Saturday morning, and I have an interesting gratitude list today. First, I am grateful for my family and friends, all the people who love me and stand beside me when I need them. I am grateful to be as healthy as I am, and so thankful for my sister Dreamers in the Dream Team, who encourage and support my efforts to be a better record-keeper for my diabetes caregivers.
Today, though, I am especially grateful to live in the state of Maine.
I took a few pictures — cell phone camera — and here is my home state:
Mom grew up near here. This is the dock at Five Islands, and from here, beyond the islands you see, is the Atlantic. We try to go down to the Five Islands Lobster Co. once every year, at least. They do have yummy lobsters, clams, fried seafood, and wicked good ice cream.
This is a shot of the same dock facing the other way — upriver.
The river which empties into Five Islands is the Sheepscot. Other major rivers in the area are the New Meadows river, the Kennebec, (which runs through my home town of Bath,) the Back river, and the Sheepscot.
On another day, a friend of mine and I drove to Boothbay Harbor, another nearby working harbor and very popular tourist destination. (This link offers some lovely photos of Boothbay Harbor — worth seeing.) We sought a photo of a large bell, once used on Seguin Island, which now lives at the Coast Guard Station in Boothbay. Friends of Seguin Island are in the process of getting that bell back.
This is a shot in front of the Coast Guard Station.
Anyone lucky enough to be stationed here will never want to leave.
Below is another shot
from the lawn of the main complex of buildings — a beautiful site.
I will have more pictures in future posts, but I wanted to give just a taste of the lovely state of Maine.