Beauty and snow

One of the small buildings that flank the steps up to the amphitheatre, where the Library has a summer movie series, weddings happen, and teenagers hang out when they should be doing something better but don't.

One of the small buildings that flank the steps up to the amphitheatre, where the Library has a summer movie series, weddings happen, and teenagers hang out when they should be doing something better but don’t.  That elm is a living sculpture–I ADORE that tree!

I’ve been busy with a watercolor class and working on a quilt that I can’t share (oh the pain!) until after jurying is done–which means not until early APRIL!   So instead I’ll entice you with today’s beauty.  I have no idea how I have been so lucky to live in such beautiful places, including here.  The snow started drifting down about breakfast time today.  It is also exam week, which means the high school lets out early.  We went to pick Eli up then have lunch in town before his orthodontist appointment, so we ate at our favorite diner in town (Marriner’s) and then picked up a book at the library.  How gorgeous is this place?   The photo above is the building at the entrance to the amphitheatre park next to the library–that elm is gorgeous at any time.

When I visited Camden for the first time, coming to buy our house here in 2004, I fell in love with the library, and the love continues.  Here’s the main entrance, but you can see the original building on the green above.  When they did the big expansion in 1996, the literally “dug deep” but you’d never know it when you are inside. That wall on the left is where the first crocus–warmed by the south-facing view and the stone wall–come up in spring, usually 3-4 weeks ahead of anywhere else.  So wonderful:

The main entrance to the Camden Public Library

The main entrance to the Camden Public Library

Here are the rugosa roses clothed in thorns and snow,

I love the look of stone tracery when the snow clings to bare branches.

I love the look of stone tracery when the snow clings to bare branches.

And the harbor, with the schooners shrink-wrapped for winter:

The harbor, looking over harbor park (which in July is the best fireworks-watching spot in town).  I love the way the sky and sea disappear into one another without a horizon.

The harbor, looking over harbor park (which in July is the best fireworks-watching spot in town). I love the way the sky and sea disappear into one another without a horizon.

I’ll share some of the watercolor class exercises once I take photos!

2 Responses to “Beauty and snow”

  1. Debby Harwell Says:

    Beautifully inspirational photos as usual! And it looks as if we may be getting a little snow ourselves down here tonight and tomorrow. I’ve got plans to drive up to the mountains on Saturday so I’m hoping the snow stops by then and the roads are clear. At least my husband will be driving! I’ll try to remember to take pictures to share as well. Can’t wait to see pictures from your watercolor class. I’ve got to get back to that myself, I love it!

  2. JACQUIE Says:

    Your snow is as pretty as ours and decorates Camden beautifully.