Driftwood And Stacked Stones (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
Driftwood And Stacked StonesStones stacked on a well-traveled and weather-beaten driftwood log on Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Driftwood is a fascination of beachcombers. We like to believe that enchantment is about survival and longevity.
A large log as driftwood conjures up all forms of imaginary scenarios. Where did this log come from? Did it fall in the water from erosion? Did it come from a ship? Did someone have it in tow to build a shelter? Was there a terrible storm that caused the tree to fall off a cliff?
But this could be the lure of driftwood. This log has journeyed a distance and has the scars to show it. It has a story, even if only in our imaginations. It has, even
Queen Alongside At Sunrise (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
Queen Alongside At SunriseThe M/V Coastal Queen looks over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and Rose Island from its home in Jamestown, Rhode Island
The sun streams across the East Passage of Narragansett Bay in the early morning. I am standing near the M/V Coastal Queen in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The vessel is in a position that leaves me feeling as though I need to get to work as I remember my old excursion boat days.
This is a vessel that has been around for a long time. I remember this vessel as the "Viking Queen", a bigger sister vessel to the "Viking Princess" in Newport. The vessel had fallen into disrepair. It was fortunate that refurbishment occurred at Wickford Shipy
Gull Silhouette At Sunrise (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
Gull Silhouette At SunriseA gull in silhouette on a spile at sunrise in Jamestown, Rhode lsland.
A gull in silhouette on a spile at sunrise in Jamestown, Rhode lsland.
Early risers have the best views of the day. They see the simple, uncomplicated, uncluttered scenes of the day. The views they see are minimalist and pure.
The sun rises over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. There is a light mist rising off the water that the sun kisses. Reflections form and a gull on a spile takes in the view. Simple perfection.
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"Come all ye bold fishermen, listen to me; I'll sing you a song of the fish in the sea."
Dory Sunrise (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
Dory SunriseEarly morning by the Jamestown, Rhode Island docks with a dory in the water and various other vessel tenders.
Walking along the waterfront in Jamestown, Rhode Island at sunrise. It is a time that brings to mind days past. Nostalgic sepia-toned black and white photos come to mind and in some ways, nothing has changed.
A dory comes into view that is irresistible. This is not the typical "Banks" Dory that one thinks of when one utters the "Dory" design name. This is more of a Swampscott design but shares similar lines and a fishing pedigree.
And on sun and cloud-covered mornings such
Observing as the sun rises over Narragansett Bay's Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge. This view is from the piers where the Jamestown to Newport ferries once ran. That run ceased over fifty years ago.
The bridge has since become iconic, featured on the representative quarter in 2001. It is also the longest suspension bridge in New England.
This morning, it is a glorious spot highlighted by the sun. The cleat on the pier awaits boats and in a few weeks, the empty moorings will have occupancy. A calm spring sunrise illuminates future activity.
Newport Bridge At Sunrise (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
Newport Bridge At SunriseThe sun rises to highlight the Newport Pell Bridge as viewed from the piers where the Jamestown-Newport ferry once brought commuters and vis
There are times that one needs to go out and blaze a new trail. These are times to seek adventure and explore. The photographed situation was not one of those days.
This was a peaceful day walking in the late afternoon sun. The path placed before us led us along the shore in snow. Having something to follow helped us relax, unwind, and appreciate the views around us.
Sometimes, blazing a path is the way. Other times, it is settling into the comfort of the known but living the experience in a different way. Such was this afternoon.
(All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio)
Snow Path By The Sound
A path to walk, by the ocean, in the snow. This is a perfect winter place. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Snow Path By The SoundA path to walk, by the o
I am writing this on the eve of a day that changed us all. On March 13, 2020, we picked up our children from a school that they would never enter again and locked down. Our futures were uncertain. More uncertain than we knew.
But, we live in Rhode Island. The state motto is "Hope". A motto that traces its roots back to Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams. We live in a place where Hope and its symbols are all around us. If the symbol and motto are not present, sometimes a creative soul makes it so. Hope endures. Hope lasts. Hope uplifts. Hope sees us through. Hope is what anchors our soul.
When there is nothing else, when all is uncertain as this year has been, we have had Hope. We are Rhode Islanders. Our desire is to share that Hope beyond our borders. It's our gif
Reflected And Natural
Reflected And NaturalA natural shingled shack at the end of a pier with reflections in Newport Harbor's water.
Newport, Rhode Island is a place sometimes best observed in the off-season. In the summer, the place bustles with a mix of people, modern design vessels, and classics that seen only here. It is a melange of crossing cultures and times.
In the off-season, the late fall through the early spring, the removal of the modern veneer occurs. Then we see Newport Harbor as it was in the past. It is a way to step back into time.
(All photos are from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)
Above The Water Shack
Above The Water ShackA structure perfectly suited for observing marina operations reflected in the waters of Newport Harbor.
Beach Wave And Ship (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)
Beach Wave And ShipA wave breaks on the shore of Moonstone Beach as the Block Island Ferry passes in the distance.
A wave breaks on the shore of Moonstone Beach as the Block Island Ferry passes in the distance. (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul." ~ Plato
The waves breaking on the beach in their translucent blue-green coloring soothe us. The rolling waves create their own tympanic music that calms as they meet the shore.
In the distance, the ferries have their own rhythm in the back and forth between the mainland and the island. They have a time that they beat to. And the ferry reassures in the c
Peeps In Sotto Voce (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)
Peeps In Sotto VoceA softly lighted early evening as the surfers complete their day and birds seek their food. At Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island
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Peeps In Soft Focus
Peeps In Soft FocusA softly lighted early evening as the surfers complete their day and birds seek their food. At Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island
"A softly lighted early evening as the surfers complete their day and birds seek their food. At Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island"
I am a detailed person. I am concerned about the type of bird I am looking at, the landmark, the timing of the light, and the name of the rock. Those ar