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A brief departure from steam and grit.

Saturday, April 5.

Taken at Lakeside Park on the shores of Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Yes, that is ice. Lots of it.








I have been to Maine before, but only on a pass-through basis. My favorite time was a border crossing from Quebec years ago: one guy, a little cabin, requisite flags, and thick woods all around  You could easily have walked across the border 50 feet on either side of the guard-hut and no one would have been the wiser.

However,  if the myriad yellow caution signs were to be believed, the place was evidently overrun with moose . So maybe those woods were saturated with guard-mooses.


“A Møøse once bit my sister …”

Wabi Sabi drags herself back to the task at hand…

Before I go wandering off again, let me get to my point…and I do have one.

 I am a huge fan of Edward Hopper and driving through southern Maine felt like I was moving around on the edges of one of his paintings.

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Leading me to the following:


Overcome with excitement,  I messaged two of my friends to announce that I had just photographed a Hopper lighthouse.

Except…I didn’t.

This is the Nubble or Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York Beach, Maine. It’s not one that Hopper painted, though the components are all familiar.

A different crop,  looking for the most “Hopperesque” effect:

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I keep returning to my books on Hopper to see if MAYBE I missed this particular picture, but I didn’t. It matters not. As far as I’m concerned, this is still a Hopper lighthouse. He just didn’t get around to painting it in his lifetime.

If you are still gnawing on the Monty Python/Holy Grail opening moose credits, let me help you out:

“A Møøse once bit my sister …

 No realli!  She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge – her brother-in-law – an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies:  “The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist”, “Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink”.”