Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fun and flora on the Islands

This past weekend our friend Wolfie's Woman was here for a short visit. On Saturday this is what we did.
First we had breakfast at the Faith United Methodist Church on Orr's Island in Harpswell. Here is what one of the plates looked like:

The French toast is stuffed with cream cheese and there are real blueberries on top as well as syrup. The muffin is cranberry-orange. The fried potatoes with bits of pepper are homemade. All this as well as juice and coffee or tea, and as much as you want, for $7! It's a good thing for our waistlines that it's only once a month.
Then to walk off the breakfast we went to the Giant's Staircase on Bailey Island for a wee hike. Unfortunately Blogger is not taking any more pictures from me right now. I changed the setting on my camera to take better pictures, but the pictures are much bigger, and I'm not all that sure how to make them smaller (byte-wise). I will have to see if Onkel Hankie Pants can help me.
Today The Accountant is coming to visit -- one of my longest-serving friends, since 8th grade. The weather is not nearly as nice as it was, but I'm sure we will find some fun things to do -- ArtWalk tomorrow night, perhaps? I also have some pictures of various plants we saw last weekend that I don't know how to identify. Better luck next post.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

When fall comes to New England, part 2

friends come to visit! Who would have thought? Of course, there is the attraction of 'leaf-peeping' although we have not nearly reached peak season yet. Still, we recently enjoyed a visit from Lemondancy and friend, the perfect guests (they cooked and took Rusty for a couple of long walks!) and today we will be welcoming Wolfie's Woman from Minneapolis; next weekend The Accountant will be visiting. Let them be an example to others!

One of the things we did with Lemondancy and friend was to visit the Crystal Spring Farm with The Documentarian, my sister-outlaw. While the younger folks did a little hiking, I did a little photography. Here are a bunch of pictures.

Mysterious flowers (mysterious to me)

More colored leaves on the ground than on the trees, it seems

Exposed rock, a common sight around here:

I might post a few more later, but Rusty really, really wants a walk right now.