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 city of Ellsworth then I stopped off at Helen’s Restaurant. I had promised Mom I would pick her up a brisket (boiled dinner) in honor of St Patrick’s day. A traditional meal for her and Dad since they both have Irish blood, be it ever so far removed. I ordered myself fried Smelts. A seasonal delicacy to this area in early Spring. 

Then I headed for home. By the time I arrived I had been gone for 5 hours. I had shopped at Home Depot and a “junky”store called Marden’s.  I spent most of my time there waiting in line in the fabric department for my background fabric for my upcoming punch needle and rug hooking projects. Marden's has the best prices for quality fabric and yarn.     

A big plus of my day was the reopening of the Goodwill in Ellsworth. I was finally able to unload the boxes and bags that have been in the back seat of my car for months. I was sooo glad to get rid of them!๐Ÿ‘
This blog post has brought to mind how much my life has changed. The little things in my life previously not worth a detailed post has become a big happening in my day. Unbelievable!

Tomorrow we are expecting up to a couple of inches of snow.  But, nothing can discourage me now, It’s official on Saturday-SPRING IS HERE! Soon I will see yellows and greens and purples coloring my corner of the universe. I am so thankful for my many blessings!❤️

๐ŸŒธAnd there you have it!๐ŸŒธ

Take good care of yourselves, 


  1. Sounds like you had a nice day out. You're right about these small outings becoming blogworthy now in these strange times yet so good for us to read about your life and see your beautiful photos.

  2. You really made great use of your foray into town. That picture of Walker's pond is stunning and Helen's looks very inviting.

  3. That is such a pretty little stream! Thank you for taking the risk to be able to share pictures with us!

  4. The ice is melting, the buds are on the trees, and we look forward to spring. But still, I felt like I had to go put on a sweater after seeing the pond and the stream and the beautiful but barren landscape.

  5. You are so right. The little things fill our days now. I hope over the next several months, we will be able to venture forth, unmasked with confidence and safety.

  6. If we didn't appreciate the little thing before we do now! Nice to get out and about!

  7. I love that little creek. The sparkling water is so pretty.

  8. an exciting day, as they go these days but really, i'm sure it was good to get out. walkers pond is beautiful and that little creek too...i am so aware of risking life and limb to get the picture!! helen's looks like a cute little restaurant, the kind i like to visit. we were expecting snow but it never came!! i love the last image, that would be a good time to have no vision!!

  9. That cartoon about made me burst out loud laughing. It is funny sometimes something strikes me so funny...

    I wish the video of the sounds of the stream would have uploaded. I love that sound.

    Yeah for getting things dropped off to Good Will..

  10. Sounds as if you had a nice day out and about!
    I hope your dinners were as good as they sounded.
    Our lake here is smaller, and it finally shook the ice away today!
    It is quite cold here still, but spring is on the way.
    Have a nice weekend, my friend.
    Love the photos!

  11. Looks and sounds a nice day out, I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    That cartoon is so funny :)
    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  12. Happy Spring! Hope your world will soon be filled with color. :)

  13. It’s the little things now that cheer us the most these days. Your outing was a good one, Susan, shopping, a nice photo opp, good food.

  14. I hope you are enjoying spring, Susan! Hopefully, any snow you get now won't hang around long. I can just about hear the water rushing over those rocks in the picture. Gorgeous. I wish I had such a lovely place to walk.


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