Friday, October 5, 2012

A Drive Around the Block

After getting my hair done yesterday, I drove to the cemetery to make sure that the plants weren't beaten into the ground the way my new hairdo was beaten over my ears. (Let us not even discuss the logic of calling the hairdresser requesting an appointment on an obviously rainy morning.) The trees were so vividly green with pops of color as I drove back out through the cemetery's cedar hedge-lined road that I decided to take a little drive around the block. For once, I had my camera and so documented the trip. (My friend HappyOne would have walked it.) Anyway, you're welcome to come along. I won't talk too much.












I loved finding this mailbox with that surname. (I wasn't paying attention when the photo was taken and I don't know these folks.) I remember the fun of learning that Harper Lee chose that name for Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird because finch fathers take care of their young.






I met two cars. This was the second. Did you notice the first? Not much traffic today at all. Gas prices keep folks pretty close to home.






Here's my neighborhood. On the other end of this road is yesterday's orange tree.



Thus ends the ten-cent tour. It's Friday? Already? How does this keep happening? Have yourself a terrific weekend!

Love Vee

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Can I live there too, pretty please?
    I have never heard that was why Harper Lee used the name "Finch". I love that, thank you. One of my favorite books, hands down.

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  2. What a lovely drive! Thanks for the ride! The colors are looking pretty up there in your neck of the woods. I like how the green hangs on to some trees, giving them a mottled and contrasty look.

    We woke up to a morning fog. A cool front is coming in this weekend and tomorrow the high will be in the mid 50s. We might have to turn on the heat, LOL! We plan to go to a reenactment tomorrow at an old fort. The weather may not cooperate with us for photo taking, but we'll see!

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  3. Fun! And super photo log of the 'trip.'

    Mmmmm, if we both lived there, we could have walked it together. :-)

    Since your hair has a tendency to curl/wave, this rainy weather should be super for it!

    Nope, I know. You don't want it to curl/wave. -gigggles-

    Ahemmm, will we ever see the sun, again?!?!?!?!? -pout-

    "Auntie"

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  4. Beautiful driving tour! I love seeing the fall colors. We're still waiting on the foliage to change here Oklahoma.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  5. Thanks for the through the windshield tour - beautiful!!! BTW - I love "footer" picture!!! Have a great weekend.

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  6. A delightful drive. Your area looks so pretty. I didn't know that interesting tidbit about Harper Lee choosing the name Finch. I always learn something here.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Thanks for the beautiful drive through your neighbourhood. I enjoyed every hill and curve in the road with it's beautiful trees and cute homes. I love places like this - small town, homey, cozy. Have a great weekend. I hope the rain stops! (It's snowing in northern Ontario!!) Hugs, Pam

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  8. Well, you ARE getting color now! Save some for me please!

    And I LOVE where you wound up. That is such a pretty house - do you know who lives there?

    :) :) :)

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  9. Good morning! I thoroughly enjoyed taking this ride with you! Soo pretty! Enjoy your week-end! HUGS

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  10. I love the look of everything (o.k., except for maybe my hair and the dog) after a good rain. Your part of the country is so beautifully orange and red... We are seeing signs here too.

    Blessings, Debbie

    **I took your advice!

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  11. That really is a pleasant drive. How does Friday creep up so fast. I'm happy it's here though and I'm truly thanking God for Friday. Blessings on your weekend.

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  12. What a beautiful drive! It looks like you guys are going to have a gorgeous fall! Rain, while it can be dreary, sure does make the colors pop.

    My MacKenzie is reading To Kill a Mockingbird (or as she calls it, "I wish someone would destroy this flipping Mockingbird") right now. Not her favorite book. I'll have to tell her about Atticus Finch and the reason behind his name. She'll call me a nerd and roll her eyes. LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Gorgeous drive! Thank you for sharing it. This is the time of year that I truly miss the Ozarks. I see that you also have sumac. They add such pretty color to fall foliage.

    Oh, the first thing I noticed was that you are able to take pictures from behind your windshield. We clean the windshield and 5 minutes later, it needs to be cleaned again.

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  14. I loved the ride with you, a beautiful neighborhood!

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  15. A lovely drive ending at your beautiful home with the perfectly colored front door!

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  16. Beautiful! How I love a rainy day in the woods.

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  17. Enjoyed the drive :) Got my hair done yesterday too, no rain, but incredible winds, by the time I got home I looked like I had stepped out of the 80's with my big hair :)

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  18. I'd move there in a heartbeat. Not too sure about the winter months, though. But the other three seasons, I am there! :) xo

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  19. Blight ramble arounds are wonderful things!
    I love your scalloped siding.
    Doesn't your front porch need a pumpkin?

