Category Archives: The East

Mainely craft: Inside Windsor Chairmakers

Touring Maine doesn’t only mean frequenting tourist shops filled with lobster magnets, moose-shaped chocolates, and blueberry muffin mixes.  It also means, at least for us, looking for quality products designed and created by local craftsmen.  So you can imagine that … Continue reading

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WPC: The temporary orange of sunrise in Maine

Our stay in Castine, Maine afforded us a scant view of the harbor if we stood on tiptoe in the upstairs bedroom and peered out the window. But even that was enough to alert us to the mood of the … Continue reading

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Mainely fog: Mystery morning at Castine harbor

Before I started taking pictures so fervently during our travels, I thought that a foggy day would be an unfortunate happenstance.  But a true photography expert who vacations with us at Pawleys Island each summer told me he welcomes foggy … Continue reading

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Create a spooky house using distressedfx

It all happened quite by accident.  Bert and I were riding around the area near Stockton Springs, Maine, taking pictures of stately, old New England clapboard houses.  We love plain homes best, but often point out to each other houses … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Maine’s got curves and rounds, so we’re sharing a few for this week’s  Weekly Photo Challenge:  Rounded. A stack of pumpkins at the front door of Newcastle Inn in Newcastle, Maine A bright orange life preserver at Searsport harborA potter rounds … Continue reading

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 Mainely Art: Three places we loved in Boothbay region

  In Maine, art is all around.  From colorful harbors that shimmer by day to pristine white houses standing alone near fields of wild blueberries.  Artists flock to the region for inspiration, and those of us who love to shop … Continue reading

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True Maine treasure: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Approachable and easily accessible, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is a treasure both for the state of Maine and for those of us looking for the quintessential charming white lighthouse. Established in 1827, the light sits on a unique rock promontory in … Continue reading

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WPC: Maine all aglow

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow must have had the coast of Maine in mind.  At least twice a day — and sometimes more often — Maine literally glows.  From soft reflections on harbor waters to lengthening autumn shadows … Continue reading

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Farnsworth’s exhibit “Andrew Wyeth at 100”: Remarkable!

Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, is notably a destination on its own.  But now, with an exhibit marking the centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth’s birth, a visit to this institution becomes even more compelling. Curated by Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael … Continue reading

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Different yet familiar: Peninsula Fall Festival, Blue Hill

On our resumes, we just may have to list “festivalgoer” on the space reserved for non-paying occupations.  After all, we’ve peeled crustaceans at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in Louisiana and sampled pimento cheese biscuits at Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival … Continue reading

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