Cliff Island Ocean Textures Are Art

The image above was taken at the Robert E. Perry home on Eagle Island off the coast of Maine in Casco Bay. I will be posting on this historic site shortly. What you are seeing is the stairs leading up to the home, with side walls covered in a golden/orange lichen.  It seemed very unique to this area and island, but I did notice a small amount of it on two other islands that I visited.

These are rocks in the clear waters of Casco Bay.

This is looking almost at water level as waves rippled across the bay. Seaweed floats atop the water.

This remarkable rock formation was photographed on Eagle Island. It is rock washed by the ocean and weathered over the years.

This the one of the beaches with the water flowing in and out with the tides.

Another photo of pretty rock coated in lichen.

Seaweed washed up on black rock on Eagle Island.

A sea anemone that I found at Carolyn’s beach.

This was a cliff face on Cliff Island.

Mussels taken by gulls and covered in ocean water at low tide.

Red seaweed washed ashore on the beach covered in rock.

Black seaweed laying across washed beach stone.

Another shot looking down through the clear waters. The sun is making the unique pattern in the water.

More cliff rock.

A birch log washed ashore.

Millions of colorful snail shells at water’s edge.

Barnacles coating the rock.

A pretty still-life of mussels and snails on the beach.

Odd place for an oak leaf. And below, hand-made glass. Amazing art that I will show later as well.

Chanticleer Gardens wrap up on Garden Walk Garden Talk, stop and see.


Seagulls Got It Made in Maine

The scenery is made for relaxing. Just some images to cool your spirit.

I was a guest of Carolyn and Michael, from Carolyn’s Shade Gardens, to Cliff Island off the scenic coast of Maine.

It was a most enjoyable time, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to visit such a beautiful place. In fact, we visited many places, most of which I will show on Garden Walk Garden Talk. I want to thank both Carolyn and Michael for their hospitality. You will see the many places that Carolyn and I went during the eight days of my visit but…

I just got back in town and have mounds of work that I must get to this coming week.

I hope you are enjoying the Chanticleer series on GWGT, and I will be getting back to posting and visiting shortly. It is a twelve part series and the post Chanticleer Six in Twelve The Ruins is halfway through the series.

The gulls were plentiful, and I was surprised at how many varieties of gulls were present. Many other sea birds were photographed, but I thought I would do a post on gulls in their natural habitat, where food is plentiful and skies are blue.

The cliffs make good nesting grounds for the coastal birds.

The landscape is very colorful and I will show the varying textures of this landscape coming up.

The contrast is really wonderful and visually exciting.

Most days, the skies were vibrant blue, and cloudless, but for the day above, the white clouds decorated the sky.

The blue skies gave way to deep, colorful sunsets. Stay tuned, much to come.

Ode to the Kitty Photo

I did a post on GWGT where it was mentioned by some very well-known photographers that shooting flowers was not recommended as serious photography subjects.

More for not putting them in portfolios, to be specific. But what was even worse… photos of CATS.

So here is kitty in the window, or cat behind the curtain. Hey, I know the images are nothing special, they are just my take on the suggestion to not shoot cats. Cats are for Facebook I hear.