Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Return of the Lupin to Peaks Island

Welcome to the world of purple on Peaks Island. Late Spring always brings forth a favorite color of this season. While the lupin's have various shades of colors, my favorite has always been the deep purples. Caught in the right light of a fading sunset, they are stunning. A few years ago, I dug some up from our front bank and plunked them down in various beds around the house. Amazingly, they are continually spreading and each year offer more and more of their wonderful colors to the environment.

We're in the midst of a few days of rain right now so their colors are brighter and deeper than normal. In about a week they'll fade away but like the Fall leaves, they're a welcome sight each and every Spring even if only for a few days. Soon other colors will take their place midst the greens of Summer but for too brief a time their purple hues rule. Enjoy some pics I captured last night of this particular season of color.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Boat Home to Peaks

I was in Portland on Saturday evening for dinner. I was able to catch my favorite boat back to Peaks Island, the 7:15. At this time of year, it's the perfect boat home. The sun is setting, the Bay is calm and the passengers after a long day intown, are just happy to be coming back to Peaks. It is the boat that if you take the time, makes you realize what a special place we live in. Enjoy my ride home.