Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hunter's Orange: Hiking at Dodge Point

The four of us took a hike at Dodge Point near the Damariscotta River. We bought sandwiches and ate them in the car because it was so chilly out. Just as we were about to embark on our walk, we noticed a sign saying to wear orange because there could be hunters in the woods, so I drove back to town (10 minutes) to Reny's (a Maine institution) and bought us each an orange watch cap and Izzie an orange band for her collar. Izzie's band doesn't show in this picture, her hair is hiding it. This is at the start of our walk. Fortunately I'm not in any of the pictures. I would imagine that my purple jacket with orange hat would make me look quite odd, or festive, depending on one's PoV. We should have gone home to get Izzie's pumpkin outfit (hah).


The air was was cold, and there wasn't much sun, but the woods were quite lovely. Grandson is supposed to go on a nature walk and collect things to share at school, so we found some birch bark, acorns, pine cones, rocks and red and yellow maple leaves. We will iron the leaves between pieces of wax paper to preserve them. He can take a copy of this picture along too. We can't take living things with us out of the woods, but pictures are a great way to keep memories alive. Izzie loves hiking and had a great time being off leash. I'm glad we found this place. I saw it while driving down the road to pick up a pottery chalice and paten for Rangeley's new deacon.

7 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Your hike sounds lovely, Amelia. I'll bet that the purple and orange looked great together - as you say festive.

motheramelia said...

Grandson is fun, but exhausting, and the hike really was very nice. I think it's a place Izzie and I will go to frequently. Aren't orange and purple Mardi Gras colors?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Purple, green, and gold are the Mardi Gras colors.

How old is your grandson? My son was off today, so I didn't need to do my granny duties.

motheramelia said...

He's four. I'm not used to such energy.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Four! Yes, lots of energy.

Rick+ said...

     How lovely your woods are!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Very nifty indeed, gorgeous countryside...invigorating even from here!