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Fall Begins 2018

Azaleas having a mini second bloom

By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer. H.H. Jackson

7th grade!

7 months, 7th grade

1st grade!

Wild cucumbers

#33

First game was a win!

Baby with a haircut

Walking to dinner

Getting boogie board tips from his friend

Beach girls #locals Labor Day

I found some drawings that I enhanced with Adobe Photoshop years ago (I think 10 years ago!) And they are very apropos…

Lobstah

Mermaid

The mermaid is actually a photo of a (still unfinished) painting that I “finished” in Photoshop. Maybe this year I will finish the actual painting; definitely feeling inspired by the ocean! Two other variations of the mermaid:

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Point A to Point B

Packed!

St. Louis Souvenirs

Goodbye Silky’s

Goodbye Bestie!

Goodbye Garden!

Moving reveals many lessons most involving humility (oh yeah? You think you are organized?) and realizations that you have too many belongings. When it was all said and done (and canoe, houseplants, bikes, rabbits, chickens, etc.) given away to the neighbors, all our earthly possessions fit onto a 26′ truck which Smoochie and the Spy drove across the country towing a car. Baby, Zilla and I flew and our flight was conveniently cancelled the morning of our journey. Fortunately we were comfortable at Zilla’s best friend’s house when informed of this cancellation and decided to take a flight to Boston later in the day.

Uncle Kenny picked us up in Boston

From there just a short drive (less than 2 hours) to our new [rental] home in Maine!

While we were unpacking we spotted this little gardener snake and I thought, YOU have got to be kidding me with the snakes! We are the reptile whisperers, even in Maine! Our first full day we unpacked the truck and went straight to the beach…

50 something degree water; so refreshing!

It is very exciting to be exploring a whole new place!!

Look! An arch!

Pretty great first week in Maine!

Hello 2018!

2018 came prepackaged with a bunch of goals; have a baby (soon!), finish my research project, graduate…so I haven’t thought too much about resolutions! But I still like the freshness of the new year and it is off to a great start!

Winter light

After weeks of below zero temps, today was…

Near 70 degrees!!

Zilla started gymnastics class and is living in the leotards around the house!

She has also become a very proficient jump-roper!

And she lost her first tooth!

Woodpecker feather

Dexie staying warm on a below zero day (I think we reached -10 at one point, with an even colder wind-chill!)

Dress-up

Winter rose

Thank you for visiting Spy Garden and I hope 2018 is off to a good start for you all! Do you have any exciting plans or resolutions for this year?