The sunset over Mount Katahdin
The sunset over Mount Katahdin
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
February, another month full of storms and cold, sometimes wind that threatens to toss your car into the snow bank.
Icy March! March, downstate, is all about cold, ice, melt, and then more snow!
April showers bring May flowers – and a cornucopia of shells with vibrant colors and a super cloudy day on Sand Beach in Stonington, ME
More shells! Flowers and ferns.
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.
Shopping at the thrift places in Searsport and 4th of July on the Island were a blast!
Now, the sunsets in Maine are gorgeous, but for some reason, on this lovely island of Deer Isle – they are spectacular!
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.
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.
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.
And the last month of the year brings the snow BACK to us. And – that’s a wrap!
One of my FAVE months – because, face it, FALL!
2013 brought me to my clinical time in Millinocket Maine – and along with that, mine and Julia’s first real “weekend away” just a weekend in Rockland.
This Mount Kat picture now hangs as a canvas on our wall – its still one of my faves!
Shells and shells!
Me and my railroad tracks.
This was an odd day – the light was musty – then clear, then muddy again. I played with my camera settings and got this wickedly interesting shot.
The first few pictures are of TEXAS! The fun part of being in Clayton, NM was I was an hour away from OK, TX and CO.
The Balloon Fest in Albuquerque, NM was just phenomenal! Pictures just can’t hold up to the true beauty of it!
Sunrise in Clayton, NM – I had to dash over to my apartment and get my camera – was a cannot miss moment!
I decided, one Saturday, to go take a ride to find Route 66, I went to Tucomcari, NM – drove around, found a museum and enjoy cruising.
Garden of the Gods! In Colorado Springs, my birthday weekend, I knew I’d be depressed being away from home – so I booked a night away, and at 6am I was at the park. I walked, hiked, took 100s of pictures and just over all enjoyed myself. What a gorgeous area, if you are ever in CO – the place is FREE! Take the Jeep tour as well!
And sun flares!
My nephew, Rhys and I went out one day to Millinocket and took a boat load of pictures… We worked on perspective, and then he worked on his appetite.
Sunset – Deer Isle, Maine.
Always trying to find a new way to view the world.
We took off at 8am, and got home at 8pm or… later – the first time we pulled over (we drove up the 11) we found this decrepit house and ventured inside. We snapped a few pictures and Rhys picked up a pool ball. The reason for it I explained to him later.
It has always been a great fascination for my brother, Lee, this Mount Kat. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree with his son, Rhys. On our day trip (8+ hrs in the the car) we picked up an object, the #3 ball. Using that we worked on perspective. Make the back ground blurry or the foreground blurry.
The look on Rhys face when he saw it for the first time was beyond priceless. He couldn’t get out of the car fast enough. He was mesmerized, but not speechless.
The other stop we made was another abandoned house with a real outhouse – which, Rhys proclaimed “Someone pooped here!”
Railroad TRACKS! Another love of us Grivois’ to be fair – one of the reasons I bought my home was 1 – the raspberry bushes and 2 – right next to the railroad tracks! – again, we worked on perspective.
Lil man was excited (The ride on Golden Road was very, very BUMPY!!) to get closer to the Mountain – then he stood there and looked – I had to prompt him to take pictures. Was cute.
He just stood there looking – no pose, was just how he found himself. His dad has a picture from close to the spot where he is standing on canvas that we gave him for their housewarming present.
We did more work on perspective and finally headed home. We had a blast and we definitely need to hike it in a year or two.
It’s a big old hunk of granite that reaches out towards the sky to tickle the blue and be the first to be wet on those days where the sky is grey.
My brother, Lee, has always had a fascination with Mount K, for as long as I can remember. Which, of course, means that I like Mt. K too.