After I left Picnic this morning, the ultra-packed Indie craft show, I biked up to take in the view of Casco Bay. It is a beautiful non-December-esque day, more like late March really. I found a bench and observed my surroundings for awhile. As I approached the hill, the tree that I saw from afar, which I took to have ornaments upon it, was simply a leafless apple tree with bold red and yellow fruits still clinging to its branches. Happy Holidays from Mother Nature. Over the tree at one point, a Great Black-backed Gull soared. For a split-second, I thought he was a Bald Eagle because of his size and coloration. Just another localvore.
Past the gull and the tree stretched the bay, with differing colors and shapes forming on the water's surface. When I was younger, I thought that there were monsters below the surface that made up the "S" shaped patterns that I now know are formed by currents, wind or water depth. The only monsters are in my head.
Finally, at times there were no cars driving behind me or pedestrians walking in front of me. The only sound I could ascertain was the traffic flowing on 295, far off to the left. It was incredibly peaceful to sit in the middle of an urban land, yet on the brink of silence with the view of heaven.
The opening photo was taken at Running With Scissors studios. Saturday was their Holiday Sale. There were so many wonderful things for sale but this shot was taken for free. In the bathroom.