Just another WordPress.com site

Archive for September, 2016

Haystack Mountain

My wife, god love her, as I do, isn’t an outdoors person. I am. ATVs, hiking, walking in the woods, going off and finding abandon houses, tramping along the railroad bed. But, I did get her to climb Haystack Mountain! Whooot!

hdr-IMG_5912

hdr-IMG_5906

hdr-IMG_5907

hdr-IMG_5908

hdr-IMG_5909

hdr-IMG_5910

hdr-IMG_5911

The hike up was great, the sun was nice, and a few good pictures were had!

hdr-IMG_5923

hdr-IMG_5917

hdr-IMG_5918

hdr-IMG_5919

hdr-IMG_5920

hdr-IMG_5922

We often forget what is just in our back yard, and the gorgeous world that is around us, every single day. Cotton Candy Clouds on a Bed of Blue….

hdr-IMG_5936

hdr-IMG_5926

hdr-IMG_5927

hdr-IMG_5929

hdr-IMG_5934

hdr-IMG_5935

A few of these might make it up onto our wall one day. Was a great, short stint up rocky terrain.

hdr-IMG_5943

hdr-IMG_5941

hdr-IMG_5948

hdr-IMG_5952

hdr-IMG_5955

Advertisements

A Little Drive

Abandoned, overgrown houses and barns always make me think of what would the world look like if people began dying off, or an EMP hit, or some plague struck us down. (Not a zombie thing!). Half eaten meals on a table, VCR tape still jutting from a VCR, a coat draped over a now overturned kitchen chair. Trees and brush sprouting through the basement floors, edging up the stairs and into the 2nd story of the house. So I decided to go venture out and find a few of these places and just “look around”. I’ve been feeling very lackluster about writing lately, but passionate about taking photos, maybe I could get one to spark the other into gear.

hdr-IMG_5762

hdr-IMG_5765

hdr-IMG_5766

hdr-IMG_5767

hdr-IMG_5768

hdr-IMG_5769

hdr-IMG_5771

hdr-IMG_5775

hdr-IMG_5777

hdr-IMG_5783

hdr-IMG_5784

hdr-IMG_5786

hdr-IMG_5787

hdr-IMG_5789

hdr-IMG_5791

hdr-IMG_5794

hdr-IMG_5795

There is a sadness in places like this and a story. Why was the house left like that? Why is all their “stuff” still here. Of the odd things you see while traveling, that make no sense in the realm of the world. The WTF things.

hdr-IMG_5806

hdr-IMG_5807

hdr-IMG_5808

hdr-IMG_5812

hdr-IMG_5817

hdr-IMG_5820

Or the beauty that hides in the areas, the wild grass, the wayward trees, the hidden treasures in the overgrown brush that tangle your feet.

We did come across a car from yesteryear. To which my nephew, Rhys asked “Can we take the steering wheel!” What a guy!

hdr-IMG_5826

hdr-IMG_5827

hdr-IMG_5828

hdr-IMG_5832

hdr-IMG_5833

hdr-IMG_5834

hdr-IMG_5835

hdr-IMG_5837

hdr-IMG_5840

hdr-IMG_5841hdr-IMG_5850hdr-IMG_5853

hdr-IMG_5851

Those places, those once-homes to humans or animals, are relics frozen in time with dust and cobwebs. Snapshots into time that has just transpired, the blink of an eye if you think of the age of this rock we live on.

hdr-IMG_5891

hdr-IMG_5894

hdr-IMG_5856

hdr-IMG_5858

hdr-IMG_5864

hdr-IMG_5867

hdr-IMG_5869

hdr-IMG_5875

hdr-IMG_5876

hdr-IMG_5877

hdr-IMG_5881

hdr-IMG_5888

Sunflower Field

 

nuff said

hdr-IMG_5724

hdr-IMG_5725

hdr-IMG_5726

hdr-IMG_5727

hdr-IMG_5733

hdr-IMG_5735

hdr-IMG_5739

hdr-IMG_5732

hdr-IMG_5753

hdr-IMG_5754

hdr-IMG_5742

hdr-IMG_5752

hdr-IMG_5759

hdr-IMG_5757

August Jaunt

We barely have been able to afford life, much less a vacation.  But due to the fact that I’m now a travelling PTA and making a few bucks here and there, we can actually learn to enjoy life! 

Sometimes Smile 

hdr-IMG_4342

hdr-IMG_4344

hdr-IMG_4346

hdr-IMG_4351

We headed to Machias, and then to Roque’s Beach.  Secluded, quiet, and gorgeous. 

hdr-IMG_4366

hdr-IMG_4353

hdr-IMG_4354

hdr-IMG_4355

We did some searching for seaglass, and just took in the fresh air. 

hdr-IMG_4371

hdr-IMG_4373

hdr-IMG_4379

Then we headed over to Machais Falls.  Walked around, enjoyed the sights, and then over to Quoddy Lighthouse.

hdr-IMG_4380

hdr-IMG_4395

hdr-IMG_4417

hdr-IMG_4430

Totally different tapestry here, rocks and not sand, but equally as beautiful. 

hdr-IMG_4435

hdr-IMG_4436

hdr-IMG_4437

hdr-IMG_4444

hdr-IMG_4446

We decided to keep the world simple, we grabbed sandwiches, and headed back to Roque Beach for dinner on the beach and watch the sunset. 

hdr-IMG_4451

hdr-IMG_4467

hdr-IMG_4453

hdr-IMG_4456

hdr-IMG_4458

Sometimes it is the simple moments in life that make life worth it and memorable. 

Tag Cloud