When you're a 40 something single mother of a teen with lots of ambition, you find yourself in all kinds of interesting adventures and situations. Come back to laugh at us any time you feel the need, heaven knows where we'll be doing what next. Here you can expect a few words, a lot of images and hopefully ideas on what you can do for your next adventure.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Full moon on Fresh Snow


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Spring Point Light - South Portland, Maine

Spring Point light park is probably my most favorite place to be ever. It is a great birding hotspot, allows a chance to be local without going too far, in the summer the cool ocean breezes are fantastic and if you're brave enough, you can even take a quick dunk there to cool off. Not needed on this trip however.




Black Duck

Ring Billed Gull

Red Breasted Mergansers

Greater Black Backed Gull

Lobsterman tossing crabs from a just pulled trap

Looking back at Ft. Williams Lighthouse

The Jetty

Leftover portions of the fort that once kept the cities safe

Male Common Eider

Another Eider

White Winged Scoter

Looking back on Willard Beach

Black Duck preening in the sun

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wintering over when you're a Southern Bird

Well, it's been a few weeks now since I first saw Carroll the Carolina Wren (yes, he has been named and provided a gender) and now he's taken up residence in our neighborhood, enjoying the plentiful seeds, suet and berries I've been putting out. He's also making himself right at home..... I'm actually very curious to see if he will find a mate and stick around this spring? 

I'll have to make sure I have my treeline nest box all set. 

"Excuse me, sir? Could you please not point that thing in my direction when I'm eating?"

"Nope. Not it. Blech. Patooie. Nope. Where is all the good stuff?"

"Great, and now it's snowing again. What was I thinking? Can I come in?"



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ft. Williams Park - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Fort Williams is probably one of the most known & photographed lighthouses in Maine. Built in 1787 and finished in 1791, it was used during both World Wars and is a hotspot for tourists in the summer. It's a great place to take a walk, catch a crisp breeze on a hot summer day or even play some soccer (the Cape Elizabeth travel soccer club has fields on location). For me - it was just a chance for a little more fresh air.

A raft of Common Eiders


Ram Island lighthouse with a dragger (fishing vessel)




Pigeons taking flight

Still wearing her Christmas best




The 'windows' in the foghorn house

Overlooking Portland, with Spring Point Light (South Portland) to the right

Ram Island Lighthouse with the Casco Bay islands in the background

Monday, January 27, 2014

Dyer Point - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Dyer Point is the 'official' home of the two lighthouses that make up the "Two Lights" section of Cape Elizabeth, as well as the famous Lobster Shack restaurant. The lighthouses themselves were built in 1832 (yes, at the same time) and cannot be entered. The views from this location are just amazing. 


A random couple takes in the sweeping views and crashing waves

Greater Cormorant

Female Common Eiders










Sunday, January 26, 2014

Two Lights State Park - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

One of my favorite places to hang out and watch waves is Two Lights State Park. Well, unless I'm Acadia bound. There are great walking paths and picnic tables to get the family something to eat if you want to make a day of it. This park does have an entrance fee with proceeds going towards the State parks. I have a Park Pass, so I can bring in a whole carload full!





Looking down on the ocean from the walking trail

Yep - the trails were icy!

Missing anything?



And they mean it! I think I'm all set anyway. ;)


All those seeds, and not one bird in them!








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