The Maine
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Category: We All Have Our Reasons

The Great Schooner Race 2015

Rockland Photographer Jim Dugan hitched a ride on the schooner Mary Day for the Great Schooner Race on July 3.

Monitoring The Islands With MITA

photographs and text by Jim Dugan The Maine Island Trail Association cares for — and provides access to — over 200 islands and mainland sites on the Maine coast. MITA’s mission is dual: stewardship and access. During the summer, a dedicated group of volunteer “Monitor Skippers” keeps regular tabs on the islands. The skippers drive […]

We All Have Our Reasons: #83

photograph by Linda Zeigler Grazing peacefully as the afternoon glides toward evening. I walked through the woods to watch them. I felt their peace and remembered to breathe in my own.

We All Have Our Reasons: #57

Today’s view from the tallest cliffs on the coast of Maine:

We All Have Our Reasons: #756

From our friend Dave: We walk downtown and the folks we meet offer such kindness and support and encouragement — I am so grateful. Many of the people I talk to are Cancer Survivors, and they inspire me. I am healing – every day is a bit better than the day before. I am grateful beyond […]

We All Have Our Reasons: #75

A sure sign of spring in Maine: the local ice cream shack opens before a single leaf buds on any tree. Thanks to Lianne McCluskey for this shot.

We All Have Our Reasons: #…enough already, this is not one of them

A recent photo and comment thread posted to facebook: Commenter 1: Mt. Battie, 10,000 BCE Photographer: This is the snowdrift in front of my house.  Commenter 1: In 10,000 BCE? Photographer: Today. Commenter 1: Oh. Commenter 2: North Face? Commenter 1: And without oxygen tanks! Photographer: We have a really good plow guy. Commenter 3: Is that […]

We All Have Our Reasons: #589

A recent status update on facebook: I’m starting to name the snow banks around our driveway: Matterhorn, Eiger, McKinley….

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