Sun, Sun, Sun, Here It Comes

Let’s just say that I’ve been busy. On Wednesday, I took a tumble from my bike, and while I got some lumps—one as big as a large orange—I didn’t break anything or get hit by the oncoming car that stopped for me. For that I am grateful. Very grateful.

Then, on Thursday, with sore legs, it was off to Railroad Square Cinema for a meeting and a movie to screen. Clif and I belong to the Cinema Explorations committee, and for the next month so we’ll be meeting regularly to discuss, watch, and select movies that will be featured at the snappy little film series—Cinema Explorations—which has been showing for at least ten years. So much fun to be a part of this group, and, if I do say so myself, we put together a wicked good film series.

All this is a somewhat lengthy explanation as to why I didn’t post my usual Three Things Thursday yesterday. But never fear. Barring another tumble from my bike, I plan to continue next week.

So, instead, today, I present you with a sunny flower for Friday. This beauty was taken in the little garden at Railroad Square. It might be October, but there are still some flowers in bloom. No really hard frosts yet, at least in central Maine.

And today, I’m off with my friend Dawna to Damariscotta to get some pictures along its pumpkin trail, an annual fall event for this little town and one that I’ve never been to.

I’ll report back with pictures.


54 thoughts on “Sun, Sun, Sun, Here It Comes”

  1. So sorry to hear about your fall. Glad nothing was broken.Enjoy your day today. John was looking at their pumpkin celebration. Sounds like lots of fun. It is a lovely town.

    1. Thanks, Jan. It has been so warm in Maine. But then again, it’s been that way for the past five years or so. The new normal for us.

  2. So sorry to hear about your fall Laurie and glad to hear you are OK! The sunflower looks beautiful and we wish you a speedy recovery from your bruises and a wonderful weekend β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

  3. A bike tumble is scary. It happens so fast. We hope your bruises and bumps heal quickly and that you get more time in the saddle this Fall.
    Love the sunflower!

    1. Actually, this one was slow and all the more frustrating as I couldn’t do anything to prevent it. πŸ˜‰ I’m hoping in a couple of weeks I’ll be back on my bike. In the meantime, I’ll go on the exercise bike to stay in shape. Thank goodness for podcasts.

  4. Sorry that you fell! Three things to be thankful for: good health, good friends, and the kindness of strangers.

  5. Glad it’s doing better that you’re able to do all of that but don’t overdo it!! πŸ˜‰

  6. Poor you! I’m sorry you had the shock and pain of a fall but glad there was no serious injury. The Cinema Explorations committee sounds fun and I love that gorgeous sunflower!

  7. Happy that you are ok! Hey, I really like Aki Kirismaki…it was looking g but he is such an odd duck. Wish we could meet him! Loved the music and funny jokes mingled in to a very serious subject. And..also…we were in Damariscotta in September and absolutely loved it!

    1. I am all right. Just sore and bruised. Feel very fortunate. You hit the nail right on the head, and even though the film is very leisurely and somewhat enigmatic, it is on our short list.

    1. Thanks, Jodie! Actually, I did get back on the back and rode back to where the car was parked. However, I won’t be riding for at least a couple of weeks. My right leg is too swollen and sore. I will be going on my exercise bike, at least for short rides, to keep myself in shape for when my leg is healed.

    1. So true! And the older you are, the more damage that can be done in a fall. I was lucky.

  8. Regardless of posting formally on Thursday, you sound grateful for getting back up from your bicycle tumble. Most of the movies in our area appeal to 16-year-old males (of which there more more of them than the two of us to fill the theater seats). Enjoy the film series. – Oscar

    1. Oscar, you got that right! So very grateful not to be seriously hurt. As for movies…we have a cineplex exactly like the one in your area, and if that were all we had, Clif and I would hardly ever go to the movies. However, we have a zippy little independent cinema—Railroad Square—not far from us, and they play many, many movies for those over 16.

  9. Thank goodness you are o.k! Hope your bruises heal quickly, what a scare! Love railroad cinema and we’ll be happy to hear about the upcoming year’s selections! Best to you, Laurie

  10. It’s such a shock when you fall off a bike–all of sudden, you’re flying though the air and THUD! SO glad the outcome wasn’t too awful!

    1. Thanks so much, Kerry. Still have some ugly lumps, and my right leg is very sore where the bike crashed into me, but I am very grateful not to have broken enough. Or, to have been run over by the oncoming car. That would have been the worst, I think. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks, Brenda. Had a wonderful time and hope to go back next year. I’ll be posting pictures soon.

  11. I always worry about falling and traffic while riding and I’m glad you are recovering and made it through the fall with only bumps and bruises. I love film festivals and am looking forward to reading about your selection for your festival!

    1. Many thanks! Falling is always a worry, but I must say I can’t remember the last time I fell. Years and years ago. When I was a teenager, I think. I’ll keep you posted about Cinema Explorations. It’s a mini-film series featuring six films chosen by a small committee of dedicated movie goers. So much fun to put together.

  12. Glad you are alright, Laurie. I fell from a bike against a passing pickup truck as a youngster, and was lucky not to have been squished.

    That is a beautiful sunflower!

  13. Oh dear! I’ve given up on bicycles. Hope you ok now.
    Film group sounds great. We have one near us too. It’s good to discuss films with fellow fans. Love the sunny flower . Off now to play Beatles β€œHere Comes the Sun”

    1. Once the leg heals, I do plan to get back on the bike, but unfortunately I don’t think it will be this year. Wonderful song, isn’t it? We just watched an excellent doc about George Harrison, and I was struck by how creative he was once he left the Beatles.

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