Friday, August 28, 2009

Surprise, a little early

Well, this past weekend I believe we succeeded in surprising my sister with an unexpected birthday party. Her birthday is still months away, so she suspected nothing. So fun! Here she is relaxing on the porch with friend and fellow party planner, Joanne.

Lizzie loves Bu-bbles. Becky blows bubbles with her...Dan gets into the bubble action

Uncle Dan and Lizzie.

Dana & Becky

It was a great day - perfect lake weather. Lots of swimming, fishing and even a camp fire complete with s'mores in the evening. Happy Birthday Em!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Harfords point

We wrapped up a home in Harfords Point yesterday. Nice cape style home with a million dollar, 270 degree view of moosehead lake.

Lovin' late summer

Late summer means:


our first glimpse of fall colors

one more trip to the coast and a stop for lobster rolls

the bloom of my one white oriental lily (the rest were slug food)

Garlic harvest (this year I have 4 new varieties!)

And Eccle Cakes. This was given to me in a wedding gift, a family cook book. It came from my grandmother, who got it from her mother. Phyllo dough, blueberries, brown sugar and butter, a delicious combination!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First corn

Lizzie enjoys her first corn on the cob. I love how her brow furrows as she is going in for a big bite....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Clean up

John & Dad spent several sunday afternoons cleaning the back barn for our party. this space normally houses equipment, store boats and when I was a kid it was home to hay and sometimes animals.

Dan helps clean the 'little' camp

Em sweeps up with Lizzie's help

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


finally we have added a new sign for Evolo Energy Solutions. it only took us about 3 years:) Oh well, better late than never!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Wow, this is my 250th post! Well, I have just a very worthy subject for this post, a brunch party at camp with the Dickens Clan. Sarah, Mike & Allie were visiting Maine and we all gathered at camp for brunch, visiting, swimming, sauna etc...

oh and the magic tricks!

Grammy Oarie takes Madison swimming

Nellie 'rescues' Mike, Allie & Mike (they are hanging onto her collar and she brings them ashore)


This weekend was the Bras for the Cause auction in Pittsfield ( About 40 bras were submitted to the auction, which was a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research. The bras were created by artists, survivors and other creative people with breasts. I bought a lamp disguised with a Bra. My sister, Emily got a bra made from buttons (she loves buttons) and my mom got a few creations, most notably the 'boobie bowl' (
Bras, Bras everywhere!

This is my mom's entry, Sally whose bra is filled with Succulents.... very clever.