Pictures worth a thousand words…

Photos from our morning walk. This is why people can stand all the rain… It’s quite a special place, this city in the rainforest.

Max and I went out for a lovely walkabout in the ’hood this morning, and I was noticing all these beautiful green things…
mostly moss.

mostly growing on other things.

as moss is wont to do.

He was appreciating all the luscious smells: fresh grass, hedges, fallen pine needles, mud, puddles… probably the footsteps of other dogs along the way.

The first thing I noticed was this amazing moss-covered tree surrounded by a lawn so green my eyes ached.

A rock retaining wall…

Emerald green moss – thee rocks look like they are holding whole civilizations.

This inspired playhouse is built around the trunk of a tall pine tree. What a fun thing for a kid to have!

A storm drain next to a mossy curb.

Diana and Jim’s sweet home. I’ve been enjoying my week of rest here with my friends. Their yard is totally fenced so the dogs can be safely outside.

Max, in his warm green rain jacket, waiting at the gate to go in.

When we returned, Diana was making a fresh juice drink with apples, beets, carrots, kale, celery, and ginger:

Diana adds water before turning the juice machine on.

Max was all about helping:

I’ve been training him to be “away” from the counters and food prep, but had to snap this adorable pic before I gave him the command!

The resulting “juice” was actually quite a mouthful! This machine, called a Ninja, is like a super blender on steroids! It has three sets of blender blades on a tall shaft in the center of the glass container, and it makes a juice with very fine pulp. Not my favorite texture, but it tasted delicious and we both felt like it was one healthy glass of goodness. A fresh green drink to go with all that greenness out the window!


About Maureen Farr

I am a graphic and web designer – and the publisher of the print version of Arts Guide, a free guide highlighting the arts, dining, events, and more on the coast of Maine. In addition, I am a visual artist working in mixed media and encaustic, as well as creating found object jewelry. I am currently at work revising a short novel that I wrote as a participant in the 32nd Annual 3-Day Novel Contest.
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5 Responses to Pictures worth a thousand words…

  1. Niiiice! What lovely sights you saw this morning! And Max couldn’t look cuter. . . Ask Diana if she has ever added a little cocoa powder to that drink? It somehow makes the kale oh-so-much-more-palatable and yummy! I love those shakes–it reminded me to go back to green smoothies tomorrow morning–so thank you! xoxo C

  2. Ellie Adams says:

    Thanks for all the lovely rich green pictures! My favorite color!! It will be nice when Maine is showing all the lovely spring shades of green! I even took down my green door wreath today! so…Thanks!!

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