This past weekend was our anniversary, so Mr. Tabby flew up to join me in Maine for the weekend. We spent the weekend doing what has become our favorite pastime - we explored. There was no set agenda other than dinner reservations on Friday night. We drove around the island (and inland), drove through Acadia, took a nature cruise, stopped at some artist's home galleries, toured an old fort and saw some fabulous sunsets atop the mountain. The weather was cool, the pace was relaxing and the company was fabulous. It was a wonderful weekend with my favorite person!
What better way to celebrate the Autumn Equinox than by being someplace that actually looks and feels like fall? The day job has brought me back to Bar Harbor, Maine. Sweaters, apples and crisp mornings! Aaah!
Last year, Mr. Tabby and I pulled up our vegetable garden because we needed to do some grading and the raised beds were in bad shape. Because I got sidetracked with Roadhouse Arts the last two years, we haven't made much progress in getting it back together. We did manage to move the fence to enlarge the space and incorporate some more of the fruit trees.
Not having a garden makes me unhappy but it has been too hot to plant anything even if I had the time to build and fill the beds. So, I did a little compromising. I happen to have loads of glass, so I made some tiles to pretty up the cattle panel and add a little color to the yard. I'm not quite done yet, but here is a look at the progress. Even Bart has given it his thumbs up. He can still see the deer and the cars that go by. We have grand plans for the garden next year. Maybe then, I won't be showing pictures of fenced in dirt...
Not much has been happening in the studio lately. I even got air conditioning in the glass area which meant that I had no excuse to fire up the kiln. But, it just isn't coming. As an artist, there are times when things ebb and flow. This is an ebbing time for me.
This fall will be filled with more travel - some work and some just fun. So, I am enjoying just being right now. The studio will be there to welcome me when I am ready.
Mr. Tabby and I were out running errands on Saturday and I noticed this mailbox. I've past by it dozens of times, but this time it screamed "take my picture".