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Looking for spring

Penobscot Bay from the ferry. It was anything but a smooth sail. (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Penobscot Bay from the ferry. It was anything but a smooth sail. (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

A herring gull found an empty clam shell in an inlet on North Haven Island.  (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

A herring gull found an empty clam shell in an inlet on North Haven Island. (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

A common loon in Penobscot Bay wearing summer plumage. It won't be long before it flies inland to breed. I'll be waiting. (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

A common loon in Penobscot Bay wearing summer plumage. It won't be long before it flies inland to breed. I'll be waiting. (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Adult loon in Penobscot Bay with the very beginnings of summer plumage. It will be a while before it's ready to come inland.  (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Adult loon in Penobscot Bay with the very beginnings of summer plumage. It will be a while before it's ready to come inland. (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Signs of winter are still all around us, but Thursday's warm weather gives us hope that spring is here! (Rachel J. Decker/Farmington)

Signs of winter are still all around us, but Thursday's warm weather gives us hope that spring is here! (Rachel J. Decker/Farmington)

(Donovan Buck/Belgrade)

(Donovan Buck/Belgrade)

I'm looking for Spring, Have you seen spring yet?..A red-bellied woodpecker in the Wilton area. Jim Knox/Wilton)

I'm looking for spring. Have you seen spring yet? A red-bellied woodpecker in the Wilton area. (Jim Knox/Wilton)

Long Pond in Belgrade Lakes as seen from the dam.  (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Long Pond in Belgrade Lakes as seen from the dam. (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

(Rachel J. Decker/Farmington)

April showers bring...? (Rachel J. Decker/Farmington)

Search beyond the piles of snow along the South side of a building and there you will see some spring beauties of all colors. Particularly, Easter purple! (Jane Knox/Belgrade Lakes)

Search beyond the piles of snow along the south side of a building and there you will see some spring beauties of all colors. Particularly, Easter purple! (Jane Knox/Belgrade Lakes)

Don’t you think its time to take off our winter coats?! (Jane Knox/Belgrade Lakes)

Don’t you think its time to take off our winter coats?! (Jane Knox/Belgrade Lakes)

 Waiting for Spring -a view from Cape Cod Hill. (Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin/New Sharon)

Waiting for spring: a view from Cape Cod Hill. (Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin/New Sharon)

Edge of melting ice on Long Pond. (Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin/New Sharon)

Edge of melting ice on Long Pond. (Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin/New Sharon)

Amazing sunset in New Sharon (Donovan Buck/Belgrade)

Amazing sunset in New Sharon (Donovan Buck/Belgrade)

A Chickadee and a Gray Squirrel share a feeder. Who else would share with a squirrel? (Jim Knox/Wilton)

A chickadee and a gray squirrel share a feeder. Who else would share with a squirrel? (Jim Knox/Wilton)

Spring brings movement again for Deer. They have been seen near the Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington..in the middle of the day. (Jim Knox/Wilton)

Spring brings movement again for deer. They have been seen near the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, even in the middle of the day. (Jim Knox/Wilton)

Sunset Cape Cod Hill on April 3, 2015. (Darlene Power/New Sharon)

Sunset from Cape Cod Hill in New Sharon on April 3, 2015. (Darlene Power/New Sharon)

A bright full moon.  (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

A bright full moon. (© Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Beautiful Monday morning sunrise in Farmington (Kelly Smith/Farmington)

Beautiful morning sunrise in Farmington (Kelly Smith/Farmington)

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7 Responses »

  1. These are truly beautiful pictures for Easter Sunday!! So many of them I find inspiring! Thank you one and all!

  2. Looks like the loons are getting ready for the spring migration to our lakes. Thanks, Jane for finding them in the Gulf of Maine getting into their "dress " suits!

  3. Amazing as always. I never tire of the view from Cape Cod Hill. Thank you to all this Easter.

  4. Hope "springs" eternal, a crocus is a welcome sight. Hope the loons have their ice augers handy!
    Thanks to all for the lovely photos.

  5. thanks for the wonderful, gorgeous photos, especially the deer.

  6. Beautiful photos!

  7. Wonderful to see that ice melting on Long Pond!

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