Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow arrives in Friendship

It was a monumental storm in D.C., in Philadelphia (23.5 inches - a 150 year high), and eastern Long Island. But just a 2" dusting here in Mid-Coast Maine where everyone from away thinks vast amounts fall.

Click on thumbnail to enlarge photo. - gwc

Friday, December 18, 2009

Two days later

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It takes more than one cold day to freeze a river 3 feet deep

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Freezing morning in December - Back River, Friendship, Maine

The Back River is an arm of the Meduncook River which separates Cushing and Friendship. This shot was taken near high tide on Wednesday, December 16. Though snow had fallen, and there had been some cold days, there had been a thaw after the first cold snap, The ground was still wet and workable. Wednesday was a freezing day. Thursday it headed down to 5 F and the ground froze.
Shots of the Back River (the one above) were taken from our land. (Mostly through the living window.) Those from a height are mainly from east Salt Pond Road, Cushing. The slideshow is chronological from December 13 (when I got here) until December 31, god willing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fedoras, Bowlers, & Caps

As you know I am rarely seen on the street without a hat. I wear caps at home. I just don't like that I am so bald. I like being the odd man fashion wise - wearing fedoras often. And I do think that men look good wearing hats. Look at these baseball fans in 1910 watching a baseball game from a roof across the street from Shibe Park (Connie Mack stadium), home of the Philadelphia Athletics (later of K.C. and Oakland).
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Maple Juice Cove - 3:30 PM Low Tide

Winter shrimp -Port Clyde Fresh Catch

The winter shrimp run has begun. It's dragger caught now. Later we'll get trap shrimp. $1.50/lb on the roadside. Still bountiful sea.

What matters to you about the seafood you eat?

  • That it’s wild-caught in an environmentally sustainable way?
  • That it’s of exceptional quality and handled with great care?
  • That you can trace the short, speedy path it follows from the moment it’s harvested until it reaches your plate?
  • That you’re helping sustain one of the last traditional fishing villages in Maine?

If your answer is “yes”, then Port Clyde Fresh Catch™ lobster, shrimp, fish, and crab are for you.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hunters of Greenland

The Times has posted a spectacular slideshow by Ragnar Axelsson of hunters in the east of Greenland who spend up to two months on the ice. It looks like Ansel Adams' Yosemite carved in ice. A wonderful place to visit if it weren't so...cold.
Well maybe in the summer for the salmon run....if it weren't for the...mosquitoes.
One of my heroes - Rockwell Kent - was shipwrecked there and stayed, painting what Axelsson has photographed. His stay was warmed by... Salamina.