Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its sixth year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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November 10, 2017

WIND CHILL WANDERING

... after clearing the crusted ice from my windshield i headed north on college avenue to pick up john ... left waterville in rather brisk conditions and drove to the coast ... at lincolnville beach the combination of cold air, perhaps 28°f, and winds gusting 25-35mph found us shivering in wind chill that was at the edge of dangerous ...

... in rockland we watched a small ship struggle its way past the mile-long breakwater into the harbor ...

... the sea was calm in the lee of the hill ...

 ... courageously ignoring the ice forming along his earlobes, john worked the scene with his fantastic super-duper canon "l" zoom lens ...

... it's a mile from where i took this picture to the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater ... a 30+mph wind from the west pushed blew huge sheets of spray across the rocks ... we decided to skip the walk this day ... 

... on the drive home we took a pause at "john's tree" ... i instantly became aware of this rather classic composition ...

... cold, windy, more than just hinting of winter soon-to-be, but still a wonderful day ...