The Lighthouse: Portland Head Light

“Steadfast, serene, immovable, the same, Year after year, through all the silent night Burns on forevermore that quenchless flame, Shine on that inextinguishable light!” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Lighthouse”   I have always loved lighthouses. I’ve photographed lighthouses lining Lake Michigan and Erie, the coast of Maine and the Eastern seaboard, the lights in California,Continue reading “The Lighthouse: Portland Head Light”

The Maine I Love: Photos from the Docks

  “Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables In land-locked Ohio, the sea is an enviable thing. When we lived in Prague, its location, too, wasContinue reading “The Maine I Love: Photos from the Docks”

America: Land of the Free

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war’s desolation. Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: “In GodContinue reading “America: Land of the Free”

The Story of a Rose on Both Sides of the Ocean

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) -Shakespeare About six years ago, anticipating a roadtrip vacation to Maine from our home in Cincinnati, I saved up many pennies and bought my first SLR camera. (For those who don’t knowContinue reading “The Story of a Rose on Both Sides of the Ocean”

Finding Inspiration

“If we live to be 100 years old, we will have only experienced Spring 100 times” … if we’re paying attention.  –unknown Sometimes, life takes our breath away. One July, while camping at Acadia National Park in Maine, I stood in silent wonder at the unexpected and magnificent beauty of a vast field of lupineContinue reading “Finding Inspiration”

A More Beautiful Place

A few years ago, we enjoyed a summer vacation in Maine, the camping kind involving a tent and hiking boots. Since it was not the first time we’d traveled around Maine, we had an idea of what to look forward to—the rocky coastline, the sleepy clapboard villages, the saltsprayed restaurants serving mouthwatering blueberry pie andContinue reading “A More Beautiful Place”