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our first day there, I said to Shirl, that island, I would be surprised if I saw someone around here once per year. Then the tide started going out and we saw our first water visitor.
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the tide kept receding until nothing but mud remained.
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this fellow talks to himself - sound carries. He works harder than anyone I have ever seen for the three hour window before the tide comes back in. I assume he is digging for clams, but I do not really know... He has a large metal claw thing that he rakes through the mud and he places what he finds into the basket with a handle and then dumps that into an orange crate.
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and soon the water Does return. Our protagonist hurries through ever deepening water to regain his boat - it is 2 1/2 feet deep when he climbs back in and then he returns to where he left the crates and loads them up.
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minniev wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 3:02 pm
When might we see more of those "terrible" pictures you took in Maine? We want to see more of your new stomping grounds!
LOL, here is one looking north from my back deck during low tide..
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leaving Accomack County VA - 450 square miles land, population 33,000 people = 73 people per square mile.

Going to Washington County ME - 2560 square miles land, population same at 33,000 people = 13 people per square mile average.

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Wow....interesting

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Psjunkie wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 11:32 pm
Wow....interesting
hi Frank, yeah, the world is large and full of things we have never imagined or know. It has magic in it.

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PietFrancke wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 4:53 pm
this fellow talks to himself - sound carries. He works harder than anyone I have ever seen for the three hour window before the tide comes back in. I assume he is digging for clams, but I do not really know... He has a large metal claw thing that he rakes through the mud and he places what he finds into the basket with a handle and then dumps that into an orange crate.hardWork.jpg
Love this whole clamdigger series. What fun you’ll have watching and photographing him. Or writing poetry about him. Or a novel…

This one, in particular, has wonderful potential to transform into art with your trusty mixer brush. I’m thinking a style reminiscent of Winslow Homer…Muted grays, blues, oranges, shadows, magical water…
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PietFrancke wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 5:02 pm
minniev wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 3:02 pm
When might we see more of those "terrible" pictures you took in Maine? We want to see more of your new stomping grounds!
LOL, here is one looking north from my back deck during low tide..
Ah yes, a magnificent broad view, with the nice little surprise focal point of the gull skimming the treetops.
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