One lone boat in a reflective moment: Castine, Maine

WPC: Serene mornings in Maine

It’s hard to imagine a harbor being quiet, but frequently before dawn, it’s almost silent.  No seagulls honking.  No boat horns sounding.  No one yelling to pull up another trap. And it’s even more serene if fog has blanketed the area. So necessary, these serene moments of reflection. For more serene photos, check out the […]

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A reflection at the waterfront in Castine, Maine offers a glimpse of morning light on still water.

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 big picture opened up a whole new vista: a dock washed in early-morning pinks that […]

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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 the bottom of a vase at Mainely Pottery on Route 1. And who doesn’t love […]

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Afternoon glow on a line of chairs at Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor.

WPC: Maine all aglow

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow must have had the coast of Maine in mind.  At least twice a day — and sometimes more often — Maine literally glows.  From soft reflections on harbor waters to lengthening autumn shadows on land, there’s no shortage of photo ops in the state of Maine. Morning at […]

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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 the ah-ha moment when you catch your breath and say, “Oh, my gosh!” or something […]

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Hilton Head harbor under repair

Harbor Town Reflecting

(This post from 2017 has been reprinted and modified from the original.) As a development, Hilton Head, South Carolina, has much going for it: pristine beaches, superb restaurants, and a main harbor flanked by chic shops for both men and women. We were fortunate to rent an AirBnB near Harbor Town with a balcony overlooking […]

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