Snow is not a dirty word in Maine.
But despite what your hairdresser who has never been to Maine tells you, winter is another season, reason to be outdoors.
To fill your lungs with fresh air, enjoy the sunshine under a cobalt blue sky.
And listen to the crunch crunch under your boots as your take a walk.
Or snow shoe. Or head out snow skiing down hill. Or strapping on a pair of waxed skinny boards to cross country slide and glide.
Lacing up a pair of skates for a spirited game of pond hockey.
With the bonfire and something for refreshment hot or cold afterwards to enjoy on a Maine lake or pond.
So winter, not a dirty four letter word at all when you are in Maine. And the beauty is right out in your backyard after new snow happens.
Where you see tracks from the animals out and about.
I have a hellacious 32 foot commute from Maine home to real estate office.
And sometimes the beauty makes you pause, stop, reflect. And take a few images.
When you live in Maine, you don't have to traipse all over the countryside to find settings to photo frame and capture.
Maine images are all around, free for the taking like low hanging fruit. In my backyard I have a maple that this fall was Scrooch like in letting go, shedding it's leaves.
The wind, rain, going along with the other maples to go fashionable bald to fit in did not happen right away. This one dared to be different.
And today I notice with the Brownie Hawkeye snap snap that there are some Maine tree leaves still being clung to, to not give in to winter's long ago arrival.
I know. It is not like this many places. Hear that comment over and over from folks doing time in a jammed in city surroundings.
That are not happy campers and just itching. To follow those big blue circle evacuation signs. Salt and peppered all over their urban landscape of concrete and cloverleafs. Where it's like a time bomb and everyone is nervous, just waiting for the very bad news.
Learn more about small town living in Maine. And spread the word that snow is not a dirty word. It is one season of the four where the more white stuff the better. For snow sledding, the ski industry and around the hockey arena circuit. Snow is a big part of the economics, the recreational in Maine in winter.
We'll keep posting the FAQ, FYI Maine blog posts, videos to give you a sense of what it is like living here.
In case you are toying with a move, relocation, retirement to Maine or if just not sure where.
But if it is definitely in the cards. More than under a passing whim thought, consideration.
Because the decision has been made to move it out Scout. Just a case of where, when. (Hint hint, nudge nudge...pssst "Think Maine".