Tag Archives: summer

Reminiscences of Summer 2022

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: I was writing this on September 12, 2021, and here in the north country, we are starting to see some of the trees donning their autumnal finery. Autumn (Fall if you prefer) has always been my favorite … Continue reading

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My Thoughts Are Like Sanderlings, Redux

In early April, when our awareness of the pandemic was still new, I wrote a post consisting of a series of random thoughts. I thought about that post last Sunday while walking the beach late in the afternoon, studying the … Continue reading

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My Battle With The Smartest Groundhog On Earth

Vaughn Hardacker here: Summer in Aroostook County has finally come and gone. Last week we had a three day period of ninety plus degree days (part of a record setting run of 11 consecutive days in which the temperature was … Continue reading

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Five + Five

Labor Day is behind us.  My neighbor’s tree (admittedly, always the first to turn) is shedding its leaves. It’s time to start wearing socks again. There is no denying it–fall is here. Before turning the page on summer, I’d like … Continue reading

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Summer Favorites

Susan Vaughan here. Summer is winding down (sorry for mentioning that), and here in Maine that’s mid August. I’ve finished the latest manuscript and am waiting for feedback from beta readers. So I want to share what I appreciate about … Continue reading

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August, and a Bit After

John Clark watching a nighttime thunderstorm move eastward toward Penobscot Bay. We’re a couple days away from September, but I’ve had August’s unique personality on my mind for the past couple weeks. While (for me, at least) June and July … Continue reading

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Who needs a vacation when you live in Vacationland?

If I’m repeating myself, forgive me. I love Maine, you know I do. But don’t ask me what I did on my summer vacation, because I haven’t had one. That hasn’t stopped everyone else. One of the issues with living … Continue reading

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GOING LOONY, REVISITED

Susan Vaughan here. I posted this last summer, but at Maine lakes, loons and their chicks are out and about, so I thought it a good time to revisit the subject. A few years ago, my husband and I sold … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME AND I HAVEN”T WRITTEN SQUAT!!!

I’m sitting here listening to Eddie Cochran sing his 1958 hit SUMMERTIME BLUES Paul’s video jukebox (http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/VideoJukebox.htm#) on my PC and when I hear the lyric “You can’t have the car because you didn’t work a lick” I realize that I … Continue reading

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Giveaway-Whispers of Warning

Congratulations, Ruth Nixon! You are the  winner of the Whispers of Warning Giveaway!  Jessie: On the coast of Maine, moving once more towards a September 1 deadline. I’m not sure why it is but for some reason, over the past … Continue reading

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