A Beautiful Mother’s Day on the Coast of Maine

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 7:28 a.m. EST, 56 degrees F

What a beautiful Sunday morning on the coast of Maine! We stood on the bridge in light jackets, and even though it was breezy, for the first time it was not bitter in the blowing wind.

A day of firsts, there are also leaves and flowers on the trees, and it was the first time we’ve seen someone clamming (he was not in the video area, see photo below). It felt delightfully spring like, with ducks and birds calling, flowers all around and four dogs frolicking on the beach. At the beginning of the video, the beach is empty, but about 13 seconds in, you’ll see someone walking down the length of the bar with her two dogs—it will give you a feel for the scale of the area.

I would feel deficit if I didn’t mention Mother’s Day—and offer my greetings to all moms reading this blog. Every Mother’s Day I feel grateful and thankful for my two wonderful kids—you’ve given me the best job I’ve ever had. Here’s to you guys: I love you B & H!

Clammer on the mudflats, to the right of the beach
Cheers & Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. Thank you for a beautiful virtual visit with you in Maine on Mother’s Day. Someday my dream of living in in the rural Northeast will come true, I pray. Until then, thank you for sharing. Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Spring!

  2. Oh, my dream was always to live in the backwoods of Maine and I chose to give up that dream when I married my wonderful husband. But my heart is still in Maine. Your blog is like a soothing balm to a homesick heart. Thank you!

  3. Happy Mother’s Day, Julia! I hope you have a lovely day.

  4. Susan, So glad I can give you a hint of the Northeast until your dream comes true! It is a lovely, lovely place with much scenery to enjoy–watch my blog next week when I’ll be focusing on everything Maine! Happy Mother’s Day & Happy Spring to you too, friend!

    Kate, Thanks for your visit to my blog and for your comment! Interesting that you’ve always wanted to be in Maine — it was my dream too which is why we moved here! Are you a Mainer, I wonder? Must be if you’re homesick. Come by every Sunday for the video, and next week I’m blogging everyday about writing inspiration from Maine — hope you’ll drop by!

    Jen, Thank you so much Jen; It will be a lovely day in the garden today! Happy Day to you, too, friend!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous–Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. Alexandra says:

    I enjoyed that. Thanks! Could even hear the birds. Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. Leah says:

    Beautiful shot of Maine today. It was actually quite cool, overcast and windy in San Diego. But a lovely Mother’s Day nonetheless. Hope you had a great day yourself!

  8. reeling, glad you enjoyed the view of the coast…. a belated Mother’s Day to you, too!

    Alexandra, So glad you enjoyed the visit to the coast! A belated Mother’s Day to you too!

    Leah, Happy you visited! Incredible, warmer here in the east than San Diego? Go figure! A belated Mother’s Day to you — I’m sure it was lovely!