The beauty of a wind-swept autumn afternoon on the Maine coast is close to incomparable. How fortunate we are to breathe and walk in this place!
Less is more.
Three friends resting together at low tide.
We taste juicy, bright and fiery. What about you?
We ended Labor Day in this beautiful place, reading while the incoming tide tossed salt in the air and speckled the sand with seaweed and foam.
Delectable, tender squash from this weekend's farmers' market proves that summer is still here. We're holding on tight to every precious hour of daylight.
And basil and beautiful and breakfast.
Falling into deep chocolate darkness isn't difficult to do.
Heard on the beach tonight: Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 1
We are so proud of our food & service colleagues mentioned in this article for putting Portland on the award map again. Come visit and discover why the buzz!
It poured rain over the Portland Farmers Market today. We think the gray skies made the colors and shapes of organic ripe tomatoes, squash, kale and parsley even more alluring. Thanks especially to local farmers Kelsey and Dominic http://twofarmersfarm.com/home/about/ who always spend extra time talking with me about their crops. We've got big love for our farmers!
My friend Natalie gave me a Gift From the Sea when I was 14 years old. At the time I didn't understand much of it nor did I see any value in quiet contemplation. This shell, exposed at low tide, with its worlds of sands and whorls, brought to mind Lindbergh's meditations. Will I rest long enough to read them?
To pass the time than making people happy with delicious food.
A Maine summer take on the children's 'I spy' series. Wonders abound, can you find them?
A deep breath was needed after a long, busy weekend. In the evening, we walked along the Eastern Prom, watching Queen Anne's Lace and her wildflower friends dancing in the Casco Bay breeze. Becalming streams of setting sunlight and tart, salty air offered just the right mood.
One of the pleasures of living in Maine is the abundant availability of produce from local farms. This morning, our savory breakfast option included sweet, crunchy organic Sugar Snap Peas and organic spinach from Two Farmers Farm in nearby Scarborough - as well as nasturtium and mint leaves from our very own (if tiny!) garden at the Inn. Color, beauty, flavor!
The full-on artistry of mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis was on magnificent display tonight at the Portland Museum of Art. With the support of pianist Timothy Steele, Opera Maine and the PMA's Phillippa Pitts, Raehann offered a brilliantly provocative and varied program combining the visual art of Paul Wonner, Louis Stettner, Elizabeth Jabar and Eliot Porter with music by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, Copland as well as Langston Hughes/Scott Gendel, Margaret Bonds, Paul Moravec and Richard Danielpour. Brava!
Local strawberry season lasts no longer than a wink and fresh mint is bursting in our garden. Given such specific conditions, it was only reasonable to do this.
Today's Maine beach walk included a sighting of sand stingrays, complete with rushing tide, glittering sunshine and solitude. A perfect moment.