Yellow Canoe and Common Tern at Wharton Point 6-3-14
It’s almost summer here in Maine with the scent of honeysuckle thick in the air enhanced by the perfume of the salty sea. I find myself drawn to the various points and boat ramps in the area where I can finally see the ocean and the mudflats devoid of ice floes and snow. Here in downeast Maine we get 9 foot tides, but I had yet to see their affect on Wharton Point which I had only visited during the winter or at high tide, so I was quite surprised to find myself there at low tide and see all the mud! Far out on the flats people were clamming but I was confined to the shore where I was entranced by the sight of a pair of Common Terns using a yellow canoe as a roost. I had previously seen the yellow canoe floating on the bay, but now it rested serenely on the mud with a little channel of water running past it. When I processed this photo today it looked like a painting to me, and…it looked like summer. For those of you who are anxiously waiting for it, we only have 10 days to go!