Monday, August 2, 2010

I’m back and I’ve missed you

It’s been a long week and I’ve just returned home from a wonderful one spent on the coast of Maine and will tell you all about it soon.

But for now, it’s late as I write this – and it took especially long for us to get home, so I’ll just leave you with a few photos I took this week.

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This is actually one of my favorites and was one of the first ones I took upon arriving. I used my new 70-300mm lens.

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This is a partial view from the rocks in front of our rental cottage. We stayed outside of Milbridge, closer to Steuben.

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I enjoyed some fresh Maine blueberries. That might be a piece of blueberry pie under those berries. It might be under that ice cream, come to think of it.

Oh, Lord.

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George got a new hat.

Nah, I’m kidding.

My husband was just playing around. George looks silly, though.

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He looks better in this picture.

Here we are, driving down the dirt road to the cottage. George often likes to hang right next to me there when we’re in the car, where he has a good view.

More tomorrow, my friends . . .

49 comments:

Hilary said...

Glad you're back.....we missed you too....I think I can speak for the multitudes! Ha!
LOVE George's hat.
And finally a picture of you!!! Looking good!
I can't wait til our vacay in Maine......4 weeks away.......but who's counting.

Ellen said...

Welcome back.

Snap said...

Welcome home!

A New England Life said...

Welcome home Kate! I'm glad you had a safe trip.

That first photo is too darned cute! As is the one of you and George. I do hope the trip was just the medicine your husband needed.

Donna S. said...

Missed you too! I actually think George looks good in a hat! LOL. Looking forward to the update!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

welcome home rest up we are not going anywhere ;)

Jeanne Walker aka Rileigh's Lolli said...

Love, love, love the pic of George with the hat...priceless!

Glad that you all were able to spend more time in Maine this summer. I pray that each of you is refreshed and restored!

These pics are all wonderful and I am looking forward to each day's posting of pics and narratives.

Kate, you look so alive and excited in that pic with George!

Hugs, Jeanne

Gail said...

Gosh, we did miss you, all of you!

Gail said...

That sounded bad, we have missed every one of you, now, that's better.

Char said...

looks like a wonderful time!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Welcome home! It's great to go away but it feels so good to get home doesn't it? Can't wait to see all your photos, that I'm sure are beautiful:)

suzyQ said...

I dream of that New England coast. I know you had a wonderful time! And I know George did as well. Lovely photos.

mrs mediocrity said...

I missed you, too!
Well first I was in love with that first picture and then I said, "Oh, I just finished Deliverance Dane" (do/did you like it?) and then I laughed out loud at George in his hat.
So glad you're back, hope you had a truly wonderful time.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Kate:
Welcome back! I love your photos today. They're all wonderful. I can see just how much you enjoyed yourself, too! Good for you ;-)
xoxo
Donna

Mary Lou said...

Another great trip..So pretty there.
George, I thought you looked handsome in the hat.
Can't wait to see more.

Oliag said...

It is good to have you back! You look very happy in that photo:)

Can't wait to see the rest of your photos if this is just a taste of how wonderful they are...

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Sometimes you just need to get away from all the daily! Looks like you were refreshed and had a good time! Welcome home!

Julie Harward said...

I have missed you! I love the seagull shot and the blueberries made it all healthy and ok..and George...he is better looking in that hat than any man I have ever seen in a hat..really! ;D

TSannie said...

Maine suits you...I see you in a cottage by the sea...
I'll be coming for a visit!

Sweetpea said...

YAAAAAAAAY! you're back, CG!!!! Cyberspace is absolutely NOT the same without you, although it is understandable -- absolutely -- the need for vacay with ones own hubs & woofer. Gee, now I kinda sound like a pawn shop dealer. Anyway, you'll catch my drift...

You & George, well, you're both look'in pretty chuffed in that last photo. Bet you both have some pretty good tails/tales to tell.

Looking forward...

Jayne said...

Welcome back Kate! I love that last photo of you and George.

Karen said...

Oh, that last photo is totally your profile pic. LOVE it.

Love your new signature too... beautiful design, and subtle.

Deb said...

Welcome home Kate -so glad Maine treated you all well and that you had a happy, restful week.
George is just the coolest - love his new hat :)

ELK said...

welcome back kate..i have missed you and am glad that the time away was nice..your pictures show such beauty and delight...

wildbanshee said...

She's back, was fun had by all, I'm sure. Your vacation look alot better than mine. George's hat is beautiful.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I love all your photos, but especially today the one of you and George. Smiles for all!

BUSH BABE said...

Back at ya, kid!! Hoping you both feel refreshed.
:-)
BB

These Nine Acres said...

Gorgeous pictures, Kate. Glad you are back. We all missed you! xoxo

These Nine Acres said...

Oh, and BTW...you stole my hair look, only you did it much more sophisticated and beautiful than I did. ;0)

Nurse Nancy said...

Missed you and are glad you are back. Looking forward to more pictures of the vacation....and George.

Andi said...

Looks like a great place! Don't you love that 300 mm?? Love George's hat!

Linda said...

I've been reading you a couple years now and I thing that is the first photo of YOU I've seen posted! Looking good Kate! Happy & relaxed. George doesn't look bad either;-)

Daryl said...

What a lovely relaxed Kate & George ... now back to reality .. FEH

You know my favorite meal any time of the day is blueberries and vanilla ice cream .. healthy dairy and antioxidants ...

The Japanese Redneck said...

Oh George looks too cute with that hat on. He's adorable in all his pictures.

Deb said...

Kate, I hope you and yours had a grand time and sought the cooler air. Maine blueberries! OMG! I think I am going to put eating Maine blueberries on my bucket list. Not in winter time, though, guess I better be specific!
Glad you are back. Missed you more!

altar ego said...

You have been missed as well! You look like you're enjoying yourself in that last photo, but I must say that I ADORE the picture of George in the hat. Priceless! I also love your new banner--marigolds are my favorite annual!

Looking forward to future posts.

Lucia said...

So nice welcome back, George looks great in a hat!

Deborah said...

So glad you're back....missed you!
Photos are beautiful, and the one of George made me giggle..he's sooooo cute!!
Get some rest now, and did I tell you I missed you? :)

Deborah xo

Mary said...

Welcome home! Love the images here -- seriously wonderful!!! Can't wait to see and hear more. :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

It's great having you back, but I look forward to hearing and seeing more from the trip.

George is very stylish in that hat. He might want to change his Facebook profile photo...

M and M said...

Love the photos, as always. Thought you would love this dog video too from White on Rice Couple. It made me smile all morning. Welcome back! Marcia

http://www.whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/video-summer/

JackDaddy said...

Love the George hat picture!!

FireLight said...

Welcome home.....and George in his hat....I know he wants that one on his Facebook page! I have been following but not really commenting...just smiling and enjoying your photos and unique perspective. Love it!

Deb said...

welcome home...can't wait to hear all about it...

Mental P Mama said...

That last picture is da bomb!

Hilary said...

Welcome back. I love seeing Maine through your eyes.. I miss seeing it thorugh my own. Beautiful images.. particularly that wonderful gull.

Fearless Nester said...

Love the gull image, George with (and without) da hat. And fun to see one of you! So now I may recognize you the next time you make it up here, provided you still have that same beautiful happy, relazed glowing look on your face!! ~Lili

Carol E. said...

LOVE that bird picture.

Jan's camera said...

I love the photo of the two of you together (you and George, that is). I think George should keep the hat. It suits him.