Saturday, November 29, 2008

Since I Was Out & There Was Christmas Music Playing

A hint of spirit hit me as I drove through the Village on the way home from errands. I actually stopped and took three shots ... all the while freezing and knowing they wouldn't turn out all that well.

So be it. But an interesting thing happened. The trails of light ... resemble folk art style reindeer. Or cookie cutter reindeer.

Being honest here I'm actually glad the town has the lights up and in working order. Every year we have a tree and menorah lighting ceremony and every year the Christmas tree is missing lights. So maybe, just maybe this year ... the lights will go on ... all at the same time!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hey! Everyone! It's Time For Dessert!

Pumpkin pie, easy as can be -- I had lots of help, her name is Emily!

I opened the oven and what did I see?
Why! An apple pie, calling to me!

Fresh from the oven, its scent fills the air.
Amy & I made it! Enjoy it! We'll share.

Happy Thanksgiving folks! May you have much to be thankful for and may you be blessed with good health, meaningful days, friendship and love.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Capen Road

Being a late fall day, after a night of tremendous rain and high winds, the gloom that comes through in the pictures was, in truth, the day. The sky maintained its ominous dark clouds and smatterings of rain could be felt off and on.

I'm sure there is a story behind this relatively small, but intriguing waterfall system. As I drove along The Capen Road (because it is not referred to as Capen Road, but in true Mainer fashion is referred to as The Capen Road) I spied this stream flowing downhill and then over a man-placed wall which created a waterfall. The stream then flows around trees and islands of duress to another retaining wall with a spillway smack in the middle of the expanse.

From this spillway the water flows under the bridge and at the other side of the roadway flows over or rather through, another spillway. The stream then continues on down through the woods where it eventually supplies a small lake.
I'll have to stop one day during the Spring and speak to the old farmer who lives just two doors up the road from this fall system. I'm guessing that it may have been built to provide electricity or run a saw mill some time in the past.

I was not going to walk the woods today. Too damp, too wet, too cold! Although my sister thinks a nice spring walk is in order, I'd prefer the fall walk without the black flies and mosquitoes. I do keep wondering why I've not noticed this stream before. The Capen Road is a back road I travel to my sister's house from the interstate ... in order to shave off a few miles, minutes and downtown traffic. Such as the traffic is in a small community.

Further along the road ... some cattle ... this breed I've seen at the fair in early fall but cannot recall the name.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This May Be The Last Golf Day

Today's blue sky was just beautiful and the day was warm when the clouds allowed the sunshine to reach us. The air was crisp and clean and brrrrrr, cold!

Going to seed Cat-O-Nine tails.

My drive on my sixth hole today. Maybe the last good one of the year.
Time to move on to other spaces and places and photos of late fall.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Golf Course ~ Bittersweet

As the end of golf season approaches here in the Northeast we continue to golf on what we New Englander's call nice days. A nice day here could simply mean the temp is above 40 degrees or it's 20 degrees but the sky is blue or the sun is shining.

Today while my sister-in-law and I golfed I brought the camera along to take a few pictures of the bittersweet that grows throughout the golf course.
My pictures don't do it justice but it is so lush and beautiful this year with vibrant orane outers and red, red centers on the berries.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Grapes of Maine

Nope. Not a bird. Hopefully that theme has flown the coop for a while.

These are the concord grapes my brother-in-law grows in his garden. The vines have finally gotten to the point where an expansion or a move will be necessary.
He brings many bunches of grapes to the VA hospital where he volunteers and shares them with the patients and other volunteers.

The left-overs are here for the wintering birds.

But they look yummy enough to eat!

I've posted these photos here and here as well.

Check out Women On. Things can get lively over there, although generally you'll find me hiding in a corner, I am trying to spread my wings a bit. Once bitten, twice shy.