Today I’m back in my workroom still trying to get enough inventory to open my small shop. I need to make many more flowers and today I am working on Foxglove.
Yesterday I took the day off, left the rocky coast of Maine my ( Island Paradise} for a trip to the city with it’s hustle and bustle. I would have preferred to stay home but I guess a day away once in awhile is good, at least that's what I’m told.
Yesterday was more or less a necessary trip, you see the accountant was waiting to prepare my taxes . Well old Uncle Sam was good to me this year. I got a refund, nothing to get excited about , no trip to Bermuda, just enough for an ice cream at Big Reds, Betty swears they make the best soft serve around and so we treated ourselves to a cone of chocolate . I had just few licks off mine . I would rather have had Kentucky Fried chicken wings, but that's a no, no when you’re a diabetic and have already cheated for the day.
Leaving yesterday morning was not something that I was looking forward to, for more then one reason. At this time of year our ferry goes into dry dock for four to six weeks and so in the mean time we have to take a barge to get to the mainland. The barge itself is not bad it’s just the boarding that really gets to me. Depending on the tide one usually has to back on and that means backing on two pieces of planking not much wider then your tires, and can be very steep, it makes a nervous wreck out of me. I worry all night long if I’m going to be able to do it or not. This year my worrying was unnecessary, the tide was right and we were able to drive right on. It turned out to be a great day our tax burden was behind us and we had a cone of soft serve. I snapped a couple of pictures on the way up and I will share them with you.
Well dinner is just about ready and the smell of food is getting to me, then it’s back to the grind , more flowers and continued work on a character. Hopefully I’ll be back blogging tomorrow. Until then Enjoy your day.
The barge that we were on belongs to this marina and this is where we boarded and left from.
This is the McQuoit, a passenger ferry arriving at the passenger slip as we were leaving the island.
This is the harbor side of the island. Not much to look at in March but just wait until May.
Fort Gorges, this fort was commissioned by George Washington.