CREDITS: I would like to thank Jeremy D'Entremont for providing much of the history one can find on this site. He is a speaker, author, historian, and tour guide who is widely recognized as the foremost authority on the lighthouses of New England. For a story on Jeremy or to visit his site (New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide), use the corresponding link in the right hand information bar under "Related Links".

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I have set up this site as a means to share my photographs of lighthouses. Since retiring and finding more time to study photography, my interests have expanded a little. For some of my work other than lighthouses please enjoy my Facebook page at, John Shaw Photography. Come visit, enjoy, and 'LIKE' if you wish.

Also, for your enjoyment, I have provided a slideshow of our journey. To view it please use the link on the right under 'Site Navigation Tools'.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts and use my site not only for information and education but also to provide directions for many enjoyable, inspirational visits to the beacons along our beautiful coas.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Whitetail Deer

Buck & Doe in My Back Yard
     White-tailed deer, the smallest members of the North American deer family, are found from southern Canada to South America. In the heat of summer they typically inhabit fields and meadows using clumps of broad-leaved and coniferous forests for shade. During the winter they generally keep to forests, preferring coniferous stands that provide shelter from the harsh elements.

     Adult white-tails have reddish-brown coats in summer which fade to a duller grayish-brown in winter. Male deer, called bucks, are easily recognizable in the summer and fall by their prominent set of antlers, which are grown annually and fall off in the winter. Only the bucks grow antlers, which bear a number of tines, or sharp points. During the mating season, also called the rut, bucks fight over territory by using their antlers in sparring matches.
Female deer, called does, give birth to one to three young at a time, usually in May or June and after a gestation period of seven months. Young deer, called fawns, wear a reddish-brown coat with white spots that helps them blend in with the forest.

Albino From A Distance (Very Rare Sighting)
      Occurring approximately once in every 30, 000 births, it is indeed a visual gift that few are privileged to receive.

     Albinism is a condition that exhibits a total lack of melanin pigmentation in the body.  It is a rare condition, but one that affects all vertebrate creatures.  It is always an inherited condition; one that involves recessive genes passed to an individual most commonly by both parents but, in uncommon instances, from only one parent.  When it does occur, it is displayed in humans and animals alike with extremely pale skin, hair and eye coloring.  In humans, the eyes are usually the palest of blue.  The eyes of animals, such as an albino deer, may appear red because there is insufficient color to block the visibility of blood vessels lying behind the eyes.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Endless Summer Flower Farm V

     This is my fifth and final post on the Endless Summer Flower Farm.  I would like to sincerely thank Phil and Karen Clark for allowing me to tramp through their gardens, camera and tripod in hand.  If you want any information at about dahlias, please visit their web site at, "Endless Summer Flower Farm".  I hope you have enjoyed this sharing of my visit there.  If you would like to visit the gardens yourself, it is on East Fork Road in Camden, Maine.  Please keep in mind, the 47 dahlia blossom photos I have included is but a sample of what they actually have.  If you are ever in the area, it would be well worth a visit.

Once again, thank you for your support!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Endless Summer Flower Farm IV

     I apologize for posting so many photos from my visit to the Endless Summer Flower Farm.  I honestly feel that I would not do justice to either the farm of it's caring owners, Phil and Karen Clark, if I did not do so. Believe it or npot, this is just a sample of the flowers they have.   If you would like any information at all about growing dahlias click on, "Endless Summer Flower Farm".  I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts.

 Only one post to go!
A lot of pictures, but, I think Worth it.
Please come back one more time!

If you enjoy these photos please comment below.
If you enjoy the farm, please go to their site and contact them.
Thank you for your support!


The Endless Summer Flower Farm III

     Phil and Karen Clark spread happiness with spectacular dahlia flower arrangements at their flower farm in Camden, Maine.  Below find the second set of photos of but a few of their blossoms.  I would encourage you to visit their web site at,  .

The Endless Summer Flower Farm II

     This is the first of four posts displaying photographs of dahlias from the Endless Summer Flower Farm.  Phil and Karen Clark who own the farm, welcome visitors at any time.  They also sell fantastic bouquets of cut flowers.  To visit their web site click on, "Endless Summer Flower Farm"

     If you enjoy my photographs, please leave a comment below.  If you like the farm, please leave a message on the farm's web site using the above link.  Thank you for your support!  More coming.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Endless Summer Flower Farm

      Ok, here we go!  Today I made my much anticipated visit to The Endless Summer Flower Farm.  I will split my visit into five separate posts, one introductory and the other four flower shots.  It was one of the most enjoyable afternoons I have spent all summer.  For an inexperienced shutter bug who has a hobby of photographing flowers, it was like being a kid in a candy shop.  I sincerely hope you will not only enjoy my work but will find a way to visit this fabulous adventure.  The owners love to have visitors.  The sell some of the most incredible flower arrangements I have ever seen.  To top it all off, they are wonderful people.  If you enjoy my efforts, please comment below.

Inviting Roadside Sign

      Phil and Karen Clark operate this business of love  at their home on East Fork Road in Camden, Maine.  They not only sell incredible flower arrangements, they open their gardens to visitors, even if they are not home.  It would be a wonderful day trip that I promise you won't soon forget.  Please click on the below link to visit their website:

      Endless Summer Flower Farm

Their Roadside Flower Stand

In Front of Their House

Also in Front of Their House


Beside Their House

An Arrangement in the Making

   Come back for the next four postings to see their flowers, close up!  Once again if you enjoy this posting, please comment below.  It will encourage me to continue.  Thanks for your support.