Blue Mussels on a Rainy Day
October in Maine: a gift. As lovely and as simple as blue mussels on a rainy day. As steady as the ocean lapping on shore, loons calling their lonesome cry from the expanse of blue. As surprising as a pair of kingfishers rattling in flight across a cove. As beautiful as flames of crimson and gold maples and burnt sienna salt marsh hay glowing in the sun. Today, I send you the mussels. More gifts to come.
Lovely message to receive on a beautiful day in NY.
Thank Melinda- I’m just back from a week in Maine…New York is beautiful, too!
And a moody blue morning to you too, Jean. What a wonderful gift of mussels from Maine. Beautifully rendered. Your narratives, as are your paintings, always bring me instantly into your world. But your brief prose accompanying the painting is exceptionally descriptive …. I close my eyes and can smell the ocean, can hear the mournful cry of loons, and instantly recognize a kingfisher’s aerial rattle, all as the firey colors of maples and marsh warm me on a rainy, misty day. I was on that rocky beach and saw you in the distance examining the mussels ……. and I waved! Ha!
I’m glad to share a bit of my journey with you Barb! It was so nice to have time away without obligations. It was a very restorative week.
Maine is my place or origin, and home away from home. Thank you for the beautiful words and rendering of October beauty.
It’s a special place. We have not been there in October in many, many years. The fall colors were spectacular.
Your words Jean are as lovely as the painting.
I agree! Your words are eloquent Jean.
Thank you Michele. I appreciate your kind words.
All your posts are a gift, thank you!
Happy to share them with you, Denise.
Lovely thoughts, poetically said with beautiful images.
Thank you Bernadette!
Beautiful! Going to see our daughter in Maine the week of Thanksgiving.
How nice! It will be colder still by November, but each season has its own beauty. Enjoy your trip.
Lovely !!!! I love the idea of “the gifts of fall”. I am heading to the ocean (Pacific) this week and will use this suggestion as well. You are a great inspiration as are your paintings. Thank you for sharing your art with us.
Thanks Pamela! I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the ocean. It’s so different at this time of year; much quieter…which is just what I needed.
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Hi, Jean, were there in Maine to watch the preparations for raising the Queen Mary? Lovely mussels.
Hi Dorothea- When was that? I don’t know about it at all.
So poetic! Very evocative, and what a lovely composition.
Thanks Anna. Sometimes the composition just falls into place. I sort of had this in my head when I started and I’m pleased with how it turned out.