All Seasons: Otis Cove Cabin, Maine

I go for a hike almost every day and cover a lot of the same ground, over and over, in all weather and in all seasons. Exploring new terrain is always exciting, but there is something deeply satisfying about getting to know a trail and the landscape on foot. When I hike, my camera is almost always around my neck and I’ve come to notice that along well-known trails I often stop to take photos from nearly the exact same spots. By following my artist’s eye for lining up a balanced shot, I’ve amassed a collection of photos of the same scenes, taken from the same spots, at different times of the year, all over the country. I call this series “All Seasons”.

I spent this past winter living on the coast of Maine, on the Saint George Peninsula, near the tiny town of Tenants Harbor. Winter in Maine is cold and snowy, but exquisitely beautiful. Despite the deep snow and frequent storms, I still got out for a walk almost every day all winter long. One of my favorite daily treks took me out to Otis Cove, a small inlet on the Saint George River on its way to the North Atlantic. On the edge of Otis Cove was an empty cabin. Hopefully, somebody lives there in the summer months because it’s a lovely place with a terrific view of the water, but all winter long, I was the only visitor.

Otis Cove Cabin, October

Otis Cove Cabin, First Ice Storm, November

Otis Cove Cabin, Deep Freeze, December

Otis Cove Cabin, Snow Storm, February

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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