Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Indian Summer at Popham Beach

Pond Island Lighthouse and Life Saving Museum at Popham State Park, Maine
There’s a saying in Maine: “If you don’t like the weather, 
just wait a minute.” 
 Last Thursday night was nearly our first frost, 
but nature delivered a surprise for the long weekend: 
80-degree weather in mid October!

A fisherman looked overdressed in his waders.

Lobstermen in t-shirts were hauling in their catch.

One snack shack was boarded up for the winter, 
but Spinney’s was still serving lobster rolls and Moose Tracks ice cream.

Swimming in a bikini, I surprised a kayaker in a wet suit. 
The water wasn’t any colder than in June...really.

Scout, unconvinced, left the waves to the seals.

She dug a cool hole in the sand.

We stayed for moonrise and sunset, 
wishing these warm days would never end.

24 comments:

tina said...

So very wonderful. Scout is adorable!

A Cuban In London said...

Ha! It's your turn now! :-)

Marvellous photos. It's quite pleasant over here, too. 19-20 degrees (Celsius).

Greetings from London.

kacky said...

Incredible shots- love the part about you surprising the kayaker haha Not so sure about the water, probably too cold for me... That wade fishing photo is beautiful. I have not done that myself in a while but I love it. Very peaceful. First frost! I can not imagine though it has cooled down here somewhat. And Scout! Doesn't get much cuter that that.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day. Scout is SO cute!!

It's hard to imagine you flashing a kayaker in your bikini! Kayakers just never know what treats are in store.

Cid said...

We, too had a perfect long weekend (Canadian Thanksgiving) and spent it at a wedding on the St Lawrence River. No bikinis or Moose Tracks but the bride requested a chip truck serving Poutine during the late night festivities.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A puppy on the beach. Now that's a happy sight.
I'll be in Maine next week.... praying that weather holds!

Bee said...

I always love your photographs, but it's almost like you can feel the rare warm glow of Indian summer coming off of these.

Texans have that saying about weather, too. :)

Elizabeth said...

Such blissful photos. Yes, the weather has been a delight. Scout seems to think so too. Buster is wildly jealous.

Donna said...

We've been having beautiful mild Indian Summer weather here in Iowa too, when just a few weeks ago there was frost and we had to wear coats. I love this mild weather in fall, especially with the foliage as a backdrop!

Cat said...

It sounds like an absolutely fabulous day! I'm loving the looks of that sweet Scout too ;)

Oh, btw, we say the same thing in Texas about the weather. Unfortunately, it hasn't been so true for us this summer!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

*sigh* That was like reading an art journal. I felt I was there amidst the warmth and beauty. In fact, now I want to visit that park!

Carol said...

Dear Sarah,
Beautiful!! What a paradise! It has been heavenly lately but now the rain is back. Your puppy is adorable. Your photos are absolutely fabulous. Carol

Kathleen said...

Those photos have such a nostalgic feel to them. Almost like black and whites with color tint. So beautiful. I'm !uite smitten with Scout.

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Our near frost and weekend in the 80's was amazing too. Why is it so hard to let go of summer? Freedom I suppose. Enjoy.

Les said...

Thanks for sharing your day, but having once tried to swim at a Maine beach many Julys ago, I will leave that to you. I could not make it past my ankles and had to turn back.

Rose said...

I thought that saying about changeable weather was only for Illinois:) Glad to see you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather. Lovely images, but my favorites, naturally, are of Scout--what a cutie!

Amanda said...

such stunning views - and the photo of scout on the beach, post-digging, is precious.

for some reason, i am now craving a lobster roll and bowl of moose tracks..

Mama Shujaa said...

As always, when I visit, I experience the breathtaking nature of your gifted lens. You capture and share such amazing glimpses into life. Magnetic, stirring, altogether fine!

Kelly H-Y said...

Gorgeous shots (as always!) and words. Scout is adorable! I sometimes think the same thing about Portland (OR) weather! :-)

☆sapphire said...

Hi

Lovely sea photos! The blues are fantastic in your photos as well as in your paintings. Love the first photo and the last one with a white moon. And Scout!!

I read your former post and knew that the book "You Are My Only" is beautifully written in prose many lines of which are like prose poetry. I appreciated the quotes from the book. Ever since I watched "~the Cuckoo's Nest" on DVD, I have always been interested in institutionalization. A combination of poetic prose and one of the heavy themes, institutionalization, must be very interesting!

SG said...

I wish I could send over some warmth from India to Maine, it would make you happier, and would make my life more enjoyable.
The pictures are beautiful.

Petra said...

What a beautiful end of the swimming season, Sarah :-). We have already had first frosts in the mornings leaving car windows and grass covered in white frost.

So, this is your new puppy - Scout? I wish you to find a good companion in her.

Barrie said...

They have the same expression about the weather in Oklahoma! Lovely photos!

cynthia said...

Yet again, I wish I lived where you do. That first photo really gets me, with the rust-colored roof--I think it's the relationship of house to ocean that I like. Love the same color in the cover of Beth's book below. And yes, I do want to keep reading.