Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

October 29, 2016

Sauchuk Farms Corn Maze, Plympton

One of the things on my fall to-do list was to visit a corn maze.  The closest one to me is in Plympton, at Sauchuk Farms.  Sheila & her son joined me on a gorgeous Sunday morning. 

The maze celebrated It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown's 50th anniversary.  Not that you could tell from inside the maze so I'm glad they had an aerial view of the map.

A lot of the cornstalks were stunted by the hot, dry summer, so at times I could see over the tops of the corn.  That made the maze easier to navigate.

It didn't appear that they harvested much of the corn as there were lots of cobs still left on them.

The first of 2 bridges inside the maze.  The one I used to go to in Washington had 2 like this too.

It was a beautiful day, although chilly with a brisk wind.  I immediately regretted wearing shorts but after awhile it finally warmed up.

Spin the Simon Says Wheel and see what you have to do!

We did the hayride out to the pumpkin patch.  Those guys got pumpkins but I didn't want to cart one around.

That was another hay ride with individual cars.  Ours had 2 large ones with benches on either side.

We'd had heavy rain the day before so it was a bit wet and muddy.

Targets for the corn and pumpkin cannons.


I picked up some kettle corn on the way out, as well as a half dozen apple cider donuts!

There is one more weekend left of the maze before it closes for the season.  I'm really glad I got to go this year!  

October 26, 2016

October 2016

The fall is passing by so fast just like the rest of the year.  I haven't taken many foliage pictures because it seemed like it lasted a week.  Now the leaves are falling off the trees.  Buzzards Bay continues to disappoint me with the lack of seasonal spirit.  No scarecrows again this year.  Main Street at my end of town is still a disgrace with vacant and crumbling buildings.  Now the park is all torn up to be redone (supposedly better) which means no Christmas tree or decorations down there either.

Did everyone get out to see the beautiful, full Hunters Moon that was also a super moon?  A couple of days before it was completely full, I took the tripod outside and shot 16 pictures in different exposures.  The very last picture was 'the money shot'.  I did like how the moon looks like it's being held up by the tree.

I'm very happy with this shot.  It's so hard to get a good pic of the moon so I'm just going to call this 'good' and not keep trying to get 'the perfect picture' of it.  This one will do nicely.

Another pretty sunset.

I took this near where I grew up in E. Sandwich.  In an odd twist of fate, when I was checking my 'on this day' memories, I'd taken similar photos on the same date as these, in 2012.  

Hoxie Pond

This is a couple of houses down from me.  They've done a great job with their Halloween decorations!

It's hard to believe that we are heading full bore into the holidays again.  I wish time would slow down a little!

October 24, 2016

St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wareham

Across from Centre Cemetery is St. Patrick's.  

The quote says, "The world is like a mirror, reflecting what you do, and if you face it smiling, it will smile right back at you."  

These next pics were taken down Tihonet Road, near the cranberry bogs.

I love this awesome retro Mill Pond Diner, on Rte. 28 in Wareham.  We finally had breakfast there a few days after I took this and it was really good and reasonably priced!