Sitting Next to Heaven (One lucky shot)

  This view, photographed today, looks down Penobscot Bay from Rockport towards Camden Harbor. It would be hard to beat the bay’s peace and beauty. The cloud bank hovering over the Camden Hills gives texture to the sky and the shadows on the lawn chairs give the photograph a nice black and white punch. I used my trusty Olympus EM 1 to capture this…

Camden Harbor Evening 07/11/14

  It’s dusk on a Friday in the July and the harbor is beginning to quiet down. Boats lie quietly on their moorings in the inner harbor and the lights from dockside restaurants begin to flicker. Camden now is packed with tourists milling around its shops and admiring the local scenery. As much as I have gotten used to these surroundings, every now and…

A flower in black and white is still very beautiful

  This hollyhock for instance positively glows with a soft inner light.

Full Moon And The Mega-Yacht

  Out for a walk after supper with a friend we came upon this lovely moon silhouetting the branches above us as we headed down to Wayfarer Marine to see this huge yacht. I don’t know why people get pleasure out of these things. Why don’t they just stay in a Four Seasons resort somewhere. It would be cheaper, there would be more to…

Cruelty Or Just Having Lunch?

  It depends on your point of view doesn’t it? The struggle of this beetle was hard to watch. I had first thought of posting it as a video but changed my mind. The spider was slowly killing it and that’s what spiders do. So, taking sides by showing the fat bug’s desperate struggle to live was probably injecting too much melodrama into an…

The Ladder

This one isn’t up against any wall. It’s in the middle of a  wide open field where some children have built a clubhouse nearby out of 4 aluminium hoops and a big piece of lightweight plastic drop cloth. The clubhouse is falling down and the ladder serves no purpose. Neither tool, nor toy, nor even metaphor. Maybe it was important to someone once. Now…

Peony Moon

In these early summer days our peonies are almost finished blooming. But a few of the last buds linger to prolong what has been one of the best seasons in recent memory for this lovely flower.



Black Succulent (It’s All Design )

  This pretty monochrome underscores the fact that so much of what we consider beautiful depends on color. Saying it another way. The photograph is pretty but not beautiful