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New Portland’s Wire Bridge

All the ice is gone from the Carrabassett River in New Portland, and the river is flowing beautifully beneath the historic Wire Bridge. Photo…

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Solon Sunset

Things are greening up at the Robbins Hill Scenic Overlook on Route 201 in Solon. The view is beautiful from here at any time…

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Pineland daffodils

Driving through Pineland in New Gloucester, I discovered a lovely glad of daffodils beneath a canopy of pines. Spring is definitely here!

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Shawnee Peak at sunrise

It may be the first day of spring, but there’s still snow at Bridgton’s Shawnee Peak! The “island” in the foreground will soon be…

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Saco River at Fryeburg

I’m used to the Saco River as it enters the ocean at Biddeford. But I learned that it actually starts at Saco Lake in…

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Old Bridgton mill on Stevens Brook

I love stopping by here each spring when the water is raging down Stevens Brook. Although the mill no longer operates, the waterwheel mechanism…

Casco Bay morning

Early this morning was a silvery blue and gray sky over Casco Bay and Fort Scammel, Portland. Photo taken May 9, 2016.

Sign of spring

Nothing says “spring” like the beautiful steam coming off a fresh pile of mulch! Photo taken at a Falmouth garden center May 5, 2016.

Higgins Beach surfer

Best spectator sport in the area! Higgins Beach in Scarborough is home to many (if not most) Portland-area surfers. Last Saturday’s surf wasn’t kind,…

Dyer Cove lichen

At the end of Two Lights Road in Cape Elizabeth is Dyer Cove, a cozy little beach protected by a solid outcropping of granite….

Parsonsfield-Porter covered bridge art

The Paddleford trusses and laminated arches of the historic Parsonsfield-Porter covered bridge are engineering art at its finest. But the flat surfaces prove irresistible…