'Vivid in their stillness'

  On the Schoodic Peninsula, in Acadia National Park.    -- Photo by Bob LeChat

On the Schoodic Peninsula, in Acadia National Park.

-- Photo by Bob LeChat

"The beauty of Maine is such that you can't really see it clearly while you live there. But now that I've moved away, with each return it all becomes almost hallucinatory: the dark blue water, the rocky coast with occasional flashes of white sand, the jasper stone beaches along the coast, the pine and fir forests somehow vivid in their stillness.''

-- Alexander Chee (writer)