Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saturday morning sunrise

This was Saturday morning from the front stoop of our house, at about 6:30.  You will probably recognize the top half of our willow tree.  I aimed the camera upward at about a 45 degree angle, because it was much more than just the clouds on the horizon that were pink.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A few favorites from my fishing trip to New Hampshire last Sunday (Sep 19)

That's my friend Paul DiNolo drifting a dry fly through a small run on the Ammonoosuc River.

Mt. Washington Hotel

 My favorite: Just before sunset

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Americana: a few more images from my fishing trip to NH on Sunday

The other day I posted a couple of pictures from Poor Boy's Diner.  Very Americana.  So, while re-perusing my photos of Sunday's fishing day-trip to northern NH, I found several others that fit the definition of Americana (or at least loosely fit the definition).  Here they are, in the order they were taken:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fun sign from Poor Boy's Family Diner in New Hampshire

I will be posting soon some pictures from the Mt. Washington area of New Hampshire where Paul DiNolo and I went trout fishing on Sunday.  In the meantime, I can't resist showing you this sign from Poor Boy's Diner in New Hampshire where we stopped for breakfast on the way up. 

The reflection on the work "eat" is from the hanging light above our table.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What a difference a half-hour makes

These two images were taken on the same morning.  The first was taken at 5:45 when the sun was behind a wall of haze.  The second was taken at 6:15 when the sun had finally risen above the haze.  I like the both, but they are so very different. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A few boat pictures from Maine

I took only a few boat pictures while in Maine this time. What you see here is a lobster boat, followed by a green ketch, followed by a schooner.  The first two images were taken right in front of our cabin, with a telephoto lens.  The last picture is of the American Eagle, as it sailed out of Stonington for a day-sail.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A library in the rafters

The dining room at Hiram Blake Camp is a very interesting place.  A library has been created overhead, in the rafters.  Complete with the duey decimal system.  I tried to get a few photos that will give you a sense of the scale of this library.  The first picture is of the main house, where the dining room and office are located. The second picture seems to be the only one I have the captures most of the dining room, but you can clearly see the books overhead.  The remaining pictures show segments of the dining room.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Our vacation cabin

The "Birches" was a new cabin for us at Hiram Blake Camp.  The final shot below is a portion of the view from the porch.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

We're back from vacation

I've been going through my photos from our second trip to Maine and will post a few today and a few more during the next several days. 

I thought to start out I would post a few images taken on the drive north.  The first stop was Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth.  My mother, who was brought up in Cape Elizabeth told me she can see the lighthouse in her mind and hear the fog horn distinctly if she thinks about it. 

There was no fog horn when we were there, as the weather was clear.  It was a great visit and a very nice family destination because of  Fort Williams Park which encompasses 90 acres.  The land was bought by the town in the 1960s for $200,000.  It is a great place for walking and running, and cookouts and picnics.  The views are awesome.

The restaurant pictures are from Moody's Diner, along Rte. 1 and in the town of Waldoboro.  This has been a family operation since 1927.  The meals are pretty ordinary, but the old-fashioned atmosphere was worth the visit.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Budweiser has had several ads that wiil bring tears to my eyes on any day.  But on 9-11, I find this particular one to be especially moving.