“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

Henry David Thoreau



For me, this small muddy creek and a weathered rotting railing  team up to make a mental barrier to the beauty that lays beyond.  

Simple Beauty


I pine for simplicity!! Simple cameras taking pictures of simple subjects often create the most impact.

River, Sea and Sky


This is the Megunticook River in Maine as it empties into Camden Harbor. The harsh Maine light helped the colors a lot. So did the high water level of the river as it splashed high over the rocks.

The Life Blood of Our Planet



On A Canal In Amsterdam


I’ve been away from this space for a while on a trip to Europe with friends. We’re still travelling but I thought I’d post this photograph I took on a boat trip around Amsterdam’s famous canals. There is something magical about moving almost silently around a city on water. (Our boat was electric.)

The juxtaposition of the serenity of water with the jostling hustle of a big urban area just a few yards away was unsettling at first. However, after a while the two melded together and centuries of history settled on us like a warm wool blanket.

Portrait Of Maine


We’re in the town of Wiscasset at the public landing looking back towards the Route 1 bridge. I didn’t think much of this photograph when I took it, but upon reviewing it today the geometric monotone simplicity of the thing makes me very happy.

For those of you who don’t know this state, it’s easy to be fooled by its natural splendor and think it’s some sort of beautiful retreat. It’s not. It’s harsh, unforgiving and hard as nails. But once you come to terms with it, Maine can be a healing place like no other. 

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