Maine winter love: There are no words

We love to grouse about winter in Maine. That’s when we aren’t saying, in the middle of a blizzard or a minus 20 snap, “Hey, it’s winter in Maine, what are you going to do?”

We love it. We know we do.

And to prove it, here are some photos. And if you think that I’m just throwing a bunch of random photos that I took with my iPhone down because I’m strung out from writing writing writing, yeah, maybe I am.

Even so, look at these photos and tell me what’s not to love.

Happy Valentine’s Day (two days late) Maine!

Ferry Beach in Scarborough. Winter was just beginning. Love that low sun and long shadows.

This is on my way to the town dump. I probably have a million photos of this view, all seasons, all times of day. But the camera never does it justice. For instance, with the naked eye you can see Mount Washington in New Hampshire, but it’s barely visible here.

My love affair with the State House continues.

I’d been living in South Portland for more than a year. My first night back home I walked down to Day’s store.

I like sunrises as much as sunsets. This is out my back porch door.

Lights in the windows in winter always gives that warm cozy feeling.

It’s so great to be able to walk right out of the front door, throw on the snowshoes and enjoy a beautiful day outside.

These guys next door to my house are waiting for summer.

Belgrade Stream. Caught this one coming home from the grocery store a couple weeks ago. It was just there.


About Maureen Milliken

Maureen Milliken is the author of the Bernie O’Dea mystery series. Follow her on Twitter at @mmilliken47 and like her Facebook page at Maureen Milliken mysteries. Sign up for email updates at She hosts the podcast Crime&Stuff with her sister Rebecca Milliken.
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6 Responses to Maine winter love: There are no words

  1. Nice! Winter offers such great photo opportunities and it is especially good to see Belgrade shots from you again. I’m sure you are happy to be back in your snug house there.

  2. Maureen Milliken says:

    I am!

  3. I love the way MCW is sharing different aspects of Maine winter. Thanks for these, Maureen. My snowshoes broke. The mice at my cross country boots. I take this as a message that I need a different kind of winter?


  4. Lea Wait says:

    2018 marks the my twentieth winter in Maine … I moved here full-time in October. I still take the time to step out of day-to-day issues that confront us wherever we live, and just look around, and think how lucky I am to be in this wonderful state – 12 months of the year.

  5. Julianne says:

    Love the view out your back door! Belgrade Stream reminds me of the view up at Lake Skootamatta deep in the Ontario woods where I spent my summers as a kid. I would never live where there are no seasonal changes. It makes for a very rewarding visual experience.

  6. Barbara Ross says:

    Wonderful photos, Maureen!

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