Early Fall View from Bradbury Mountain

Whilst in Maine last month, we took a family hike up Bradbury Mountain, which is conveniently close to Freeport.  Actually, mountain is a bit of a misnomer, as the peak is only 469 feet above sea level and the altitude gained during the walk from the car park is nearer to 200 feet.  Still, Bradbury Mountain State Park is really great for a family walk with children.

We had a great walk with the family and this is one of the views from the ‘mountain’.

Bradbury State Park

The fall colours are just starting to develop.

Freeport Funghi

While we were visiting the Granddaughters in the US earlier this month, we went to watch the 7 year old twins playing in a football match, sorry, soccer match.  While we were waiting for the game to start, I was quite taken by the number of toadstools growing in the rather wet grass around the pitch.

I chose this little group for a photo.

Funghi

House with a view

We recently spent a very pleasant couple of weeks visiting our son and his family in Freeport, Maine.  It turned out that we were a bit early for the best of the ‘leaf peeping’ season, the timing of which is pretty difficult to predict accurately.  The colours were slowly starting to appear, but were not great during the period that we were there.  Never mind, we had a good time anyway.

They live on the top of a hill with some great views, so although there was a lack of colour while we were there, I thought I would post some shots of the view from their deck.  Here is the first one, taken soon after we arrived.

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Red Sky in the Morning, Shepherd’s Warning

I’m publishing this quick post after about 33 hours of wakefulness, well maybe 32 hours because I may have grabbed 1 hour on the plane, returning from Maine.  I have already posted one sunrise from the deck outside my son’s bedroom, which can be seen here.  This second sunrise was the next morning and was quite different, but equally spectacular, so I thought I would post this one as well.

Freeport Sunrise

Actually, the weather wasn’t too bad on this day, though overall we did have a fair bit of rain.

Autumn Sunrise in Maine

We have just travelled to visit our son and his family in Freeport, Maine. It was great to spend time with our Granddaughters again.

While we were there, we spent a couple of days minding them, while their Mum and Dad had a well earned break on their own. This meant that we were able to enjoy the same Maine sunrise that Neil and Rachel enjoy from their bedroom deck for a couple of days, at least when the weather allows. This was the sunrise on the first of these mornings.

Autumn Sunrise