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 with unique architectural details — you know, like arches and corbels and odd-shaped windows. Recently, […]

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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 the bottom of a vase at Mainely Pottery on Route 1. And who doesn’t love […]

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Afternoon glow on a line of chairs at Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor.

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 on land, there’s no shortage of photo ops in the state of Maine. Morning at […]

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Could it even dare to be a fall festival without a cart full of punkins?

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 with party stops in between.  And even it it’s trite to say: we truly have […]

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Buoys along the fence at Wiscasset Cottage Antiques.

A few glimpses of Wiscasset, Maine

There’s no rhyme nor reason for what I like to photograph.  Something indicative of the area, something different, something I just have a fondness for with no real explanation behind it.  But passing through Wiscasset, Maine for a couple of hours offered me a chance to grab hold of a few images to share. Like […]

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View from the walkway: Portland Head Light, Portland, ME

Can’t miss this one: Portland Head Light

Although we’d seen Portland Head Light once before, we looked forward to visiting what we think of as the granddaddy of lighthouses along the Maine coast.  Of course, that’s not accurate — just our impression.  After purchasing a book called The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine by Ted Panayotoff (sold in the Portland Museum of […]

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