October 21, 2011

The Lantern

The best outings begin before daybreak.  Showering quickly and tossing on a flannel shirt, I head outdoors. The wheel in my left hand and steaming black coffee in the right; I pick up a good friend to take in the tranquility of a bright orange sunrise above the fields. Fall foliage approaches peak levels today and there’s no better way to enjoy it than with company. We drive slowly and take in each parcel of land, gathering an idea of every man’s American dream.  Exploring from sunup to sundown is always a true adventure and time well spent.

Water flow is controlled here for the entire lake region. I love the shape of the antique wheel.
I love cabins that have no electrical wires attached. Solitude.
Fresh pavement on a scenic road in rural Maine is not a necessity for adventure, but I'm grateful none the less.

I would love for the winding drive, behind this lantern, to lead to my future cabin, situated atop a scenic overlook.

We pull over on the trip home to snap a few photos of the sunset over a picturesque lake. Life is good. 

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Joe Pater said...

looks like A great day in Maine Rhon

Rhon Bell said...

Joe - Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate you checking in on the blog. Hope all is well.