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  20. Isn't it nice to pull in and see home?

    Thanks for the little tour!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Leann

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  21. Hi Vee!

    Thanks for the tour - I've always wanted to visit your neck of the woods!! And may I say that it is just gorgeous!! I can see why people plan for years to go see the foliage on the East coast! Please send some of that rain our direction, we are so dry!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  22. What a wonderful drive on a foggy rainy autumn day. Thank you for taking me along.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  23. Dear Vee, Fall is my favorite time of year. The colors are magnificent.
    I am new to visiting your blog and enjoyed the tour. Blessings, Catherine

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  24. Thanks for taking us along on your pretty drive! But, say...were we in the middle of the road in that 6th photo? :) We're getting some of your rain now which we really need.
    Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  25. What a lovely drive, Vee! It's very different from the one I have that is full of cars, stop signs and traffic lights. The high gas prices haven't kept New Yorkers out of their cars although they do grumble more at the gas station.

    I usually walk everywhere where I live now but in Colorado I'll have to drive. It will be another thing I have to get used to! Plus my daughter and son in law woke up to two inche sof snow this morning!

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  26. I loved riding along with you and enjoying the lovely scenery!

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  27. It was nice seeing the beautiful scenery around your neck of the woods. Yes, I would have enjoyed the walk. : )
    Interesting about Finch!!

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  28. I drive everywhere...and just walk for fun! I drove to the hair salon yesterday as well...but the sun was shining bright and the drive was much more cluttered with buildings and traffic and such. Your drive was quite lovely...despite the rain.

    Here's my question. How do you take photos while you drive? A camera would be considered a 'hand held device' over here...and is illegal for the driver to hold. Taking photos while driving can be a costly 'hobby' in my part of the world. But it didn't look like there were any officers out and about in your neighbourhood!

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  29. Thank you for the lovely drive and fall viewing. It is in the low 50's here, with rain, thunder and a lively little breeze.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Judi

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  30. I would love that drive. Even with the wetness, or maybe because of it, it's all so warm and autumnal with the leaves.

    And I did not know that about the choice of the name Finch. I love that novel in a big old way.

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  31. Hi Vee,
    Lovely colours on the trees looks like a big block, it's nice to see the rain we are missing that in our neck of the woods.
    Merle.....

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  32. Good Evening, Vee. I so enjoy going along to see your fall colors. Have a pleasant night.

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  33. Thanks for the drive, Vee. I really enjoyed seeing the rain-dampened roads. We haven't had rain for so long.
    I see the leaves are barely beginning to turn out your way as well. Autumn really is a season to savour, is it not?
    Have a weekend full of loveliness. On this Thanksgiving weekend, I'm thankful for you and your comments and emails.

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  34. Vee
    I can see that you live in a lovely Maine village! I am surprised at all the green you still have on your trees still. But it's beginning to turn.
    Thanks for the safe trip. You're a good driver.

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  35. Such a beautiful neighborhood! Love your photos! Enjoy your weekend!

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  36. It was fun to ride around the block with you, Vee. You're a good driver!
    The siding on your house looks wonderful with the scallops. Tell John I said so!

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  37. it's s fun to see your neighborhood, but
    i would love to see your hair-do!

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  38. Oh, I loved your "ten cent tour"! Your drive is beautiful! So much color...sigh...

    There is no better time than autumn* to take a little drive. The road near my house that I travel most frequently is one through the woods, and I am continually delighted in the autumn as the trees are first tinged with color, and then are aflame, and I enjoy each and every shade of change. Glorious!

    Thanks for the tidbit about the naming of Atticus Finch. Fascinating book. (As a side note... when I was expecting Bekah, Ryan suggested that I name the baby "Atticus" if it was a boy.)

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  39. Thank you Vee for taking us along for the ride. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

    And you're right, I loved Susan Branch's blog when she visited England. She is writing a book about their journey.

    Every time I pass your card (it's in my kitchen), I smile. You are the loveliest person.

    Karen

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  40. It is too bad about the gas prices because I think this year's fall colors are going to be stunning. Look at how pretty things are at your place already.
    Off to bed soon so I can get up and go hear Del Tackett of The Truth Project in the morning. That trip will be a gas guzzler....one and a half hours each way.

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  41. Lovely, I'm glad someone else does this and not just me. Some of the most amazing things happen through the windshield.

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