Red Pipe, Blue Water
I stopped at the pond to see what I could see and this is what caught my eye. The red pipe is for the use of fire fighters should a forest fire breakout. Since the devastating fire of 1948 which burned a large part of Maine, these pipes have been put in many local ponds. I've always thought it looked like a submarine periscope and it always makes me smile thinking about the turtle navy patrolling the pond in their little red submarine! ("We all live in a yellow, I mean red, submarine..." You'll be singing that song all day!)
The wind has been a bit of an issue the last few days. It took down an apple tree branch in the yard and blew over St. Francis who, I am happy to report, was not damaged. Strange spring we are having.