I have driven by this location so many times. In the early hours I was impressed with the peacefulness and serenity.
I haven’t posted anything in days, I would like to say I was busy but not so much. This is a picture of Stroudwater Stream which I have taken many times before. This time I caught at just the right time of day so I wanted to see what it would look like in oil paint. This is using Topaz Labs plug-in Simplify. You may click on it to see it larger.
Early morning and I am sitting on Congress st waiting for a rider. At 6:30 I have already taken my first rider and I am drinking an ice coffee from the Speckeled Ax. Itis a new designer coffee place that has popped up. I wonder how many people will pay $3.oo plus for a cup of coffee. This time of the morning you get the homeless who try to get to the trash bins early to glean any returnable bottles that might have been missed. A young female runner passes an old man in a motorized wheelchair. The man stops and wheels the chair around to catch a glimpse of her comely ass. He smiles and imagines better days. A man gets out of a Jeep to go in for coffee. He is in a suit and tie and he expresses his coolness but wearing no socks. Others walk by hurring to start their days with the ever present smart phone attached to their ears.
If you haven’t been to Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin put it on your bucket list. Katahdin would be considered a hill compared to the mountains of the west. It is only about one mile high but the mountain and the surrounding area of the park are almost magical. We hiked a mile up one of the approach trails and I only want to return to record the beauty of the trail in more detail. The Abol stream to the right of the trail was musical adding to the mystique of the climb. Bright green moss covered the rocks and fallen trees and were kissed by the rays of sun that filtered through the trees. A chipmunk greeted us on the way up. It kept pace with us on the way up never going far away. When called it returned to me and touched my outstretched with its nose before scampering away.