Peter Ralston

Dear Friends: Happy Fourth!!!

Dear Friends: Happy Fourth!!!

What a difference a year makes! Here’s our 2020 Fourth of July “hug from Maine" which leads me to once again contemplate how things change – or don’t – in a year.In more than a few ways, things of late have evolved for the better yet the independence that we celebrate...

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Dear Friends: Signs of The Times

Dear Friends: Signs of The Times

Dear Friends, It’s the strangest feeling, this recycling I am doing with my “hugs from Maine" from a year ago; I sort of consider them a thin slice of personal history as well as a look back at much larger forces.  I feel a deep relief and sense...

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Dear Friends: Spring’s Annual Triump

Dear Friends: Spring’s Annual Triump

Dear Friends, Yesterday our magnolia tree’s buds fully opened, joining a host of other supremely welcome indicators of spring’s annual triumph over the last grip of winter in Maine. Mud season is also largely behind us…all of which is most especially welcome this...

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Dear Friends: Sea Smoke

Dear Friends: Sea Smoke

Sea smoke has always attracted me; it is certainly one of the most obvious visual indicators of serious cold…of serious winter…

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Dear Friends: Peace, beauty and continuity

Dear Friends: Peace, beauty and continuity

In this time of unique challenge, we would like to share images of Maine with you in the hope that they bring some sense of peace, beauty and continuity. We hope you will enjoy the additional tastes of Maine that will follow in the weeks ahead.  Please take very...

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Dear Friends: The Beginning

Dear Friends: The Beginning

I cannot think of a better or more appropriate time to share this image with you, The Beginning. Today divisions in America run deep, but healing has to begin at some moment and we hope with all our hearts that certain recent events will prove to be the...

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