The hills are alive with color-rich Maine forests turning, while roadways and lawns are bursting with campaign signs.
Driving around the midcoast, I’ve seen mass-produced signs as well as hand-made one-offs.
I’ve seen lawns with a Biden sign right across the street from a Trump placard, Take this! No, Take That!
Not much humor in the signs. Folks are taking this election pretty seriously, angrily-seriously.
This was a ‘hairy’ week for us. Luc the Briard had Salty Dog’s Lindsay give him a haircut while Pat, on Water street, did me. Pat, of course knows everything about what’s happening in Wiscasset. After all, it’s the barber shop.
Well, that was, the case. Ya see, Covid is the issue. Her business is not seasonal. Hair grows, needs to be cut. But with Covid-restrictions on mask wearing and one customer at a time in the shop, Pat’s feeling lonely. The typical scene in her Water Street shop is several guys sitting and talking about what’s new, who’s in, who’s where. Not these days. She’s still got a strong business, but it’s one-at-a-time, and you have to sit outside until she calls you. All she gets now is monologues. Sad.
There was no sadness at the Camden Snow Bowl on Sunday. Just lots of families enjoying a sunny, brisk afternoon, riding the chair lift to the summit to see acres and acres of trees turning color in what so many, many people call their favorite season of the year.