Saturday, July 14, 2007

The state of rest ... Maine or sleep?

I think the clocks must run slower in Maine. Or perhaps the air is infused with some odorless, tasteless substance that acts as a sedative. All we seem to do once we arrive -- after we've combed the beach for treasures that is -- is sleep.

Jed, especially, finds it difficult to continue to drive the final half hour once we cross over the New Hampshire border. Once we reach our destination he naps every hour on the hour and my eyelids are always at half mast.



And although Annabel isn't napping these days, the Maine drug is having its effect on her, too, with early bedtimes and later morning awakenings.

Silas seems to have inherited the family illness, except that as an infant his job -- outside of eating and pooping -- is to sleep.



So far, he's slept through a marathon trip to the grocery store, a visit with some old friends and even his first walk on the beach. He even finds a way to sleep through his sister's attentions, which are often loud and full of kisses.

13 comments:

andrew618 said...

Maine really is gorgeous, isn't it?

It sounds like you're in Southern Maine... you ought to head another two or three hours up the coast to the Bath-Camden area. Makes southern Maine look like Putzburgh.

Redneck Mommy said...

Gorgeous pics!!

I love coming here...I wish I could say your photos inspire me to take more, or perhaps better ones, but nah.

I just revel in the fact that someone takes lovely pics of their kids...not the blurry, badly cropped versions I do!

toyfoto said...

Jed's mom lives in Southern Maine, so that's really why we come here. And we've been to Camden and the Booth Bay region, and man is that gorgeous, too.

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Beautiful! I know where I am moving . . .

the mad momma said...

i love your pictures... so touchable.. you want to reach out and hug the little babies till they beg for mercy! sorry..and its lovely to see silas in annabel's lap. i have let the brat hold the bean a couple of times but he always ends up getting too rough in his excitement.

Nancy said...

What wonderful pictures. Looks like you are having a great time.

Firestarter5 said...

Once again Si, with the final pic, you hit one out of the park.

Whirlwind said...

Beautiful pictures. I hope you are getting rest as well!

peppersalt said...

Artistic pictures. Thumbs up!

Binky said...

I feel more relaxed just looking at those pictures!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures! Glad to hear you had such a great time in Maine.
- Martha

kittenpie said...

Wow, those are amazing photos. I always love the way black and white forces you to look at things differently. Textures, shadow and light, composition, all seem to become more important when you remove the colour. Lovely.

Whirlwind said...

Just stopping by to say there's some bling at my place for you. I hope you are still relaxing up in the fresh Maine air!