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Yesterday morning, I dragged myself out of bed, weary and aching from a restless night of sleep, and drove over to Portland Headlight at Fort Williams to watch the sunrise.
If you know me or have seen my photography, my work tends to capture the extraordinary beauty of the mundane world -- usually that which most people pass by without noticing.
I was struck by the exquisite gracefulness of light filtering through the decaying leaves. The Fall season always seems to stir up a sense of grief and loss...in letting go of memories of warm sunny days walking along the beach; anticipating the cold gray days that loom in the distance, the loss of my health, the loss of my job and the loss of a relationship. Death and dying, grief and loss, letting go...these themes were evident in nature -- all around me, mirroring the feelings within.
Everything looked so beautiful in the light...there was a deep sense of gratitude for it all...life, death and the letting go of one form and the emergenc ...
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My latest volunteer stint with the Trustees of the Reservations (TTOR) introduced me to Choate Island, also known as Hog Island. The island is located in the Essex River Estuary and is part of the Crane Wildlife Refuge, which is owned and managed by TTOR. It is accessible only by boat (private boats, kayaks etc.), but one day a year they open up the Island and provide free shuttle service for the public.
The day started out overcast with intermittent showers. Despite the gloominess of the morning, the landscape of the surrounding refuge was incredibly beautiful. The earth was pulsing with breath and life... the marsh grass was aflame with vibrant color.
We were shuttled over to the island by boat where we swept dirt and cleared cobwebs out of the Choate House to prepare for Choate Island Day. Lots and lots of dirt...and lots of creepy spiders.
Next stop ~ the barn...Bob and some of the other volunteers constructed a picnic table (amazing to watch the progression) in only two hours!. ...
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