughts. I can take some criticism.

Everyone Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Today was the first chance I've had to get out and start cleaning the gardens. I was weeding out the dandelions, which unless you can get the entire tap root it will be back soon. I was cleaning around my snake garden and getting it ready for some planting and seeing what is coming back. I saw the beginnings of my sea holly, pink bee balm, yarrow, thyme, creeping phlox as well as lots of earthworms and some cut worms which were disposed of (the cutworms). I also started on my garden by my back porch which is now named the bee balm garden. The bee balm has taken over half the garden space about 3 feet wide, by about 4-5 feet long. Some people don't like the bee balm because it can be invasive, but it love it because it attracts the hummingbirds and butterflies. I checked the large garden and saw my hollyhocks, iris, lady's mantle, valerian which kinda looks like queen anne's lace, but grows much taller and is very fragrant and is an herb and attracts butterflies, I also noticed phlox and I do grow wild queen anne's lace too. I checked out my walking stick tree and it's looking fabulous and the branches are all curly like. Generally everything is looking good and survived a Maine winter. In a couple more weeks if the good weather continues I'll be done with the clean up and see more new growth.
This is one of the most exciting times of the year for me as a gardener, because if the plants come back then I know I have done well as a gardener and I am encouraged to plant more.
So with that said I am off to do more gardening have fun getting dirty.
Happy gardening!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April showers May flowers

As I wait for the May flowers and for the April showers to end. I sit patiently at my desk looking at my garden thinking about what flowers I will add to the garden. I have already purchased and beautiful purple day lily as well as purple and orange phlox. All of which will add a nice rich vibrants to the garden. I planted seedling perennials last year and I am anxious to see if they come back. I have an abundance of red bee balm that I have to move which will go into my snake garden. Yes I have a snake garden. It is a small garden with a large rock in the middle. The garden was there before we moved in so now I have learned over the years that there is apparently snake housing below the rock. So I get my gardening there done early and that way I can see the snakes (gardener) early and not get surprised! So weeding has become a problem with the snakes and all. So that is why I am transplanting the bee balm there. Weeds will be less and the snakes will be undisturbed and it will look good. We'll both be happy.
That will be one less garden to worry about. My large garden is a combination flower, vegetable and fruit garden. I have started my tomatoes, broccoli and my herbs. I'm still thinking what to add next. I'm thinking of more daylilies, and peonies. I absolutely love my peonies. My garden is my canvas for my photography so I try to find and add different flowers every year, until the garden is full. A lot of the flowers on my website are from my garden. I am so trying to keep my garden as maintenance free as possible. Early in the season I have lots of time to maintain it, but when I start my shows my time is very limited and unfortunately the weeds take over. Some day maybe this year I will win over the weeds. We will see.
Happy gardening!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

While waiting for the spring thaw

This is a photograph of my walking stick tree with some new signs of spring. The tree is only just under 4 feet tall, but it's getting there.
So as I wait for the ground to thaw before I can do any gardening, I thought I'd work on a project. Well the project is to make photo trays that I can use for my art shows to display and store my photos in when not doing shows. So there would be a top and bottom. I took the time to work out the dimensions, and I even made a cardboard version to see how it would look. Well this morning I started the project and keep in mind that I am not a carpenter, but I do know my way around a workshop somewhat. Everything was going smoothly for the most part until it was time to put the sides together. Now I asked the guy at the hardware store should I use screws or nails. He said screws, on the other hand Mom says nails. I went with screws and glued the seams. But the screws split the wood in several places despite pre drilling. Now if I had it my way I would buy the trays, but I can't find what I am looking for. And I don't know any local carpenters who could do the job. I need trays that are between 3-5 inches high and from 8-14 inches wide and about 22 inches in length. If anyone out there can tell me where I can find these sizes please let me know. I would love to keep my sanity! Though I am not one to give up easily. So I am back to the drawing board after I have gained some of my sanity back. I will persevere! I will make my trays and they will do exactly as I want! I hope. But if anyone know where I can buy them that would be great!!!
I will be making some changes to my website soon keep an eye out!
Hey everybody have a great day!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Has Arrived!

Welcome to Spring! These little lambs were born on Sunday the 23rd. Two females Robin (with the tan on her neck) and Spring. The names are appropriate for the season. Below is their mother Ellen. These lovely little lambs belong to my neighbor whose animals I watched over this past February. There are 2 more ewes that are expecting soon. I'll be watching for their lambs.

If this isn't a sign of spring! I absolutely love spring it is my favorite time of year. I now go out every day with my dogs and walk the property looking for signs of spring. There is still alot of snow, but it is disappearing. I'm eager to start working the garden, but that's still about 2 or 3 weeks away. I can see small buds on the trees and lilacs and azaleas. The robins are back in town. I feel re energized! Spring in a great season. Everything is fresh and new. Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Good Morning all, Spring is finally on the way. Tomorrow is the first day of Spring and here in Maine the weather will be sunny and in the lower 40's. I see the snow slowly melting away, and I can see things in the garden that I haven't seen since December. I can actually walk in my backyard without sinking up to my knees in snow. Though the mud season is in full swing. There is still time for more snow, which I hope doesn't happen!
Sunday this the beginning of maple syrup season. I'll be heading north to check out a maple sugarhouse which also has a buffalo farm. I also hope to see some moose. This time of year moose and car accident are more frequent. I'll be watching the roadsides more closely. At night especially you can't really see the moose because they are so tall and the headlights don't reach the eyes. So you have to be extra careful driving. It is a very serious accident if you do collide with a moose. Anyway I will post any pictures I get from that day.
The photograph above was taken last year as spring arrived in my backyard. Never did figure out what kind of tree this is. If anyone knows let me know. You can see more photos like this on my website
Tuesday night I saw the space shuttle go over my house. It looked like a slow moving shooting star, but way faster than an airplane. Our local weatherman told us to watch for it and though it looked like a star it was still very cool to see. That will probably be the one and only time I will ever see a space shuttle. Sometimes its the little things in life that can be exciting!
Have A Great Day Everyone!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mud Season

