Monday, November 1, 2010

Late Fall in Maine

Post Halloween at our place, with more leaves on the ground than in the trees. 

The grackles have been coming to our feeders in droves today.  Every time I grabbed  my camera they would see me and scatter, but I managed to get this shot through the window before they saw me. 

There is still some pretty color left along the route we take on our daily walk. 

Yet by the time we finish our walk, we've noticed it gets darker a little bit earlier each day.  

Henri took this zoomed in shot of the early morning fog right outside our window when he woke up at the crack of dawn the other day. 

We just got finished unloading 2 tons of bio bricks into our cellar that the delivery guy brought tonight after dark.

Now I think this tired Maine gal will retire for the evening and thoroughly enjoy a good night's rest.  And we'll see whose feet hit the deck at the crack of dawn tomorrow.  I already know it won't be mine. 


Piecefulafternoon said...

Ooops - trying again.

The fog picture is absolutely stunning - it looks like a painting.

And those birds - wow - what a shot!!! I've never seen that kind of bird before - they are beautiful.

The days are indeed shorter - and we've been having heavy rain so the clouds make it darker sooner.

Enjoy your sleep.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, Your pics are gorgeous as always. You definitely live a fairy tale life with those beautiful surroundings. Have a wonderful week . . Sandy:O)

jojo said...

those photos are amazing...they don't look real, they look like paintings. What a beautiful way to wake up every, Maine is just gorgeous.
Have a good week! .;j

Carol Bass @ A Bird in Hand said...

I can't imagine having that view outside my window. It is stunning! What are your plans for the bio bricks? Something wonderful, I know!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Gorgeous. I love all the leaves..., and we've got plenty around here too!

Privet and Holly said...

Beautiful pics,
Lili! Those
Grackles are amazing,
as are your fall
colors. Ours has
been spectacular,
this year. I wonder
what all of those
bricks are for??
xx Suzanne

Fearless Nester said...

Carol and Suzanne, Great question you two! I forgot to let everyone know they are a clean alternative to burning wood and 2 tons of them are equivalent to 2 cords of wood. Here's a link to info about them: We used them for the first time last year and they really worked out well for us.

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and compliments. You all are so good to me!

Low Tide High Style said...

Lili your photos are beautiful and so is the one Henri took! I hope you got a good night's rest and that you have a wonderful week!

Kat :)

Country Girl said...

I love it there. Enjoyed the photo with all the leaves on the ground. So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Henry- that was the best photo ive seen in years! you have the eye! take more! you have the soul of a true artist! From your redneckin-gun tot'in friend from down the coast.

Kelly said...

The color is still beautiful and your sea pics are breath taking. We had blue birds here about a month ago, my fav. I love the diversity of Maine.

Julie said...

Your photos continue to amaze me. You should enter them in a photo/magazine contest somewhere!
And Henry is every bit the photographer. What gorgeous pics. Your part of the country is simply breathtaking year round...Thanks for sharing such beautiful eye-candy of this earth.
I was going to ask about the bricks, but read in the comments what they were for. Wow...who knew?
Good for you for burning/heating cleaner! Hugs!!

jennyfreckles said...

Stunning photos again - love that misty one. And what fantastic birds - are they really so blue? We don't have those here in UK. (What a pity.)

vicki said...

Such a lovely fall in your part of the world Lili - amazing pictures - I especially love the gray one!

Late night work - ugh - no fun my friend! Hope you rest up from that!


Elenka said...

I am constantly amazed by the beauty that surrounds you.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Ahhh, that photo with the fog is absolutely breathtaking! I may be stealing that for my desktop! :-)

hometown girl said...

those pictures are gorgeous! i hate when it gets dark at 5pm it makes it seem so late. have to get used to it all over again.our lawn has a blanket of leaves, we've got lots of raking to do! have a nice week! susan

Onedia said...

Beautiful photos....we get mostly brown here for fall ..... at least this year.

Polly said...

Ahhhhh Maine! I just love catching a glimpse of my most favorite place through your blog. We went in November and it was glorious!!

Tell me more about the bricks....I'm curious!!