2013 Christmas Ornament

2013 Christmas Ornament – A Puffin!

December 12, 2013 - Regular readers of my blog may recall that I cross-stitch an ornament every year for our Christmas tree.  This year’s subject was a no-brainer – what was one of the most incredible things we did this year?  Go see puffins, of course! I thought the ornament turned out pretty well.  It looks very similar to […]

Piping Plover

Sandy Point State Reservation, Massachusetts

July 28, 2013 - On our way back from Maine, Rich and I stopped at Sandy Point State Park. It’s on the southern end of an island about an hour north of Boston.  My objective was Piping Plovers, who nest in the area.  We have Piping Plovers in Florida during migration, but I haven’t had such good luck finding […]

Humpback Whale Tail

Whale-Watching in Maine

July 24, 2013 - Ever since my six-grade class did a study of marine biology with a video series called The Voyage of the Mimi, I’ve been interested in whales.  The Mimi focused specifically on humpback whales, some of the largest whales in the ocean.  So when Rich and I planned our vacation to Maine, I scheduled a whale-watching […]

Star Trails Over Maine

Star Photography In Maine!

July 22, 2013 - Rich and I are both interested in astronomy, so we were excited to go to Maine where there is so little light pollution.  Part of the reason we rented a cottage at Seaside Cottages was the easy access to a little strip of beach on the western side of Mount Desert Island.  We spent several […]

Waterfall, Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

July 20, 2013 - I think I saw a few pigs fly by the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park as Rich and I stood watching the sunrise. Yes, you read that correctly. Rich joined me for sunrise during our recent trip to Maine! It was especially nice of him because sunrise that morning was at 4:55am. […]

Atlantic Puffin Head Shot

Atlantic Puffins on Machias Seal Island

July 13, 2013 - During my recent trip to Maine I had the great privilege to visit a breeding colony of Atlantic Puffins on Machias Seal Island. Puffins are pelagic birds, meaning that they live their lives out on the open ocean. They only come to land to breed and raise their young. Can you image living your entire […]

Atlantic Puffins on Machias Seal Island

We’re Ba-ack! from an AWESOME trip to Maine!

July 11, 2013 - Rich and I just returned from an amazing week-and-a-half trip to Maine.  If you like rugged coastline, Atlantic Puffins, picturesque lighthouses and bridges, fog, sunrises, and stars, then stay tuned to my blog for the next few weeks.  I have plenty of adventures to share! :) First we visited Acadia National Park, located on Mount […]