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Monday, November 4, 2013

Scenic Detour

It's an IWSG week, so I'm keeping this one short and sweet.  See you Wednesday.

We went pumpkin picking the day before Halloween, tipping our hats to a holiday in which we are now quiet by-standers.  The few kids who used to trick-or-treat on our busy street have grown up, and we didn’t expect visitors.  Still, our daughter, who makes good use of her hands, decided it would be fun to carve a pumpkin. The grocery stores had already dispensed with  Halloween decorations in order to make room for, gulp, Christmas, so we headed across town to a fund raising pumpkin patch  which was still doing a brisk business.

On the way out of the grass parking lot, home was to our left across a long line of traffic, so driving daughter took a right.  “We’ll take the scenic route,” she said, which meant a five mile detour past the ocean.  Oh, I have trained her well.  She may have regretted her decision though, because her mother had a camera, the air was thick with moisture and the sea still.  But she’s used to me, going so far as to suggest visiting a place where the photos could be optimum.  Even she agreed there's a lot to be said for a lighthouse that appears out of the mist, as if floating on air...

A lobster boat and a backdrop displaying our college colors (Purple and gold)

And a short-sleeved fisherman reflected on the water.

We didn't have a single trick-or-treater, but pumpkin came out well, don't you think?


Old Kitty said...

Yay for the scenic route! Lovely!

Oh wow - your pumpkin is super awesome!!

Happy belated Halloween - yes Christmas is so nearly here! Yay! Take care

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Beautiful pictures! We only had 1 set of trick-or-treaters. Our neighborhood has grown up past the trick-or-treating age. :(

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Her pumpkin turned out well! We never get trick-or-treaters anymore.
That lighthouse shot is perfect. So stark.

Bish Denham said...

Totally beautiful. The lighthouse picture is worthy of a cover on magazine about lighthouses. Surely there must be such a thing!

Jan Morrison said...

so lovely as always. I'm being inspired by our new environment and am madly taking photos every day - nice to know I have a pal doing the same!

Mimi said...

Fab pumpkin!
I don't know if we had any trick or treaters, I was out meeting a friend for supper, and teenagers don't even hear the doorbell, let alone answer it!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great pumpkin. I love the light house.