I got off early from work today (whoohoo) so instead of going to the gym (inside) I went hiking (outside) because it’s the last week of Sept and it was almost 80!
The colors are starting to come in here, down state – I love orange leaves…..
Everyone is going to think I’ve a thing for mushrooms, I don’t – however! they are great to start learning the macro settings on my camera on
Moss – really, gorgeous!
This guy was nice enough to stay still for a few pics
Fog rolling in!
I really do enjoy this island – after work on a Friday, I decided to go snapping pictures instead of going to the gym.
I do enjoy taking a look at things from different perspectives – and sometimes up close and person is best.
Check out the clouds – cotton candy in a sea of blue
I have yet to go inside the Opera House (yes, yes, I will go maybe when Jules visits)
I don’t get “sunsets” where I am living, instead I get that sweet glow of blue, oranges, and yellows – which can be better sometimes.
I can’t wait for longer days to hang out on my porch, do my nightly scheduling, and watch the boats come in.
One of the best parts of working this home care job, is the places I go and things I see. Typically, its go, go, go. But I can get out of the car, snap 10 pictures in under five minutes. I just have to drive fast to make up for the time, right? (I’m joking!)
These are the same pictures, one is HDR’ed slightly more than the other – its an old rushed out truck sitting somewhere around Harbour Side, Me. On these wicked twisty, turn roads.
I love how the ice makes jigsaw puzzle like patterns on the edge of the water!
Taken from the front walkway of the Boyce Motel one fine evening in Stonington, Me
This is what happens during laundry time – I get bored and take pictures of things….. name that object!
There is beauty in everything – and in everything there is beauty.
I drove this area last year, but this lovely motorcycle, I had never seen (more than likely covered by snow). This year, during one of the many thaws, I spotted it on my way home and snagged a few pictures. Interesting how the rust bleeds through the paint – they sure don’t make em like they used too!
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!
The hike up was great, the sun was nice, and a few good pictures were had!
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….
A few of these might make it up onto our wall one day. Was a great, short stint up rocky terrain.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The week after I got home from nine weeks away, I whisked my wife off to Bar Harbor.
Note: My wife doesn’t like to do things outside our norm. Little by little, we have been. 1 – we’ve never had MONEY to do this. Not that we have that much more now, but there are many things to do that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
I didn’t take many pictures, mainly because my camera (now upgraded) was giving me a hard time.
We hit up Acadian National Park for a little hike, grabbed snacks, went to the beach (which I took no pictures of, instead I just watched my wife with glee as she visited the beach for the 1st time)
There is this really wicked hike you can take, walking on boards all around the pond – the water is crystalline.
We are NOT the selfie taking couple. Actually, I hate being in any type of photo at all. However, Jules being at her 1st beach ever, had to be captured.
I say this ALL the time. I love to chase the light. I love the sun. I love sunsets and sun rises. I was having trouble catching a great sunset on the Island. They are fleeting and I couldn’t find “the place”. Then one of the CNA’s at the nursing home told me about the beach.
So off I went, found the beach but the sun wasn’t right yet. I headed up around the other end of the Island and found a place that the sky was just starting to color.
I took off and headed back to the beach and now the light was better. I walked around, met a great dog who thought I was the devil. *L*
I sat on the rocks and waited. I am totally in love with my new lens. It reacts quick, seems easier to use. Also – no swapping lenses!
The sun set slowly that night, so I had all the time in the world to roam around the rocky beach and snap a picture here and a picture there. Some time to think. Reflect. Contemplate.
I got back in the car before it got to dark and headed back to the dock I’d taken a few pictures at before and snapped a few more.