Pictures by a Maine-iac

These are photos of some of the places and things you can see in Maine

In JRR Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Rings", he describes a magical place called Lothlorien (where the Elves are ruled over by Lord Celeborn and Lady Galadriel) with these words:

"...Frodo stood a while lost in wonder. It seemed to him that he had stepped through a high window that looked on a vanished world. A light was upon it for which his language had no name. All that he saw now was shapely, but the shapes seemed at once clear cut, as if they had been first concieved and drawn at the uncovering of his eyes, and ancient as if they had endured for ever. He saw no color but those he knew, gold and white and blue and green, but they were fresh and poignant, as if he had at that moment first perceived them and made for them names new and wonderful. In winter here no heart could mourn for summer or for spring. No blemish or sickness or deformity could be seen in anything that grew upon the earth."


"Lothlorien".....just 2 miles from my doorstep. (Thanks, RedDog, for this photo from your digital camera!)


"He [Frodo] turned and saw that Sam was now standing beside him, looking round with a puzzled expression, and rubbing his eyes as if he was not sure that he was awake. 'It's sunshine and bright day, right enough,' he said. 'I thought that Elves were all for moon and stars, but this is more elvish than anything I ever heard tell of. I feel as if I was inside a song, if you take my meaning.'

Haldir looked at them, and he seemed indeed to take the meaning of both thought and word. He smiled. 'You feel the power of the Lady of the Galadrim,' he said. 'Would it please you to climb with me up Cerin Amroth?'..."


A second photo of "Lothlorien" - taken July 6, 2003
(copyright 2003 by D. Emmons)

"...They followed him as he stepped lightly up the grass-clad slopes. Though he walked and breathed, and about him living leaves and flowers were stirred by the same cool wind as fanned his face, Frodo felt that he was in a timeless land that did not fade or change or fall into forgetfulness. When he had gone and passed again into the outer world, still Frodo the wanderer from the Shire would walk there, upon the grass among the elanor and nephredil in fair Lothlorien."

from "The Fellowship of the Ring" copyright J.R.R. Tolkien 1965


Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth
Photograph by D. Emmons/scanned by B. Garrett


Same place, different mood...and shot with my new EOS Rebel SLR
Copyright 2003 by D. Emmons
Although I now make my home in the south of the state (where the Portland Head Light is a day trip), I grew up in Central Maine, best known as the area where Stephen King lives.

Stephen King's house
Copyright 1997 by D. Emmons/scanned by B. Garrett

His house in Bangor was a common sight when I visited my mother (until she moved to Brewer), as we'd walk past it to get from her apartment to the nearest playground. His wrought iron fence is something he had specially made:

(both photos copyright D. Emmons - April 2004)

- and quite disturbing for young children.....*grin*

The following photos are from a camping trip in 2003, which took place on Columbus Day Weekend.


Looking from Cadillac Mountain toward Dorr Mountain on a cloudy day
Copyright October 2003 by D. Emmons


Bass Harbor Light in Southwest Harbor
Copyright October 2003 by D. Emmons


Deer crossing the Loop Trail (aka the main driving path around Acadia National Park)
Copyright October 2003 by D. Emmons


Our camp fire after dark
But is that a woodland spirit I see in the background?
(Nah - just Hubby tending the fire....*grin*)
Copyright October 2003 by D. Emmons


The rocky coast of Maine in Acadia National Park
Copyright October 2003 by D. Emmons


A new find this year: Seal Cove Pond in Acadia
Copyright October 2003 by D. Emmons


A breaking wave at Thunder Hole
Copyright October 2003 by D. Emmons


Fort Knox overlooking Prospect Harbor
NOT the Fort Knox that has the money - just a fun place to visit...
Copyright October 2003 by D. Emmons

I've also been "practicing" with the new camera by taking photos of some of the local wildlife.


Wild turkeys visiting a neighbor
both photos copyright March 2004 by D. Emmons


Migrating geese on a stop-over in Yarmouth (both photos copyright April 2004 by D. Emmons)

And, finally, a pair of deer slipping off into the trees (copyright April 2004 by D. Emmons)

This photo would have been better if someone hadn't honked when they were eating in the field

New from 4/19/12: One of Maine's most popular tourist spots - the Old Orchard Beach Pier before the tourists have come
(copyright 2012 by D.Emmons)


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