Schoodic Point, Part 5

schoodic_point_3Schoodic Point terminates in the Atlantic Ocean. Even on calm days, the water looks perilous. But a magical transformation of the water and sky takes place at the end of the day. And on this day, either the humidity in the air or the fog on the water scored the horizon with a thin pale line. Click on the image for a larger view.

Spring Forest

life_in_maine_forest_springNaomi and I live on four and a half acres of woodland in central Maine. Spring is a wonderful time. The green of the new foliage is radiant. A slight breeze sets the entire forest dancing from the floor to the canopy—a long-exposure photograph can reveal this. Click on the image for a larger view.

Like most forest in Maine, ours is second growth, having been cut down for agricultural use at some point in its history. A study on woodland regrowth in New York state shows that the forest that grows up from a clearcut is not the same as the one that was cut down, even after a hounded years. The species of plants and trees differ in type and distribution. A neighboring old-growth forest has no influence on a regenerating woodland.