The purpose of this blog is to show off John Lofgreen's Alaskan world through his wildlife art and nature photography. It will explain his painting techniques, and report on his latest activities including exotic journeys around the world.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A Bicycle Odyssey
Scott Christy and his wife Jean Tam have contributed material for a number of blog posts in the past. This time they spent this fall travelling through select parts of New England on bicycles, fom Maine to Virginia. They rode for at least 400 miles through some very scenic and historic areas. That is Jean in Maine in the photo above.
They were accompanied on parts of their journey by friends, and Scott's sister. They rode collapsible bicycles that they could stow in their small airplane. They tried to avoid roads or trails open to motorized vehicles. They camped wherever they could.
New England is famous for its brilliant Autumn colors, and Jean And Scott hit the region during prime leaf transition.
A rustic covered bridge.
Just like, The Bridges of Madison County. Remember that movie?
I guess that this is some kind of Oak.
This photo reminds me of another old movie, On Golden Pond. This scene only lacks a loon. Speaking of loons, Jean and Scott live next to a small lake, (Connor's Lake) in Anchorage. They built and maintain a floating platform that is used by a nesting pair of Pacific Loons every year. They added loon cams to monitor the progress of egg hatching etc. Cornell Lab of Ornithology hosts a live feed of these loons on their website during the nesting season. I dont have the link on hand, but it's something like, www.cornell.edu.
A very picturesque, coastal hamlet in Maine.
This must be Red Maple.
The Maine coast.
Now it's on to points South. Stay tuned for more of Jean & Scott's travels through New England.