Friday, November 13, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

24 Years

of happily married

Monday, October 26, 2015

Funny Thing . . .

 We checked out the Portland Comic Expo for the first time. It was held in the Exposition Building, a big roomy place, but not a heck of a lot was filling it. MECAF was more impressive.

There were a few people wandering around in costume, including some vendors. We didn't feel like waiting around until 3:00 to see the costume contest though.
Carrie went to Hellboy and back.
He followed me home. Can I keep him?

click on any boot to enlarge the whole costume

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Carriage Me Away

Last week was pretty much the end of peak foliage season locally. We were a little afraid that Acadia National Park, being further north, might be well past its peak for our planned visit this past Monday. It was cold there, but there was still plenty of color!

We had a book from the library about Acadia's carriage roads and the picturesque bridges with various hiking loops described. We chose one that sounded like it had nice views, three bridges and a waterfall. The gatehouse by the parking area gave us hope for good foliage.

It was a crisp, clear, cold day. Very cold..

 There were a lot of evergreens, and a lot of trees overall, growing along the roads and hiding the long range vistas, but we could look up at a beautiful clear blue sky with the sun giving the leaves a stained glass appearance.

 The splotches of red seen on the glimpses of Bald Mountain are blueberry bushes.

 The first bridge was the best, Waterfall bridge.

 Not much water at this time of year, so I got one shot from on top of the waterfall.

Hemlock bridge was less interesting

When we got tired of looking up, we could enjoy color on the ground.

 But we really didn't get tired of looking up.

 The last bridge was the smallest.

  And finally, some of those glimpses of the vistas we got.

As always, click on a leaf to get a bigger view.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Peeping Kemmer

Kemmer is visiting today, so I took her leaf peeping!

It started out cloudy, but the sun came out for us after a while. And we weren't the only ones there.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Crabby Pirates

With Tom Cherry Grawlix!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Some Light Reading

Saturday was Maine Open Lighthouse Day. We have taken advantage of this event every year since it started. A large number of Maine lighthouses are opened to the public for this day that you can not normally go into. This year we went to Dyce Head Light in Castine.

The lighthouse exterior would have been more interesting with a natural finish and the views were pleasant, but the stairs were quite wonderful.

 We checked out the waterfront by the lighthouse and the waterfront in Castine itself. Castine is the home of the Maine Maritime Academy, but, except for one other point of interest, is has little there.

The other point is the country's oldest continuous use post office.

We, of course, stopped at yard sales and flea markets during our excursion. I got Tarzan and comics and a Tarzan comic.

Enlarge any photo by clicking on the blue sky.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The MECAF Shall Inherit the Earth

The day started off dim and foggy. The fog was still clinging to the horizon off the coast and a taller building nearby to the venue on Fore street where we got to, once again, attend MECAF, the Maine Comic Art Festival. 

Fog was finally lifting. Except for here!
You can see Bug Light from the window!
 It was, as usual, fairly well attended without being too crowded to walk around. I handed out copies of a couple of my mini publications and got some stuff in return. Carrie even spent some money on a few things as well as taking notes on what we may try and get from Casablanca Comics to use up some of my trade credit.

Exhibit Hall
Comix Haul

I met and talked with a couple of the exhibitors, but mostly let Carrie and my mini-comix do the talking. I included my contact info, and a loose blank panel to try and encourage people to draw a panel for the jam comic.
I got this picture to make Marcia jealous.

Before and afterwards we stopped at yardsales. We also stopped by Green Hand and found a book each.

 Click on any picture to get more detail.