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September 3, 2011

Take a Walk with Me

Filed under: Travel — Karma @ 8:26 pm
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I still haven’t finished sharing all the photos I’d like to share from my vacation in Maine, so in this blog post I’d like to take you on a special walk with me.  Those of you who were reading this blog last summer may remember that Becky and I vacationed around the corner from each other.  Although I’ve been vacationing for more years on Hills Beach than I can remember, Becky pointed out a great little place to take a walk that I never knew about before called East Point Sanctuary, which is maintained by the Audubon Society.  It was a wonderful place for a nature-ocean-walking lover like me!
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After a short walk abutting a golf course (something else that I never realized was there) and into some quiet woods, the trail opens up in to beautiful vistas.

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The morning had been a little hazy, but near the end of the point, I was able to get the closest view I’ve ever seen of the lighthouse I’ve looked at on my vacations since I was a child, Wood Island Light:
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This is the lighthouse you usually see in many of my photos from this view:
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In addition to the beautiful views, there was no lack of fun flora and fauna for me to photograph.
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This had to be one of the chubbiest ducks I’ve ever seen – unfortunately it never turned its head in my direction.  Then I met another critter that wasn’t chubby at all:
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A garter snake slithering along the warm, seaside rocks.  At first I thought it was a piece of discarded rubber, so I was quite surprised when it moved and started flicking its tongue
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I was more fascinated than nervous though, and hung around long enough to get a closer-up portrait:
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The butterfly, hill of green and big blue sky I showed you in my photo hunt post were also from this walk.

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Well, I hope you enjoyed your little walk with me!  And thanks Becky, for bringing my attention to a new experience in a familiar place!

Welcome Bob and Ted

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 9:37 am

Just a quick hello to let you know I’ve added a couple of gentlemen to my blog roll today.  If you haven’t already, please say hello to Bob from Texas  and Ted from Colorado. (Gee too bad Bob’s name isn’t Bill – then Bill and Ted could have excellent adventures! 😉 )  Bob and Ted have both been blogging for a while, but I’ve become a more regular reader of both their blogs recently.  Bob is a photographer with equipment that I could drool over and a wonderful reference for bird photography.  Don’t let the name of his blog deter you, however, if you aren’t into birds; he takes pictures of lots of other cool stuff too!  I feel like Ted and I are in a similar place with our photography and blogs: we love to take pictures of the nature around us (and our dogs!) and love learning about photography.

I still have some photos from Maine I’ve been wanting to share with you, so I should be back later today with another new post.