After a photoshoot at the coast between Christmas and New Year’s, I stopped and bought a coffee and breakfast burrito at a cafe. I decided to drive down to the beach to eat it. Sitting in my car, I watched the surf hit the beach. There was a strong off-shore wind. Every time the waves broke, the wind blew the spray up into the light. When breakfast was over, I ventured out to make these images.
This is Boston’s iconic LNG tank that I showed a while back with the decaying seawall from the old naval air station acting as a leading line.
…were written on the subway walls and tenament halls.
I know not everyone appreciate graffiti, but I think we can all use the message right about now.
Lyric by Simon and Garfunkel.
A mirror-like image along the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, NH.
This is the remnant of a WWII gun turret for artillery placed at Odiorne Point in Rye, NH. This former gun battery is now a state park.
A few weeks ago, I showed remnants of a World War II-era bunker on the coast of New Hampshire. People seemed to have some real interest in it. A little research showed more extensive fortifications nearby. I took a drive there during the Christmas break for a sunrise shoot.
This set of two connected gun emplacements was in the woods. Several paths led to the clearing. The concrete was covered with dirt to make it look like a hill. At the top was a blockhouse that may have served as a room from which to direct the firing of the guns.
More information about the history of Fort Dearborn can be found here.
This is one of my favorite buildings in Boston. It was the U.S. Custom House and is now a Marriott property. One of my goals is to go up to their roof deck.
We’ve had bluebirds around our feeders occasionally this season. They like the suet we put out but prefer to gather it from the ground when a bit drops off. They really like it when I change out the suet cake and throw the remnants of the old one on the ground.
We do all need a new year. I wish all my friends here health and prosperity in 2021. Let’s hope things look very different, in a positive way, twelve months from now.
The sun was rising behind an apple orchard when I took this picture. The tree branches were coated with frosty snow making them glow a bit where the sun was hitting them.