Category Archives: Autumn Down East

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered — The Charm of Monhegan

Weathered is what draws you into Monhegan.  Oh, sure, you want to get away.  To see the island where artists find retreat.  To stroll the pathways to the lighthouse or the rock beach.  Or to steal a picture of Jamie … 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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WPC: Cheeky in Maine? Yes, and we love it!

Signs of cheekiness abound in Maine, and even if I hadn’t seen the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge this week, I would have wanted to share a little Down East humor with you.  Most of the time, Bert and I didn’t … Continue reading

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WPC: Serene mornings in Maine

It’s hard to imagine a harbor being quiet, but frequently before dawn, it’s almost silent.  No seagulls honking.  No boat horns sounding.  No one yelling to pull up another trap. And it’s even more serene if fog has blanketed the … 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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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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