Monday, September 24, 2012

A Few More Mushrooms

The first frost has not yet arrived, but it is coming soon.  The air is cooler and since we have gotten over 7 inches of rain in the past few weeks, the mushrooms are having one of their best displays in years!  One of the best places to view the mushrooms is in Herring Cove Provincial Park on the trail from the campground to the beach.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mushrooms and More Mushrooms

After over 5 inches of rain this week, the mushrooms have exploded.  I took lots of pictures this week, but one particular picture led to a series of kaleidoscopes.  I actually only used the top one, but the hidden colors were amazing.  You will be seeing mushroom kaleidoscopes for a few more weeks as I explore all these interesting shapes!

mushroom with green center

mushroom with blue center

mushroom with cream center and brown star

mushroom with brown center

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fog and Reflections

I took a trip on the Lubec-Eastport Ferry this week to support the Ferry.  I did learn that they will be running at least another year so let's all support them in this effort.  In fact, there may even be an Eastport-St Andrews Ferry next year if all the security details can be worked out.  This will help the area tremendously although I really would like to see a St Andrews-Campobello Ferry some day!  It would help Campobello residents immensely with banking, getting to the mainland and other necessities of living in a country without having to go to another country to get back to the country of residence, and the tourists would enjoy it too.

The trip over featured wonderful reflections in the water and the trip back featured tremendous fog.   The weather changes quickly in the Passamaquoddy Bay and Bay of Fundy regions which is part of why I love it here.

Fog Surrounding Pirate Ship HMSBounty

The day we went to Eastport was the first day of their pirate festival so this ship was docked there.

Fog at the Pier

Reflections Before Fog Settled In

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Maine Rocks

I took a mini vacation for two days this week and went with my parents to the Schoodic Peninsula which has a small part of  Acadia National Park. We looked at lots of rocks and I found out  that my fascination with rocks must be hereditary.  My parents and my grandparents all collected them!  I created the 3 kaleidoscopes below from pictures which featured the beautiful rocks of that area!

Today is our last official day of the season in the  After today's open studio tour, please call us for an appointment to view Michael's work.  Michael heads out on Tuesday for a painting trip to the Grand Canyon called Plein Air on the Rim which is part of the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.  Last year he did well with painting sales which benefit the Grand Canyon National Park in their effort to establish an Art Museum on the Rim.  He will certainly be seeing lots of rocks in the next 2 weeks!