Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby Loons and Lupine

I heard that we had a successful hatching of a baby Loon in my cove on Long Pond.
(successful hatchings are rare on Mt.Desert Island.)

When I'm out on the boat, I'll try to get a picture of the wee one cruising in the cove on it's mother's back.

Loons and Lupine!...Love this time of year in Acadia National Park!

How can a plant that is considered invasive be so beautiful ?...I hope my neighbor's plants (see photo) INVADE my office lot next door!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

A walk in the Park with GrampE Bob

Happy Father's Day ! "Pete" and "RePete"

GrampE's are just antique little boys!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

"Birds of a Feather 'Tweet' Together"

I was posting a Tweet on Twitter and thought of the corny phrase...Do 'birds of a feather 'tweet' together?'... guess the hashtag #twitterqueens got my wheels turning.

Did a little research...and ...well..you know how it goes when you are Googling......One thing lead to another and I discovered a 'twictionary'..What a hoot!...Good for a few chuckles on a rainy 'ol day ....

I need to learn some 'twits' and 'twetiquette'...Time to 'fly bye' and start studying. "So much to learn, so little time"!....

PS: For you 'tourist tweeters' who want FREE internet access, the Somesville Library just received a generous gift of 5 computers. (Thank you , Trustee Paige Collins for obtaining the latops for us. "We get by with a little help from our friends" )

Realtor GramEpat
President, Somesville Library Association

(Photo: Downtown Somesville on a Rainy Day)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Life is full of Surprises! Some better than others!

Look what my neighbor found in her Garden!....
Here is her story:

"Went to the Ann's Point Road in Bass Harbor as usual on Thursday morning and stopped the car at my Harborside cottage and got out. I looked at the lupine plants growing in my garden there, plucked a few dandylions, and WOAH! What was that in my garden?? A dead fawn?? Only, as I approached---he winked an eye!! So, I knew immediately that he was not dead. I named him Bambi and he just lay there in my garden. I got on my cell phone and called Scott Grierson (Grierson Nature Foundation) and asked him what to do. He told me not to touch him, to ignore him and his mother was out forraging for food but Bambi slowed her down. 'Don't be concerned, she will be back and will nurse him'!! So, I left him there--only he moved over himself behind more bushes in the garden. He must have been 'SOME frightened ' but never moved as long as I was looking at him. Scott was right, he was gone the next morning. And so were more of my hosta plants!! "
Thanks, Jeanne, for sharing the incredible photo and your wonderful story!
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

"We Get By with a Little Help from our Friends"

In this photo is my neighbor, Caspar Weinberger, Jr., presenting a donation to the Somesville Library. Accepting the gift is Tom Lange, Somesville Librarian.

The Weinberger Foundation recently gave a generous donation to our Library’s Children’s Room Renovation project. The Somesville Library Association elected to honor Jane Dalton Weinberger, by dedicating the Children’s room in her name. Jane Weinberger has devoted a great deal of her life to furthering children’s literature both through her publishing company, Windswept House Publishers, and by volunteering her time to read to children around the world and especially in her home village of Somesville. For over 20 years she published children’s books, many of which can be found in the children’s room at the village Library.

A celebration is planned to honor Jane Weinberger and the other members of the community whose donation of supplies, time and energy made the renovated Children’s room a reality. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony to be held at the Library on June 27th from 4-5PM.

"We get by with a little help from our friends"...
Thanks to all of our volunteers and contributors.

Realtor GramEpat President, Somesville Library Association.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Faith can move Mountains,but not Balance Rock!

"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can " ...

Don't give up looking for 'Your piece of Maine'. Let me know how I can help.

PS: Just FYI:
I have no intentions of climbing the mountain and attempting to help move Balance Rock!
Many tourists in Acadia National Park have tried unsuccessfully to do that without my help! :)

Bubble Rock on South Bubble Mountain, Balance Rock on the Bar Harbor Shore Path, and white Lucerne granite are classic examples of glacial erratics found on Mt.Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park.

OUR MAINE GOVERNOR REMOVES TRANSFER TAX INCREASE: Thank you to Governor John Baldacci who REMOVED the proposed Transfer Tax increase on homes priced $500K or higher that was passed in the initial Tax Reform Legislation. The Maine Association of Realtors would have preferred a veto of the entire bill, however, the removal of this increase before passage of Tax Reform is HUGE for real estate in our State.

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