Mornings Are Still Chilly!


Just because we have temperatures in the sixties during the day doesn’t mean we don’t have to plan for a chilly start to the day. Dress in layers, eh? Lately it has remained warm well after 7 pm (which makes for a delightful day). I have even retired the fur hat for the time being. Saw several really nice goldfinches today and a very plump looking cardinal!

I found this cartoon by Glenn McCoy on GoComics (a great site to just browse different cartoonist styles); took me a while to post here, but I have been chuckling about this one since I found it (before it warmed up to today’s balmy temperatures). I enjoyed his work so much, I followed him to Town Hall [] which is a conservative site that showcases his work, among many others that I enjoy (yes, Virginia, even Liberals can enjoy cartoons by conservative cartoonists). Just to give a flavor, here is one by Mike Lester (from his web site).


While I’m at it, here is another great site to visit if you are interested in political cartoons: the AAEC [Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]. They have an interesting option of requesting permission to reprint their work by contacting the cartoonist directly. I really enjoyed Chuck Asay’s cartoon for today and I asked for permission to reprint it here. He was gracious enough to allow it.



The Kindest Cut of All


Today we are celebrating the person who cuts my hair on short notice. Not only does she do a great job, but she also does it when it’s convenient for me. Thanks, Claire! You can find her at Prime Cut in Waterville, Maine.

One Last Look Before Returning to the Salt Mines

After packing up to return from whence we came, we decided to take a little jaunt to Port Clyde since we were so close. We were surprised and delighted to meet Holly, an artist working behind a counter; in addition to a delicious breakfast sandwich, she shared some stories about her life that she may decide to blog about some day.


Meanwhile she is learning her way around a MacBook Pro for her day job. Hang in there, Holly, it just gets better every day! Keep in touch and we look forward to seeing you soon (maybe in June).