A Different Season


Winter in Maine is very different from the summer and fall, which are the seasons of most of my time here, but it has its own character.  It is a quieter season, the pace is slower and one cannot help but be aware of the ebb and flow of each day.

Rockport Harbor is no longer filled with vessels, and the view is open to Penobscot Bay.

Boats are shrouded in plastic or in storage barns until  late spring, and for the most part lobster boats are silent, unlike the summer when they are in and out at least twice daily.

Now, only a handful are still in the water and go no farther than one end of the harbor to the other to check the lobster pots that dot it this time of year.

Where water has collected in the rocks, it is frozen solid

and thin sheets of ice float on the harbor’s surface.  These are often the gathering place for  gulls who are kept company by the ducks who float along beside.  I shiver in my warm clothes as I stand on the shore looking out and wonder how they keep from freezing.

Speaking of freezing, it’s cold outside, so for me it’s back inside to settle by the fire with a good book.

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11 thoughts on “A Different Season

  1. Enjoy your time there, Lulu. Renews the spirit. Looks pretty much like the beach here, desolate, but we don’t have rocks like that. And really, we have been blessed with moderate temps this year, thank God!
    Relax and renew!

    1. And the spirit needs renewing. The rocks, Kathleen, are glacier cut some thousands of years ago. They are beautiful.

  2. Settling by the fire with a good book sounds relaxing. If you haven’t viewed the new Woody Allen movie out now in DVD, Midnight in Paris, I highly recommend it. The Paris views are so beautiful and it is an interesting movie. Thinking of you during this time of grief.

    1. So many people have told me I’d like Midnight in Paris and I haven’t yet seen it. Saw My Week With Marilyn a couple of days ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.
      Thanks for your sweet thoughts.

  3. Winter on the coast is a favourite of mine, when things slow down, empty out. you get to see it again witha fresh pair of eyes. It looks lovey to me 🙂

  4. Beautiful Linda! Your third photo takes my breath away~ just like the temperature would no doubt 🙂

    1. Thank you. When the light is right, good pictures are always a possibility.

  5. Looks beautiful! I love peaceful quiet times in the winter. 🙂

  6. I am reading 11-22-63 by Steven King and I can’t put it down….all 842 ages. It is so interesting.

    1. Just finished it and thought it one of King’s best.

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