Cape Neddick Light Station in Maine

The Cape Neddick Light, a lighthouse in Cape Neddick, York, Maine, is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.

I joined the crowd in late September 2019. It was already late afternoon when we arrived. The light was fading, the sky was overcast, and there was a chilly wind, but that didn’t deter anyone from photographing this iconic lighthouse on Nubble Island.

In 1874 Congress appropriated $15,000 to build a light station at the “Nubble” and in 1879 construction began. Cape Neddick Light Station was dedicated by the U.S. Lighthouse Service and put into use in 1879. It is still in use today, although the light is automated.

The Cape Neddick Light stands on Nubble Island about 100 yards (91 m) off Cape Neddick Point. It is commonly known as “Nubble Light” or simply “the Nubble.”

This iconic lighthouse was listed in 1985 on the National Register of Historic Places as Cape Neddick Light Station.

Cape Neddick Light Information on Wikipedia.

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Nubble Light, Cape Neddick, Maine Poster

Cape Neddick Light Station “Nubble Light,” Cape Neddick, York, Maine, Poster. Click on the photo to see this photograph on Zazzle.

Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine Poster

Cape Neddick Light Station “Nubble Light,” Cape Neddick, York, Maine, Poster. Click on the photo to see this photograph on Zazzle.

Cape Neddick Lighthouse, York, Maine Card

Cape Neddick Light Station “Nubble Light,” Cape Neddick, York, Maine, Greeting Card. Click on the photo to see this card on Zazzle.

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The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado

Narrow Gauge Train Returning to Durango, Colorado Postcard

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train follows the Animas River for most of its route as it travels between Durango and Silverton, Colorado.

Narrow Gauge Train Returning to Durango, Colorado Postcard

 

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train follows the Animas River on its return to the Durango Depot. The Railroad is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge heritage railroad that operates 45.2 miles (72.7 km) of track between Durango and Silverton, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The railway is a federally designated National Historic Landmark and is also designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

This historic train has been in continuous operation between Durango and Silverton since 1882, carrying passengers behind the original vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock. The line was constructed to haul silver and gold ore from Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized the view was even more valuable.

The railroad runs 45 miles (72 km) from the Durango yard to Silverton, crossing the Animas River five times throughout the trip. Once trains reach Silverton and unload passengers, the train is turned on the wye, backs uptown to pick up returning passengers, and makes the trip back to Durango. One way scheduled trains take 3½ hours to run the 45 miles (72 km) each way, with a 2¼ hour layover in Silverton.

A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than standard 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in). Most narrow-gauge railways are between 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) and 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). Since narrow-gauge railways are usually built with tighter curves, smaller structure gauges, and lighter rails, they can be less costly to build, equip, and operate than standard- or broad-gauge railways (particularly in mountainous or difficult terrain).

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Durango And Silverton Railroad Locomotive Blowdown Postcard

Durango And Silverton Railroad Locomotive Blowdown Postcard

 

Old Timer at the Silverton, Colorado, Train Stop Poster

Old Timer at the Silverton, Colorado, Train Stop Poster


Durango and Silverton Engineer Checks The Track.
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Lake Willoughby, Vermont

Sentinel Rock, Westmore, Vermont Poster

Sentinel Rock National Park overlooks Lake Willoughby in Vermont. The rock was left by the same glaciers that carved out the lake.

 

Lake Willoughby is a lake in the town of Westmore in Orleans County in the northeast section of Vermont. The area is called the Northeast Kingdom.

Lake Willoughy, carved out by glaciers, is about 5 miles (8.0 km) long. In 2010, Yankee magazine named Willoughby as the third best lake in New England.

The lake is known for its clarity and chilly temperature. Because of its depth, the surface of the lake freezes later than other lakes in the Northeast Kingdom. It was created by glacial action and is over 300 feet (91 m) deep in places, making it the deepest lake entirely contained in the state. Lake Willoughby resembles a Norwegian fjord.

The lake’s southern end is surrounded by the Willoughby State Forest, which includes Mount Pisgah, Mount Hor, and Bartlett Mountain (Vermont).

Lake Willoughby, Vermont, in Autumn Poster

Summer houses line the shore of Lake Willoughby, Vermont. Autumn colors dazzle the eye at the season ends.

Lake Willoughby, Vermont, in Autumn Postcard

Lake Willoughby, Vermont, In Autumn.

Autumn at Lake Willoughby, Vermont Poster

Autumn at Lake Willoughby, Vermont.

Sentinel Rock State Park, Westmore, Vermont Square Wall Clock

A clock featuring Sentinel Rock State Park overlooking Lake Willoughby, Vermont.

Sentinel Rock State Park, Westmore, Vermont Square Wall Clock

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Watercolor Brushstrokes Shirts, Shoes, Bags and More

Watercolor brushstrokes — both delicate and bold — adorn these “All-Over Printed Unisex Tank” shirts available in sizes from XS toXL.

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Custom designs printed in vibrant prints

 

Step out of the box in a pair of unique custom sneakers! Each pair of custom High Top ZIPZ® shoes is designed so you can change your style as often as you’d like to match any mood, occasion, or outfit. A fresh look at sneakers, ZIPZ® shoes give you a one-of-a-kind way to express yourself!

  • Unisex sizing: 4-13 Men’s | 6-15 Women’s
  • Material: Durable canvas tops, rubber soles
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Florida Beach Sunrises and Sunsets

Surrounded by water on three sides, the peninsula state of Florida is a fabulous place to view sunrises and sunsets on the beautiful beaches. In the United States, Florida is second only to Alaska in number of coastline miles. Florida has 1,350 miles (2,170 km) of beaches, coastline and shores.

