Friday, September 29, 2006

Day of the Monarchs

Wednesday was perfect! The sky was blindingly blue, temps in the upper 60's and Monarch butterflies were literally everywhere! Hundreds of them were feasting on the asters which are in full bloom and so thick that some of the fields were covered in varying hues of purple. The Monarchs spend these early autumn days stocking up energy for their long flight to Mexico where they will overwinter until spring and instinct sends them back our way.

H and I had a delightful three mile walk around one of our favorite Maine harbors. There were still a few sailboats in the harbor, but most of the summer folks had gone back home after Labor Day.

After a day of shopping and lunch at our favorite restaurant, we ended the day sitting in the door yard feeding "the Rat" (Herman, the Chipmunk).

Life is Sooooo Good!


Zoey said...

Hi Giddy,
I am just checking in to see if you found a moose?????????

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Kerri said...

Oh, I love Maine! That water looks so blue! The asters make the countryside so beautiful, don't they...along with the goldenrod?
I've had a lovely time reading your posts. I can almost smell that apple butter. And oh, the fish! You lucky thing to have fresh seafood!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to 'meet' new blog friends :)
We're zone 5 too!
We'll be able to keep each other entertained during those long, cold months :)