PONOGRAMS

 

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 – 2

My two weeks in Maine this spring included perfect timing for spring blossoms.  These four bushes were in the yard at Derby Lane and I was able to enjoy them in their prime every day of my stay.  A lilac bloom adorned my kitchen counter all the while.

 

Lilac

Mountain Whitethorn

 

 

Lilacs

Mountain Whitethorn

   

Azalea

Rhododendron

 

 

Azalea

Rhododendron

The Mountain Whitethorn was just by the porch with the sliding door and the lilacs were visible through the window by the dining room table.  The Azalea was near the vestibule window and greeted me as I came and went.  The Rhododendron was just in front of the car parking spot.  All four were a part of my life for the two weeks.

 

Wisteria

Stonehenge, JR

 

 

Wisteria

Stonehenge, JR

 

 

In early spring 2015, Stuart and JR trimmed the wisteria severely, since it was taking over and damaging nearby trees.  It didn’t blossom that summer, but this year it had a healthy renewal.

Just to the right of the wisteria is the campfire area that I call Stonehenge, Junior.  Maine has lots and lots of quarries and cut stone is everywhere – hmmm – another Ponogram?

 

 

 

 

Strange growths

Contagious

 

 

Strange growths

Contagious

Red Nose Day 1Red Nose Day 2 

 

 

Walgreens advertised Red Nose Day and I joined in by buying my own red nose and displaying it when I met Stuart and Jen in San Diego.  “Somehow” the folks in Maine found out so that, not only were the kids not surprised when I got there, they had already made their own versions!

 

Giant chicken egg

Chicken recovers

 

 

Giant chicken egg

The proud mama gets a rest

 

 

Courtney heard some turmoil in the chicken coop one day and found the reason when she collected eggs.  A chicken that showed up for sick call (possibly the overachiever) was singled out for a recovery period indoors with the rabbits.

               

Lakewood Pond Road

Lakewood Pond

 

                            

The road to Lakewood Pond

Lakewood Pond

 

 

Poppy and JR

Courtney and twins

 

 

Poppy and JR explore

Courtney, Clover and Scarlet get ready

 

 

Lakewood Pond is actually a part of Acadia National Park, but very few tourists find their way to it.  It is a very short way from JR and Co’s property and they find it often – mostly without or with little company.  Frogs, polliwogs, the occasional snake, etc. keep the family interested.

 

 

 

 

Beauty and the beast

Scarlet dressed for watering

 

 

Beauty and the beast

Scarlet dresses for the occasion

 

 

 

 

AFTERWORD

I have lived in Hawaii for 20 years now, and I’m accustomed to seeing flowers on trees, bushes and plants the year round.  However, I spent my youth in the Midwest and really enjoyed the freshness of spring and the nostalgia of fall.  Winter and summer – not so much.

I’m delighted to have a place to visit for the transitions, populated by little people (and big ones) that make the visit entertaining and memorable every time!  Mahalo nui loa!