Category Archives: Landscape

Lines

Lines created by the weathered planks  in the siding, water wheel and fence of this mill go in every direction.

Leonard's Mills
Leonard’s Mills

The water wheel is a work of art as well as a mechanical feat that powers a working saw.

Leonard's Mills
Leonard’s Mills

Approaching the mill from the other side of the stream gives a broader view of the building’s colors and textures of the siding.

Leonard's Mills
Leonard’s Mills

The Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley has a variety of exhibits intended “to preserve, celebrate and educate people about the sustainable forest culture of Maine.”

http://www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org

August 25, 2017. Click on any photo for larger view.

Follow The Leader

It was a glorious morning. A flock of Spoonbills was feeding in one of the wildlife management area ponds led by one bird along the edge of a sandbar. A gathering of Ibis, Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets were partially hidden in the grass behind them.

Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills – click photo for larger view

All of the birds worked their way towards the other side of the pond, some a few at a time, others in groups. Below, Spoonbills and Ibis lifted off together.

Roseate Spoonbills and Ibis
Roseate Spoonbills and Ibis  – click photo for larger view

This was one of the first cool (60 degrees F) mornings we’ve had this fall. That along with a stiff breeze kept the mosquitoes away adding to the morning’s pleasure.

Taken 10/01/2017.

Memory Lane

This is a scene I passed thousands of times in my first twenty years. Did I realize then how beautiful it is?

River Reflections
River Reflections – click image for larger view

On a visit in August we passed by just before dark when the water was still and the sky was brooding.

River Reflections
River Reflections – click image for larger view

The scene has changed a little but the dam and the train trestle are intact.

River Reflections
River Reflections – click image for larger view

Sebec River, Milo, Maine

 

Framed Light

Every day the shifting water and wind add and remove sand and debris at the end of Folly Island. These dead trees provide some interest and natural framing to the view of Morris Island Light, left stranded on a sand bar a number of years ago.

Morris Island Light
Morris Island Light

Taken at the beginning of September before storm Irma came to town I would not be surprised on my next visit to find these particular tree limbs gone.

Morris Island Light
Morris Island Light

Folly Beach, SC, 9/3/2017

Storm Is Brewing

Perched near the end of Sullivan’s Island, SC, overlooking Breach Inlet, these homes had a ring side seat as the sky and water reacted to approaching Hurricane Irma.

Sullivan's Island
Sullivan’s Island at Breach Inlet – Click photo for larger view

Taken 9/9/2017 — two days before Irma hit Charleston as a Tropical Storm with a storm surge higher than experienced last October during Hurricane Matthew.