Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wasn't there a house here?

As I guessed in an earlier post (http://forthillstudios.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-was-that-address-again.html) , the house on Middle Street in Wiscasset is gone. Anxious to see what, if anything is going in. I figured a new house on the water view lot, but maybe the owner of the house across the street just wanted to improve the view.

Fall Flowers

The weather here in central Massachusetts has been what I would expect in Orlando. Still, did the traditional fall thing - we all put pots of mums on the front steps (and soon, pumpkins)!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Art weekend in Wiscasset

I had reconnected with a former schoolmate, Beverly Clark, when I joined a local artists group. This weekend she came to Maine with us, and as she is a plein air painter, went out each morning to paint. Afternoons we drove over the mid-coast area, taking lots of photos for reference in the studio later. Although I didn't paint as much, it was a motivation for me to get back to work.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fire at Tony's

As we were heading home from our weekend in Wiscasset, we stopped to buy the newspaper at the Irving station as fire broke out at the vacant pizzeria/gas station across route 1.
We left before it was out, but it looked like a total loss (although, as it has been vacant for several years, not much of a loss).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What was that address again?

Could the owner of this house be having trouble with UPS deliveries? I suspect that since the wires have been disconnected, and the asbestos shingles removed, that this house in Wiscasset is slated for demo (the house was just sold, and didn't seem that appealing, but the lot does have a water view).
Wonder what I will find when I go back up this weekend.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Woofstock in Damariscotta

This weekend Woofstock was held in Damariscotta at the old Round Top farm property. Exhibitors were both canine services and products, including rescue organizations. Well-behaved dogs were welcome, so of course, that meant our two had to remain back at the house.
Gourmet dog comestibles seem to be the biggest growth industry in America (aside from gluten-free cupcake bakeries). Much as I spoil the animals, it does seem puzzling to worry about exotic and/or organic dog treats, when given the chance, they will scarf down road kill and drink out of the toilet.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Flora and Fauna

As we were going to the transfer station (dump) in Maine, a load of turkeys were running around on the back road. Also, purchased a replacement apple tree. After this is planted, I may take more care with pruning/spraying, and possibly get some edible applies.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

As usual on Labor Day weekend, we labored. Now that the weather is more comfortable during the day, back to scraping and painting in Wiscasset. On Monday, did some tree work and planting back home in Massachusetts.