Morning Mist and Falling Cancer Moon

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Awoke this morning around dawn to this view behind our house here in Maine. The waning moon in Cancer falling towards the horizon as a morning mist hovered about 20 feet above ground made for a beautiful setting, which was hard to capture with a camera. But here’s what I caught.

Morning Mist and Falling Cancer Moon
Morning Mist and Falling Cancer Moon

The Don CeSar, St. Petersburg, FL

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We stayed nearby last weekend and dropped in for a drink and a stroll of these grounds. Recently acquired by Loews Hotels, this place is THE place on the beaches of St. Pete. Ritz, glamour, etc. Too much for our liking, but beautiful nonetheless. A classic old hotel.

Decided to add a hue the color of the hotel itself. Kind of lends an even more surreal taste to the image. A few more pics will follow, but I think this is one of the best shots I took on Sunday.

The Don CeSar St. Petersburg, FL
The Don CeSar
St. Petersburg, FL

American Brick Architecture

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Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA and the Shaker Village Community Dwelling House in New Gloucester, ME were built 146 years apart. Their brick architecture is classic colonial America. Although the former is considerably more elaborate, the proportions of the Shaker house work beautifully with the eyes.

Faneuil Hall Boston, MA
Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA
Shaker Village Dwelling House New Gloucester, ME
Shaker Village Community Dwelling House
New Gloucester, ME

Foliage Drive in Maine

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So, on Monday we took a drive north through Grafton Notch State Park, then east on East Hill Road down into Andover, ME, and finally down into Portland for dinner. The foliage was near peak, peak, and past peak, depending on where we were situated. Since my wife mentioned that many of my recent posts have been B&W’s I thought I’d post an Autumn medley of color shots.

Screw Auger Falls Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Screw Auger Falls
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Moss at Screw Auger Falls Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Moss at Screw Auger Falls
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Mother Walker Falls Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Mother Walker Falls
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Reflection in Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Reflection in Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Foliage Above Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Foliage Above Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Bear River Below Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Bear River Below Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Moose Cave Gorge I
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Moose Cave Gorge II Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Moose Cave Gorge II
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
West from Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
West from Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
East Hill Road Maine
East Hill Road
Maine
Andover Hook & Ladder Co. Andover, ME
Andover Hook & Ladder Co.
Andover, ME

James Joyce Martello Tower

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James Joyce spent six nights in this tower in 1904, and it is the setting for the opening of his book Ulysses, where he writes, “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.” It is located just outside Dublin, Ireland in a town called Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Leery). Built in 1804, exactly 100 years before Joyce stayed in it, it was originally built to defend against Napoleon, but that never needed to happen.

James Joyce Tower Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland