Pictured here a week or so ago is a stretch of tall pines just off Route 88 or Foreside Road. Off in the distance is a piece of the 11th fairway of the Portland Country Club. Built in 1895, this Donald Ross designed course is the only private facility in Maine certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. I walked around for awhile looking for any wayward balls. I found none but was almost overcome by the strong, aromatic workout for my olfactory nerves that the fallen needles provided. It's the height of the fall season around here. We're heading to a Pumpkin Festival nearby. Photos at 11. Enjoy your Saturday. Ours will be in brilliant sun.