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These are a few of my favorite things....


This is one of my favorite places....


The view of Mt. Katahdin, in Baxter State Park in the spring. The Park is known for its natural beauty, miles of hiking trails, and wildlife. Visitors are treated to the best wildlife viewing in the northeast with thousands of moose and deer calling the north woods home.


Of course sunflowers love nature....


While moose and deer are common in all of Maine, they are particularly plentiful in the northern region. The woods are thick with much of the land owned by the paper companies. The park land is protected territory and was a gift to the state. The stipulation of the gift is that the land remain untouched with only necessary maintenence so that we may enjoy it. Here it is illegal to pick a wildflower or cut a tree. All paper company land is also available for recreational use. While the park itself is closed in the winter, the paper company land is groomed with hundreds of miles of inter-connected snowmobile trails. Snowmobile enthusiasts come from all over to enjoy winter.

This is my favorite hobby....

This piece by Kelly Jefferson illustrates the beauty in this art form. Creating beautiful letters is both relaxing and rewarding. I've been enjoying calligraphic lettering for approximately 18 years. I have taught the art to others in adult education and sold some pieces, but my motivation is what I personally derive from it.









How about a little winter fun?

Although sunflowers are not particularly fond of Maine winters, nothing makes them more bearable then a good day on the slopes! There's no feeling like shooshing down a hill, the wind in your face, at great speeds! Even if we can't make it to the slopes, there's lots of open areas for cross country skiing too. That really works the muscles! I have yet to try snowboarding, but that's become very popular too!



The way to enjoy summer.....

Acadia National Park is a great place to enjoy some of what little summer we do have. With breathtaking views and natural wonders, this is a must see! Here the mountains rise from the sea. Whether it's rock climbing, trail hiking, bike riding, or bird watching that you enjoy, this place has it all! Visitors flock here not only to enjoy the sightseeing and activities, but also to sink their teeth into the best lobsters in the world.







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