“SNOODY,” the fisherman’s monument at Land’s End on Bailey Island, was modeled after H. Elroy Johnson, a relative of photographer Shannon Johnson-Langston of Orr’s Island. “This statue represents all fisherman. Living on the water is no easy life and a lot of people have lost their lives and that is why this monument is so important,” she wrote with her submission. “He looks over our shores as a beacon of light.” Growing up, Johnson Langston worked six years as a sternman on her father Ralph Orrin Johnson’s boat, the “Shannon Lee.” The photo was taken following a major December snowstorm a couple years ago.

MELINDA YOWELL SMALL of Harpswell gets to look at these reminders of her winter wonderland each day. The trees, which she calls the “Hawthornes of Harpswell,” are located on her property off the Harpswell Road.

MELINDA YOWELL SMALL of Harpswell gets to look at these reminders of her winter wonderland each day. The trees, which she calls the “Hawthornes of Harpswell,” are located on her property off the Harpswell Road.

“I LOOKED out my kitchen window a few days ago and this sweet guy was sitting on the railing looking around,” reports photographer Joan MacPhee of Bath. “So we spent a few minutes looking at each other.” MacPhee says there have been birds visiting for years, hanging out in the bushes on the side of the house. There is also a bird feeder so birds hang out on the railing. “We have mourning doves, sparrows, chickadees. They all flitter around (the cardinal). Nothing bothers him. He doesn’t get flustered.”

“I LOOKED out my kitchen window a few days ago and this sweet guy was sitting on the railing looking around,” reports photographer Joan MacPhee of Bath. “So we spent a few minutes looking at each other.” MacPhee says there have been birds visiting for years, hanging out in the bushes on the side of the house. There is also a bird feeder so birds hang out on the railing. “We have mourning doves, sparrows, chickadees. They all flitter around (the cardinal). Nothing bothers him. He doesn’t get flustered.”

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