Lobsters ands lighthouses. Oh, and the author Stephen King, one of my faves. These are the things that spring to mind at the mention of the state of Maine.
A couple interesting facts about Maine:
1. It is the only state to have a name which is one syllable long.
2. The population of Maine is over 98% white.
3. The state drink is Moxie, one of the first mass produced soft drinks in the US.
Having never visited Maine, I have to go on the description of Edna St. Vincent Millay for how it must look, from her poem "Renascence":
"All I could see from where I stood
was three long mountains and a wood
I turned and looked the other way
and saw three islands in a bay"
Another postcard from Maine can be found here.
How lovely--it's been a few years since we've been to Maine. I do miss it. There's a peculiar and lovely feel all of its own that can't be found anywhere else.ReplyDelete
My home state! I have a t-shirt that says "Born in Maine, living in exile."ReplyDelete
Fun fact that I will use again and again - the only one syllable state name! I never knew... It kinda fits - strong yet simple and straightforward - that's how we found the state of Maine when we visited last summer. ThanksReplyDelete