Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Mystery Vine Party!

My friends at the Gorham Fitness Studio are having a party!

For more info, click HERE to go to the Mystery Vine page!

Healthy Harvest Celebration!

at Gorham Fitness Studio

Fall, Fitness, Fun!

You are invited to a Harvest Celebration

Join Gorham’s own Children’s Author Cathryn Falwell

for the release of her latest book “Mystery Vine”.

There will be activities, Live DJ, Pumpkin Art, Healthy

Snacks, and fitness games with Gorham Fitness

Studio Instructors. We will end the evening with a

showing of “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” on

the big screen. Come and Celebrate a Healthy


What: Healthy Harvest Celebration

When: Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Where: Gorham Fitness Studio

17D Railroad Ave Gorham, Maine

(behind Hannaford, beside Post Office)

Time: 2pm-5pm (Movie begins at 4pm)

FREE to Community


Saturday, September 19, 2009


Squirrels may be collecting acorns to store for the long Maine winter, but the turtles of Frog Song Pond are gathering sunlight. Four of them braved a chilly wind today to soak up some rays, reminding me of the illustrations I made for Scoot! and Turtle Splash, with all those teeny tiny pieces of paper. This one looked particularly pensive, perhaps reflecting on summer memories before hibernating in the bottom of the pond.
More frogs and turtles and other critters, are here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Farewell to Loons

September. The nights are cooler now, and the leaves are beginning to change. I visited No Name Pond one last time and waved good-bye to the loon family. We watched the chicks grow from tiny fluff balls in June, to nearly ready to fly adolescents. I worked on a picture book about them while listening to the parents call across the lake to each other in that incredible, haunting sound. The book is taking shape--not ready to go out as a proposal to a publisher just yet.

So-- here's the loon family, taken last week, and one of the chicks doing a little foot waggle. And a "farewell to summer" photo of the lake. If you missed my earlier post about loons, be sure to check out the wonderful work being done by the BioDiversity Research Institute in Gorham, Maine.