More from Out and About in Maine

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

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

roque bluffs winter selfie

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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Shorebirds

An entire summer has passed and I’ve just made my first outing to the beach. It’s not as if it’s far away. It’s just that life has been so busy … Continue reading

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Chase’s Daily

Last summer I waxed poetic about the best grilled cheese I’d ever had. Today we returned to Chase’s Daily and the 90-minute drive on a gorgeous September day was worth … Continue reading

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On the Marsh Today

A lull between meetings today had me sitting on the edge of a marsh listening, watching and snapping pictures. Two herons scurried away as I settle in to watch. I … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Ordinary

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Sometimes it’s the truly mundane that catches my eye. The other day, when I was wandering the Incredible Edible Milbridge Market Garden, I spied this absolutely stunning cabbage. Yup, a … Continue reading

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