During a difficult hiking winter where ice and cold are typical features in the neighborhood, we managed to visit the pond yesterday for the first time in weeks. The snow-machiners have left a semi compacted trail so we managed our hike in cleated boots instead of snowshoes.
Another view of the typical afternoon in late summer along the Kennebec river in Augusta, Maine. The gulls hang around this inland waterway as if they were hanging around the ocean, which is twenty-to-thirty miles away. To make them feel at home, the river actually raises and falls from the tidal affects from the Gulf of Maine (the effect isn’t great and is negligible from this point north).
From a couple months ago during a walk along Mill Park on the Kennebec river in Augusta, Maine.