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Category Archives: Interesting natural forms

On top of Bald Rock

Posted on by Julie Wortman

Last week Julie and I took a few days off, a stay-at-home mini-vacation. One of the things we did was hike up Bald Rock, which is near Lincolnville Beach. The climb up is a bit of a scramble, but the view from the top is entirely worth it. Julie and Ella on Bald Rock. We […]


Posted on by Julie Wortman

Spring is all about becoming. And the patterns of becoming. Buds are ready to become flowers that will become fruits. That’s one of the Sargent crabapples that has not done much growing in the five years or so it’s been planted, but boy howdy does it put forth a show of buds, flowers and fruits. […]

A hoary morning

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Last week before the first snow fell there was a terrific frost, prompting us to look up the word “hoar,” which then lead us to “rime.” Both synonyms for “frost.” Very lovely on the fir-and-holly-filled tutours lining the walkway to the gallery. And on the inkberry near-by. And who said winter wasn’t interesting? Just cold. […]

Now this is interesting

Posted on by Julie Wortman

I came upon this tree with its roots seeming to grow in the trunk. Not sure what happened here, but it sure is interesting. Speaking of not knowing what is happening, somehow the orientation of the photo flipped in translation so the tree looks like it’s lying down. Oh well. Blips happen.


Posted on by Julie Wortman

We’ve probably had a week of temperatures above freezing and even in the forties! Ice is melting, snow is disappearing, streams are starting to flow. I wonder if those aren’t fisher tracks. But the sure harbinger of spring is the emergence of the first skunk cabbage. The earliest I’ve seen them at Mosquito Head is […]