Monday, December 31, 2007

Pictures up!

Here: Christmas in Maine.

They range from cheerful cheesy shots


to gory, gory nature red in beak and talon shots..


to the documentation of vastly stupid activities (deciding to burn the Christmas tree out on the lawn: fantastically fun)

Enjoy! I'm busy cleaning the house and dying of jetlag, but will be up and posting soon. It's hateful being back. I feel more at home there than I do here, which seems odd. Maybe I should move out there. What the hell.

Happy New Year, fretmarketeers! x

12 comments:

indigoGlyph said...

Great photos, P! Such a beautiful, pale red-tail - definitely one to nick for the screensaver. Thx

Tristram Brelstaff said...

I have often thought it would be better to have bonfire night after Christmas instead of in November.

pluvialis said...

indioglyph: she's a beauty, isn't she. And scarily proficient in the field. Scott should definitely intermew this one.

Tristram: it was a gloriously pagan affair, marred only by the worry that Kennebunk fire department would appear at any moment. Erin and I had no idea the tree would burn with flames *quite* that high...

Steve Bodio said...

When Betsy Huntington was alive we used to burn the tree on New year's. BIG flames.

Maine is the only New England state that still makes me feel nostalgia, and the only eastern state I'd live in (again).

Matt Mullenix said...

Wonderful photos---loved especially the domestic images, food, tables, scenes through the windows. Looks like a fantastic Christmas locale.

(PS: Great-looking RT----tho you might tell your friends that a slingshot is a lot safer than climbing icy trees to flush squirrels...!)

Matt Mullenix said...

Oh and yes---please move to the States!

Heidi the Hick said...

You rock a skirt and wellies like nobody else, baby.

(well, maybe me on a good day...)

great photos love, it looks like you enjoyed your time there.

Scott said...

Hey there.....
Dangerous tree-climber here, checking in to say that I'd like to make this my official vote for you moving over here permanently. It was so nice seeing you again. It had been much too long. Erin and I had a fantastic day out with both redtails yesterday.... Yoder is running up an impressive score. Talk to you later, Scott

Meg Kribble said...

That is an awesome fire. Brilliant idea. Did it smell good?

Heidi the Hick said...

(I gave you an award.)

Jon Reed said...

Beautiful photos, H. Move to Maine - it looks lovely!

Quills said...

Great shot of the burning tree. Simultaneously heart warming and apocalyptic!

Jill and Scott