Autumn Along the Narraguagus

Autumn Along the Narraguagus Feeling the need to get off our behinds and fit in some physical activity, Hannah and I went for a walk along the Narraguagus River this afternoon. A short trail through the woods led to the river. The trees and clouds reflected beautifully in the water. I was... Read more »

Indian Point Preserve

Indian Point Preserve Today was an Ellsworth run day – a town with stoplights 40 minutes away. The errand list included L.L. Bean, Reny’s, Tractor Supply, WalMart, two shoe stores, etc. – to shop for shoes, jeans, special chicken feed, and all types of other things we... Read more »

View of Mount Desert Island

View of Mount Desert Island The 40-minute drive to Ellsworth (the closest town with a stoplight) takes us along U.S. Route 1. There is a stretch in Sullivan where you can see Mount Desert Island across Frenchman’s Bay. It’s the money shot that never fails to capture my attention as I... Read more »

Hollingsworth Trail Hike

Hollingsworth Trail Hike It’s been a while since Hannah and I have gone for a hike. Either I’ve been over-subscribed with work (actually a good thing!) or the weather has been crappy. Today, we took advantage of the glorious weather and hiked the Hollingsworth Trail at Petit Manan... Read more »

Hot July Sunsets

Hot July Sunsets With the end of the weekend, so went the hot and humid conditions. Rarely do we endure such uncomfortable weather as we have the last four days. Summer along the Maine coast usually means warm days and comfortable nights. We don’t have air conditioning, just... Read more »

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day In 1776 John Adams wrote of Independence Day: It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. And it was. Happy 4th of... Read more »

Reappearance of the Sun

Reappearance of the Sun The sun is finally making an appearance after five days of doom and gloom associated with Hurricane Sandy. Yippee! I am ever so grateful that Maine was only touched lightly by this... Read more »

October Blueberry Barrens

October Blueberry Barrens One of the most beautiful sights you will find Downeast are the blueberry barrens in October. Lush, vibrant carpets of red fill the countryside like patchwork quilts. This picture is straight out of the camera with no color enhancement. Click on the image for a larger... Read more »

From The Top of Pigeon Hill

From The Top of Pigeon Hill Last night’s hard frost gave way to a beautiful, crisp autumn day. Hannah and I enjoyed the day with our annual hike up Pigeon Hill. This is Petit Manan Light from half-way up Pigeon Hill. We took a boat cruise out to Petit Manan in August. The views from the... Read more »

The Colors of Harvest

The Colors of Harvest On this last day of summer, we traveled to the Common Ground Fair – one of the highlights of the year for us. It’s billed: A celebration of rural living that promotes organically grown Maine produce and alternative lifestyles. We walked for miles all the... Read more »

Schoodic Point Picnic

Schoodic Point Picnic Homecation Day 8. It was a gorgeous day so we packed a picnic and took it to the Schoodic Peninsula which is part of Acadia National Park where we were on Day 6. The entrance to Schoodic is in Winter Harbor – about 30 minutes from home. (Click on images for a... Read more »

Bog Brook Cove Hike

Bog Brook Cove Hike Day three of my homecation involved a mother-daughter hike to Bog Brook Cove in Cutler, Maine. The hike out to the coast took us through a variety of terrains – fir forest, oak forest, and birch forest before we finally made it to the coast. We parked ourselves... Read more »

Downeast Blueberry Harvest

Downeast Blueberry Harvest This time of year the blueberry barrens in Downeast Maine become a sea of blue. The normally quiet countryside becomes a flurry of activity as the harvest comes in. Harvested by machine where possible, or painstakingly raked by hand. Everywhere you look, blueberries... Read more »

Snowshoeing Through Narnia

Snowshoeing Through Narnia Overnight Mother Nature dropped eight inches of snow resulting in Snow Day #2 of the year. Once the front moved out, Hannah and I strapped on our snowshoes and headed out exploring. We trooped up the woods road and then ventured into the woods. I wasn’t sure how... Read more »

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