Wonder why some stones are black. Anyone have any ideas?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I must be a glutton for punishment - I’m doing Kristi’s Photo Scavenger Hunt once again. Are you ready to be overloaded on photos? Okay-dokey, here we go:
11. A Park
Some of you followed my facebook status last week when Dennis left me in the woods and I hoped he didn’t forget where. This is the park we were in, although we left the trail. Dennis did come back for me and helped me climb up the steep slope, he’s considerate like that. Then I took the easy path back out of the woods, while he went back down the slope to grab the car. Some guys saw us go into the woods together, and Dennis said they sure were watching him come out alone, and they kept looking back toward the woods. I bet they now have a story to tell. They never saw him pick me up on top, lol.
12. A street scene
Well, this is as close as I could get. At the annual Golf Spectacular, with over 200 golfers, it’s such a chaotic mess as everyone races to their tees. Here a few of them are, waiting to be released.
I waited for the last minute to get this shot. So here I was grabbing a mirror, candle and the camera (no tripod - I’m stubborn like that) at 8pm last night and shooting my last photo. Oh well, I kinda like it.
21. Something made of glass
Sea glass (mermaid’s tears, beach glass, lucky tears) found on our travels. While it isn’t technically made into anything yet, it will be made into jewelry or used on cards. And it used to be bottles and other items.
And now, it's well after midnight and I think it's time for sleep. See you all tomorrow. Did you have a favorite?
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
The first stop we made when we got Bangor, Maine was to drive by Stephen King’s house. I’m not a stalker so these shots were taken out my window of the van. Snap, snap, snap then we were gone like a flash.
Oh I would have loved to get out and get some close-ups of this magnificent fence and gates!
A little bat adorns each gate post. By the way the house is even bigger than it looks! I saw an aerial view and the house goes back a loooong way.
A little sun flare for effect. Can you see the spiders on each gate? I think, the room upstairs with the light on is Tabitha’s office. I could be wrong though. I know Stephen King’s uses the back part of the house. And he has an office elsewhere in town. It’s not hard to found out where all this is but I’m not going to post addresses here.
I was excited to find out that the Bangor Chamber of Commerce does tours of many of the places King has used as inspiration for his novels. Like the standpipe (It) and the cemetery (Pet Semetary), etc. But I was saddened to find they are only offered once a month June-August, and as you know we were there in May.
On our way back through Bangor a few days later I snapped a couple more photos. We had stopped at Beck’s Bookstore, where I purchase a t-shirt and license plate cover (My other car is Christine). We also bought a piece signed by the artist of the Green Mile. I already have a couple of King autographs.
This house sets on the other side of the King driveway and I had noticed they seemed to have the same fence. The guy at the bookstore told us that the King’s had purchased it a couple of years ago and have already spent over $3,000,000 renovating it. They hope to use it as an office. PS - The house two doors down from them is for sale - wouldn’t that be cool?!
I also found out while there that they are very active in their community and donate much money to children’s camps and such. Really great people!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Pigeons seemed to love the dock in Bar Harbor. This one wanted to eat my camera I think.
Check out the inside of this sea urchin.
I have no idea what kind of worm(?) this is. Do you?
I’m sure it lives in the water and must have got stranded when the tide went out.
There are all kinds of things to find when the tide goes out!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Right after we crossed into New Hampshire we found this fun sign, a pose was necessary. How do I look as a moose?
Other than stopping for a few caches we only made one other stop in New Hampshire and it was to have lunch. That didn’t work out so well. We stopped at the Waterwheel Breakfast & Gift House in Jefferson, along US-2. We stood by the door and the “Please wait to be seated” sign for nearly 15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us. Once we were seated the waitress took our order fairly quickly. I decided to shop the gift store while we waited for our food and while my purchases were being rung up the owner of the joint started yelling at his waitresses. Now they were in the kitchen but his voice carried throughout the place. He was yelling because they were bringing him orders and more orders and it was 1:45 - the place was due to close in 15 minutes. He said he was the owner and he would just throw everyone out. He droned on, rather loudly, for a good 5 minutes (felt like longer). Some people came in and they were turned away. We decided to leave without eating. 45 minutes wasted! Needless to say New Hampshire left us with a sour taste.
Even with stopping for a couple of caches in New Hampshire we were through the state in less than an hour driving time. Like Vermont, it’s a little state. Then we were in Maine! Woo-hoo!
We stopped for a cache and found this cute little wayside.