Yesterday my daughter and I took a little drive down to Kennebunkport to see what we could see. It’s one of our favorite things to do, and this is one of our favorite times of the year to do it. The summer crowds are gone and the weather was cool, clear, and perfect.
As we walk from the public parking lot back into the village, I always stop by here, where the road crosses over the river, to take a few photos.
I love the sight of New England’s cupolas and spires against the intense blue sky.
It is early yet, but we did see a bit of color here and there.
This bird house is awfully close to the street, and I don’t know if it is ever occupied or not. But it’s cute, anyway.
There are two kinds of antique shops I love. One is the junk-store kind, where you can prowl to your heart’s content in hopes of unearthing an unexpected (and cheap) treasure of some sort. The other is this kind: like a museum, except you can touch the precious things on display. If you have the money, you can even take them home with you. I do not have it, but I love looking (and touching) anyway.
When I looked back over the photos I took during my 365 project, I noticed that I actually do take quite a few still lifes. This was a surprise to me. But I also realized that this is the kind I take — found subjects, rather than ones I have gathered and set up. I just never thought of them as “still lifes.”
What can I say? I love these stairs and that light bouncing around at the top. And I was drawn irresistibly up.
The tag said this was from China. I have no idea if it’s antique or not, but I thought it was charming.
Back downstairs. Though I’m not generally a fan of the chipped paint look, I liked this worn blue table a lot. I can see it in back of my couch. In my dreams.
Outside, if you duck and go through a little passageway, you find this surprisingly formal small garden tucked away next to the building.
Another of our favorite shops. The floors are so tilted it will make you dizzy. All of the pottery here is made by the husband and wife who own the store. My favorite mugs came from here.
Another of my “found” still lifes.
From this deck we could smell seafood, and it was time to seek out some lunch. Clam chowder and warm blueberry pie with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream — which, as usual, I never even thought to photograph — and then it was time to head for home.
So glad we went! Today it is raining . . . and that’s good, too.
Note: All photos were taken with my iPhone 5S.