I love the light in November. It starts to get dark pretty early on the coast of Maine, but you just can’t beat the angle of the light in the afternoon. Today, when I took a walk to the old Coast Guard station, I was a little surprised to see the sun going down so soon. It was only 4 p.m. when I got home. Time enough to start dinner and go back to work in the studio!
…or…How many times can one interrupt their dinner at the Islesford Dock Restaurant to run outside and photograph the same sunset?
Tonight, after a fabulous dinner at the Islesford Dock Restaurant, this was going on as we walked to get our bikes at the end of the dock:
Meanwhile, on the other side of the island, this was going on:
…to sourdough bread!
Am I becoming obsessed?
My studio day was not really lost. I just didn’t work there, today. Instead I made 2 loaves of bread and some bolognese sauce for pasta for Bruce’s mom’s birthday party tomorrow night. (Along with some olive cheese puffs to bake for hors d’oeuvres.) The other 2 loaves I took with me as gifts for the dinner party we attended in Ellsworth tonight. My friend Susan had arranged a birthday dinner at Simone’s restaurant for our dear friend Helen. One loaf for Helen and one for Susan and her husband Chris who were celebrating 20 years of marriage. Congratulations to all!
I took the 4 p.m. boat off of the island, and hoped there would be enough light to still read my book on the way to N.E. Harbor. There was enough for 5 minutes or so. Suddenly, Tiffany, who was sitting next to me , whipped her head around to look behind her and said, “Oh my god!” It took a second for each of us to grab our cameras, and run out to the stern of the boat. Where there were more passengers, mostly workmen, and many with their phones out snapping the same photo we were.