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Saturday, October 30, 2010

10/30/10 Reflections

Took Kelley for a short walk around the neighborhood this morning ( using one crutch for balance) . This was first in 8 weeks and it made us both happy. Will do another a bit later.

More older pictures

Big Moose Pond

Cattails along one of the rail trails

Pond on the At near Monson

Friday, October 29, 2010

10/29/10 Good News

More x-rays today and I am now allowed weight bearing ( with a walking boot for the first two weeks) so we are headed toward hiking again. I have decided to post some pictures from hikes we did prior to starting the blog.The first batch are from October 14,2009. We went to Little Moose Public Reserved Lands near Greenville and were surprised to find snow . Even the roads were beautiful.

When I backed up to take this picture I backed into a ditch and ended up with the front wheels up in the air ( front wheel drive). As I was trying to fill in the ditch with rocks a man in a jeep came along ( the only person we saw all day) and helped us,eventually resorting to a chain to pull us out.

The hike took us up along a ridge and we encountered even more snow.

In spite of the auto mishap ( and I was worried we might spend the day in that ditch ) it was a hike magically transformed by the first snow of the year.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

10/28/10 A new photo Story

I'm still not able to hike.
Pictures taken in my yard and garden over the last several years. I live in the city of Bangor,Maine and my small yard contained all this beauty.
The music is Pavan XI by John Dowland played by Jon Sayles. His free music​familypages/​earlymusic.htm

Sunday, October 24, 2010


There is still some Borage left in the yard

A good friend suggested I keep posting even though I'm still not able to walk. He thinks,otherwise, people may think I have abandoned the blog.
It has been a nice fall even though the colors are not very dramatic this year. I'm doing a lot of reading , talking with my friend on the computer, and making Photo Stories. Here is a link to one of them.
Pictures of my dog Kelley on various hikes around Maine.The music is 'Browning' by Elway Bevin-played by Jon Sayles from his free music site:

Friday, October 15, 2010

10/15/10 Still not mobile

I have, at least , a couple more weeks of non weight bearing. To keep my sanity I have been making photo stories. Kelley has been going over to Gracie's most days so that is good for her and makes me feel better.

I have found a new place to host the stories. This one is of flowers of succulents I've grown over the years.
The music is: Prelude from Bach's first cello suite by Bill Brooks

Monday, October 4, 2010

10/4/10 Still Stuck at Home

Still hobbling around with my cast but I go in Wednesday for X rays and hopefully more mobility. Kelley says she is tired of hanging around the house or walking slowly while I wheel along. But today she got a treat and is over visiting her friend Gracie.

We have not yet had a frost and my peppers are ripening with the extended season. It's usually hard for me to get sweet peppers (and some others) to ripen in our short season. I'm continuing to document the one's I've grown.

Ancient Sweet
Pimiento de Arnoia