Sunday, May 31, 2015

View from the coast #1

If it's Sunday I must be in Maine. Actually... it was Thursday when I arrived here, but this is the first opportunity I've had to make even a short post.

Landing on the coast just before dark.
I'm spending the next few weeks as the interim Program Coordinator at Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine, a place I typically enjoy as an instructor for a week in July.

Sunny, quiet hours before the busy-ness begins.

Already it's a different experience, and not just because I'm here in a different role. This early in the season there are different flowers in bloom... the lobster boats have not yet started their early morning rumble... and the ferns have only barely begun to unfurl.

In a few weeks this entire area will fill in thick with ferns.
It will be several weeks before I have any real time to work on sketches or develop new work, but I am of course noticing subjects and scenes that could make interesting studies.

Today's scenes were much wetter than those pictured here, since we were in and out of showers... and unfortunately the forecast calls for two more days of rather stout rain. But our first group of 44 program participants has arrived, ready to learn about birds, birding, and conservation and their enthusiasm and anticipation make the whole place seem sunny.


  1. It's so green there! Enjoy your new role and experiences. Thanks for sharing all of it. xoxo

  2. WOW.... enjoy. I head over to the Show in Loveland tomorrow, wish we could have met!!!