Monday, October 1, 2012

Summer 2012 TDP Deleted Scenes


The Summer of 2012 has come to a close.  Here are some pictures taken but not used.

Downtown Belfast


 

The White House Inn


 

 

Downtown Thomaston





Damariscotta

Sadly Retiring: A Downtown Fixture Since 1976


 

 

A Renault from the Late 1950s








Ice Cream Cones out the Back Door

A perfect milieu for a good discussion on island living without electricity .

Entertaining Guests


 




 



 

 

 

Monhegan Island


Another Monday Evening of Music.

 

 

It is the end of summer and the boat lights go on a little earlier.

Soon 2012 will just be another Deer Kill number.

20 comments:

Michael Rowe said...

The deafening racket you hear is the sound of me gnashing my teeth with unbecoming jealousy, and the soul-rending lament that I don't live there too. Great pictures, as always. Dare we hope for an autumnal series before the snow flies?

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Michael - Just waiting for zone 1 to go from low to moderate!

Bitsy said...

Photos like these make me sigh with pleasure.

Bethany Hissong said...

I second what Michael said, though not so eloquently (sorry)! I was so close to buying a house in Thomaston last summer that my heart heart to see that beautiful photo from there!

Bethany Hissong said...

oops... heart hurt

JSprouse said...

I'm checking out summer rentals for the first week of July near Round Pond. Great photos, as always. I'll second Michael on the autumnal series too. I'm waiting for the "New England Preppy" book with lots of pictures.

Pete said...

Loved the pictures...made me "home sick" for another trip to Maine.

Flat Rock Creek Notebook said...

In so many ways the idea of 2012 being just another Deer Kill number really resonates with me. Plus, the juxtaposition of that photo with the rest of your striking leftover shots made it even more hilarious: Score!

M

Lynn said...

The most elegant "big house,little house, back house, barn" I've ever seen.

Worthington said...

I miss Maine. Due to my wedding in just 11 days I did not get to go this summer! It looks like the weather has been perfect lately. Have you ever been over to Fort Gorges? I have fond memories of kayaking over there with some girlfriends (although paddling quickly to avoid the ferry!!) from our boarding school days one summer... and then catching fresh mussels for dinner. Quite the workout.

Joyce N said...

"Mr. Muffy " takes wonderful pictures!

Anonymous said...

Muffy, you need to do a book for Abrams publishing on the contemporary New England scene; get some good gear and go!

Also, I didn't realize you had bluegrassers up there in the NE!

pve design said...

How odd that Summer 2012 does have a deleted feeling. Deleted but not forgotten.
pve

Paul Connors said...

After seeing these, I have to wonder aloud why you did not use them the first time around? They are another fine example of your own talents with photographic composition.

In my humble opinion, they should never have been deleted at all.

Just my two cents.

Paul Connors

Anonymous said...

Excellent caption for the deer hunting stats, Muffy.

Love your wit.

In your case, never mind what Christopher Hitchens (RIP) said about women and humor...

Patsy said...

What a great summer 2012 was!

I don't know if I mentioned that my husband does know the Padebco folks. They had trailers built at the same time at Brownell in Mattapoisett.

Anonymous said...

Dear Muffy,

Thank you for sharing these lovely Maine photos

BlueTrain said...

L.L.Bean's book about hunting and the outdoors as published in 1940 included as endpapers the deer kills in Maine by counties.

I also must comment on the interesting photos of the old cars you so frequently run across. I assume here you limit your picture-taking to just the more interesting ones. I rarely see any worth mentioning anymore. I don't remember the last time I saw a Morgan. Even now, Oldsmobiles are becoming scarce. I am pleased, though, that you include a Volvo now and again. We had our first one for eighteen years. Our mechanic swears that the replacement, a 1998, was the last good Volvo. I hope not because we have two later ones, though I'm starting to think he is correct.

j.mosby said...

Muffy,

Your photo essay of Maine remind me of hours thumbing thru my parents copies of Yankee & Down east magazines! I smile every time I see these photos of things, places in New England that I've experienced over time! It never gets old!

Nicolai said...

Interesting photos. Do you happen to know why there is no record of the deer kills in 96?