Category Archives: Photography

WPC: Harbor peek in Castine, Maine

Sometimes a telephoto lens gives you just a peek of the bigger picture.  And that’s what I saw from Acadia Dock at Castine  — a reflection in still waters right before sunrise.  Just a glimpse of the whole, of course.  The … Continue reading

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Create a spooky house using distressedfx

It all happened quite by accident.  Bert and I were riding around the area near Stockton Springs, Maine, taking pictures of stately, old New England clapboard houses.  We love plain homes best, but often point out to each other houses … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Maine’s got curves and rounds, so we’re sharing a few for this week’s  Weekly Photo Challenge:  Rounded. A stack of pumpkins at the front door of Newcastle Inn in Newcastle, Maine A bright orange life preserver at Searsport harborA potter rounds … Continue reading

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Headed to a Down East adventure!

We’re leaving soon for several days in Maine — a Down East autumn adventure that will take us up Route 1 along the coast and into the interior.  We’re ready for leaf peeping, a little hiking, and a lot of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Perhaps anywhere you travel out West will show you layers of beauty, but Utah is our latest state to visit where seeing overlapping beauty became the norm.  If you’ve ever crested a hill while driving a scenic highway, you know … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Big Orange Sugar

When this week’s travel theme from Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack? appeared in my mailbox, I immediately thought of a fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library called The Great Cake Bake, celebrating books and the host of the event: the University … Continue reading

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Take that road less travelled: Potash Road, Utah

Just put a road we don’t know in front of us, and we’re likely to drive it — side roads, byways, you name it.  But one thing we learned while driving in Utah is this:  If it says Utah Scenic … Continue reading

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Seven things you must do at Bryce Canyon National Park

It probably goes without saying that most people visit Bryce Canyon because they’re trying to check off all the national parks in Utah.  Or they’ve heard of hoodoos and want to see them.  But actually, there’s more to Bryce than … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny — UT’s Pride of the Southland Band

Count me lucky.  Day 4 of UT’s Band Camp found many alums (including me!) watching as the Pride of the Southland Band practiced its newly- polished maneuvers.  Alums stood on the sidelines of a practice field near the Natalie L. … Continue reading

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Fog can be a good thing: Bryce Canyon National Park

Sometimes getting your hopes up while traveling can only lead to a let-down.  From Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, we drove west along Utah Highway 12 hoping to arrive at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon before sundown to catch a glimpse of … Continue reading

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