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Best of January

Someone suggested to me to make a “best of” my photos.  I have to be honest, that’s a LOT of pictures.  So I’ll be doing this every last day of the month (if I can).  I went all the way back (as far as I have saved) and rummaged around in my January folders. 

 

2014

 

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Stormy, on the couch, where she shouldn’t have been! 

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2016

My first time in Deer Isle, while working at the nursing home – I was there a short time – 9 weeks or so, but it’s a place I’ll definitely want to go back to again and again.

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2017

Snow Storms from HELL! 

Nuff said

 

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My 2nd time in Deer Isle (I just realized I spent two winters there in the last 3 years).  So many pictures to pick from – but these are my faves.

 

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1.3.2018–Frost, Ice and Close-Up Time

 

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01.01.2018–Gobble Gobble and Ice, Ice, Baby

You never know what you’ll find right in front of your face – I opened the door and – oh, wonder what that will look like up close Smile

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More of that sea fog, or mist, or – damn it, it’s cold!

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Turkey!  I never noticed the cool colors on these guys.  This one below is cruising – check out the fly of snow at his feet.  My friend, Ricky, told me to “bring him some!” 

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This is over in Blue Hill – near reversing falls – it’s totally frozen over – brrrr!

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12.28.2017–Cold Day in the Mid-Coast

For weeks!  I’d been passing this “crate Christmas tree”.  First it was snowing, then it was cloudy, another day the sun was to low – but then, finally!  Voila!  Sun topper!

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Then the next morning – this phenomenoun known as “sea fog” is what a patient called it – began – why, cuz it was so DARN COLD!!!  25 below.  I mean, when the ocean freezes, that’s saying something, right?

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Then a cold sunset!  I hit up one place – not sure what cove its called (Weed or Webb, not sure!)

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I bent down to pick up that lil sliver of GREEN sea glass (see it!) and thought – oh – frozen seaweed… what will look like up close…..

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12.24.2017–Christmas Time

Echo didn’t not seem  happy that I was leaving that afternoon.  She was giving me those puppy dog eyes.

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There was a weird, almost ethereal light on x-mas even – hard to capture at times. 

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Berries and snow! 

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On the drive up to the lake, that lovely light kept teasing me to take pictures. 

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So hard to get that sun flair! 

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12.19.2017–A Week In Pictures from Stonington to Bar Harbor

 

And Sand Beach…  a fave place for sunsets and this day it had snowed at high tide so the rocks has ‘white caps’

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A play on perspective – the sun a fade and some red berries the focus….  I should have used the flash, but I still liked the result….

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These guys are in Bar Harbor, they were toddling around on the ice so I thought I’d go over and snap a few pics of them – and the bridge

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12.03.2017–Bright Sky–Dark Night

 

The night of the “big” moon.  So I don’t have an ND filter (next on the list!) so that I can leave my aperture open for longer and not let in as much light and gain the shadows of the craters of the moon.  But this came out well enough – Smile

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These are from one of the small “connector” causeways that are around the island.  I clambered down over the guard rail and snapped a few pics…..

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Off to the bridge – because that is where the moon rises this time of year. 

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And there it is – the moon.  Super bright – and lovely – a lot of clouds so this made for snapping a clear picture harder

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