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  "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the spirit." 1 Peter 1:18 ❤Hello dear bloggy friends! I hope you are well and reasonably content.❤ I haven’t left the house since I last posted other than to feed the birds and the deer. I am still battling red squirrels. I have a carpenter coming to check around and do some work upstairs.   Looking back through my photos to see what I haven't posted lately I came up with these: I find that I have more birds at my feeders now that Spring is here. Mr and Mrs Hairy woodpecker being new arrivals. The Juncoes have pretty much disappeared and the red winged blackbirds are here but I haven’t been able to capture them. I am happy to report that I finally finished my two doilies (they need to be blocked) and have moved on to a wip: a blanket of many colors needing the strings on the ends of the rows woven in. A job I dislike. After t


๐ŸŒธHere comes the sun and I say, it's all right!๐ŸŒธ The Beatles Scott's Island ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Hello there bloggy friends! It was a lovely day here. There’s only a small clump of ice left to melt at the back of the house. Today our temperature was 55 degrees F. Sunday was so gorgeous that I took a drive to a spot that I never go to. It’s very close by and I could have walked but it’s a up and down hills type of walk. A dead end to a cove where only Summer residents live. A few lobster fishermen have moorings for boats there. The reason I decided to go up to “the Mash" (Mainese for Marsh) is because the ocean was flat calm. It has a lovely view up there of Scott’s  Island. Do you remember reading any of Robert McCloskey’s  books when you or your children were young?  MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL, HOMER PRICE, and several others. His last book was BURT DOW, DEEP WATER MAN and was about a man from Deer Isle, published in 1963. He was an illustrator and artist also. Well,


๐ŸŒธ The best climate is found in the state of Contentment. (Basford)๐ŸŒธ Walker’s Pond is still frozen over. Hello dear bloggy friends. I hope you are well and reasonably content. Today is St Patrick’s day.   I made a trip off the Island today to Ellsworth. We have a heat wave, high forties with sunshine. Two days ago we had temps in the single digits. On my way off the Island I saw people buzzing like bees on their properties shifting their lobster gear around getting ready for a new season. I stopped to take a picture of this lobster boat.  I headed across the bridge and stopped to look back toward the Island, you can see the bridge in the distance. In the little town of Surry I took my life in my hands when I stopped on a busy road to take these pictures of the stream where my father used to catch “elwives”, a type of fish used for bait in lobster traps. I took some video of the rushing water but, alas, couldn’t get it to upload to the blog. Bummer.  I did my shopping in the little cit


  Good morning dear friends! Thursday, March 11 Yes, it's morning here on the coast of Maine but a dreary one. We are having a mild spell (52 degrees F) but it is soon to drop back down in the 20's again. A depressing thought, truth be told. I have been in a slump lately and that is why I haven't posted. I have caught and released 7 red squirrels in the past two weeks. I realized after the first few that maybe the same ones are returning so I released them elsewhere, about a half mile away. Then I looked out the window one morning and there were 12 of the little buggers  eating bird seed under the feeders. So, I said to Mom "We are going to have to stop feeding the birds." It is one of her favorite past times to stand at the kitchen sink and watch the activity of the birds, squirrels, and deer.  I have torn our upstairs apart trying to figure out where they are getting in. No clue. So, I think it may be time to call in the professionals. The closest, according to