Monhegan Island – A photographer’s dream!

Monhegan Island – Maine

Monhegan, Maine – a cool island located approximately 12 nautical miles off the mainland. It’s a small island that is full of character and the most stunning beauty you could ever imagine.

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Monhegan Sunset – A stunner!

Seriously! Do you know how many stunning sunset photos I have taken from the Island Inn porch (Monhegan, Maine) – too many to count. Continue reading “Monhegan Sunset – A stunner!”

A Burst of Happiness!

Monhegan Flower

Isn’t this flower just a beautiful burst of sunshine? It exudes happiness from every single petal! Isn’t nature a miracle – the beautiful sizes and shapes of different plants – the strong and the subtle colors that make them so gorgeous! Continue reading “A Burst of Happiness!”

From the Archives: Sunset in Maine

A photo from the archives – Maine

Every year I tell myself I need to clean out my almost 9,000 images, I start out doing it, then I get busy and forget about it. The following year I need to clean out almost 10,000 images (and this is after cleaning out during the year) – well… now I’m past 11,000 +++ and I need to get control. So as I start to look back at old photos (but not yet clean out) I’ll share a one from the archives… Continue reading “From the Archives: Sunset in Maine”

A Beautiful Start To Your Day

A pretty way to start your day… More Monhegan flowers – stunning aren’t they?

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!


Catch you back here tomorrow!

A peaceful photo to start your day…

Thanksgiving. Over. Whew, time flies! Christmas… SOON! Can you believe it? This is a time of year that causes many of us stress. Trying to buy just the right gift for so many people, shopping, eating – remember the reason for the season – we may all have different beliefs, but I’m pretty sure most of us can agree that Christmas isn’t all about shopping.

Take time to be with family and friends, try to not get too stressed between now and Christmas – a tall order indeed!


It’s not what you have in life, it’s how you make people feel.

Make someone feel happy, loved and appreciated. Take an extra moment with those who no longer have family. They could certainly use a smile and a quick hello!

Go out. Do good. Patience is a virtue and I’m pretty sure you’re going to need patience today!

May the force be with you 😉


Catch you back here tomorrow!

View from the Lupine Gallery Window…

The Lupine Gallery – Monhegan, Maine. THE perfect reason to plan a trip to the island, whether it’s just for a day or for longer – it’s so worth it to make it out to this gallery. This is the view from the upstairs, pretty stunning isn’t it? My husband and I spend a lot of time walking around and enjoying the many fabulous artists that have work there. They also have wonderful cards, books, etc.

If you’re wanting to take a peek at what they have right now, lucky you! You can go online! Go check it out! Click the link below…

Here’s a little blip about the gallery, from their website:


Established in 1985 by husband and wife team Bill Boynton and Jackie Boegel, Lupine Gallery is at the heart of the vibrant and historic art community of Monhegan Island.  We take pride in showing and selling works by many of the finest artists working on Monhegan today, and also feature paintings from great artists of the past.

The gallery is located on the Island, on the main village road and just up the hill from the town wharf.  We are open from 11 am- 4:30 pm, seven days a week, from May into October, and are available during the off-season by chance or appointment.  We live year round on Monhegan, and welcome your call or email anytime.

Contact us by phone at 207-594-8131 or via email.

We offer safe, insured shipping to any destination, or can package your new acquisition to safely and securely travel home with you.

In addition to original artwork, we carry an inventory of fine art prints and cards of Monhegan, including signed limited edition giclee prints by Jamie Wyeth, Paul Niemiec, Kevin Beers and Mary Alice Treworgy.  Our book selections range from the history of art on the island to many books of interest to artists and collectors today.   We also stock a selection of paints and art supplies, and are always happy to fill special orders.

We also offer custom mat cutting and framing services, with an emphasis on conservation framing.

Whether you’re staying at one of Monhegan’s inns or cottages, attending an artists’ workshop, or just visiting for a day, stop in and say hello, and enjoy our ever-evolving group show and exciting special exhibits.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the Rock!

Bill Boynton and Jackie Boegel

Click here for some links to helpful websites and island businesses, to help you plan your visit.


Catch you back here tomorrow!