Just A Little Walk On A Frigid Maine Morning

In case you had any doubts on the subject, Modern Philosophers, 17 degrees is a very frigid temperature and not the best conditions for a walk.

Alas, I needed to go to the library and I haven’t been running lately, so I thought I’d brave the elements and go for a walk.  I took my camera with me so you could join me…

walk 8This was the view from The House on the Hill this morning as I embarked on my journey.

As you can see, the city finally came around to plow the sidewalks, which meant I didn’t have to walk in the street.  Of course, just because they were clear of snow didn’t mean they were clear of ice.  After all, it’s not a perfect world.

walk 7I wish I knew why the previous owners put this wishing well on my property.  It just looks so odd there and serves no real purpose.

That’s my grill’s view of the apartment next door.

walk 6First comment on this photo, is that I’m always stunned when I come across any graffiti in Maine.  It just looks so out of place.

Second comment is that rumor has it that if you follow these tracks far enough, you’ll come across a dead body.  Stephen King wrote about it, so it must be true!

walk 5I finally found a tree sadder than the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree in my office.  Someone needs to put this poor thing out of its misery, and finally clear the sidewalk for pedestrians.

walk 4This is the most festive house I discovered on my walk.  These folks definitely look like they know something about the Christmas Spirit.

I’ll have to walk over there again at night and get a photo of it when the lights are on.

walk 3Apparently, I was the only one stupid enough to be outside when it’s 17 degrees.  It looks like the entire town is deserted.  I sure hope another dome didn’t come down without my knowing about it.  Wouldn’t be the first time that happened…

walk 2I liked the garland on this house.  They didn’t go overboard with the decorations, but this house definitely had a Christmas feel to it, worthy of a photo and a mention on my blog.

walk 1I arrived at my destination to discover that the library wasn’t a popular place on the Saturday before Christmas.

That was fine with me since I had the new books all to myself.  I also got to chat with Amy, the pretty librarian, who I hadn’t seen in a while.

No photos on the way home, Modern Philosophers, because I put on my gloves and didn’t want to stop for anything.

It’s nice to be home in the cozy warmth of The House on the Hill, but it was invigorating to get outside in the crisp December air.

Thanks for joining me on my walk.  Hope you’re staying warm!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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19 Responses to Just A Little Walk On A Frigid Maine Morning

  1. markbialczak says:

    I hope you got some worthy new books, and walked home very quickly to ward off the chill and let the reading commence. Great photos, Austin. I liked the house with the garland, too. They did a great job not blocking the signal to the satellite dish. 🙂

  2. E.L. Wicker says:

    Great photo’s! You live in a beautiful neighborhood. If I lived there you wouldn’t be able to get me back inside again 😀

  3. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I always love it when the library is actually quiet. Good going on the chat-up too!

    Wishing wells without garish plastic daisies are sad. 😦

  4. Louise says:

    OHHH!!! AMY did you ask her out for eggnog??? if she is a librarian bound to be very nice.. Its us quiet ones to look out for…remember?..

  5. I loved this post. I reminds me of the walks I take with my dog Tabby (and write Pedestrian Posts about). Only I don’t have a camera and can post pictures. We haven’t had any 17 degree walks lately, although wind chill is a bitch. We’re in the balmy 30s today and even warmer as the week wears on. Merry Christmas, in case I don’t comment again before then.

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