Saturday, January 19, 2013

Monhegan Dawn

12 x 8 Oil on Arches Oil Paper

On the last trip I took to Monhegan Island, Maine, I got up at dawn and walked the Island taking photos.  That had to have been the best and most inspiring time I've had in a long time.  When I started out, it was relatively dark, and on an island without street lights, dark is REALLY dark.  As the sun came up though, the colors around me were absolutely beautiful, and I'll never forget them.  Manana, which is an uninhabited island right off Monhegan, glowed an almost florescent orange.  What a sight!  If I ever win the lottery..I should say, if I ever play the lottery and win, the first thing I would do is buy one of these houses. It's like taking a step back in time.  I was just reading The Beekman 1802 Blog, and was totally blown away by a quote from Brent:  "Although we give a lot of importance to the crossroads, the U-turns, the speed bumps, and the forks in the road that mark our journeys, sometimes intersections, sleepy and quiet, are equally profound."  How beautiful!

1 comment:

  1. Shelley, I love it. It brings back such wonderful memories.