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Atlantic Ocean May 2010

Remember?
The charming blue dots
sprinkling the craggy shores of Maine,
adventure atop the rolling ocean waves.
Peer down,
notice the five-star fingers
of peaceful dreams unknown.
Synchronicity fathoms space and time.

Coincidences are spiritual puns.  –G.K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)

*originally written and appeared 1/7/2017

Birds on Tap – Monhegan!

Wow! My trip to Monhegan Island just got better!! Being an avid birder I just may be able to check off a few more birds in my birding journal. So excited! I agree with their sentiments above: This. Is. Going. To. Be. Awesome!! Happy Writing (& Birding & Traveling).

Maine Birding Field Notes

IMG_1030_edited-2“Coffee Warbler” would be a better name for the Magnolia Warbler due to their affinity, and perhaps even reliance, on shade-grown coffee plantations in winter.

Beer + bird-friendly coffee + birds + migration + Monhegan + Kenn and Kim Kaufman = Epic.

IMG_1180_edited-2You never know what will show up on Monhegan on Memorial Day weekend, like this female Hooded Warbler.

For a while now, I have been hinting at a big event in the works for Memorial Day Weekend on Monhegan Island. Partnering with Birds & Beans Coffee, Monhegan Brewing, and The Trailing Yew, Freeport Wild Bird Supply is pleased to announce:

Birds on Tap – Monhegan!

We have the “Birds on Tap!” lecture series at Rising Tide in partnership with Dr. Noah Perlut, and the Birds on Tap – Roadtrip! series in conjunction with the Maine Brew Bus, and now, we’re going even bigger with a…

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Into the Woods

Escape
walking into the woods
I sense rejection
open spaces offer freedom.
Travel forward

into the unknown
possibilities offering
encounters never happening
on a path safely groomed.
Looking backward

is a teacher marking
“you had traveled here
and nothing will be found
but morsels of despair.”
Presently

a calf musing
posturing moose keeping watch
standing still in silence
Thoreau’s “The Maine Woods”.
You have come to do no harm.