My Therapist

I worked eleven days in November. I’m going to work four days in December. Things are tight, to say the least. I have a lot to be happy about, no doubt, but I think the stress is literally eating me from the inside. I feel like I’m going to implode.

When my boss called last night to tell me my only shoot of the week canceled I decided I’d go on my own shoot. Photography has always been my way to get away from it all and maintain at least a semblance of sanity. I especially enjoy shooting Maine’s lighthouses. Blogging also helps.

I left at around six o’clock this morning to catch the sunrise. Kirsten sent me with a full thermos of hot coffee. I love that woman! The sky was overcast but it didn’t matter; PHL is wonderful regardless of the weather conditions. I took some pictures with my 50mm f/1.8 lens on manual focus for a while before deciding to head home.

Ram Island Ledge Light in Casco Bay
Ram Island Ledge Light in Casco Bay

Portland Head Light
Portland Head Light
Bulky binoculars
Bulky binoculars
Foghorn at Portland Head Light
Foghorn at Portland Head Light

Kirsten had class and then was picking up an extra shift at work so the house would be empty if I went home. I went to Two Lights instead.

Lobster pots at Two Lights
Battered lobster pots at Two Lights

After exploring a bit and drinking some delicious hot coffee in the warm car I drove to Kirsten’s school to pick up newspapers to read while I watched the snow fall. I walked around Spring Point Ledge Light and Fort Preble for a while before finally heading home.

Spring Point Ledge Light
Spring Point Ledge Light
Dusted iron oxide stained wall at Fort Preble
Snow dusted, iron oxide stained wall at Fort Preble
Newspapers and Spring Point Ledge Light
Newspapers and Spring Point Ledge Light

I had a wonderful morning. I’ve never loved a place the way I love Maine. Where else do you have to wear sandles to the beach so you won’t burn your feet in summer and where the snow is measured in feet during the winter? I love this place! I don’t think I’ll ever leave.

Snowing in our backyard
Snowing in our backyard

5 Comment

  1. Jason Pooler says: Reply

    Sorry to hear that! But we’ll always have are family.

  2. @Jason – Hear, hear. Thank you. The best things in life are free, right?

  3. I love the colors in your Spring Point Ledge Light photo. I like your angle in newspaper picture and the lighthouse in the background. Great capture of the snowflakes in the last picture too!

    I feel like we can get through anything together, Brent. No matter what the stresses or challenges I have, you and the girls keep me going.

  4. Jason Gendron says: Reply

    Well, you got some great shots at least. Hope things turn around for you.

  5. @Brent Danley
    you got that right!

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