Posted by: Sally Ingraham | October 10, 2011

Autumn Shenanigans

Here’s a news flash: I actually finished a book picked by my beloved online book group, The Wolves! I’ve been dropping the ball a bit this year, missing two months entirely, and not finishing a book pick in the spring. But the original name for our group was “Non-Structured” so I don’t feel too guilty. More good news: I REALLY liked Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar. Kind of bad news: I am not going to write a review of it. Yet. Because I have a field trip to go on first. Can you guess what it is? I’ll report back soon.

Meanwhile, here are some photos from my recent autumnal ventures:

Fog on great meadowFreaky fungi
Late SeptemberBoats
WebWhere's Waldo? In Bar Harbor
Corn MazeOctober Corn Field
This way to the TrebuchetTrebuchet
Sarah Bone

I spent quite a bit of time in the last few weeks drawing – working on Sarah Bone a bit, but mostly getting my sketching fingers back into shape. Turns out that drawing while watching TV (episode after episode of Monarch of the Glen – I’m addicted to this delightful Scottish family farce!) makes me feel less guilty about spending hours on the couch. Brilliant!

The four pictures above Sarah Bone are from a trip I made yesterday to a corn maze. Also brilliant. Especially the trebuchet. Flinging pumpkins across a field using one of these things is highly enjoyable.

Above that, various sights from here and there, round and about my local haunts. It’s been a strange autumn – properly chilly, then borderline freezing way too soon, then blazing hot this past weekend. The fall foliage is peaking though and the moon is full, so it’s looking like the rest of October should be pretty seasonally perfect. I plan to tuck into House of Leaves in a minute, and that promises to be a RIPping read. It’s all good in my corner of the world. Hope the same is true for you!


  1. Ooh, your images are lovely as always. So autumnal! I especially love the corn maze, and the misty mountain shot. And the spiderweb!

    I was really enjoying the Yourcenar as well, and then David left town and I’ve descended into this mad sewing binge, hardly reading at all. Kind of extreme, but I guess it’s better than some other things I could be binging on. And I really did need some new fall clothes. 😛

    • I can’t wait to see pictures of your new wardrobe! I am SO impressed with how much of your own clothes you make. I used to do that more and lately I’ve been really wanting to get back into sewing. Never enough time for all I want to do…!

  2. I love that top left picture! And the corn maze sounds like tons of fun 🙂 Good for you for being able to multitask, wish I could write while watching TV.

    • Now that would take some REAL talent kiddo! 🙂

      How about we do a corn maze together next year? You would really dig it.

  3. […] Anyway, research immediately followed, and I learned that Yourcenar came to the US at the start of WWII at the suggestion of her translator and intimate friend Grace Frick. The two of them bought a house together in Northeast Harbor, MDI, Maine, and lived there for decades. They’re buried only feet apart in Brookside Cemetery, Somesville, MDI, Maine. Of course my close proximity to both of these places meant I definitely had a quest to complete. […]

  4. […] ago (late summer/autumn 2011) I started drawing Sarah Bone. I envisioned the start of my career as a graphic novelist, or at the […]

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