November 19, 2011

A Lovely Day-Photo Heavy!

Today, I traveled to mid-coast Maine to meet up with Barbara and I actually remembered to pack my camera.  On the way, I stopped to take this photo of what I think is Sheepshead Lake.  The sun was brilliant with a chilly breeze - this is what Maine looks like when everyone goes home.

There was very little traffic on the road so I got to Belfast a lot earlier than I expected.  The sun was still shining brightly and I stopped to take this photo as you head down the hill into town.  I love this triangular building that sits on the corner.  

Instead of turning right to head to the Co-Op where Barbara and I meet to sit and stitch, I continued on down to the harbor area.  Many of the older buildings have been repurposed into shops and places to eat.  I love all the color on these buildings.

Here are a couple of pictures in the harbor area.  The photo on the left is across the water and the one on the right is a local dock and warehouse building.

Since I was the first to arrive, I grabbed a table by the big picture windows for maximum stitching light, bought a cup of tea and vegan pumpkin muffin and started knitting.  Barbara arrived a little after 9:30 and we sat and stitched until about 2:00pm.  We both did a bit of shopping at the Co-Op and then headed home.

The picture below captures both our stitching and our snacking which is of course a part of our day.  I brought my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow piece to work on and made some great progress.

On the way home, I stopped to take this photo looking out over the valley to the ridges running off to north.  The trees have pretty much lost all of their leaves but the pines provide their own color.  Pretty soon this view will be a whole lot whiter!!

On my way home, I needed to stop at LL Bean in Freeport to pick up some snow boots.  They already have the Christmas lights lit so I took a photo as I was leaving the main store.  This was taken at just after 5:00 and it was pretty close to full dark.  I love how the big tree is decorated.

Hope you enjoyed your Saturday where ever it took you!


mainely stitching said...

Gorgeous post, Patti! I had such a great day with you - thanks!!

Measi said...

Hi Patricia - thank you for signing up for the Wipocalypse! It's great to see some fellow New Englanders in the mix. I'm in Rhode Island, but my husband and I inherited partial ownership of a lovely old home in Tenants Harbor (Thomaston/Rockland area), so we're up in Maine at least a couple times per year.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Hillery said...

Belfast is such a lovely place. I drove through there a couple of times. It's hard to remember which town is which on Rte. 1 Downeast. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Perhaps sometime after the holidays, I can get down state.