Monday, May 12, 2008

Green has Returned!!

Yes, the color of green has revisited Peaks Island at long last. This past weekend, the sounds of many lawnmowers and strange, black SUV's with foreign plates pierced the airwaves. Spring has definitely arrived and not a moment too soon. It has been a very long winter and the islanders were definitely moving into the grumpy stage.

The flowering shrubs and rhodys are in full bloom and the trees are slowly moving toward leafing out. It's still cool but at least the snow shovels have been put away, the deck chairs restored and yardwork has begun. With some more days of sun the full blown painting schedule can begin. On Patriots Day, 2007, all the Casco Bay Islands were hit hard a very strong n'oreaster which took down many, many trees on the islands. We had a large fir tree pretty close to the house and all I did was watch the ground heaving around it as the winds blew fiercely. We finally took it down and counted over 40 rings in it but it was definitely time.

Of course, that opened up an entire side of our house to much additional light and gardening space so the race is on to fill it in with new plantings. Here's some shots of early Spring on the island; enjoy and survive the week.


Blogger einar said...

It seems as spring in The States and Norway has reached the same level. Nice photos ! Where is Peak Islands? (Which state?)

5/12/2008 5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peaks Island is a small island in Casco Bay. It is near to the largest city in Maine which is Portland. The snow finally left us about 3 weeks ago. Enjoy the pictures of the Island and of Maine.

Rob Tiffany

5/13/2008 12:09 AM  

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