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Our 'new' lilac this spring with the restored 1922 garage in the distance.

The Waste Land

October 17, 2014

APRIL is the cruellest month

 
Ox Cove Road

Cinqueterre

August 11, 2011

The first time I ever heard the name of one of my favorite Down East destinations, we were still living in Sag Harbor, New York.

 
First salmon poppy to open above a backdrop of late season bloomers - japanese anemone.

In Bloom

June 13, 2011

Each season on the farm has its own magic. Here's a little bit of spring.

 
The last to be harvested - slated for apple crisps.

The Old Apple Orchard

October 26, 2010

When looking to buy a new home in Maine, one feature our broker neglected to mention about this property was its grove of heirloom apple trees. We were pleased to discover them struggling amidst the white pine and ash that had sprouted up around them. This orchard had been pretty much been taking care of itself for who knows how many years - all the while faithfully producing apples.

 
a magnet for birds, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and the occasional  roving cat

My Perennial Garden (Part 2)

September 24, 2010

My garden was inspired in part by many I had read about or visited. One part English garden from my time spent in London (studying photography) and traveling through Europe; one part country garden from my Long Island and Maine experiences; one part California garden from years spent combing the state while assisting a friend who was a nature and wildlife photographer.

 
springtime

My Perennial Garden (Part I)

September 17, 2010

Off the back of the house, some fifty feet down a gentle incline towards Boyden Lake - nestled among survivors of an old heirloom apple orchard, on the edge of a field - within the remains of a rectangular stone foundation - resides my perennial garden. That it occupies this spot was a well laid plan; the significance of the location, on the other hand - was wholly unexpected.

 
Mary Golding and her honeysuckle

The Honeysuckle Vine

July 9, 2010

Prominent in many old photos are Mary Golding's plantings, one had not been so lucky. A large climbing vine, on the south side of the house; between the dining room and kitchen windows. It's there as early as 1910 - as late as the 1950's - gone by the 1970's. Such a distinguishing feature - we thought of putting it back. Old photos however, gave us few clues as to what kind of vine it was.

 
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