082318: Back from Maine

Just back from a week on the Maine coast. This year the trip was primarily recuperative, less exploring and more staring at the ocean. That said, I couldn’t totally ignore the rocks along the shore (some of my favorite anywhere). Here are a handful of images from my first edit.

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This trip I found myself paying attention to the seaweed, something I had always looked past or sought to keep out of the frame.

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On the drive home we decided to stop for the night in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. An after dinner walk led me to a nearby bridge – an old truss bridge long closed. And I couldn’t resist the opportunity to snap off a few frames.

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More from Maine to come. Thanks for the visit.

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082516: Maine Moments

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If there were only just a few fossils to be found in Maine I’d have no need to go anywhere else to explore with my camera! Wherever I walk, from the shore to the lush woods, there is just so much to focus on. DSC01471_01_LR_12

With each successive annual trip I expect my enthusiasm to wane – only to be happily surprised by the contrary. The coastal rocks continue to mesmerize me, as does everything else.

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Among the shore rock formations are small pools of water left by the tides, made rich and colorful thanks to various chemical and biological brushstrokes.

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The designs in nature are everywhere. The ocean deposits a myriad of interesting subjects.

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Lichen on the rocks.

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Lichen in the forest that butts right up to the shore rocks.

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And, of course, fungi and various detritus on the forest floor.

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Beautiful sunsets, visiting geese in the hundreds, crab rolls, blueberry pie, and the ocean!

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My thanks to Eric and Betty for their hospitality.

Thanks for the visit.