1 This is a beautiful autumn view of Seal Harbor as seen from the terrace at Skylands. Notice that most of the boats have disappeared from their harbor moorings?
2 This is Peter removing the awnings from the terrace windows.
3 Blake is helping on the other side of the window.
4 With heavy awnings and gorgeous leaded glass beneath, this is definitely a two-man job.
5 The awnings were loaded onto a truck and transported to a winter storage area.
6 On to the next awning
7 And carting it away
8 The terrace is looking pretty empty, as the furniture and most of the pots have been placed in winter storage.
9 The remaining very large pots will be covered over for the winter.
10 All of these great pots have been taken indoors for the winter.
11 The glazed terra-cotta sphinxes have also been moved indoors. They were designed by the French 19th century artist, Emile Muller, who created enameled clay for decorative use.
12 These are a few storm windows all clean and ready to be hung on the main house.
13 Peter and Blake are lost in the kiwi vines.
14 A hornet nest was found in the kiwi vines.
15 These are kiwis growing on the terrace vines.
16 And this is a bowl of fresh picked kiwis picked from those vines.
17 And voila! Fresh kiwi jam
18 The house staff at Skylands picked a surplus of cucumbers from the garden and got busy making pickles! These are bread and butter pickles, setting - cucumbers, sweet red peppers, and onions.
19 This is another bread and butter pickle recipe using cucumbers, onions, and cauliflower.
20 They also made whole dill pickles.
21 Here are the finished bread and butter pickles, all canned and ready for the pantry. They look so good!
22 A nice shot of all three types of pickles
23 The blueberry shrubs around the house have been pruned nicely.
24 This is Mike and Chelsie cleaning up the garden where the lovely sculpture by Aristide Maillol, called La Riviere, rests on a bed of moss.
25 She looks rather chilly as autumn settles in.
26 Not to worry because this majestic statue gets a winter house built around her.
27 The plexiglass sides were secured.
28 And the roof was brought in.
29 The roof was carried down the stone stairs.
30 And fastened to the house.
31 La Riviere is now safe from the harsh winter elements.
32 Chelsie and Mike blew the pink granite that lines the driveway to the center of the drive for easier pick up.
33 A closeup of that wonderful pink granite
34 Blake used the John Deere to scoop up the gravel and transfered it to the dump truck.
35 The driveway with the gravel removed, while another section is covered with falling pine needles
36 There are so many wild turkeys in the woods around Skylands! This flock is large and healthy.
37 The turkeys were probably curious about the large pile of pink granite gravel that's been removed from the driveway for the winter.
38 Some tropical plants spend the winter inside the shop.
39 More plants
40 And a grouping of alocasias
41 There is also s greenhouse for storage.
42 Many succulents
43 And other tropicals
44 The vegetable garden in the process of being put to bed
45 The last blooms of dahlia
46 Another dahlia
47 A brightly colored hydrangea
48 Very pretty lettuce
49 The witch hazel is blooming at Skylands.
50 A closeup
51 The last butterfly and blooms of the season
52 One last poppy bloom
53 Autumn colors
54 This is the nearby Asticou Azelea Garden bearing its autumn colors.
55 Looking out towards Cadillac Mt.
56 The scenic Ocean Drive
57 Little Long Pond
58 More Little Long Pond
59 This is a view from Day Mountain looking towards Seal Harbor, Sutton, and Great Cranberry Islands.
60 The red is the foliage of wild Maine blue berry bushes.
61 Autumn color in the landscape
62 Jordan Pond Road Bridge over the carriage road
63 Jordan Pond and The Bubbles
64 Another view
65 And another
66 A view of Bar Harbor from Bar Island
68 Stanley Brook Road Bridge