Yesterday our magnolia tree’s buds fully opened, joining a host of other supremely welcome indicators of spring’s annual triumph over the last grip of winter in Maine. Mud season is also largely behind us…all of which is most especially welcome this year. One day this past week we saw a fisher cat and a woodcock in our back field, first-ever sightings that seem propitious.
Outpost depicts the sublime church on Isle au Haut, one of my favorite buildings on the coast of Maine. I especially relate to its quiet, seemingly solitary vigil right now. Digging makes me think, once again, of all those who work in Maine’s fisheries, currently imperiled – like so many other businesses – as never before. The Crack is a favorite image of mine and here’s the story behind it. And finally, Family; if you read the story behind this one you will understand why this strikes me as being especially relevant right now.
Speaking of family, we hope with all our hearts that you and yours are safe and sound as we all continue to ride out the current storm. Take great care,
with our very best wishes,
Peter and Terri
Ralston Gallery, 23 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856, www.ralstongallery.com