Category Archives: Landscape

A walk in Porter Preserve, Boothbay, Maine

I went to Maine this Spring just before warm weather burst on the scene and buds broke fully open.  The land was green with recent moisture and seemed full of anticipation of real Spring.  Porter Preserve, Boothbay Region, Land Trust is … Continue reading

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To see the glories of nature you have to look carefully. Autumn in Ireland part one.

As Spring approaches in 2017 I look back to October 2016 in Tipperary, Ireland on the shores of Lough Derg.  It was a typical ripe Autumn bursting with berries and dying leaves rich with color.   I found wildflowers before Winter and battered … Continue reading

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Ofu Beach American Samoa National Park

The second island in American Samoa I visited was Ofu. It is joined by a slim suspension bridge to Olisega and together they are six kilometers long.  This isolated speck of paradise has steep verdant slopes of thick forest and … Continue reading

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Beautiful National Park of American Samoa

I have just come back from a remarkable visit to one of our least known treasures and one of the most beautiful places I have seen – A National Park far deep in the Southern Hemisphere spanning several of the … Continue reading

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August insects in Provence

I went for an early morning walk along the edge of the vineyards in a small valley near Bandol in Provence.  The grapes were ripening and the wildflowers dying, but the insects, especially the dragonflies, were out in force.  The sun … Continue reading

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Carlisle Cranberry Bog, ME

At the beginning of July I went to the old cranberry bog near Carlisle.  It is a beautiful place – full of wildflowers,  birds and insects at this time of year. here are some of the photographs that I took … Continue reading

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Kiribati, The Warmth of Christmas Island

I visited Christmas Island for some meetings this week. It is the largest coral atoll in the world –  150 square miles or so and a lagoon about the same size.  It is in a remote area of the Pacific as … Continue reading

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