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Pelicans Posters, Cards and More

Pelicans are fascinating birds. I love how they dive into the water to catch a fish or how they hang around beaches keeping an eye on fishermen, hoping for a handout. Or just sitting quietly and serenely on a post or boat.

Here’s the scoop on the birds that scoop up fish! Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that make up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterized by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped-up contents before swallowing. The bills, pouches, and bare facial skin of all species become brightly colored before the breeding season. The eight modern pelican species have a patchy global distribution, ranging latitudinally from the tropics to the temperate zone, though they are absent from interior South America and from polar regions and the open ocean.

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Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach, Oregon

Foggy Morning on Cannon Beach, Oregon Card

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These two photographs of Cannon Beach, Oregon, are available on Zazzle as greeting cards, posters and photo prints and can be transferred to a wide range of other products.

On an August morning, fog shrouds Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast. Windswept cypress trees frame Haystack Rock in the distance. You can see the tiny forms of people and dogs walking on the beach.

Haystack Rock is protected as a marine sanctuary, as part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Haystack Rock is one of the most recognizable and popular attractions on the Oregon coast. Its intertidal area is one of Oregon’s seven Marine Gardens.

The first recorded journey by an American to what is now Cannon Beach was made by William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in early 1805. Clark and several of his companions, including Sacagawea, visited the beach on January 10, 1806. They encountered a group of Native Americans from the Tillamook tribe who were boiling blubber of a beached whale for storage. Clark and his party bartered for 300 pounds (140 kg) of blubber and some whale oil before returning to Fort Clatsop. A wooden whale sculpture commemorating the encounter between Clark’s group and the Tillamooks is in a small park at the northern end of Hemlock Street

In 1846, a cannon from the US Navy schooner Shark washed ashore just north of Arch Cape, a few miles south of the community. The city was later named for this cannon, which can be seen in the city’s museum.

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Frenchie Dog is Shocked! Happy Birthday Humor Card

This fawn-colored French Bulldog with a black nose wears a shocked expression. She’s expressing amazement when a friend refuses to look any older.

You can personalize these cards with any name or text. Click on the link to read the text inside, which you can also change or delete. Available in three sizes: 5 x 7 inches, 4 x 5.6 inches and 8.5 x 11 inches, and two paper types: matte and semi-gloss.

 

The French Bulldog originated in 19th Century Nottingham, England, where lace makers decided to breed a smaller, miniature, lap version of the English Bulldog that was referred to as a “toy” bulldog. In the 1860s, when the Industrial Revolution drove the craftsmen to France, they took their dogs with them. The toy bulldogs became popular in France and were given the name the “French Bulldog.” The breed eventually made its way back to England for dog shows. The British weren’t happy with the name “French” given to a dog that was originally from England, however the name “French Bulldog” stuck.

French bulldogs are sturdy, compact, stocky little dog, with a large square head that has a rounded forehead and a flat face. They have round, prominent dark eyes that are set wide apart. Their bat-shaped ears stand erect.

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Beautiful Golf Courses

“The Ocean Course at Hokuala, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii” by Catherine Sherman.

The Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is well situated along the coast of Kauai, Hawaii near the town of Lihue. Lucky golfers can play this course in a tropical paradise year round.

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Chairs at the Eighteenth Hole, Kiawah Island Poster

Chairs at the Eighteenth Hole, Kiawah Island Poster

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Adirondack chairs are lined up to watch golfers come onto the green of the eighteenth hole of a golf course on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Beyond are the dunes, the beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

Lucky golfers traverse the lush fairway of Poipu Bay Golf Course on the island of Kauai, in the Hawaiian Islands. The course is adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa on the sunny south shore of Kauai. The course was created from a rolling plateau eight stories above the Pacific Ocean and framed by verdant mountains.

Alligators at Osprey Point Golf Course Postcard

Alligators at Osprey Point Golf Course Postcard

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Two alligators bask in the sun at a pond on Osprey Point Golf Course, one of five golf courses in Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. Several more alligators were lounging elsewhere and also lurking in the water. The Osprey Point course at Kiawah Island was designed by Tom Fazio and is recognized as one of the “50 Best Golf Courses for Women” by Golf for Women magazine. The Osprey point course is a par 72 course. It measures 6,932 yards (6,339 m) from the tournament tees, and it has a slope rating of 73.3/135. American alligators are found in the southeast United States and live in freshwater environments, such as ponds, marshes, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and swamps, as well as in brackish environments. When they construct alligator holes in the wetlands, they increase plant diversity and provide habitat for other animals during droughts.

A camel sand trap lures golf balls on a golf course in Medinah, Illinois.

“Fifth Green, Ironhorse Golf Course, Leawood, Kansas” by Catherine Sherman.

Golfers walk on the cart path on the Ironhorse Golf Course, Leawood, Kansas. In the foreground is the Fifth Green, flanked by two sand traps. In the background is a lake.

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Aloha

Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii!

Happy Day!

A tourist wearing a red Hawaiian shirt featuring hibiscus flowers photographs the rain forest in the Volcano Wilderness area of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

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Surfers ride waves off of the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. On the back of the card, a female surfers rides a board onto the beach.

These fragrant flowers called Plumeria are often used in leis and garlands. In modern Polynesian culture, a plumeria blossom can be worn by women to indicate their relationship status – over the right ear if seeking a relationship, and over the left if taken.

An adorable tabby kitten pretends to be a big cat hiding in the jungle. Another view of this kitty is on the back of the…

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