12 October 2019

Delicate Landing

Lincoln Conservation Land, Massachusetts

This morning...
... millions shining, absorbing and reflecting the world I haven't seen...

Lincoln: ... this morning... stopping by millions...

Lincoln: ... shining...

Lincoln: ...

Lincoln: ... absorbing...

Lincoln: ... reflecting...

Lincoln: ... the world I haven't seen...

Lincoln: ... with leaves...

Lincoln: ... and flowers...

06 October 2019

Follow the Road

Grand Manan, Bay of Fundy, Canada

On the road...
... from the end of the Flock of Sheep trail to the point where the hike began...
  ... so clean... and quiet...
  ... flowers along the edge hold my focus... a car passes by here and there...

Grand Manan: ... follow the road from the end of the Flock of Sheep trail...

Grand Manan: ... so clean... and quiet...

Grand Manan: ... flowers along the edge hold my focus...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ... here...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ... to the point where the hike began...

Grand Manan: ... not this way...



30 September 2019

Flock of Sheep

Grand Manan, Bay of Fundy, Canada

On the trail to Flock of Sheep... a group of whitish boulders tumbled onto the island by glaciers.
    Fishermen named them Flock of Sheep because they looked like sheep from the Ocean...
... The last glacier disappeared from this area about 14,500 years ago. That means Flock of Sheep are barely lambs on the Geological Time Scale, considering that the oldest rocks exposed on the island are around 618 million years old... [Chuck Letourneau]
   Meet the Past...

Grand Manan: ... on the trail to Flock of Sheep...

Grand Manan: ... close to the ocean...

Grand Manan: ... through the woods...

Grand Manan: ... enjoying the views...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ... and spruce trees...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ... basalt cliffs...

Grand Manan: ... remnants of the great break in the Earth's crust...

Grand Manan: ... about 200 million years ago...

Grand Manan: ... and Flock of Sheep rests over there...

Grand Manan: ... brought here by glaciers...

Grand Manan: ... about 14,000 years ago...

Grand Manan: ... long before trees...

Grand Manan: ... and trails...

Grand Manan: ... spectators...

Grand Manan: ... untouched...

Grand Manan: ... meet the past...

Grand Manan: ... through the woods...

Grand Manan: ... to the end...




24 September 2019

Seagulls' bathtub

Anchorage Park, Grand Manan, Bay of Fundy, Canada

There is this fresh water pond separated from the Ocean by sand dunes...
... the place where seagulls love to take baths...
   ... then overfly the dunes and rest on the low-tide exposed rocks...

   What a joy watching them in their daily routine !

Grand Manan: ... there is this fresh water pond...

Grand Manan: ... where seagulls love to take baths...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ... and then flyover...

Grand Manan: ...

Grand Manan: ... to the low-tide exposed rocks...

Grand Manan: ... for a rest...

Grand Manan: ...

18 September 2019

Hiking North Head

Grand Manan, Bay of Fundy, Canada

The trail is edging the Ocean along North Head...
... winding through grasses, flowers, ferns and trees... yet close to the bluffs... tumbling...
... in some instants just few steps away...
... makes me uneasy...

... and then I see a seal... and smile...

North Head: ... winding through grasses...

North Head: ... yet close to the bluffs...

North Head: ... tumbling...

North Head: ... makes me uneasy...

North Head: ... and then I see her... and smile...

North Head: ... the trail goes on...

North Head: ... passing by those curious onlookers...

North Head: ... stopping for a moment...

North Head: ... happily...

North Head: ... being here...

North Head: ... among rocks...

North Head: ... brightly...

North Head: ... among trees...

North Head: ... and onto the bluffs...

North Head: ... far, far...

North Head: ...

North Head: ... among grasses...

North Head: ... and the trail goes on...

North Head: ... by the ocean...

North Head: ... and the woods...

North Head: ... by the flowers...

North Head: ... and into infinity...