This dam is in a state part in Townsend and Ashby, Massachusetts. It creates a small pond for swimming in summer and the top doubles as a bridge to the parking area. I like the look of the stonework on it.
This is part of the capstan on the USS Constitution. It is used to hoist the anchor from the ocean floor back to the ship. Posts would be inserted into each of the holes. Sailors would then use the posts to turn the capstan and pull the anchor up.
I spotted this along the side of the road in Wilton, NH. It’s possible the photo class I once belonged to stopped here years ago. I remembered the look but not how hard it was to get through the brush to the water’s edge.
We get big grey squirrels in this part of the world. When they are young, however, they are red. Usually, they are just full of energy and don’t stop long enough for a picture but this little one paused to scrounge some birdseed that had fallen from the bird feeder.
I was in our barn early one morning before the sun was up and noticed this pattern created by the floodlights we use to illuminate the inside of the barn and the front tire of my bicycle. It was shot using my iPhone and then processed using the PS Express app.
These buildings are in a historic part of Townsend, MA called Townsend Harbor. It sits along the Squannacook Brook by a millpond. Dams that once channeled water to use for power are still in place. The building in the top photo is now an antique shop and the one in the photo below has a sign that says “Grist Mill”. According to Wikipedia, these were once used to make a type of artificial leather from pulpwood and scraps of leather. They date back to at least 1873.