I have tried a number of times and I am losing the blog and trying for the photos.
The photo is a burning Bush in our back yard.
These are all pine trees.(White Pine Maine's State TREE) Many people think pines are evergreens and they do not drop. BELIEVE me they drop. The sun caught the old tassels and thy look like gold.
This is looking in to our front street. I photographed and realized the lady in front of her garage is taking a photo in our front street
Just another yellow tree, we need the reds!
A piece of History. This is looking across the Kennebec River and the building with the stack has been our hospital for almost 50 years. There were three renovations. Our first son was in the old building that was mostly wood.
Second son, 2 years later had two floors where the old wooden building had been.
Third son five year later is this building which is now up for sale.
Their birth certificates have the photo on front cover and all three boys have different buildings.
SUMAC on the river side. This is where we walk it is our rail trail.
More SUMAC is variable colors it is really a nice plant if it is not poison Sumac and it is pretty in the fall.
Still yellow green but in a huge area they really add a lot.
Now you can see the rails on our side of the river. This is our eagle area.
Looking across the river. Kennebec River Almost the boundary to Canada but it was changed We would be living in Canada had that border was changed. There is a building across the river. This was where most of the ammunitions were built for the war between the States, the CIVIL WAR. Fort Western was a trading post and the armory was built there so the munitions could go down the river by boat. This building is where the women and children worked making the powders and munitions. They lived there and seven year old children worked there. The men were off to war. CHILD LABOR in my home town.
What's a mother to do? -- go to work with her kids! Only solution in Hard times.
THIS is the AUGUSTA ARMORY on the KENNEBEC. It is closed and about 10 years ago it was to be made in to Condos. The buyer began the process and the city maintained the property and the deal appears to be on hold. I and many others would love to go inside. We hope it happens soon.
This is the sister building on the other side of the Armory, again built to house the women and children working there.
This is our brand new fence along the trail PHOTO was taken this day . Weeks ago Vandals broke most of the fence railings. There are very dangerous drop offs some vertical stone walls. So right now, they are almost finished and I will be much happier with the fence completed. It is green to fit the environment.
We can see the Augusta STATE HOUSE from the trail . It has a statue of MINERVA and she has been coated with gold. The roof has been replaced with a copy of the original dome in COPPER. The scaffolding is still below the Dome but the copper glistens like gold.
I want to photograph it again on a sunny day .
GOLD LEAVES not Gold Leaf alas but lovely just the same.
Green leaves, then the last one and tomorrow it will be trees not leaves. Pat in Maine. I sure hope this works.
Wedding Anniversary for our son and DIL. Since they are living with us it was our son's idea to go to a local B and B that is very upscale. The food is amazing . Our granddaughter was with us after school.
DH and I did more furniture moving and now we have it RIGHT.
After school we took our GD to see some of the trees. Since she lived in Nevada there were not nearly as many as there are in Maine.
We drove to just before sunset and the low sun on the trees made them look like they were back lit. We had picked just a perfect opportunity for photos but we did not bring a camera.
Grand daughter did her washing and we went to McDonalds to eat. We were there a long time just chatting and=d watching the world go by.
Now it is bedtime. Dogs have to go in to kennel so I hope they are quiet in a dark room with no humans.
We shall see if the night goes well. Pat in Maine.
Our family moved in for a short while but the stay is extended. They are living in our basement where i had the run of the space.
For a while longer that space is off limits. It is working very well. It is their 15th wedding anniversary and they have booked a place to stay so our grand daughter will be having a good time on Friday night. That will be a treat for me too.
Today the furniture has been moved to the way I wanted it. When it was delivered the guys were not heavy weights and I watched them haul it from the packing case and I knew the mirror had to have the back taken off.
This time we left it on and we slid the furniture to move because we had some small pads that have plastic sliders. Those things are the best little deal about if your furniture is very heavy.
DH says bed time I do agree so I will love you and leave you my spark friends. It will be very different with the bed away from the base boards, GOODNIGHT Pat in Maine.