January 7, 2016
AT HOME WITH ESTELLE and REMEMBERING WINTER AT THE MAINE HOUSE
Every so often,
I like to take a trip down memory lane of life in Maine.
This was a view out of our office upstairs of the early
morning hours one January morning.
The house you see right next door was empty.
The family moved to England shortly after
we had moved in and lived there for two years.
They decided to keep their home as they planned to come back
to Maine after the husband's tenure was up in England.
They came back home every Christmas.
The snowplows came nightly and also around 2 AM and 5 AM.
Those yellow stakes outlined our driveway so Kurt,
our snowplow guy, could locate the pathway everyday.
Greg and Jenn had never experienced such winter days!
I think he will always be glad he had the experience to snowplow
an icy driveway in the dead of a Maine winter.
That's the darling and Greg at the end of the driveway.
Good lord, how do people survive these long winter months?
This proved to be quite the job!
This is the entryway to the front door.
Our deer would come up through
the woodlands in the evening.
We left apples and crushed acorns out for them
to help them survive these cold months.
It was my "gift from heaven" when I saw them.....
These were our woodland views from our deck.
I have never seen anything so beautiful and magical
when it snowed right here.
Like a winter wonderland....
but it was also six months of this!
We're glad to be home in Texas, yet so thankful for the experience
Now....a few snippets of what's going on here....
First and foremost....
New Lip Color.....
freezing individual stuffed peppers from Costco!
These are divine!
Thank you Miss M for the suggestion!
A new hobby,,,
I joined the bandwagon of coloring for adults...
why didn't I think of this?
It's what's for lunch.....
The new read....