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:
Here are the rugosa roses clothed in thorns and snow,
And the harbor, with the schooners shrink-wrapped for winter:
I’ll share some of the watercolor class exercises once I take photos!