Category Archives: Travel

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 … Continue reading

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Eclectic, creative, pure fun: the art of Peter Beerits at Nervous Nellie’s

If you’ve seen Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies at tourist destinations and grocery stores all over Maine, you may have thought you’d seen it all.  And in some ways, you have.  Those made-in-small-batches jams cooked in a steam-jacketed kettle using … Continue reading

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With renewed appreciation of shots of Bass Harbor Light

You can’t fault us.  After all, we had discovered a lovely photo of Bass Harbor Lighthouse on Mount Desert Island, Maine, on a site geared for our granddaughter:  kids.nationalgeographic.com.  It was a lovely scene — classic Maine lighthouse perched atop … Continue reading

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Shadowplay: Castine, Maine

Drive in to the small historic town of Castine on the Penobscot Bay, and you’ll notice that this isn’t the typical Maine small town.  Architecture varies from classic clapboard saltbox to stately homes with mansard roofs.  All understandable, you see, … Continue reading

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Warm up with an heirloom: Swans Island Blankets

  It would have been easy to drive past Swans Island Blankets on Maine’s Route 1.  The brown-shingled house next to a weathered barn doesn’t exactly scream, “Come in and see for yourself.”  But it should.  After all, a simple … Continue reading

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One love, one life: Celebrating 50 years together

  Celebrating 50 years of marriage. Interesting, romantic, friendly.  Sometimes up. Sometimes down. Mostly glorious, but always real. “Still lovin’ after all these years!”

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Merry Christmas 2017

Our Christmas wish to you:  May your holidays be filled with family and friends and all the joys of the season. And just for fun, we’re adding a few 2015 photos we took  in New York City where twinkling store … Continue reading

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Searching for lobstermen: a Mainely pastime

I guess it was my sister Cindy Mouch visiting from LaRue, Texas, who asked, “So, where are the Maine lobstermen?  I see lobster rolls, lobster chowder, lobster pounds, and whole lobsters on paper plates — but no lobstermen! They’ve gotta be … 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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WPC: Harbor peek in Castine, Maine

Sometimes a telephoto lens gives you just a peek of the bigger picture.  And that’s what I saw from Acadia Dock at Castine  — a reflection in still waters right before sunrise.  Just a glimpse of the whole, of course.  The … Continue reading

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