The water that I look out on every day is Belfast Bay. It opens out into Penobscot Bay just a little bit to the right of these pictures and thence opens out into the Atlantic. The Bay is quite sheltered; we do not get big waves except in unusually fierce storms. At the top of the bay, not quite a mile to the left of the picture, is where the Passagassawakeag River empties into the Bay. So what we see is a mix of fresh and salt water. It takes many days of very very cold weather to freeze the Bay. Today there is ice --


 The cold gives me lots of time to work on this -- Poppy's Flower


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