Sunday, September 16, 2018

Walking in Maine

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My hostess in Maine (I have not moved here permanently to Rocklnd in case you were wondering) goes fast walking every morning at 6-6:15 am with her pals. I decided to join in. Of course I cannot keep up with them which is fine. But its a great way to immerse yourself into the landscape as preparation for painting that landscape. Another good thing is the mid-section seems to be somewhat less than upon arrival. Probably wishful thinking. Another very good thing is you can listen to ON VA DEGUSTER PODCASTS (Let's go taste) whilst walking and improve your French. Plus learning essential facts about French cuisine. This morning I learned how to say 'rue fuud' (raw food). You can say things outloud too...very helpful. Great for the pronunciation and how I tuned up my French before moving to France.
What I saw on my walkies...





Why I Must continue to go walkies when I get back to Paris on Wednesday! The best pizza in the world bar none IMHO from RUSTICA'S on Main Street in Rockland, if you like corn meal crust.
Lush porridge from the SALTY OWL at the Owl's Head airport.
Nice rhubarb-blueberry muffins
The essential ePod
A few choice podcasts fron ON VA DEGUSTER. I recommend repeated listenings. Maybe even memorizing like French kids do in school. Really fun with funky music and famous chefs etc.
I have their first book (in French) full if infographics plus recipes toute en Française
I have yet to get their new book but I plan to. Plenty of recipes included. I will definitely miss coming home from walking to lovely Theolonious Monk. I'm considering cat-napping him. My carryon is fairly light. Oui o non?
Bonne journée from Maine PBers

24 comments:

  1. Maine, so beautiful. I live 2 states away and never go. Why???

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  2. Oui, he would look good in Paris! My daughter & I are traveling to Portland, Maine mid-October. I already bought the tickets to see Winslow Homer's studio (so excited!). Is Rockland worth a drive up the coast? It looks lovely.

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    1. The entire coast of Maine is beautiful. By mid-October, the mid-coast region should be slightly past peak foliage, but it will still be wonderful!

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  3. I'm getting torn -- Paris is beautiful, but America is pretty, is she not? Especially, vis-à-vis Rockland, Maine. Carol, you have such a wonderful eye. I do enjoy your photographs, whether they be Paris, France, and/or the U.S.A.!

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  4. Beautiful landscapes, in a stark way. I think Thelonious is very happy where he is and I'm sure he doesn't speak French, so best leave him there. He is tempting tho.

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    1. Hmmm...consensus appears to be no cat-napping
      Quelle triste...

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  5. Jane G7:56 PM

    I think the TSA peeps would get you if you tried to smuggle this katt into your carry-on. And the fud in jail isn't as good as in the Owl's Head airport (who knew Owl's Head had an airport?).

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  6. Terry G7:59 PM

    Again, thank you for another ME treat. I recognize 90% of the places you shared on your walks.
    Enjoy!

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  7. Kathleen H8:01 PM

    I never had pizza (which I do love) with corn meal crust - but it sounds good!!

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    1. Very crunchy or as the French say, Croustillant !

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  8. I really love reading your posts. Mille mercis.

    Raw food in French is aliments crus.

    Enjoy your time in Maine!

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    1. Thinking has changed in France...listen to ON VA DEGUSTER to catch up

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  9. Lynn C8:09 PM

    Your walk is better than mine. Lol

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    1. We will see how it goes walking along the Seine...
      Maine may win the prize.

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  10. Carolyn S8:18 PM

    Lobster Rolls please

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    1. Not happening...
      I prefer the mess of steamed lobsters !

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  11. Leslie in Oregon8:31 PM

    Beautiful post, Carol. I'm looking forward to having a chance to catch up with any earlier posts from your time in Maine...I fell behind because of husband's September 7 cancer surgery. I loved walking around Portland and the nearby Maine coast during a recent visit. I never, however, listen to podcasts, music or anything but the sweet sounds all around me when I am walking. Those sounds are integral to the wonders (and safety) of being-fully-present-in-the-here-and-now while walking. Enjoy the rest of your trip, Leslie

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    1. At 6 am the birds are sleeping
      The fog doesnt make a sound either...

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  12. Lynne2:40 AM

    In Maine mornings are magical. Drink it all in. Keep it.

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    1. I am Lynne
      The days here are too short...

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  13. So atmospheric! Thanks!

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  14. Might there be a Maine series of art in your future? It looks beautiful!

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  15. This good looks delicious! Cat-nap the cat!

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