Posts tagged: art

8/16/21 - August Postcard from Maine

8/16/21 - August Postcard from Maine

Greetings from glorious "Vacationland" (the Maine license plates actually say Vacationland).   We have enjoyed our beautiful first two weeks in my idea of paradise, but the last two days have been full of fog, to the point where the sea salt in my little salt dish is all clumped together.   A perfect opportunity to pick up the proverbial pen, or keyboard, as it were.

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7/12/21 - Put on your sailing shoes

7/12/21 - Put on your sailing shoes
Do you remember Little Feat and "Put on your Sailing Shoes"?   I'm feeling a little nostalgic this week, thank you in advance for indulging me.   Above is my friend Steve's Swan 48, Dreamcatcher, moored in Katama harbor on Martha's Vineyard.   I took this photo a few summers ago, on the way out to his boat to race in the Round the Island Race.     His regular crew included a lot of our old Dartmouth college sailing teammates from the 1980s, but all of them continue to race a lot more than I do.  I got invited to this regatta for several years running, I think because I could get good restaurant reservations in Edgartown, and because I had wonderful friends in town who'd let the whole crew use their shower.

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6/07/21 - Blue Water

6/07/21 - Blue Water
I've been holding onto this idea for a love note for awhile, sort of like holding an ace of spades in your hand.   Penny Ashford is a nature photographer, specializing in the light and movement of water, and she captures its nuanced beauty like nobody's business.   Above is a detail from her "Splash Series".   Can't you almost feel the sea spray hitting your brow?

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