my apologies, by the way, for not wishing individual happy birthdays to crazy girl, artemis, and miss glissando, who celebrated their eleventh, fifteenth, and fourteenth birthdays over the last three days. so happy birthday, all you virgos (crazy girl is absolutely on the cusp of leo, i might add)!!
yesterday, in honor of miss gliss's birthday (or maybe because it was a cool, breezy august day and m was off work), we drove up to damariscotta. first, m and boo walked to the end of a long dock (one of their favorite activities), while bean and i took in some local history:
it's a shame that the word "plucky" isn't much in use anymore, isn't it?
we ate a medicocre lunch, browsed at maine coast books, checked out weatherbird, which carries our shirts (well, we peeked through the windows, since it was closed), and went into some other shops. on the way home, we stopped in wiscasset at rock paper scissors and smitten, which reminds me a lot of nested in carrboro. david and ellen would love this place.
they have these incredible black violets in their window box -- big, and jet black. next year, i want to plan a black garden. or at least a pot of black flowers...