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Ponograms:

1-24  The First Twenty-Four
25-48  The Second Twenty-Four
49-72  The Third Twenty-Four
73-96  The Fourth Twenty-Four
97-120  The Fifth Twenty-Four
121-on  The Sixth Set


97  A Family Visit, part 2
98  Wunderkammer XI
99  Wunderkammer XII
100  Ponogram Index
101  Michigan Outlines
102  Hawaiiana 9
103  Kids of Maine - 1
104  Kids of Maine - 2
105  Clarence Sandin
106  Tech House
107  Hawksbill Hatching
108  Facial Recognition
109  Hawaiiana 10
110  Spring in Maine - 1
111  Spring in Maine - 2
112  Wunderkammer XIII
113  Wunderkammer XIV
114  Wunderkammer XV
115  JOVIAL Programming Language
116  "Big Like a Soldier Officer"
117  TV Shows That Never Were - 1
118  Gecko Rejects Moth
119  TV Shows That Never Were - 2
120  The Story of Four

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SPRING IN MAINE – 1

I spent two weeks in Maine this spring and thoroughly enjoyed the gang and the environment.  As usual, it took me a while to sort the pics and decide on a reasonable subset small enough not to overwhelm you folks or the cyber world.  I cut it a bit but still elected to make it into two Ponograms.  This one covers mostly significant events prior to my arrival.

A last blast of snow 

 Melting as it is rolled up

 

 

A last blast of snow

Melting as it is rolled up

   

More serious earlier snow 

 After-snow-play pile by fire

 

 

More serious earlier snow

After-snow pile by the roaring pellet stove

Any significant snow called for play involving snowmunchkins and toboggan slides.  The favorite of mine was the after-snow-play pile of children, animals, blankets and books by the roaring fire.

   

Clearing space for orchard 

 Logs make teeter-totter

 

 

Clearing a place for the orchard

Logs make a teeter-totter

 

 

Fourteen trees are coming 

 All fourteen are placed

 

 

Fourteen trees are coming

All fourteen are placed

 

 

Official 2016 growth check 

 Green leaves/ground cover

 

 

Official 2016 growth co-check

Fresh leaves and some ground cover

 

 

JR and Co saw the value and need for an orchard compatible with Maine environment.  They researched the subject, chose appropriate specimens, ordered them for an appropriate planting time and prepared for it.  Several mature trees were removed from the area to make the orchard available to sunshine.  Those trees had to be cut up to get rid of small branches and make the larger branches and trunks suitable for camp fires.

Once the area was thus prepared, holes were dug for the saplings.  The trees were delivered, placed, watered and welcomed.  A few ground plants (melons) were added and the ORCHARD was set for the future!

The picture of Poppy is the first of what I hope will be a springtime series to monitor and compare the growth of the young lady and the orchard trees.

 

 Clover and Scarlet after bath

 Poppy in the suds

 

 

Clover and Scarlet after bath

Poppy in the suds

 

 

These pics do not add to the narrative, but how could I not include them?  

 
 

Biscuit and Dumpling join the family 

Poppy and Dumpling walk

 

                            

Biscuit and Dumpling join the family

Poppy and Dumpling walk

 

 

Scarlet and Bisquit get acquainted

Pono and Scarlet watch goats on a log

 

 

Scarlet and Biscuit get acquainted

Pono and Scarlet watch goats on a log

 

 

Two very young female goats were added to the family and immediately integrated.  When Courtney goes out for a walk, the kids, the does and the dog form a cozy family.  A strange old man tagged along for a few days.

 

 

 

AFTERWORD

The muscles on my cheeks are sore from smiling – I do get a kick out of working with these pics!  Wish I could share lots more of them, but you will get one more dose in the upcoming “Spring in Maine – 2”.  Most of the pics worth posting were taken by Courtney.