An Artist, Photographer, Writer, Poet

Daily Archives: August 5, 2011

1. Do you have siblings and are you close with them?
I have one brother, six years younger.  We are not close, but we communicate and check on each other.  We live on opposite sides of the country…Washington state and Maine.   It’s been over ten years since we have seen each other.  Probably over twenty years.

2. Would you rather be slightly UNDER weight or slightly OVER weight?
I don’t think I’ve ever been under weight…but as I am elderly, a little over is better.

3. What’s your favorite State Fair food to splurge on?
I don’t go to the state fair…I go to the Common Ground Fair.  My favorite food there is a Greek Gyro,
tempura, and a great Orr’s Island seafood chowder.

4. What are your thoughts on your kid(s) going to school in a few weeks?
It’s my grandchildren going to school in the next couple of weeks in August.  I think it is too hot for them to go to school unless the schools are air conditioned.
I always looked forward to my children going to school in the fall…I worried about them possibly getting hurt during the summer.
5. Pool or Ocean? 
Neither.  I grew up in Wisconsin and it was a lake.  The lake would gradually warm up, as much as a northern lake can warm up.  I also like to swim in a pool, and given the chance, the ocean…being as cold or colder in downeast Maine, as the lakes in Wisconsin !


In the Silence of the Day # 8
This week charity:  Water Aid
Clean safe water

close to home.
It seems to be
elusive to many
in this world.
Clean safe water
close to home.
Should all not
have access to the
purest of water
to stay well,
to grow,
to cook,
to clean,
to preserve life.
The most basic
of human needs…
Gods gift to these
of our world,
the people
willing to do the
to bring the water
the most precious
for life.
Clean safe water
Close to home.
It would be
a perfect world
for all to have.
clean safe water
close to home.
We need to help
the people
willing to do the labor
and provide the means
for the water
to help those
the means
to do it
I wish for all
the people
of this
clean safe water
close to home.

The Sedgwick/Little Deer Isle Bridge is the first link of joining the islands to get to Stonington.


A winding causeway joins Little Deer Isle and Deer Isle at high tide. Another will join Deer Isle to Stonington.


Long and short causeways join the islands between the mainland and Stonington.


The process:

Thursday/down day/can’t get going

ok/one day/read/blogged/napped


Six Word Journal

Not energized/not inspired/another day


left to right: Turtleneck for a Buoy: Moon Jellyfish: Once in a Blue Moon; 1950 Flame Buoy; Swimming Against the Tide; Floral Pot Buoy.

To answer the question of who is, or what is Penobscot East :

We work to secure a future for the fishing communities of eastern Maine…

Where Fishing Matters Most

Located on the dock in Stonington, ME we are part of the community we serve. Since our establishment as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2003, we have been committed to building marine stewardship at a local, community level. We serve 50 fishing communities from the islands of Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border, the most fishery-dependent counties on the U.S. East Coast.  (from their newsletter)

Some more photos of painted buoys:

Left: Trust ...found objects the artist hoped would come together for a cohesive piece; Center: Regatta Right: Mine: A Tree still grows on Sunshine


STONE-ington Special...a giant sized fishing lure.


Left to right: Mark Island Light; Fantasy; Eagles; Big Red;


There are photos of the buoys in the Penobscot East Newsletter 
or at their site on Facebook (click on "photos" left column)
which can be accessed from the newsletter by clicking on the 
Facebook Button.
I thank those who expressed interest in the buoy is sure to grow 
each year and is a wonderful way for them to raise money to carry on their objectives.