Saturday, November 13, 2010

Luv the Ones You're With

Fun event at the Someville Village Library this AM!...What a great group of parents , children, staff and volunteers!

On my walk back to my office, I found myself hummin' the song "If you can't be with the ones you love, Love the ones you're with" :) (Luv those kids and this village!)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Playing with Words in Acadia

Fun Event planned for the children at the Somesville Village Library.

I look forward to "Playing with Words" and "Playing with Kids" in our historic little building on Somes Harbor.

A big Thank You to the Caspar Weinberger Foundation for Funding our Children's Programs........and to our volunteers and our Librarian for all their hard work.

(Pictured is Caspar Weinberger, Jr. presenting a check to Grace Carreno, Librarian Tom Lange, and Nicole Carreno, coordinator of the Children's Programming).

We are very grateful to all of our friends and neighbors who continue to support our Historic Library, located on Somes Harbor, in the heart of Acadia!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween in Acadia is a Wicked Good Time

The Spooktacular event at my office last night was lots of fun!...

The Somesville village ghosts and goblins came by for a 'bite' and the parents sat for a 'spell'.

We're already looking forward to next year's event!..
The kids tell me I am "'The Ghostess with the Mostest" !

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness

To Autumn (John Keats)

"While barred clouds bloom the soft dying day"

"Hedge-Crickets sing "
"Gathering swallows twitter in the sky"

"Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours "
(In a quiet cove on Long Pond, in Acadia National Park)

Friday, September 24, 2010

"On the Road Again", Leaf Peeping in Acadia

We had a great time last weekend, touring New England with our street rodder friends.

Car Photo Above (2009) : "Ernd It"belongs to our Canadian friends Greg and Sharon Hayes. Their fabulous car has won several awards at the recent NSRA shows...
The photo below (2009) : A view of Jim and Louise DeWare's beautiful car...tootin' down the highway.
Instead of the Real Estate phrase 'a room with a view'...we have a '67 Corvette with a view" !

Attention Leaf Peepers: In the next few weeks, Fall foliage should be at it's peak in Acadia National Park.

(BTW: If you have not made your fall vacation plans yet, we still have a few openings left in our Acadia Pines Chalets.)

Hope to have the '31 Chevy 'on the road again' for next year's rod run to Burlington Vermont for the NSRA Northeast Street Rod Association Nationals Event!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So Many Talented Artists on Mt.Desert Island!

Thank you Diana Ansley (one of the many talented artists in Acadia National Park) for giving me permission to share your Long Pond Fog Landscape. I have seen this view on many mornings when I drive from my home on the pond to my office in the village...
"FOG" reminds me of Carl Sandberg's legacy...(What does it mean to be an American?).."Who am I, where am I going, and where have I been?"

The Fog comes on little cat feet
It sits looking over harbor and city
on silent haunches and then moves on
(Poem by Carl Sandberg)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Acadia Vacations, Quiet Reflections

I found this Fall Foliage photo of the Somesville bridge in last year's files...sent from one of our 'paying house guests' at Acadia Pines...

Fall Foliage will be here before we know it!

If you have not booked your Maine cottage yet, email or call ASAP to reserve your spot.

We'll leave the lights on for you, welcome you with homemade bread and jam...and GrampE Bob will make a special welcome sign for your 'Piece of Maine'.

"I stood on the bridge at midnight as the clocks were striking the hour,

and the moon rose o'er the city behind the dark church tower,

I saw her bright reflection in the waters under me..."

Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Born in Portland, Maine)

Realtor: E Pat Foster, GramEpat Somesville Maine

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Time flies when you're having fun

I can't believe it's been over a month since I posted photos of Somesville, Long Pond, and Acadia National Park. Guess I've been too busy spring cleaning, getting the cottages ready for our paying house guests!

If you have not made your vacation plans yet, there are still a few weeks open in GramEpat and GrampEbob's cabins. The rates and dates available are posted on our Acadia Pines Vacation Rentals web site. (When you email a note to reserve your spot, remind me that I offered a special online coupon promo discount
($50 off the summer rate).
We look forward to sharing this beautiful island with you!

Thank you, Diana Ansley, for letting me share your incredible talent! (Somes Harbor, Mount Desert Island)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fun Times and Fond Memories

We are looking forward to the children's program this Saturday AM at our quaint village Library.
Hope you can drop by to visit. (Fun Times)

When I was driving by the village Library this AM, I saw my favorite ducks (Max and Matilda) waiting by my friend Elaine's bench, wondering when the kids were coming to feed them. It's hard to believe the wonderful warm weather we have this year for Mud Season...
(Three Seasons in Maine: Summer, Winter, and Mud Season :)
BTW:I took this photo last summer..It is not THAT warm yet!)

