Perfect Writing Weather Video from the Coast of Maine

Note to my faithful readers and commenters: If you left a comment to one of my blog postings earlier this week, it is very possible that it was lost in the great Blogger crash at the end of last week! I realized this morning that at least 8 comments that were originally posted on the blog about Marilyn Johnson’s visit to Portland and several to the guest post by Jane Roper are no longer there, and (although I haven’t checked) I assume the same is true for other postings. If you left a comment on my blog and I didn’t answer, I am so sorry; it’s only because I never received it or can no longer retrieve it. I thank you for your continued interest in wordsxo!

Sunday, May 15, 2011, 1:07 p.m. EST, 50 degrees F

A rainy day in Maine, a bit on the parky side (perfect word of the day from!), so once again we had our jackets on as we stood on the bridge overlook in inclement weather. You can even see the umbrella popping into the shot about 12 seconds in!

You’d hardly recognize it from a week ago, when someone walked her dogs on the beach. But that’s the way spring is here in Maine: two steps forward, one back, and then we fall headlong into summer, never knowing what hit us!

Today, everything is green and lovelyโ€”albeit a bit soggy; the leaves seem to have come on full throttle overnight. The ducks are happy as, well, ducks, and if you had smell-a-vision you’d be able to know what a clam flat smells like. Take my word for it, it’s distinctive but โ€œnot a perfume that would sell well,โ€ as MEH (My Engineer Husband) says. More of an aquired taste. Out of camera view, there are more and more lobster buoys bobbing on the water, too, marking where the traps are below.

Now back home….because this weather is perfect for writing!

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? Parky? Or balmy?



  1. Aisha says:

    The blogger crash was awful. Ate up a bunch of posts- and comments for a give-away. Grr. Oh well. . . hopefully that was a one time freak occurrence. Love this post and living through this with you ๐Ÿ™‚ It was hot up to the 90’s this week here, and then just today it turned cool and misty- Atlanta weather is known to be bipolar, lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yes, the crash was terrible, and I hope it’s a freak occurrence, too…and I certainly hope I was not one of the lost comments for your giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Leah says:

    Isn’t it crazy what a week will do with respect to weather? Here in San Diego, we were enjoying beautiful sunny spring days. Yet this past weekend and today have been downright cold (for SoCal), feeling as if we’re in the midst of fall. And it’s supposed to rain tomorrow! Oh well. Guess it just makes me appreciate Mr. Sun even more.

  4. Leah, I know what you mean — 50 degrees and rain all this week! Mid May!? Really? I guess it’s nice to know SoCal is in the same boat!