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New England Photos

A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Me-Oh-My-Pie Shop

Red Hook, NY - On our trip to New York state we were advised to go to this pie shop in Red Hook. The pie was awesome, but we were in late and most of the pies were sold. My wife and I each had a delicious slice of Chocolate Mousse pie.
As you can see from my shirt, I like Pie, well...just about any baked good. I guess that is why I am "Doughy" myself.

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Me-Oh-My-Pie Shop

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New England Photos Extra - A Fork in the Road

Rock City, NY - Anyone who wants to take Yogi Berra's advice, "When you come to a fork in the road take it", would have a problem taking the 31 foot fork in Rock City, NY. According to the back of the fork where a newspaper article and a Ripley's Believe It or Not cartoon are taped(see below)it was built by Stephen B, Schreiber as a joke.
The fork is at the intersection of Rts. 308 and 199 in the Rock City Hamlet in the town of Milan, New York. As I said above, he put it there as a joke on January 2, 2000, never thinking that it would be allowed to stay there but no one said anything and it has been there over 12 years now.

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New England Photos Extra - A Fork in the Road

Autumn Kayak

Today we took a short kayak trip to take in the fall colors.
On my way across the water.
My wife paddling ahead.
Leaves on the water.

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Autumn Kayak

Saturday, September 29, 2012

White Crested Ducks

Camden, ME - I saw these ducks with the funky 'do floating around in a small stream below a walking bridge in Camden, Maine.
I looked them up and they are called Crested Ducks. They have deformed heads and I guess that is why they have this crest. From the Wikipedia article, it says that 25% die before hatching due to their brain being exposed.

A flock of Crested Ducks hanging out on a rock.

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White Crested Ducks

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Red's Eats - Famous Lobster Roll




Wiscassett, ME - Let me preface these captions with, I am really cheap...er...thrifty.  This is Red's Eats in the town of Wiscassett Maine.  It is known for it's world famous lobster roll.  People queue up and wait to try this treat.




This is my meal I had that day.  A lobster roll, small fries which were very generous for a small, a piece of blueberry cake, and a bottle of water.  This is the thrifty part, there is no price for the lobster roll, just "Market Price".  So I was taken back a bit when I found the price of the lobster roll was over 15 dollars.  My meal that day came to 25 dollars and change. Which I thought was a bit high since lobster prices are extremely low this summer.  The lobstermen are getting about 3 dollars a lobster now, and I was told the price was down to $1.50 this summer; many lobstermen are not fishing until the price comes up.  I just wonder what the price of a lobster roll would be if prices were up?  But I will say the food was good.



A family is getting their order.


´╗┐This is the line that I waited in.  I took one-hour to get to the window, about twenty feet.  Is the food good?  Yes. But, is the lobster roll any better that most other places?  I don't think so.  It is lobster meat in a hot dog roll. (Full disclosure: I did not compare it to any other place this trip) But, I think you could find many other places that can give you a lobster roll of equal quality, with a better view, (Red's is right on Rte.1), without having to stand in line for an hour.
Am I sorry for going to Red's?  No.  Would I go back again?  I don't think so, and not because of the quality of the food.  There are a lot of places in Maine to get a lobster roll and I will try one of those next time I am in Maine...and who knows, I may change my mind.  If I do, I will amend this posting.

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Red's Eats - Famous Lobster Roll

Saturday, September 08, 2012

St George and the Dragon Sculpture


St. George, ME - On the lawn of the St. George Town Hall is this sculpture of St. George fighting the dragon.

St George and the Dragon Sculpture

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bees and Butterflies

Today I went out to our flower garden and photographed some Bees and Butterflies on our flowers.

I am happy to say that I have been seeing more of these Honey Bees this year. The last ten years or so their numbers have been declining. Hopefully, they are making a come-back.
Bumble Bees are here also, I think they have been doing the Honey Bees job, pollinating, when the Honey Bees have been away.

Butterflies were also doing their pollinating thing. Butterfly 1.

Butterfly 2.


Butterfly 3

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Bees and Butterflies

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Trompe l'oeil in Belfast ME

Belfast ME - This door was painted in the trompe l'oeil style to look like an open door. I thought it was pretty cool. Up close it was a bit confusing to see actually what it was. Not until you step back a few feet you can appriciate the painting,

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Trompe l'oeil in Belfast ME

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Piling Face

Belfast, ME, We were in Belfast Maine and I saw this piling that someone had carved a face into. It looks like someone would have to do the carving during low tide.
A close-up of the face.

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Piling Face

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Miss Piggy Mailbox


While driving down the road in Maine, my wife spotted this mailbox which just begged for a photo.

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Miss Piggy Mailbox
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