Thank you Nicole for the designing the event poster...and Thank you Gail for letting me share your painting of Elaine's Bench. Elaine Reddish was a good friend and a valuable and appreciated member of the Somesville Library Board of Trustees. (Fond Memories)

Realtor GramEpat, president of the Somesville Library Association

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March Madness on Mt.Desert Island

I must be dreaming! I'm on my pedal boat, in the middle of Long Pond, reading a great novel!...The ice is gone....and, it's only March in Maine!....The colors are spectacular, the fresh air is fabulous, the birds are tweeting and the ducks are flying in for a landing. Please don't wake me!...I'm luvin' it !

Looks like reservations will be coming in very early this year for Spring hiking, biking and boating in Acadia.
Cottage rental rates and dates for broker owned Acadia Pines Rental Cabins are posted on my web sites. Email or call ASAP to reserve your spot.
(PS: It won't take me long to open up GramE's Camp next to our home on the Pond if you want to come early this year...assuming this wonderful weather continues.)
Click this link if you're looking for 'Your Piece of Maine'
I'll be happy to help.

Friday, February 19, 2010

SkyBluePink Winter Sunsets in Acadia National Park

I came home from work early this evening and saw this spectacular view from our dining room window. I knew that if I didn't take the photo immediately, the kaleidoscope of colors would disappear before GrampE Bob arrived.

The last few times that I posted the early evening views from Long Pond on my blog, Bob captured those incredible sunsets for me..This time it was my turn to 'share the moments to remember'

"Sunrise, Sunset,Swiftly Flow the Days"
What an incredible winter this has been in Acadia National Park.
Could it get any better than this?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Looking for Your Piece of Maine?

34 Degrees...and the sun is shining! Feels like summer in Maine!
My NJ relatives are digging out from under several feet of snow....and my husband is on a ferry boat ride to Vinalhaven today. ...gazing around...''looking for a piece of Maine' ...(Of course, Mainers think that when the temperature is 34 degrees , they should be in shirt sleeves and shorts...riding around in their cars with the windows down and their sun roofs open :)
....or wearing a baseball cap, relaxing on the deck...and taking in the view :)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wild Times in the Village

I wonder if the winter storm on Thursday had anything to do with the successful Big Read Event that was held at the Somesville Library this week.

Thanks to everyone who braved the snow storm and participated in the lively book discussion:

"The Call of the Wild"


Monday, January 25, 2010

The Call of the Wild in Somesville Maine

Mount Desert Island is 'Going to the Dogs'.

On Saturday Karen Balducci, Maine's First Lady and Founder of Maine Reads was our keynote speaker at The Big Read kickoff event. She officially launched this reading adventure in which an estimated 1200 readers across 7 local islands will read the same book at the same time.

For the next month, participants will devour Jack London's The Call of the Wild.

The busy schedule will include 39 events...including a Book Discussion this Thursday at our Somesville Village Library. (7PM)
We hope you can attend .

If you have not read the book, come anyway to listen to the discussion. Phyllis, Tom and Jean have a nice program prepared...and I'm sure Jean will bring some of her yummy cookies.

PS: Did you know that Jack London has a connection to Mount Desert Island through his marriage to Charmian Kittredge (related to Jean !)....I bet she has some family secrets she's going to share with us!....It will be lots of fun (and delicious. I love Jean's old family recipe cookies...simply the BEST EVER!)

(Click the underlined links to see additional photos and news articles)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Times at the Somesville Library

Lots of fun at the village Library this AM.
Great children's program.
Many thanks to our volunteers. There were Happy Kids and Happy Parents!
Click this link to see the slide show!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fun at the Somesville Library this Saturday

Hope you and your wee ones can attend the Somesville Library Children's Program this Saturday. (January 23).

GramEpat will be there to help with the crafts and storytime!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Oh DEER, What's for lunch?

We just returned from a weekend in a warmer a Maine snow storm.
As we're 'holin' up' our cabin on the lake...wondering what to have for lunch...we noticed 4 deer on our lawn and on the pond out a coyote in our back yard...all wondering the same thing..."Wonder what's for lunch"?...
"Some Different" from a weekend at the Venetian in Vegas :)
Eating brunch at Bouchons and dinner at the Delmonico Steakhouse!
"Maine, the way life should be" ....
"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home!"