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Castle In The Clouds–9-29-2018

My coworker, Wendy – an Littleton Native, keeps making the perfect suggestions for my weekend adventures!

This week it was Castle in the Clouds!

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Here are my keys!  The light was odd in the gorge where the Fall of Song is.  However it was gorgeous and a quick hike to be honest.

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A short hike, and some mushrooms later, I found the Bridal Veil.  Which was fun to photograph as well. 

Did I mention Mushrooms?

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After an awesome lunch (soup and a salad) In the sun on the patio, off to the house I went.  Of course, I took pictures of the view – hello!

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Pictures do NOT do this place justice.  Oh, my goodness, massive and stuck “in time” so to speak. 

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I could have spent hours and hours taking photos of this place, I am glad I got there earlier in the day – the light was great, lovely shadows against the walls as well. 

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And this was the sunset when I got home.  Pretty wicked way to end the day.

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Artist’s Bluff – 8-16-2018

Artist’s Bluff was a moderate hike!  But a good one none the less! 

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Best of 2017

January

January is typically cold, dreary and snowy!  Sometimes, although, you have one great afternoon after work that just rocks.  This is the Narrows Bridge in Buckport, ME

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February

February, another month full of storms and cold, sometimes wind that threatens to toss your car into the snow bank.

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march

Icy March!  March, downstate, is all about cold, ice, melt, and then more snow!

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April

April showers bring May flowers – and a cornucopia of shells with vibrant colors and a super cloudy day on Sand Beach in Stonington, ME

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May

More shells!  Flowers and ferns.  Smile 

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JUNE

June was a lean month, save for one lovely day where the skies opened up and the sun shown for this brilliant rainbow and of course, the lupines.

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JULY

Shopping at the thrift places in Searsport and 4th of July on the Island were a blast!

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AUGUST

Now, the sunsets in Maine are gorgeous, but for some reason, on this lovely island of Deer Isle – they are spectacular! 

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September

I bought a bunch of cheap magnification filters.  So I spent a lot of time stooping, focusing and looking at the world, again, in a different light. 

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OCTOBER

One of the best days of Oct was going to Mt Kat w/my nephew Rhys, the look on his face when he saw the mountain “up close” was priceless. 

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NOVEMBER

I didn’t get out much in November – but I did take a wrong turn one evening while chasing the sun and got this stunner of a picture. 

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December

And the last month of the year brings the snow BACK to us.  And – that’s a wrap!

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After Work Snaps 4.3.2017

Since we are supposed to get rain for the next few days – I decided that I was skipping the gym and hitting the sunset beat.

 

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There are tons of nooks and crannies here in Deer Isle and Stonington.  I’m having fun seeking them out and I know I haven’t even scratched the surface.

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There are various beaches here on the Island, and learning just where the sun sets and rises, is an every changing curve – getting to know the island while driving for work has its advantages Smile

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A picture is worth 1000 words, and sometimes, words fail you – so the pictures shall speak.

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Deer Isle, Maine–Snow

I’ll admit, I am not the biggest fan of the snow.  However, it is pretty.  Most of the time. 

 

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Deer Isle/Stonington 2/14/2017

The on thing about the coast, is it’s always changing.  One day the ground is clear, the next 24 inch of snow!

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We got slammed and are waiting on more in the next 24 hours.  Go down south they said, it’s warmer they said!

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I love these old places, there is so much character here!

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When it snows, typically the next day the sky is bright blue and the water is gorgeous as calm. 

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The colors just started to come in through the hazy clouds as I drove home today, snapped a few pictures.  I’ve gotten into the habit carrying my camera with me. 

Alamogordo, NM–White Sands

So now that I’m semi-settled – I went out on a mind escaping day today.

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So it is hot in the dessert.  I saw no lovely lil creatures.  No snakes, no birds, nada!  I was sad.

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I love, love getting a great sunflare!  My new lens is different than my other two.  Different curve, so I am just getting the hang of it.  Also, the settings work a bit differently with this camera.

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I spent a lotta time on my belly while out there.  Getting a different perspective.  Around midday it started getting very very hot.

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While the place looks deserted, its not.  I am pretty sure there were at least 1000 people there.  Playing frisbee, tossing footballs, sliding down dunes.  I couldn’t figure out why they had magic carpets at the Walmart, there is no snow!  Now I know why.

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Like I said, I spent a lotta time flat on my belly.  Could have taken a nap.

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There are these hard sand structures, seems they build around sticks or other small objects and rise like pillars in the white sands.  It is pretty cool.

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There are some really cool cactus flowers that dry up and fall off, and scatter everywhere.  I had some macro fun (its so nice to just have one lens).

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I played with a number of settings.  Which was fun and made for some interesting pictures.

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The colors didn’t come in as bright as I’d hoped, but was still a blast being there as the sun ventured down.

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The remainder I took with my Moto-X on the HDR setting.  They came out pretty decent.

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