Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Owls Head

Thanks to all who stopped by to join in last Wednesday!

Here's hoping some of you might join me in posting a story with a picture for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.  The challenge is to post a picture, then write a short story or a poem about the picture as a writing exercise.  When you have your story written, you can link up for others to read.  Feel free to also add your picture and story to another link of your choice. The link up is on my WWW page here. This is #28!

We drove out to Owls Head Lighthouse last Thursday to get pictures (I'll post some later), and on the way back, we found this little old and secluded cemetery. These are the pictures for my story today. (Only parts of it are true)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Name's Nathaniel Merriman. This is my family cemetery, just a stone's throw from the Owls Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built up on this hill as a beacon to ships passing through the channel here on their way to the docks. It gets really foggy in this area. I was born in 1809 here in Owls Head. My family originated in England and came to Maine in the 18th century. Most of my family made their living as fishermen, and some as religious leaders. Life in my time was very hard, but we managed to make a living between the lobster boats and the raising of vegetables. The winters here are very cold and snowy, but in the fall the leaves turn brilliant colors. And there is always the sea, so blue and vast. In the Spring the fishing season opens, and the lobster and various other species are plentiful. Even in my time, visitors came to our town on vacation from other parts of the country to enjoy the peaceful scenery and cool weather. Summer is warm and pleasant, seldom hot and humid. The sea breeze cools the evenings. I hope you will come back to visit again. I enjoyed fifty-eight years and a good life in Owls Head Maine.

Now it's your turn. Do you have a picture that brings a story to mind? Just post your picture and the story on your blog, then come back to link in for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom. You can write a story or a poem, or just a short observation. Have fun with the writing challenge.

Linda Kay

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