Shutting Down


fallLeaves are raining down these days,

falllanding on the water where they move gently, drifting to who knows where,

 fallmultiplying on the ground where they crunch and crumble underfoot. 

fallHydrangea trees are becoming naked after being dressed in fall shades of white and pink.

belted galwaysBelties more often are found lying on the ground anticipating, perhaps, the coming of rain or snow.

sunsetThe days are growing shorter and sunsets are hauntingly dramatic.

lobster shackThe neighborhood lobster shack is done for the season.

Linda  057At the house, porch furniture is under wraps,

Linda  058shades are drawn making everything dark and empty feeling.

Bags are packed, ready to go meaning it’s time to return to Houston where life will be oh so different, not in a bad way, just different.  If there is something you’d like to know about this big, full of energy, diverse city, do let me know.  In the meantime, my eyes will be open.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

Joining

Metamorphosis Monday

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31 thoughts on “Shutting Down

  1. Have a safe trip to Houston Lulu! I’m going to miss your Maine adventures for awhile, but Texas will be fun too!

  2. I have never seen such an hydrangea you mention as “tree.” Ours are mere bushes! Wonderful.

  3. Beautiful pictures! Has the Lobster Shack done anything with that huge piece of granite yet?

  4. Nature’s interesting way of preparing Maine’s earth for major change– Such a huge swing from the summer. SG

  5. I was wondering when you were heading south, do you have someone who checks on your house during the winter? Have a safe trip~
    Jenna

  6. Have a safe trip to Houston!!!

  7. Safe travels, Lulu!
    Blessings,
    Pam

  8. The change of season, is welcomed but can be a bit sad in deed. Safe travels as you return home. Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Katherine. I wish I could blink and all those road miles would be behind us.

  9. tslef@earthlink.net Leffler November 3, 2014 — 9:45 am

    We’re so happy to be getting you back!!

  10. Enjoyed this past summer with you in Maine – you give us such a beautiful feel for the place, from pictures to writings. Safe travels during the new snow storm, hopefully you got off the ground before the snow started to fly!

  11. Have a safe journey to Texas! I will miss reading about your Maine adventures but look forward to getting some vicarious sunshine via your Houston posts!

  12. Have a safe trip back to Texas. 🙂 These are beautiful photo, Lulu!

  13. It must be so hard when you leave every year…however, I love Texas too…safe travels!!

  14. Can’t wait to see your Texas sharings!! Safe Travels!

  15. Heading south again. Enjoy your new vistas and spaces!

  16. It must be so cool having 2 very diverse homes, cultures, surroundings. You get to have the best of 2 very different worlds and weather conditions that are pretty agreeable year round!!!

  17. We had a lot of autumn colors here too, but then the wind came and stole them.

  18. Safe travels on your long road home.

    1. Thanks, we’ve made it after 2280 miles!

  19. What beauty that surrounds you! I really enjoyed your pictures of your views, colorful leaves, too. I wish you well in your transfer for the winter. I look forward to your posts about Houston, as well.

  20. Such gorgeous photos. They all look like they could be the front of a greeting card or a post card. laurie

  21. Lovely pics, Lulu. Sad to see everything shutting down for the winter months, but they do say that a change is as good as a rest, so enjoy Houston. 🙂

  22. I was wondering if you made it out before the snowfall. I heard Maine received a good bit.

    Love all your pictures as I enjoy the seasons come and go in Maine and Texas in your pictures.

    1. Who knew the weekend storm would be so horrific? We didn’t leave to avoid it, we were just lucky to get out ahead of it. I understand there is still no electricity at our house which makes me a little worried about what was left in the freezer. My blueberries better not have ruined.

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