Sunday, March 24, 2013

A million and one

A million and one odds.

That's about what I would have given myself in trying to capture the above photo.  But as luck would have it, I spied my first eagle up here in Rockport Harbor the other day and quickly grabbed my 70-300mm lens and shot a dozen or so images.  He was quite a distance away and the  images were definitely not sharp.  But after I downloaded them, I realized I captured one image of the eagle near the U.S. flag, and I couldn't have planned it better.  I haven't seen him since, but hope he has a nest nearby and becomes a frequent visitor.

We hiked up Mt. Battie and enjoyed the view of Camden's harbor and beyond.
It's been a nice spring break although Spring definitely has not arrived here in Maine.  
But no matter.
Maine seems to exude beauty no matter the time of the year.

The Camden Harbor sits empty right now
except for the large schooners which have been shrunk wrapped 
to protect their wood hulls from winter's harshness.

 Rockport Harbor, which is the harbor we overlook,
has only a half dozen lobster boats that remain in the harbor 
throughout the winter.

 But come this summer, 
this empty harbor will be active once again
with sail and motorboats,
providing us with much entertainment of their
comings and goings!

And maybe, just maybe, 
I may have an old sailboat
this summer to explore
the many islands that surround us!

By the way,
have I mentioned how much I love Maine?

(And for those inquiring minds, all the images were edited with DistressedFX.)