Monday, April 27, 2009

The Ducks Go Marching Two by Two...

Images of spring!
Willa has been so excited to practice riding her bike, even though its too small and our terrain is not very well suited for it (picture mama having a heart attack every time she gets too close to the steep edges!)

Beautiful, colorful Willa and Nettie in face painted glory at College of the Atlantic's Earth Day Fair! It was my first time vending at a big fair, and I had such a great time!
And who could resist my army of needle felted ducks...on their way to Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies store on Deer Isle, Maine. She is also carrying my needle felted first wholesale order!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Maineteam Spring Photo Challenge!

I've been having a great time taking photos around Happytown for the Maineteam's Spring Photo Challenge. Here's all of my favorites (plus one of the old truck that I couldn't resist:) I am in love with this time of year...the waking world around me, but with no blackflies or mosquitos yet! Our garden is getting ready for planting, and I'll get the cool weather crops in today - peas, spinach, radishes...yum!
My official entry is the second photo of the budding tree limb. I wish there was a way to photograph the sounds of spring as well; the rushing stream as the winter snow melted away, the chorus of peeper frogs I heard last night, the mating calls of the woodcocks in our woods. Guess these photos will haved to do!
Can't wait to hear who the winner is! Thanks to Jenna ( for organizing this challenge and donating her beautiful earrings for a prize!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Is it really?

It must be Spring! The girls and I had a lovely afternoon outside in the sun...and took lots of new photos. A few of the things happening around Happytown in the past weeks...

Snow melting

Crocus popping

woodpile dwindling

mud drying

woodcock mating

buds growing

sap flowing
house planning
garden dreaming

geese flying

spirits lifting