Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's Leaf Season

The leaves are beginning to change color in our little town now, so I dug out my Leaf Season quilt and put it on Christopher's bed. I love the fabrics in this quilt. I've shown it on my blog before, but I thought I'd share it again.

My husband and I had planned to get out sometime this month for a leaf peeping expedition, but the Maine foliage reports indicated that the western part of the state was 95% to peak, so we thought we'd better go today. We intended to go to Rangeley Park and have lunch by the lake, but darned if it wasn't closed for construction; so we had lunch by this little stream instead. There are a million little streams and rivers like this in Maine, and we always enjoy seeing them. We saw several people along the highway with cameras on tripods photographing these little streams. It was chilly and very gray out today, about 42 degrees in the mountains; so we didn't dilly dally too long having lunch.

We did stop at a couple of lookout points along the highway and took these pictures of Rangley Lake. I actually expected to see more color in the mountains, and alot of the trees were already bare, so we must have missed the peak after all.

Here was a curious sight along the highway out in the middle of nowhere, a couple of telephone poles, several hundred feet apart, one with ball caps attached to it, and the other with shoes. ????

Our last stop for the day was Coos Canyon in Byron, Maine. It's a small canyon that the Swift River runs through; and where the rocks cause the river to narrow, the water just boils through the canyon. We visited here a couple of years ago and were able to climb on the rocks and get much closer to the water. Now they have a fence up and you can't get down in there anymore. I don't know if someone fell into the canyon or what. Anyway, we did get a little bit closer on the top end of the canyon and got a picture of this tree, just growing up out of the rock. The base of the tree looks like the same texture as the rock.

Credit where credit is due:
Leaf Season quilt design by Judy Laquidara


Stephanie D. said...

Beautiful scenery! Here in NC, some leaves started turning early due to the drought, but then it rained, and the rest of them seem to be pretty much on time. Hoping to get on the Parkway next week and see some colors!

And I hope it's not quite as cold! Brrr!

Norma said...

Lovely pictures and it sounds like you had a great day.

Nice quilt too, so proud to see you gave credit! You are a good person.

Candace said...

What beautiful scenery. We want to go see the leaves this year, and are hoping that we will see some color the first part of November in Southwest Georgia. We have to wait until then just in case DH's Red Sox are in the World Series. Sometimes it's hard to know if he's worth it. Just kidding. Even if the leaves are gone, it looks like pretty country (State Parks) and it will be nice to have a trip. Love the leaf quilt, and the fall colors.

dot said...

Beautiful pictures. I just put my Leaf Season on my bed this week. I love this quilt. I really was happy when Judy did this one. I keep thinking I might make another, if I can remember how.

Pat said...

Very pretty 'leaf peeping'! and the shoes and hats on the poles?! must have been some sort of group that did that :)

Beautiful quilt! glad you 'gave credit where credit is due''re a good person :)

Beth said...

I can't imagine not getting into Coos Canyon anymore. What a great spot to cool off on a hot summer day. I don't know what the hats and shoes are all about! DH thinks they are near the legs sticking out of the garbage can, so maybe just someone's idea of art. I'm sure the two poles have made lots of people smile! I like your quilt, isn't it nice to have a selection of quilts to suit the season!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Love all the pictures--seeing where other people live is so much fun!