Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to Start the Day

This is our breakfast spot.  On days when we have a little time in the morning, we pick up bagels slathered in pimento cheese  here  or whatever looks most amazing here and head to Cape Elizabeth to watch the day begin at Portland Head Light.

It's never the same twice.  I've munched happily here on calm days, during fierce storms, and every kind of day in between.

This is one of the most painted and photographed lighthouses in the world, so I have nothing new to show or tell about it.  Like so many others, I take pictures every single time I am here.  I'm drawn to the beauty of the light itself, but also to the ancient, cragged rocks, and to the sound of the waves.  Always the waves.  See?  Nothing new here.  Just crazy love.

This isn't even the first time I've posted about the lighthouse, and I have a funny feeling that it won't be the last time.  For more sunrise shots like the one below, take a peek here.  For other pretty ones, look here.  

And for those of you who are wondering, no one died in the Annie C. Maguire shipwreck of Christmas Eve, 1886. 


  1. For all the years I've been eating pimento cheese I never thought about putting it on a bagel. That sounds amazing!!!! You can't beat the view either.

    1. Yes, Andy Bass, you've gotta try it!!! And I recommend slipping it open faced under the broiler for a few glorious seconds. The result is gooey, cheesy heaven, my friend.

  2. It looks like a beautiful way to start your day - such an amazing view! xxoo

  3. The beauty takes my breath away!
    I do remember you showing the light
    house before, but the rock formations
    really jumped up to take note this time.
    What a majestic place. I just love the sea.

    1. Yes, I've mostly showed photos of the house itself in the past. I was looking through my shots and realized I have dozens of the rocks and waves. It's such a spectacular place. I love the sea, too, Marilyn. Can't get enough of it. xo

  4. You are one of the luckiest people on the planet to live in beautiful Maine! I am always green pea envious when I pop over for a visit ! :D I honestly don't know of anywhere as beautiful as coastal Maine! Great shots!
    Beth P

  5. You do live in SUCH a beautiful place! I find myself envying your home near the sea.


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