Happy 2018

We wish you a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

2018 is the year of the dog by the Japanese calendar.
All fine traits of human nature are found in people born in this year.
Duty, loyalty, and honesty makes them do their best in relationships with others.

Click on the image to see a larger image of Hikari, our Newfoundland.

Catching Lightning

life_in_catching_lightningLast night, a terrific thunderstorm passed over us. A torrential rain was driven by a fierce wind—something we could not see in the darkness, but could hear. The lightning made the event sublime. We just took this all in from our bedroom window. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Winter Coast

life_in_maine_winter_coastBy December in Maine, summer seems like a distant memory. This year we are still waiting for significant snow that will last longer than a morning. Everything is quiet.

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Forest Floor

life_in_maine_forest_floorOur trees have dropped their foliage. The vibrant reds of fall have leached away, leaving a softer palette. Click on the image for a larger view.