A Week in Southern Maine

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Laudholm Beach Ferns galore at Wells Reserve at Laudholm Tide out, Ogunquit Beach From the Pedestrian Drawbridge at Perkins Cove The Eastern Promenade, Portland The View, with clouds, from Mount Agamenticus Featured image: Ogunquit Beach from the Marginal Way.

Night Hike at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

I’m falling behind, so here are some photos from a nighttime hike along the Rainbow Vista trail to the Fire Canyon overlook in Valley of Fire State Park. Moonlight on the rocks. iPhone Night mode at work. The sun sets early in December. Hoped to do some stargazing, but these clouds came in after the…… Continue reading Night Hike at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Jacob’s Creek Trail

This is a short hike mostly along the floodplain of Jacob’s Creek in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, managed by the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space. It was just damp and leaf-covered today, but the creek can flow powerfully through here after a rainstorm. Remnant of stone wall that may have been used to dam…… Continue reading Jacob’s Creek Trail

Aspiring to Easier Living at Manitoga

Recently we visited Manitoga, a National Historic Landmark that is the studio and home of industrial designer Russel Wright. A prime advocate of what has been called “Livable Modernism,” Wright, with the aid of his wife, Mary, became one of the most influential and well-known designers of the 1930s to 1950s. His pottery, tableware, and…… Continue reading Aspiring to Easier Living at Manitoga