Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

July 21, 2015

Six Photos, Six Days, Day 6

Peaks Island Sunset

The people of the tiny fishing village came out to stare in wonder one evening at the strange occurance. Old-fashioned folks well versed in superstition were very familiar with phrases like, “red sky in the morning, sailor take warning, red sky at night, sailor’s delight”. But what in the world was meant by “striped sun at set”? Should they take a bet?

Real story
After a month of what felt like non-stop activity, July rolled around and my days were suddenly much more free. Not to say I’ve been doing nothing, there’s still been enough to keep me busy, and that kept me from getting back to blogging sooner. A lovely respite arrived in the form of an invitation to visit my sister for a few days on her vacation on Peaks Island in Maine. I’ve been there before and shared it with you. It was a lovely two days of salt air breezes, walks around the island, relaxing on the quiet beach and taking photos like this gorgeous sunset.

And that nearly catches me up to where we are now. The annual camping trip happened about a week ago, and we have plans to head down to the Cape for a couple days soon. I’m afraid summer will pass by in a blur after that – Sarah’s 18th birthday and our vacation to Maine approach in August, and all too soon after that both my little birdies will fly off to college. Let me tell you, this mama bird is no where near ready for that.


  1. What a beautiful photograph! It must have been really nice to see it in for real. Stunning!

    Comment by trish49 — July 24, 2015 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

  2. […] If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I saw this image on Facebook this week and really loved it. The words are so very true. I’ve had a bit of each recently: sweat from exercising, gardening and mowing the lawn, tears when I think about both my girls being off to college in a few short weeks, and the sea on a recent quick visit to Cape Cod to visit my mother, as well as spending some time with my sister on her vacation in Maine. […]

    Pingback by If We Were Having Coffee | Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — July 26, 2015 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  3. A beautiful “striped” moon photo. My baby turns 18 in August as well, but there’ll be no collage for him, he’s getting married in September and will be a daddy in November! He’s finished school though, last year, and is doing an online course in graphics, as well as working full time. His is a very different life to your baby girl’s, but no matter what they choose for their lives, us mama birds have to let our children fly, and keep on loving them.

    Comment by Joanne — July 26, 2015 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

    • Lol, Joanne – that’s the sun not the moon! 😉
      Thank you – your words are very true, and somehow comforting to know that women all around the world have some of the same feelings.

      Comment by Karma — July 26, 2015 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

      • Haha, I had to take a second look…it looks for all the world like a huge moon photo to me! We have some amazing moon sights, shining across the water at Point Danger, not far from us, but I never seem to get there on time with a camera. I must try again when we have our next full moon, during fine weather, so I can show you why I thought it was the moon. (I should have read your text more carefully too!) 🙂

        Comment by Joanne — July 26, 2015 @ 8:12 pm

  4. OMG this is so beautiful! Stunning!

    Comment by Dawn — July 30, 2015 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  5. Stunning, Karma. Really, really stunning shot. Hope summer isn’t whizzing by too fast for you. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — August 7, 2015 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

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