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The quintessential New England
clapboard church as
Hindu Temple

Maine is changing. Within the last 15 years, an influx of refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers have transformed this once staid and homogeneous State into something approaching diversity. And although the latest census figures show that Maine has the second highest percentage of white’s in the nation, diversification is making its presence known.

Maine’s first Hindu Temple, the former First Universalist Church of Scarborough and South Buxton, is now the State’s first and only community temple. I like the way they’ve complemented the classic white clapboard facade with colorful trim. Inside it’s more exotic with brightly decorated walls, burning incense, and pictures of Ganesh and other gods.

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The quintessential New England
clapboard church as
Hindu Temple

Maine is changing. Within the last 15 years, an influx of refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers have transformed this once staid and homogeneous State into something approaching diversity. And although the latest census figures show that Maine has the second highest percentage of white’s in the nation, diversification is making its presence known.

Maine’s first Hindu Temple, the former First Universalist Church of Scarborough and South Buxton, is now the State’s first and only community temple. I like the way they’ve complemented the classic white clapboard facade with colorful trim. Inside it’s more exotic with brightly decorated walls, burning incense, and pictures of Ganesh and other gods.

After yesterday’s storm, I took a walk around the neighborhood and discovered this snowman. Spring has arrived, and this guy might be the very last snowman of the season.

After yesterday’s storm, I took a walk around the neighborhood and discovered this snowman. Spring has arrived, and this guy might be the very last snowman of the season.

Spring is Just Around the Corner

Portland had more than 100 inches of snow this season. That’s a rare event for Portland, but one hundred inches didn’t come close to the record of 141.5 inches set in 1970-71. Now, it’s time to dig out the car. Ugh!

BTW:  Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring is Just Around the Corner

Portland had more than 100 inches of snow this season. That’s a rare event for Portland, but one hundred inches didn’t come close to the record of 141.5 inches set in 1970-71. Now, it’s time to dig out the car. Ugh!

BTW:  Happy First Day of Spring!

I was beginning to think it was spring, but this morning, another winter storm hit. Even though spring is just a few days off, it still feels like winter. It’s days like these that I long for the warm California sun. 

Yes, there is surfing in Maine. Even in winter, you can spot surfers braving the cold Atlantic. This video was taken in January near the Portland Head Light. This dude must be wearing a sub-zero wetsuit to handle these waters. Makes me want to take it up again…but I’ll wait for summer!

Photographing a blizzard is difficult. Whether it’s a picture or a video, I never seem to get it right. The power and ferocity of the storm seems to be diminished when reduced to a photographic imagine. Today’s storm is relatively mild compared to the last few. Even so, here’s my latest attempt at capturing a Maine blizzard. 

Capturing the Storm in Bathrobe



Photographing a blizzard is difficult. Whether it’s a picture or a video, I never seem to get it right. The power and ferocity of the storm seems to be diminished when reduced to a photographic imagine. Today’s storm is relatively mild compared to the last few. Even so, here’s my latest attempt at capturing a Maine blizzard. 

Capturing the Storm in Bathrobe