Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Maine stuff

So, moving from people to stuff.

Here's one of the main (ha) crops -- blueberries. My brother took one of my nieces blueberry picking, and this is the result. These are high bush, cultivated blueberries, which you can tell by the size of the berry. Wild blueberries are of course better, and my brother had bought my mom a container, but those were eaten by this time (day 2 :-) )



I forgot to include a photo, but one of my favorite things to do is go to the farm that sells pick your own flowers. The kids had a great time, even though before going there they thought it would be booorrinnng (oh how I hate that word). The cabin had many bouquets. But anyway, on the way there I saw in someone's yard a bin with a free sign on it, which always calls to me. Free warped produce, such as this. Swan cucumber!



Then on a walk the girls and I found a very flat snake. Not yet identified.



And finally, I went to an estate sale on the first Sunday. It's kinda odd because this woman only holds the sale on labor day weekend and she's been selling off this one woman's stuff for 4 years. Anyway, I saw this on the wall. It's needlepoint, but has quilting patterns on it. Beautiful colors and really well done. Though I'm trying not to spend money, I thought $35 was a good price. There was one next to it that had the date 1880 on it. I don't this is that old, but it's still pretty damn old.



There's the stuff of Maine 2008.

15 comments:

Susan said...

The snake seriously gave me the creeps. Ewewew.

Tara said...

I love that swan cucumber, and the snake skin!

Blueberries are so good on cereal. Now I want both.

The CEO said...

I covet thy blueberries. I love Maine. I have loved camping there, eating there, just being there. I am so jealous.

NoRegrets said...

Susan, really?? What a girly girl you are...

Tara-I thought it was way cool too and sorry it had to be cut up to be eaten. Hence the photo.

CEO-Make plans now!!!

Susan said...

Me and snakes go way back, NoR, and we don't have a good history.

Dude, did you ever for a minute think I WASN'T a girlie girl??

laura b. said...

That quilt is beautiful, no matter what the age. I think it was a bargain at $35.

Loving your photos!

NoRegrets said...

Susan, I don't know. Sarcastic wit to me does not go with girly girl.

Laura, so rotating photos??

Churlita said...

Cool stuff. There's a huge Amish community right by us and there are tons of really cool quilts and needlepoint. From what I've seen here, you got a great deal.

heather said...

kiddo, you would have loved the ball python i was playing with on my lunch break today. ;)

i always think of nova scotia when i think of blueberry picking, i prefer mine baked into breads or in pancakes.
how big is your quilt? i hate to needlepoint, cross stitch i like but i just never got into needlepoint. i've seen some georgous stuff done with it though. looks like you snagged youself quite the deal there. :)

evilesb138 said...

the blueberries look good...not like the crunchy little marbles I have been seeing in the grocery store of late

M. Robert Turnage said...

Was there ever a point when you were walking down Maine street and saw a guy and then went, "Hey! My Maine Man!"

NoRegrets said...

Churlita and Heather, it's about 4'x4' - a nice size for a wall hanging. And since I don't do needlepoint, I love looking at it. One day, after I paint my damn house, I'll be able to hang it.

Evile-they are scrumptious.

MRT-damn it, wish I had thought of that... Maybe next time. And he'll punch me in the face.

Tera said...

Fantastic pictures NoR!!! Love the swan cuke!

Suzanne said...

Blueberries, cool cucumber (heh), and a weird yearly estate sale? How awesome. Just totally awesome.

Anonymous said...

Not so good a "swan cucumeber"! Here's one my partner grew:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/6066029/Gardener-discovers-swan-cucumber.html