Mud season has arrived! Which means spring is on the way!!!!! Today it's sunny and about 50 degrees outside with a light breeze.
This photograph I just took today and it is a small stream within my tire tracks on my driveway which will be mostly mud once all the snow has melted. It will be tough driving in and out of the driveway. A little 4 wheelin in the drivway.
I am so anxious for spring! I can't wait to start up my photo shoots. I'll be starting my tomato and broccoli seeds indoors in a couple of weeks.
I have pretty much tied up my loose ends with the business including finishing my taxes yeah! I have some new products that I will be adding to my website soon, as well as all my shows. I only have 2 more shows to hear from which I am hoping will be this week and I will then put them on my website for you to see.
I guess now I can take some time and kick back and relax a bit. Not! I'll find plenty to keep me busy. There is always something I forgot about.
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, March 2, 2009


Just when you think spring is on the way. Winter manages to BLAST us one more time! Oh and it's not 2 or 3 inches or even 5 inches we're talking up to another 14 inches!!! Roar! Says old man winter. I will not leave you yet! The gentle lamb will wait. As in, in like a lion out like a lamb. Something like that. Although when you live in Maine winter ends sometime in April. Oh well. Suck it up! Patience is a virtue as they say.
Anyway I have decided to start a cookie business as well as keeping my photography business. I expect the cookie business to kick off in September. I have been baking for the last 15 years for family and friends during the holidays and I have been told on many occasions that I should start a cookie business. So after lots of thinking and considering how big the business could be I have decided that if I can get the necessary licenses needed to get start it will be a go come September. I'm excited and nervous with the prospect of what could be.
This is a photograph of a milkweed pod in my back yard. Please see more of my photos at Please feel free to comment on my photos or anything else. I look forward to hearing from you.
Have a great day!

Friday, February 27, 2009

It will be a good year!

I am trying to decide what photo to post today, and what is it I want to talk about. I am going to work on my 2009 budget for my shows based on what I have heard regarding the economy. I will also work on a 2010 budget in hopes that the economy is better as predicted by our government. I want to stay on a positive note. I truly believe that despite this recession it will be a good year. I think for many of us it will mean changes in our lives some good and some not so good. A lot of us will start our own businesses. Who really knows what our future holds for us, we just have to follow our hearts and instincts which will get us to where we want to be. We have to stay positive and be confident in what ever we are doing. All in good time. As our President says it is time for change. I have to believe in myself and wanting to make a living as a photographer, because there isn't anything else I want to do. Photography is my life and I am more determined than ever to learn everything I can to make my business a successful one. The other night I took a business intro class and it was very interesting in the fact that I know more than I thought and I have tons to learn and better understand. There is a continuation of this business class which will be about 6-8 weeks long and will go into more detail. Which I think is exactly what I need to be a better business person. I will persevere, I will be a successful photographer doing what I love within 2 years! If you want something bad enough you will get it!
Here are 2 quotes that I think are perfect for this post.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
-Abraham Lincoln
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
-Albert Schweitzer
Also take a moment to visit my website
Let me know what your thoughts are? Are you starting a new business?
Have a great day everyone and stay POSITIVE!

Monday, February 23, 2009


This is what my backyard looks like right now. My grapes and blackberry vines are half buried in snow and my back porch has about 2 feet of snow on it. Though it is very windy gusting to 30mph the railing don't have much snow. This afternoon I will take the dogs out to play. Ben (he's the photo on the home page next to about me) loves the snow and will go out and dig tunnels in it, and now the snow is deep enough to do it. If I had to guess I would say there is over 3 feet of snow in the yard and that doesn't include the snow drifts. The snow is starting to let up some, but they expect another 1-2 inches before the day is done. I did get a couple of interesting photos out of this storm and will be added to my website
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
-Anne Bradstreet
Have a great day!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Winter Blues

February though it is the shortest month seems to be the longest. We just had 8 inches of snow day before yesterday and now tonight we might get as much as 14 inches of snow on top of that. So why you ask do I live in Maine, the other seasons so make it worth staying. So I suck it up and bundle up and keep waiting for the arrival of spring and all it's beauty. You know alot of us go through this every season. The summer is so hot that we can't wait for winter and yet winter is so cold and snowy we can't wait for summer. Seems we can't be happy no matter what season we are in. So maybe we should be thankful that we can enjoy each season for what it brings to us.
My little friend the brown squirrel feels the same as the rest of us. Actually this little guy was being chase by another brown squirrel when they saw me and decided it would be more fun to chase me than each other, and brown squirrels aren't a squirrel to mess with.
Stay warm and enjoy the seasons what ever they are.
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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
-Rachel Carson

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Well as I said yesterday we would have more storms before spring. Thursday they are expecting a snow storm with anywhere from 6 to 10 inches. So I thought I would show you these photos of icicles which are one of the many beauties of winter. Though winter is very cold it is very beautiful especially after a fresh snow fall on a bright sunny day with brillant blue skies.
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