It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any photos of Maine. Most of the photos I show are shot through the car window while Mark drives. Since his surgery, I have been doing all the driving and I can’t shoot pictures while I do that. Yesterday Mark decided he wanted to try driving and now he is back to it fulltime. The main reason he hadn’t up to this point was it was too hard to get in on the driver’s side of the car but the hip is working pretty good now. So today I was able to take a few photographs. Really dreary and dark but that is how it is today.
Winter will be here soon and the farmers are all working hard to bring in the crops. Everywhere we turn there are workers and equipment harvesting the fields – bringing in potatoes by the thousands, squash farmers are active this year, people are rolling roll after roll after roll of hay to feed animals during the next long months to come, and they even roll a layer of hay out over the overturned fields. We assume this is to add nutrients back into the ground but honestly no one we have asked why knows the answer. I guess we haven’t found the right people to ask so far.
This is the potato field next to our property. We have no idea who owns it. They harvested the potatoes over the past couple days and everywhere you look you can find small potatoes just laying there for the taking. A lot of people keep their families fed over the long winter months with the potatoes they pick up after the harvest. The farmers welcome people to come pick up all they want for free. That is one thing I really love about Maine – the people take care of each other. Everyone helps out and we get each other through the winter.
Skies are rough today. It’s been raining the past couple days and looks like it may continue. For now we are dry – otherwise you wouldn’t be getting these photos because the windshield wipers would be going like crazy. Hahahaha! Just for logistics – the potato field is to the right of the road in this picture and our property begins with those trees down the road on the right. My dragons sit right behind the start of those trees.
Leaves are changing all around us and when the sun comes out I will get some better photos. For now – this is what you get.
This is to the side of our driveway. Those are some of my wild raspberry bushes sitting under those orange leaves – all the way across this photo. You can tell it’s gloomy outside – the lights are on in the middle of the day.
We found this guy a couple days ago heading into town to the doctor. It’s been a doctor kind of week but it’s all good. This little fellow is about three feet tall, carved with a chainsaw and detail added with a wood burner. I want to talk to the artist about making a dragon for me. And no, I will not discuss politics with you. I am showing you how well this wood artist caught this fellow. Awesome work! Now for me – I hope to make some art this afternoon. Had a rough morning trying to do a blood draw at the doctor’s office. I came home with an elbow and both hands bandaged up but she did finally get one tube of blood. I already have some serious bruising happening and two places where skin came off with the bandaids. Ouchie. But it’s over with. I think I need ice cream and some color!