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Category : Photo a day

12 Jun 2017

Flower Mandala on White

This was attempt #2  at creating a flower mandala. What do you guys think?  Do you like this?

11 Jun 2017

Flower Mandala on Black

So, by now I am sure you are all expecting a witty blog post written ever so eloquently by Ann.  Well, she is out mowing the lawn. Yesterday, Ann looked at me and said, “If I create a mandala out of flowers, will you photograph it for me?”  My initial response was that of a rather sarcastic nature, “no.” duh,  “of course I will.”  I have seen mandala’s before, but honestly I had no idea what to expect or how […]

10 Jun 2017

The Angelus Meets Lilacs

Lilac season is my favorite season. I had picked the final bunch for the year, and these were perched on a table near my print of The Angelus, a 19th century work by Jean Francois Millet. The Angelus depicts peasants paused in a field, heads bowed for the devotion of the Incarnation, a twice daily ritual for Catholics. I bet my little depiction of The Angelus is worth about a buck in a yard sale. Originally, it belonged to my […]

09 Jun 2017

Balance Rock, Bar Harbor, Maine

If consistency was the highest pinnacle of success, Balance Rock, and a million other rocks just like it, would be Grand Poobah of All. Beaten by waves and wind, lost in fog, awash in sun, Balance Rock has been still. At peace. A rock, tossed up in some magnificent storm, stuck on the shore to be molested and adored by children and daredevils since the Wabanaki enjoyed these shores without us. Balance Rock, pretty good-sized certainly, was a tourist attraction […]

08 Jun 2017

Pine Cone – Macro – Black and White

When we found you on the sidewalk, and I wondered what sort of life you had endured so far.  What story could you tell? There you were, aloft in a tree, minding your own business, dealing with squirrels and few birds, but life was probably pretty solid.  Then one day it wasn’t.  You landed on the sidewalk.  On your head.  And there you were.  Some of your relatives joined you.  On their heads.  I bet that was the easy part.  […]

07 Jun 2017


I like to see the common.  I mean really eyeball, take a good, hard look, stare for a little while and notice the details, the crooks, the crannies, in this case the fluff.  The dandelion, with such prolific potential as to result in making itself mundane, like old fashioned animal crackers at the gourmet chocolate buffet. So much to give the world and what happens?  Cursed and poisoned and ripped out by the roots – Get Off My Lawn!!!! But […]

06 Jun 2017

Somesville Selectmen’s Building and Bridge, Somesville, Maine

While we were out visiting Mount Desert Island last week, we stopped by Somesville to see what I could do with this opportunity.

05 Jun 2017

Rain Drops on Lady’s Mantle

I saw this yesterday morning.  Originally, I was shooting for a different look.  However, I like how this one turned out.

04 Jun 2017

Bass Harbor Head Light

I took this photo a few years ago.  However, it fits right in with my coastal collection of images.

03 Jun 2017

The Margaret Todd

The Margaret Todd preparing for a site seeing trip in Bar Harbor Maine on June 1, 2017 as the fog rolls in. Here is another rendition #photooftheday #lymesux #takingmylifeback #onephotoatatime #jolesphotography #mainecoast #newengland #barharbor  #schooner