Monday, October 14, 2013

Pewett's Nest 2013



Made the annual pilgrimage to Pewett's Nest on Sunday. It was an amazingly beautiful day. The trail was perilous. Good thing I had friend, Scott, along to clear the way!


 We hiked into the lower falls first.  I could listen to the sounds all day long. 

Then we went to the upper falls. I've never seen the water this low and we were able to hike in the ravine bottom right up to the falls themselves. Here is Scott after he bullyed a rude and surly photographer out of the way. (People were lined up to take a pic of the falls and he was standing IN it, taking close up pics of leaves for over 20 minutes!)


It was about 2:30PM-ish and the play of light through the trees was magical


Deep reflections....

 and sunbeams abound.

 Beside the still water.

It's one of those mystical places that always restores my soul to visit. On the way home, we went to apple orchards and snacked on cider donuts. All and all it was a beautiful way to spend an autumn Sunday!





Thursday, October 03, 2013

New Tangle Pattern: Hastings

While I was home this time, I noticed the pattern on the chenille bedspread that my Mum had on the guest bed. Below is the pattern. I called it Hastings because I wrote it down on the day that my cousin, Rhonda and I slogged through a muddy woods road and ATV trail to get to Hasting's Falls in the northern Maine woods. I've included pictures of the falls afterward. Totally worth the slog! Enjoy!

Hastings
 Hastings and variations
Upstream from the falls-stair steps!

Hastings Falls-at the top

 Hastings Falls-over the edge! (25 foot drop)

I might be biased but I think there is no place more beautiful on the planet that the lands in the shadow of Mount Katahdin!