Bill Trotter
Eating apples by the side of Crooked Rd. #stayouttatheroad #BarHarbor

Eating apples by the side of Crooked Rd. #stayouttatheroad #BarHarbor

Had a good day today as BDN visual journalist Ashley Conti and I took the mail boat out to Islesford to visit artist Ashley Bryan at his house. I’ll have a story about Ashley Bryan and a lifetime retrospective exhibit that was at the Islesford Historical Museum this summer (and is moving to College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor next month) within a few weeks, if not sooner.

Not bad company - if you’re standing next to Ashley Bryan.

Not bad company - if you’re standing next to Ashley Bryan.

Ashley Bryant manipulates his hand-made puppet Kwesi for BDN visual journo @ashley_l_conti.

Ashley Bryant manipulates his hand-made puppet Kwesi for BDN visual journo @ashley_l_conti.

Ashley Bryan shows Ashley Conti some of the 40-odd puppets he has made from bone, glass, wood, cloth, & papier mache.

Ashley Bryan shows Ashley Conti some of the 40-odd puppets he has made from bone, glass, wood, cloth, & papier mache.

Ashley Bryan’s scissors. He using them to make paper collage illustrations for his latest project - a book of Langston Hughes poems.

Ashley Bryan’s scissors. He using them to make paper collage illustrations for his latest project - a book of Langston Hughes poems.

Morning boat ride. Glad to have an island assignment today. #Maine

Morning boat ride. Glad to have an island assignment today. #Maine

Everybody gets one guess where I am right now. #Maine

Everybody gets one guess where I am right now. #Maine

Not a bad end to the day. #BarHarbor #Acadia #Maine

Not a bad end to the day. #BarHarbor #Acadia #Maine

A couple sits in Adirondack chairs next the Shore Path in #BarHarbor

A couple sits in Adirondack chairs next the Shore Path in #BarHarbor

Today is a rare *three* cruise ship day in #BarHarbor. Pictured here are Balmoral (at left) and the Queen Mary 2. Also in port today is Crystal Serenity. #maine #cruising

Today is a rare *three* cruise ship day in #BarHarbor. Pictured here are Balmoral (at left) and the Queen Mary 2. Also in port today is Crystal Serenity. #maine #cruising

My office window.

My office window.

Remembering #Sept11 today. A piece of steel from the World Trade Center in NYC is part of this display today at the Ellsworth Fire Dept.

Remembering #Sept11 today. A piece of steel from the World Trade Center in NYC is part of this display today at the Ellsworth Fire Dept.

Tow truck drivers pull a motorcycle out of a ditch on Rt. 3 in Trenton on Wednesday after it collided with a sedan at the Rt. 204 intersection. Traffic is backed up but injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Tow truck drivers pull a motorcycle out of a ditch on Rt. 3 in Trenton on Wednesday after it collided with a sedan at the Rt. 204 intersection. Traffic is backed up but injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.