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The Light Around Us
by Art Norton
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End of the Rainbow
I took this photo on a morning walk in Port Clyde, Maine back in 2013. The fog had been very thick earlier, and it was starting to break. The rainbow seemed to start at Marshal Point Lighthouse and land in the harbor.
Fishing on the Reservoir
If you look closely, you can see a fisherman in the middle of the reservoir in the mist. I am not sure he caught anything, but it was a beautiful morning just to contemplate the peaceful surroundings.
Footsteps at Sunrise
While this may look very peaceful, these footsteps are from my earlier attempt at snowshoeing in deep snow. I was not very successful. I managed to get about a mile or so before I gave up and headed home.
I love the way the sun accentuated the color of the marsh grass. This was taken at Parker River NWR at Plum Island, MA.
Mist on the Reservoir
Another morning walk at Ashland State Park. I loved the way the mist floated across the water. It made for a very peaceful morning.
Moon Reflecting on Water
A lot of my photos at Ogunquit are taken at sunrise on the beach. In this case it is the moonrise. The reflection of the moonlight on the ocean caught my eye in the early evening. There were only a few folks on the beach, so it just seemed so peaceful.
Upper Bank Pond in Orford, NH. A small piece of paradise. I always enjoy getting up before sunrise and walking to the beach to take photos of the sun coming up. It is so peaceful listening to the loon calls and watching the sun come up over the hills.
Mother Goose and her goslings moving across the pond.
Morning Walk - 1
The sun coming up over the trees on one of my many morning walks across from where we live.
Morning Walk - 2
We had very thick mist two days in a row when I went for my morning walk. This was taken a day later than Morning Walk - 1 and from a slightly different location on the field.
Sun Rays Through the Trees
I loved the ways the rays of the sun came through the trees. It is hard to believe that I took this photo in late October of 2020. We had five inches of snow overnight.
Sun Rays through the Trees - 2
This photo was taken on a morning walk in Warren Woods in Ashland, MA. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/485446948196461) There is a good chance that you will see deer while walking in the early morning or late afternoon.
Sunflower in the Light
My wife had planted sunflowers along the side of the garage and they grew quite well. The side of the garage pointed south so they got plenty of sun and they were watered daily.
I loved the way the sunlight came through the trees and the way the yellow leaves were highlighted by the sun. Another peaceful walk.
Sunrise at Ogunquit Beach
The beginning of a bright new day. Anyone up for a walk on the beach?
Sunset at Parker River NWR
A beautiful sunset after an afternoon of walking the trails at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, MA.
We are lucky to have a large field next to our house that will never be built on. It gives me a chance to walk out there very quickly when I see a nice sunset. I loved the way the sun was coming through the trees.
Sunshine in the Window
The sun lighting up the floral arrangement on our coffee table.
My father-in-law built this shed, many years ago, for his wife. She would spend many hours there writing poetry, meditating, and reading. She passed away in late 2021. We were visiting him, and I happened to look out and saw the sun shining on the shed. I thought to myself, "She is looking down at her shed."
Watching the Light
A meerkat watching the sun as it shines through a skylight at the Stone Zoo. https://www.zoonewengland.org/stone-zoo.aspx
I loved the way the sun created such a contrast between the bright white and the yellow and green. This was taken at a small pond outside of a restaurant in Ludlow, VT. Ludlow is better known for the Okemo Mountain Resort.
This was taken at the Assabet River National Wildlife Reservation. There are many easy trails for walking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/assabet-river/about-us