Mars Hill

This rainy day made me think of a photo I took in Mars Hill, Maine [not in Athens, Greece]. Went in to my Flickr albums to find it, and it turns out it has already been almost five years since I shot it. I’d even left the time stamp on it. It’s certainly no candidate for National Geographic ๐Ÿ˜† but it’s personal … it very much reflects the mood of that day, even the date itself.

We used to go to Maine quite often while we still lived in Quebec. I don’t even know how many times, but we visited many different areas — not only the coast line. Gerry was [still is] into genealogy and he has family in and around the area of Mars Hill so we’ve been there a couple of times. Now we live here in Saint John since 2008, we have only one hour’s drive to Maine but we’ve only been to Calais [the border town] so far. So much here at home to explore, but I admit that there are certain places in Maine that I’d love to re-visit with the ยซrealยป camera. I wasn’t really ‘into’ photography back then … I just kept snapping …happily.

I like to go back in my files and ‘re-live’ these road trips … all the quaint, little places we visited, the scrumptious meals, the friendly people … it makes me happy I’ve been there. Especially here:

Nubble Lighthouse, ME

Nubble Lighthouse … I could hardly believe my eyes … the beauty of it, the first time I saw it and I’m happy that I have several shots I took of it.

Blogger Karina wrote two, beautiful posts about Maine … she actually lives there. Highly recommended:

This post is actually part of a series of posts I’m going to do about things I’m happy about. Marge over at the Inside Out Cafรฉ posted a suggestion today, and I thought it was a brilliant. ย All the places I’ve got to see … all the experiences I’ve had since arriving in North America 2004 … they are things I’m really happy about. Mars Hill and Nubble … they are just the beginning, because that dark photo came to mind today ๐Ÿ™‚

24 thoughts on “Mars Hill

  1. Great pictures, and reading about the lighthouse was very interesting. Michigan has many lighthouses on it’s coasts, most of which I’ve never seen… Kinda funny how looking at an old photo calls up specific memories isn’t it… Hope to see your upcoming series. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you. Lighthouses are so special and most often very picturesque. We have quite a few here in New Brunswick too. Photos can be like music or scents, when it comes to memories, methinks ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great pictures!

    Thanks for the mention, too. Wow! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maine is a fabulous place to live, and we love it so much we moved here from California in 1995…despite the fact that all our families live in California. It has always felt like “Home” to us.

    Come visit again when you can! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. We will … for sure, explore more. My friends back home say the same thing about Hawaii ..they go once a year and stay at least four weeks, more often eight..

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ It IS beautiful beyond words in real life. Around Christmas, they put up lights, outlining the lighthouse and the cottage … lots of people go there and shoot pictures of it in the dark. It’s literally awesome, with the snow and all..

  3. Hi,
    Great photos. It’s good the time stamp was still on the first one, I bet even now you would be able to see changes to the area, just imagine what it may look like in years to come. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love the lighthouse, and the buildings around it as well, makes a lovely photo.

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