Monday, January 31, 2011

"The Landscape Belongs to the Person Who Looks at It"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote so eloguently about Sunsets.

He was born in Portland, Maine )

"Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden want o're the landscape; Trinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 "Then and Now" photos taken from

("The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it".)
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winter is "The Time For HOME" in Acadia

Winter-Time by Robert Louis Stevenson

Somes Harbor, Mt.Desert Island
Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,

A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;

Blinks but an hour or two; and then,

A blood-red orange, sets again...... 


"~ Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:
It is the time for home. ~ " Edith Sitwell

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Looking For a Sunset Bird in Winter

Looking For a Sunset Bird in Winter   
by Robert Frost
The west was getting out of gold,
The breath of air had died of cold,

When shoeing home across the white,
I thought I saw a bird alight.

In summer when I passed this place,
I had to stop and lift my face;
A bird with an angelic face
Was singing it it sweet and swift,

No bird was singing in it now

A single leaf was on a bough
And that was all there was to see
In going twice around the tree!
It's Snowing AGAIN!...
Another Great Weekend for winter sports in Acadia National Park!


Contact REALTOR GramEpat for Broker Owned vacation rental reservations.
(We have a few spots left for 2011).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Magical Moments to Remember

A cold, winter day...Holin' up in our Maine Cabin on Long Pond....
Just got a glimpse of fire in the sky....(Several Feet of snow...and more on the way!)....and thought...
"OMG...Where's my camera. "..

On a snowy winter afternoon in Acadia, these magical moments to remember pass by so quickly!
Luv Acadia National Park....all seasons!
(If you want to visit in 2011, we have a few openings left in our broker owned Acadia Pines Vacation Rental Cottages)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fasten Your Seat belt and Hang on to Your Ski Poles!

"Love doesn't make the world go round, Love is what makes the ride worthwhile".
Elizabeth Browning

Fasten your seat belts.....and Hang on to your Ski Poles...!

It's a beautiful day in Acadia National Park....Perfect snow conditions today for creating custom Valentines!

It's a little early for Valentine greetings..but it was hard to resist creating a special message for my BFF.
(Look out the living room window...GrampE Bob...there's a special message for you!)

Bambi could care less about GramEpat's foolishness...She's in love with our Cedar Trees!...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winter Shadows Lean, Reach and Stretch.....

Winter Shadows..Leaning, Reaching and Stretching.....
What Fun!.....Living Year Round on Long Pond ..on Mt.Desert Island Maine.
(And you thought the summer months were fun! )....
Ever try snow shoeing or cross country skiing in Acadia National Park?.....This afternoon I took a little hike across the pond to check on the ice fishermen...chatted with the kids playing in their snow igloos....and watched the eagles soaring .They were looking for their Sunday dinner (Fish on Ice!) 

BTW: There are a few weeks still available in some of our Acadia Pines Vacation Rental Cottages for Spring, Summer and Fall. Let me know what time frame you want to reserve.
(The deck and entry to the Long Pond Rental Cabin next to our home look a bit different in August!)

And the Sensational Somesville Sunsets..Occasionally look like 'Fire and ice'...
Hope you get a chance to visit Acadia this year..Let us know if you want to be one of our paying house guests .
Just let us know your cottage preference and your time frame...and we'll send a confirmation. GrampE Bob will put your name on a sign on the cottage, GramEpat will bake some home made bread and jam...and we'll leave the lights on for you!

BTW: If you want to spend the whole summer in Northeast Harbor, contact us about our village homes (located on Sylvan Road) . Two homes currently available . Special rates quoted for our full season guests.

Looking forward to sharing Our Piece of Maine with you.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Greetings from My Piece of Maine

Happy New Year Greetings from "My Piece of Maine"... 1099 Main St. Somesville Maine...

May the New Year bring you Peace of Mind.....and 'Your Piece of Maine"

(Let me know how I can help with your 2011 vacation plans to visit Acadia National Park).

Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Hopeful New Year full of wonderful New Beginnings!