Wouldn’t it be fun to spend a week in the setting of an Emilie Loring novel? … More Home, Sweet Mansion!
A cozy morning here, coffee in hand, newly-fallen snow outside… I open a gift from my son, Head of the Bay by Annie L. Clough. I’ve wanted this book a long time, since I first used it at the Blue Hill Public Library. “Head of the Bay” is Blue Hill, Maine, Emilie Loring’s summer home for … More A Silver Pen in Her Hand, The Sleeve of a White Blouse
Meet Miss Esther Wood. Born in Blue Hill, Maine in 1905, Esther earned degrees from Colby College and Radcliffe, taught at public and private schools, taught history at the University of Maine, wrote four books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles, and was inducted to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. I took this photo … More You Have the Opportunity and You Must Use It
Yesterday, I visited a state park where my sisters and I played as kids. It was private land then, a park created by a retired couple and shared, for free, with the public. The wife even crocheted tiny dresses onto tiny dolls and sold them for only a nickel. I still have mine. The park was given to the … More When You Share the Things You Love
Lisa Greiner’s guest blog takes us back to those first readings of Emilie Loring’s books and shares the enthusiasm that drove her to learn more about their author. How old were you when you read your first Emilie Loring book? Do you remember which one it was? Was it set in the big glittering city of … More Guest Post: I wanted to be the heroine in her novels
Blue Hill views Curiously, Blue Hill mountain cannot be seen from the village of Blue Hill, which is not quite at its feet but about a mile away, at the head of the Bay. Blue Hill is easily seen from almost everywhere else, though. It’s unmistakable from the water, a blue-green, solitary mountain, or monadnock (a new … More Hiking is the Best Way to See Blue Hill
Acadia National Park is on Mount Desert Island, across the bay from the village of Blue Hill. You can see it from atop Blue Hill, and the outline of the “sleeping giant” is easily visible from the outer bay. If you haven’t yet been to our easternmost national park, put it on your bucket list. … More Acadia National Park: A Jewel Down East