Beach tomatos swaying in the breeze at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island

The Salty Beach Tomatoes

A common sight on any New England beach is the beach tomato plant. This is actually an invasive species of Rose (Rosa_rugosa) that originates from Asia, but now occupies just about every beach along the coast of the north eastern United States! The rose hips resemble that of small tomatoes, but definitely shouldn’t be eaten! Download this photo and use it for anything you want at … Continue reading The Salty Beach Tomatoes

star gazing in maine

Looking into infinity

CALVIN: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. HOBBES: How so? CALVIN: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day. HOBBES: We spent our day looking under rocks in the creek. CALVIN: I mean other people. ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes … Continue reading Looking into infinity

Star photography in Fryeburg, Maine

Waiting to be known

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan Star trail photography really fascinates me. While it looks like the stars are all moving at different speeds, what we’re really looking at is the rotation of the earth on its axis. The axis point is the spot where you can see little to no star movement. The further away from the axis we … Continue reading Waiting to be known

thunderstorm passing over Gooseberry Island in Westport, Massachusetts.

Star Trails as the Storm Rolls in…

Over the past week the moon has been high and it’s been bright out – right up until the summer solstice with the full moon last night. Prints can be purchased at Midnight Shift Photography As usual, I took a late night stroll with my camera near the World War II lookout towers at Gooseberry Island hoping to catch some shots of the full moon… … Continue reading Star Trails as the Storm Rolls in…

Sweeping snow on Mount Chocorua

Sweeping Snow on Mt Chocorua

In early December 2015, a few friends and myself ascended mt. chocorua on a relatively mild day (at the base of the mountain anyway). As we hiked up a trail from the kancamagus highway, the temperature quickly dropped as expected! We spent a bit of time in the late afternoon at the summit, the temperature hovered around 0 degrees fairenheit (about -20 degrees with the wind … Continue reading Sweeping Snow on Mt Chocorua