Tag Archives: Nature

Cosmic Cellar

Leg 2 of the Casco Bay watershed project picked up where leg 1 left off, under a bridge on the Sebago to Sea trail as I continued my run up the Presumpscot river toward Sebago Lake. I cruised under the bridge and headed into the … Continue reading

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Jessie James’ Magic Garden

There are many tales to tell about my experience of Grand Manan this summer.  The island has weathered some tough losses, which I’ll share about in future posts. Today I want to tell you about the garden of Jessie James and Anne Mitchell. I’m … Continue reading

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Brain Space

  It’s been a week since I left my full time academic job, and I’ve been immersed in the pleasures of organizing drawers and closets, tossing heaps of files on the recycling bin, relaxing into running adventures, and launching into … Continue reading

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Frogs, Moss, and Emerald Pools of Water

I’m writing from the Hewnoaks Artist Colony where I’m immersed in a week long residency. In addition to drawing bees, frogs, maps, and experimenting with new compositional strategies, I’ve been reading, writing, and enjoying the reflective time that artistic solitude … Continue reading

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Keeping the Sun on My Right

I left the Maine International Conference on the Arts inspired and ready for the next stop on my road trip: Grand Manan Island, where I had promised to close up the family cottage for the winter. I took the airline … Continue reading

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Circuitous Trails

Last week, I spent 3 days at the Maine International Conference on the Arts, which took place on the U. Maine, Orono campus. There were a number of excellent workshops and performances and, since the campus includes a forest filled … Continue reading

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Bedrock Real

At 1600 acres, Tide Mill is the largest farm out of the 12 on my list. Located in Edmunds, Maine, it’s also the most remote. As with every farm I’ve visited so far, their income (from organic chicken, pork, beef, … Continue reading

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