More from Out and About in Maine

Stories and picture about places we’ve been and people we’ve met in Maine!

Summer Solstice

On this Summer Solstice, I went in search of Lupins. The tall spired flowers are my favorite thing about June. Seas of purply blossoms fill the landscape, brightening fields, providing … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Down at the River

Cruising past the river today I paused to watch this Bald Eagle leisurely enjoy his lunch. Once the eagle took off, the gulls moved in so quickly it was as … Continue reading

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A Mother-Daughter Adventure Day

For Mother’s Day, Hannah said she wanted to take me to breakfast and then on a hike – mother/daughter day of adventure. We could go and do whatever I wanted. … Continue reading

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Small But Mighty on Pigeon Hill

The rain let up for one glorious day this week. After what seemed like a week’s worth of chores, Hannah and I headed to Pigeon Hill. We debated taking Gidget … Continue reading

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Hooded Merganser’s on the Beaver Pond

On the tail of writing about beavers, I spotted a most unusual couple on the beaver pond today.   I first thought they were bufflehead. Once loaded on my computer, … Continue reading

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A Winter Beach Walk

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I’ve got a case of cabin fever. I felt the need to get out and about today, but with all of this snow, there aren’t many places to hike. Pondering … Continue reading

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Barred Owl on the Barrens

If you’ve been visiting me here at my Downest Thunder Farm blog for any length of time, you know I’m passionate about owls. I have yearned to capture one on … Continue reading

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The Surf at Schoodic Point

I had great ambition for a hike today. The thermometer was above freezing and the skies were blue. Then I stepped outside and realized the wind was whipping. Brrr. My … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide

dead barred owl

Cruising along US Route 1 today, I spied a bundle on the edge of the road. As I passed I processed what it might be and my curiosity got the … Continue reading

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Sunset at Schoodic

A three-hour lunch with a good friend at the Pickled Wrinkle (Isn’t that a great name for a pub?) was a wonderful way to spend a Friday afternoon. That’s how … Continue reading

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Morning Eagle Sighting

I spotted this juvenile bald eagle studying the frozen river yesterday. On my return trip some time later, she was still there, although I almost missed her, she blended in … Continue reading

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An End of the Year Treat

Hannah and I braved the chilly afternoon with a walk by the river to work off some of the molasses cookies we’ve enjoyed over the holiday. Although there’s little snow … Continue reading

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Autumn Geese

I spied this flock of geese late afternoon last weekend. I parked and slowly wandered towards them, snapping pictures with my camera. They were on alert but seemed to grow … Continue reading

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Exploring McClellan with Gidget

A crisp November afternoon found Hannah, Gidget, and me at McClellan Park. We’d planned to walk the short trails but instead spent the afternoon scrambling across the rocks; a picture … Continue reading

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Autumn Dawning

Autumn arrived two weeks ago with little fanfare. Despite lovely warm days, the nights have been downright cold. Every morning this week I’ve sat in the car waiting for the … Continue reading

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Beach Treasures

October 1st. Hannah and I spent another afternoon combing the beach. Last week she was knee deep searching for pretty white rocks to use in some yet to be decided … Continue reading

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Tiny Island at Dusk

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After being away at a conference since Monday, it felt so good to be driving home on familiar roads. I always enjoy the view of this tiny island with Cadillac … Continue reading

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Island in the Mist

This little island in the mist caught my eye during today’s travels – 0ne of hundreds dotting the Maine coast. And the fading color of the marsh grasses almost more … Continue reading

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A Girl and Her Dog

A hike with Hannah was the best possible way to end a week that didn’t seem as if was ever going to end. Despite the fact that I wanted nothing … Continue reading

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A Field Transformed

I’ve shared pictures of this field before. Here’s it is in June with the Lupine in bloom. The same field yesterday as the sun began to set. BikeMaine, a week-long … Continue reading

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