Monday, July 2, 2012

A Perfect Coastal Maine Evening


The most appreciated parts of my life are not the grand adventures, but the sublime routines.  Here is one of the best.


A walk down to the harbor,  past a favorite house. 
(Always something good in the yard.)

Take  a look at what the boat builders are doing..


...and then walk over to the harbor.



Loading up the day's catch.
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(Today we go with the Needhams and Buttercrunch.)

Given it is Monday evening,  there is the weekly musical gathering.   


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15 comments:

Bitsy said...

What a lovely post! While I truly enjoy the posts on sailing and other exciting excursions, it's these quieter posts that first attracted me to The Daily Prep. Posts like this are like the quiet sigh one lets out when one returns home after a busy weekend.

Susan R said...

Here's to 40 plus more years Muffy. I couldn't think of a better routine myself. Are those crab or lobster pots stacked on the truck?
Is there a big difference in the taste of the lobster coming out of Maine vs. that coming out of the Pacific ocean? Assuming you've had the latter. We used to go diving for lobster in Mexico and it was fantastic, but then again, I've never met a lobster I didn't like. Love steamers too, but I haven't had them in years.

michigan said...

Dear Muffy,

This is my favorite post of yours. It reminds me of "Morning In Maine" or "A Time Of Wonder"
In fact, I rather think you could make a children's book out of that post. Well done. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Sincerely,
ACM

binker said...

Thanks. I loved this blog. Maine is such a lovely place to retreat to.

j.mosby said...

Muffy,

What a beautiful place is it near Camden?

WRJ said...

What a nice counterpoise to the last post, and a great routine. I think steamers might be my favorite food--it's impossible not to pick up a bunch when getting lobsters.

Samantha said...

The title of this post says it all. It all looks so serene. I'm especially jealous of the fresh seafood.

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed. This is Maine at its best, aside perhaps from doing all that from a boat rather than from a house! I summered in York growing up, and I have such nice memories of eating at Dockside in York Harbor and then driving along Long Sands beach either to Brown's Ice Cream or to The Goldenrod, where they make salt water taffy in the window.

Greenfield said...

Mmmmm! I love the little "skinny house."

Greenfield said...

Is there another way to eat steamers BESIDES dipping them in butter? To my knowledge, our clan's been doing it since 1653! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! Missing Maine so, so much right now.

Patsy said...

Muffy, when faced with the candy or ice cream decision, the default is always, BOTH!

MCM said...

Posts like these remind me of how much I am looking forward to going to school in Maine this fall. Thanks, as always, Muffy!

Buddy Poland said...

Thanks for stopping by the Shore recently. Enjoyed talking up Puritan genealogy with you. Your 10th Great-Grandfather was with George Cleeves in 1645. George Cleeves is an 11th Great-Grandfather of mine.

Worthington said...

My friends family have homes on Long Island in Casco Bay. Thank you for sharing some images of a place she spend 6+ weeks a summer at and I have only been lucky enough to come up for 2 trips over the past ten years. I need to go back. Seems as though Maine understands how time stands still in a good way with nature!