Friday, July 31, 2009

Cowan Mill, Lewiston after fire

A couple of weeks ago I posted photos of Great Falls with some of the old Lewiston, Maine mills in the background, and the week after I shot those photos one of the mills burned. I went back to the same spot the day after the fire to photograph Cowan Mill again. This was shot about 24 hours after the fire, on July 16. The remains have since been demolished. In the background of this photo is the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Milkweed plants have flowers this time of year, before they grow the pods with the fuzzy seeds.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


All shot with my macro lens

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Raspberries and Blueberries

Berries I picked last week. They made delicious pies.

Monday, July 27, 2009

All Soul's Chapel, Poland Preservation Park

This is the 1912 All Soul's Chapel, located at Poland Spring Preservation Park. I posted a photo of it back in January (chapel). The park is also where the original spring house for Poland Spring water is located (picture of that is here: source )

Also located on the grounds is the Maine State Building, which you can see on the right in this photo. It was built for the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair and moved here.
The top of the Maine State Building:

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Groucho Barx

I was going to stop with the orange flowers, but then I edited a couple more day lily photos that I liked.

For variety, here's a photo of Baxter doing his Groucho Marx impression:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I love orange flowers

What's this? More orange flowers? No way!

P.S. Sharon, I have no idea what kind of flowers those are in my last post. They were at a public garden, but there was no identifying info.

Friday, July 24, 2009

More orange flowers

Continuing on with my orange flower theme...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day Lilies

I love, love, love, the color of day lilies and taking macro photos of their centers with the rich orange of the petals as background.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Orange flower

This looks like a poppy to me, but I never saw the front side of it, so I'm not sure.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I picked these raspberries today.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wild columbine

I wrote down what kind of flower this is somewhere back when I took the photo, but I can't remember where. (Edited to add: it's wild columbine.)

Sunday, July 19, 2009


According to my Audubon field guide, this is a silver-bordered fritillary on (what I think is) Canada thistle.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Great Falls again

Not exactly a clear mountain stream.
A black and white version of the photo I posted the other day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bird of the Day: grosbeak

This is a rose-breasted grosbeak, female (thus the lack of a rose breast).

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Scenes from my bird feeder, part 9 million and one

Still not a great photo of an indigo bunting (and a goldfinch) but better than the one I previously posted. Spotting him gives me birdwatcher's high.

Look at 'em all sharing the feeders. Makes me want to sing "We Are The World." Two goldfinches, a chickadee, and a female rose-breasted grosbeak.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Back to the Falls

I'm redoing my post to post the correct photo. The Great Falls/views to Lewiston that I've been posting photos of? The building on the right hand side of this photo is currently burning down. :-(

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Love the Sox

As a matter of fact, I do.
Hubby and I went to the Red Sox game Sunday, and there was a cool sky writer.
I just brought my little point and shoot to the game. It was a beautiful day.
These guys in front of us were obviously brothers. I loved their matching bald heads so much I just had to take a picture. They left the game early, and one of their wives rolled her eyes and said, "It's past their bedtime." It was 4:00. Ha!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Another shot of the falls

Another shot of Great Falls, looking at Lewiston, ME from the Auburn side.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Zinnia bud

I've posted several photos of my pink zinnia plant, and I'm glad I shot photos when I did because the rain and wind knocked all the blooms off. I was hopeful when I spotted this bud, but so far I haven't had any new blooms. I like the layers of the bud (it reminds me of an artichoke) and the black tips.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mini Roses

The worst-taken-care-of rose bush in America lives in front of my house, and despite its neglect, it blooms like crazy every year.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

White Flower

Back to flower shots.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


What else for photo of the day today but fireworks shots from last night? I was so glad the rain stopped so we could see them. And today was absolutely beautiful--finally!