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!