Monday, November 23, 2009
You will find lighthouses on both coasts of the US, lighthouses on the great lakes and some lighthouses on the shores of other countries.
There are also a wide variety of lenses on lighthouse gifts and decor, as well as some interesting lighthouse lore.
Stop by for a visit and leave us a note, we'd love to hear from you.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Stop by the link below to find more on this and other stories.
Friday, September 18, 2009
When I visited Currituck Lighthouse in August I was able to go into the lighthouse and takes some photographs. On my lens I give you a pictorial view where you will be able to see the inside of the lighthouse. I show photos of the lighthouse grounds, the entrance and display on the first landing and best of all you can look up the winding spiral staircase inside the lighthouse.
Please join me on my tour of Currituck Lighthouse
Friday, September 4, 2009
Here are comments from Heather on her interest in lighthouses.
I think the best way to describe our fascination with lighthouses is what I wrote on one of our lighthouse lenses: ...worldwide they symbolize Hope to sea navigators. In a storm they are the beacon guiding sailors home to a safe shore, in the dark, a bright light in the darkness, in the daylight, a tall beacon marking safety...to all they say Welcome...you are almost home. What a comforting thought!
Plus they are anciently designed architectural wonders. They must withstand the rigors of sea water, sea air, storms and waves. And they must be the exact size to accommodate the lanterns themselves. Even though we don't actually need them any more, they remind us of the time long ago when maritime activity depended on them. In short they are a link to our past. Rich and I like that reminder.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I love lighthouses and I love Christmas ornaments so writing a lens on Lighthouse Christmas Ornaments was a natural for me. I hope you enjoy the selection that I've picked for you.
photo from Creative Commons -photographer ronnie44052
Monday, August 31, 2009
While visiting the Outer Banks, we made a trip over to Roanoke Island. Here we found a wonderful replica of the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. The original lighthouse was a screw-pile cottage style light that stood in the bay on the southern edge of the island. It fell into the Sound when it was being moved and in 2004 the Town of Manteo dedicated a replica of the lighthouse.
This replica sits on the end of the pier on the waterfront in Manteo. Inside the lighthouse are exhibits on the old lighthouse and educational information on lighthouses. It was definately a worthwhile visit. You can read more about my visit and view my photographs at squidoo.com/roanoke-island
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Did you know that the lighthouses of the Outer Banks are each painted a different design so that the ships could easily tell where they were in relation to the coast? In the 1800's when these lighthouses were built they didn't have the navigational guides that are available today, designing each lighthouse differently was a great aid to the mariners.
Cape Hatteras lighthouse was painted in a black and white spiraled design. Read more about Cape Hatteras at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Ocracoke Island is a wonderful place to visit. It has a beautiful lighthouse, which is one of the oldest working lighthouses in North Carolina. In addition, it is a wonderful quaint small town with great little shops and restaurants and some of the best beaches in America. In fact in 2007, it was named America's #1 Beach !
In this lens Ocracoke Island , I take you on a pictorial view of the island. Enjoy!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Here is a lens that talks about my interest in lighthouses and gives a listing of all of the lenses that I have written on lighthouses. Do you have a favorite lighthouse? Stop by and leave me a note. I'm always looking for new lighthouses to visit and photograph. Lighthouse Lensography
Friday, July 10, 2009
Here are Johns comments on his interest in lighthouses.
I am a lifelong lighthouse enthusiasts. As a boy I was able to see and
explore Assateague Island Lighthouse which is near my home town. Later as an
adult I developed a passion for saltwater fishing, which exposed me to many of
the lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia Coast and
eventually to more distant ports such as Cape May, NJ, New Bedford, MA and
When I started creating websites, it was a logical step to include
lighthouses in the content of several sites. For instance,
features news, articles and photo galleries about Assateague Island Lighthouse.
Another site that relies heavily on lighthouse content is
CafePress store at
http://www.cafepress.com/outdoorsusa also features several sections of
Squidoo is an excellent tool for sharing lighthouse information, art and
links. My lighthouse lenses include
Please stop by Lighthouse Enthusiasts to wish John well and you may also want to visit John's newest sit at Nautical Art.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
If you love lighthouses I have just the accessories for you. I was amazed at all the great lighthouse kitchen items that are available. I found great teapots, salt and pepper shakers, clocks, a wonderful strainer and so much more.
Be sure to check out my lens on Lighthouse Kitchen Decor.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Does your outdoor living area need a facelift? Lighthouse Decor can brighten up that drab area around your garden, deck or patio. This lens will show you a variety of lighthouse decor priced just for the budget minded. From Welcome Mats to Birdhouses you will find them at Lighthouses for your Garden.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I have just returned from a trip to Florida where I was able to set up my tripod and photograph the Jupiter lighthouse at night. There is a light reflecting at the lighthouse and I love the way you can see the light from the lens and the bright red lighthouse against the evening sky. You can see more of my Jupiter photos at my
Saturday, March 28, 2009
When our cruise ship pulled into to Nassau harbor I was excited to see this wonderful lighthouse. I was able to photograph the lighthouse from various angles and times of day. We could see the lighthouse from the deck of the ship while we were in port.
I have added several products with the Nassau lighthouse image on my Zazzle shop.
To see more of my photos from Nassau check out my lens at Nassau Lighthouse.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Lighthouse enthusiasts, this is the group to join or just stop by for a visit!
Friday, January 30, 2009