Archive for the ‘Maine’ Category

Something to get your Monday morning off and running. These were taken in Maine last month.






Click to view large. It is so worth it just to feel your eyeballs vibrate.

I have been to Maine before, but only on a pass-through basis. My favorite time was a border crossing from Quebec years ago: one guy, a little cabin, requisite flags, and thick woods all around  You could easily have walked across the border 50 feet on either side of the guard-hut and no one would have been the wiser.

However,  if the myriad yellow caution signs were to be believed, the place was evidently overrun with moose . So maybe those woods were saturated with guard-mooses.


“A Møøse once bit my sister …”

Wabi Sabi drags herself back to the task at hand…

Before I go wandering off again, let me get to my point…and I do have one.

 I am a huge fan of Edward Hopper and driving through southern Maine felt like I was moving around on the edges of one of his paintings.

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Leading me to the following:


Overcome with excitement,  I messaged two of my friends to announce that I had just photographed a Hopper lighthouse.

Except…I didn’t.

This is the Nubble or Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York Beach, Maine. It’s not one that Hopper painted, though the components are all familiar.

A different crop,  looking for the most “Hopperesque” effect:

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I keep returning to my books on Hopper to see if MAYBE I missed this particular picture, but I didn’t. It matters not. As far as I’m concerned, this is still a Hopper lighthouse. He just didn’t get around to painting it in his lifetime.

If you are still gnawing on the Monty Python/Holy Grail opening moose credits, let me help you out:

“A Møøse once bit my sister …

 No realli!  She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge – her brother-in-law – an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies:  “The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist”, “Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink”.”