Once you visit Maine for any length of time, it’s easy to see why Leon Leonwood Bean — otherwise known as the founder of L.L. Bean — became a household name with his famous “duck boots”. Try keeping your feet dry in a place like this and it quickly becomes clear that his waterproof boots are really appealing — especially to hunters, hikers, and others that appreciate being in the great outdoors during inclement weather.
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From a trip a couple of summers ago.
When I was a kid, I’d go someplace that was quiet and solitary, sit and get comfortable, then observe. Sometimes it would take just a few minutes for me to begin noticing movement around me… other times it would take a long period for critters to realize I wasn’t a threat and resume what they were doing.
The image above was like that.
It was shot from an elevated boardwalk within Assateague Island National Seashore, and there wasn’t another soul anywhere around me. So I just sat and watched. This looks like a empty, utterly desolate scene — but in fact, it was actually teeming with life… you just had to be patient and look for it.
Looks worth exploring.
A dear friend of mine once referred to the Jefferson Memorial as “Tom’s Place”, and it’s a phrase that has stuck with me ever since.
From a wonderful road trip many years ago, here’s a shot of the Essex-Charlotte ferry, just as the morning fog was beginning to lift from the surface of the lake, and the details of the far shore were slowly becoming visible.
I love road trips.
It’s almost that time of year again — the cherry blossoms are about to bloom in Washington, DC! They were forecast earlier to be at peak by March 22nd or 23rd, but the cold spell we’ve been having for the past week has slowed things down a bit, so they are expected to peak sometime next week — closer to March 27th or later.
Taken during a trip with my family to attend my sister’s graduation from a nearby college.