Ladder Company 3 Fire Truck.

Discover Prompt 7: Below

A headline in our Knoxville News-Sentinel today announced: New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.” Associated Press What it means for those of us who are staying at home, watching the news intensely, and wondering if we really […]

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Aglow in morning light, a lone tethered boat stands ready.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunrise at Acadia Dock

Coastal Maine offers glorious sunrises if you’re willing to wake up early, bundle yourself in layers, and stand on a dock for the morning show. And you’re never alone.  From birds gliding overhead to lobstermen checking traps before dawn, docks like Acadia in Castine put on a spectacle like no other. Dawn comes in layers.  […]

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An ancient elm stands almost as tall as the steeple on Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine.

Elms of Castine, Maine

Considered almost sacred in Castine, Maine, are the stately elms hovering over private residences, shops, and the charming streets of this tucked-away town.  Even the free walking tour map entitled “Under The Elms and By The Sea” focuses on two aspects of Castine that residents (permanent and sometime) and visitors look for year after year. […]

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Daybreak: Lighthouse hill, Monhegan

Getting to Monhegan

Once you’ve fallen in love with the idea of seeing Monhegan Island for yourself, you have to figure out how to get there.  And, as you might expect, it’s easier to get there during tourist season (May to Columbus Day in October) than it is off-season.  Since we were coming from Castine “up north,” we […]

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Five places to see: Monhegan Island, Maine

It’s no wonder artists and writers hole up in Monhegan.  The entire island could fittingly be called “land that time forgot.”  Weathered gray shingled houses, grass growing through piles of lobster traps, dirt paths proud to be left alone — it all adds up to the lure of a scene you can’t make up nor […]

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With a rocky shore for a side yard, this house faces the elements on the island of Monhegan.

Out of this world: Monhegan Island, Maine

Much of Maine could be said to be out of this world — the raw beauty of its rocky coastline, old-style clapboard homes dotting the landscape, and the quiet that falls over the state after Columbus Day when residents hunker down for long, cold winters.  But nowhere was an other-worldly experience more pronounced for us […]

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No boaters in sight: Stonington, Maine

Still morning in Stonington, Maine

October in Maine offers colorful leaves and paths to lighthouses teeming with tourists, but some days during early morning hours are simply still.  Especially at Stonington. One of our favorite places to visit in Maine, Stonington is a working harbor where more than 300 boats bring in some of the biggest lobster hauls in the […]

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