Midcoast lens: New England appeal

Dec 18, 2013
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

A simple decoration on an old barn on Limerock Street in Rockland makes a New England statement Dec. 17.

Glistening through these trees on Gurney Street in Rockport, the sun warmed the sky for a period of time Dec. 17. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Not a happy cow is this four-legged creature as he watches the birds try to grasp at the straw under the snow cover in this field on Rockville Road. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The covering of snow makes the vegetation surrounding Beech Hill appear brighter from this vantage point at Chickawaukee Pond in Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The fading red shingles on this old barn make for a festive addition to this snow-covered hill on Old Rockland Street in Rockport. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
This house on lower Pleasant Street in Rockland is decked out in the spirit of the season Dec. 17. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (3)
Posted by: William Pease | Dec 18, 2013 12:53

The very stately old barn in the top photo is, or was, the Haligan family farm barn at 271 Limerock Street just across from where Oliver Street branches off Limerock. It was just up the street from where I grew up with my three brothers, Dick, Ronny, & Jerry.

The farm was magnificent in its day and it certainly has retained a great deal of its austere dignity. Wonderful to see it again.

The photo brings back many memories of farm critters there in the late 1930's, 40's, and 50's, including an occasional pig slaughtering, which wasn't quite so pretty--important to the farm, but not a pretty thing to watch.

Thanks very much, especially for that photo of the decorated barn. The other photos of the Maine that I remember well are wonderful, too. For almost the second day in a row I'm saying thanks to you, Beth Brimingham. I sure wish I had your talent.


Bill Pease (RHS Class of 1952)

Lancaster, PA

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Dec 18, 2013 11:43

I agree. Great Photos!

Mickey McKeever

Posted by: Dot O'Donnell | Dec 18, 2013 08:17

Great photos!


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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.

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