Vacation with a Writer’s Eye

Kate Flora: I’m back at my desk today after a mini-vacation up to Nova Scotia, so today I thought I’d share some of my trip photos, so you can see what I tend to photograph when I’m traveling.

For example, taking a hike after visiting Roosevelt’s house at Campobello, I couldn’t resist taking these pictures. Don’t they look like something that belongs on a book cover?

An uncomfortable forest
An uncomfortable forest
Just tree roots or something that will move as soon as your back is turned?
Just tree roots or something that will move as soon as your back is turned?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Or perhaps there are perfectly innocent things that no one else would think twice about, but I look at and immediately imagine the story possibilities, like these:

It's not that the man is drinking so heavily, but simply that at a winery they bring you many tastes in many glasses...but this photo without a caption?
It’s not that the man is drinking so heavily, but simply that at a winery they bring you many tastes in many glasses…but this photo without a caption?
Other people in the parking lot see a large brownish tank. I think of the great molasses flood in Boston that drowned many people.
Other people in the parking lot see a large brownish tank. I think of the great molasses flood in Boston that drowned many people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How about what a writer sees when she peers down into the water?

Yes...eerie. But it's just a lobsterman's glove caught on a rope.
Yes…eerie. But it’s just a lobsterman’s glove caught on a rope.

But just so you’ll know–it’s not all dark. There are the obvious things–like birds, and flowers and sunsets. And now, the well of imagination refilled, I’m back at my desk, sharing these little bits with you.

Okay...so maybe it's a little dark to take a picture of black grass, and imagining the kind of interesting garden it could grow in?
Okay…so maybe it’s a little dark to take a picture of black grass, and imagining the kind of interesting garden it could grow in?
Unflappable heron in the garden, Halixfas
Unflappable heron in the garden, Halixfax
Sunset in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia
Sunset in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia
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