Thursday, June 28, 2012


Sometimes we all need our safe place, our haven. Although I haven't been there in several years, this is where I imagine myself to be when life gets too chaotic, hurtful, unfair and too much to bear. I imagine myself to be in the peace of Star Island, New Hampshire, sitting on East Rock at dawn, feeling the wet, salty breeze of the North Atlantic ocean on my face, hearing the non-stop cries of the seagulls, and watching the sun rise over the waves. Or looking out the chapel windows, imagining the time when cows went through the turnstile to feed. Or rocking in the rocking chairs on the front porch of the Oceanic Hotel, lime rickey in hand. I try to conjure up the feelings of peace and respite, calm and centeredness when the 'slings and arrows' as they say, come my way, when I feel misunderstood. We all need a place of peace.

Early on Photographer's Row



Star Island 2006

Sunrise Swirls Over Gosport Harbor

Sunset Reflection

The Edge of America

Tidal Pool Hermit Crab

Storm Coming
Sunrise in the Chapel

For more images of my haven, Star Island, please see my online photography gallery of Star Island. For more information about Star Island, please see