Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Just an October day
After a rainy summer, autumn is shaping up the same way--maybe, maybe, maybe all the precipitation means another super snowy winter!
The foliage this year does not seem as spectacular as it has in other years but it is still very beautiful.
Today I drove through the western edge of Maine through the towns of Stoneham, Lovell and Fryeburg. I met with one of the teenagers on my caseload at Fryeburg Academy. Fryeburg is a quaint town with a Main Street full of antique stores and large colonial homes resting behind wide yards. The sprawling campus of the Academy is the centerpiece of the town and students travel from all over the world to attend the school which claims Daniel Webster as one of its first headmasters. Local students use the Academy as their local high school giving kids from Fryeburg an opportunity for a much different educational experience than most high school students in Maine.
From Fryeburg, I headed across the border and into New Hampshire to a town named Effingham--why do I feel like I am swearing when I say the name of that town? The road leading to Effingham twists around lake after lake and I risked life and limb to pull over on the narrow road a time or two for photo ops.
High on Green Mountain in Effingham, there is a rehabilitation facility for people with brain injuries. I had a client to meet there and his case gave me a lot to think about as I twisted my way back home.
Now at home, the rain is pounding the tin roof, Charlie is at a pre-season meeting for ski coaches, the cats are all restless and the Red Sox don't play until 10 p.m.