my family has been coming to maine for 12 or 13 years now...my children love it, mostly because we are outside ALOT. we spend alot of time outside in georgia, but since this part of maine is cooler and (almost) mosquito free, they roam outside most of the day.
recently, we went to monhegan island with some old friends who also have children and we explored all day. we went to cathedral woods, a beautiful hike through the woods. along the way there were fairy houses on either side. a woman we met said that she had been coming to monhegan for forty years and the fairy houses (different versions of them, of course) have been here that whole time...needless to say, the kids loved it. while we have made fairy houses at home before, some of these took it to a whole other level. they were magical!
words & photographs by rinne allen