>Giving your work Names..do you do it?
November 13, 2010 §
>I don’t always, but sometimes it just seems appropriate.
We’ve been enjoying the scenic beauty of the Boston area and last weekend we trekked out to Cape Elizabeth, a town in Cumberland, Maine.
“At the southern tip of the promontory, Richmond Island was visited about 1605 by Samuel de Champlain and was the site of a trading post in 1628. John Smith explored and mapped New England in 1615, and gave names to places mainly based on the names used by Native Americans. When Smith presented his map to King Charles I he suggested that the king should feel free to change any of the “barbarous names” for “English” ones. The king made many such changes, but only four survive today, one of which is Cape Elizabeth, which Charles named in honor of his sister, Elizabeth of Bohemia.”
Extending 12 miles into open ocean, rimmed by craggy shores and sandy beaches, Cape Elizabeth marks the entrance to spectacular Casco Bay..
These photos do not for one second capture the wild electricity of this shoreline. It was wonderfully energizing and utterly magnificent. The rock alone was so beautiful I took several macro shots of just the stone, which but for the sheer size of it, you would easily mistake for petrified wood. It’s not possibe for trees to be that massive..
Very very beautiful corner of our earth~
This double strand bracelet was constructed using some of my lampwork beads reminiscent of oceanic whirls and roils of capping waves..
Thus the name, ‘Elizabeth’
This weekend we are headed to the 5 story (oh my heart) antique market in Cambridge.. we’ll see what that inspires~ 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!