Heather Mladek Photography: Blog http://www.heathermladek.com/blog en-us (C) Heather Mladek Photography heather.mladek@gmail.com (Heather Mladek Photography) Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:46:00 GMT Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:46:00 GMT http://www.heathermladek.com/img/s9/v89/u505392677-o1047569937-50.jpg Heather Mladek Photography: Blog http://www.heathermladek.com/blog 90 120 Yet another reason why I love living in Maine: http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/8/yet-another-reason-why-i-love-living-in-maine Beautiful sunsets like this abound!


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365 - March 28 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/5/365---march-28  

SB and I recently visited with some great friends at the Peekaboo Children's Center in Westbrook.  He's a budding artist.

March 28

children photographer Maine painting window boy

children child kids photographer Maine boy painting paint


children child kids kid boy photographer Maine paint painting



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365 - March 24 to 27 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/4/365---march-24-to-27 boy, popcorn, snack, movie, three year old, eat,

March 24 - popcorn and a movie


German Shepherd, dog, boy, friends, pals, protector, guard

March 24 - Best Buds


maple sugar, maple syrup, syrup, tapping, trees, maple, Maine, pails

pails, maple sugar, maple syrup, maple, snow, Maine, tapping, trees

March 25 - Pails collecting sap from tapped maple trees to be made into maple syrup.

sleeping, boy, angel, sweet, bright, nap, day,

March 26 - sleepy boy


dog, German Shepherd, GSD, sleep, nap, curled up, couch,

March 27 - sleepy dog


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365 - March 21 to 23 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/4/365---march-21-to-23 absract



March 21 - Abstracts


witch ball, orb, purple, round, ball, hang, window, web, glass, twine,

witch ball, orb, purple, glass, window, winter,

March 22 - Witch Ball

"According to folk tales, witch balls would entice evil spirits with their bright colours; the strands inside the ball would then capture the spirit and prevent it from escaping." Wikipedia

It was one of the first gifts from my husband, early in our dating years.  I love purple, and I love legends and magical ideas.  <3  It remains one of my treasured possessions.



thread, color, multicolor, bobbins, spools, sewing, sew,

March 23 - Bobbins and Thread




















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365 March 20 - A snowy beach sunset http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/4/365-march20 I love the beach this time of year.

beach, fence, Maine, crooked, leaning, zig zag, sunset



beach, house, sunset, Maine,

I love the warm colors of the sunset in the windows of this house against the cold blue colors of the sky and water.

lobster trap, snow, full, sunset, buried

A lobster trap washed up on the beach and filled with snow.


trap, lobster trap, washed up, beach, sunset, snow, Maine, winter

Not a soul on the beach but me.

















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365 - March 18+19 Making the Most of a Snow Day in March. http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/4/365---march-18-19-making-the-most-of-a-snow-day-in-march dog, German Shepherd, winter, snow, Main, snowing, GSD

March 19 - Are you going to throw it?


dog, German Shepherd, boy, GSD, winter, Maine, play, snowball, throw

Throw it.


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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!


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Not at Me!!!


snowman, snow, snow day, German Shepherd, dog, boys, brothers, build, together

March 19 - Finishing the Snowman


dog, German Shepherd, snow, snowman, build, winter, boys, brothers



snowman, hug, boys, brothers, teamwork, build, winter, snow, Maine

Snowman Hug


dog, snowman, attack, stick, boys, brothers, German Shepherd,

Stealing Arms


dog, stick, German Shepherd, boys, snowman, snow, build, winter, cold,

Sticks for Everyone


purple, chevron, woven, pattern, background

March 18 - Purple Pattern

floral, background, pattern, black, gray,








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365 - March 13 - 17 Rusty Keys and Sunken Shipwrecks http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/4/365---march-13---17 keys, antique, three, rusty, steel, details,

March 13 - Vintage Keys



goldfish, tank, water, swim, fish,

March 14 - Goldfish Kiss


shipwreck, Kennebunk, Maine, beach, low tide, storm, ice, winter, sunken, buried, exposed, unearthed

shipwreck, run aground, Kennebunk, Maine, Gooch









March 15 - Shipwreck

This shipwreck was uncovered at Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk, Maine by the winter's storms.  I had given up and was headed back to the car when I spotted it.







Bernese Mountain Dog, dog, beach, lay, lying, down, patient, stay, calm, pebbles, Maine, Kennebunk, Gooch

March 15 - Bernese Mountain Dog on Gooch's Beach

This charming pooch greeted me when I arrived at Gooch's Beach to look for the shipwreck I'd heard about.  When I was leaving he was refusing to do the same.  His person was standing by her car, calling him.  He just gave her this look.  I was pulling away when he finally got up and started sauntering over to the stairs. 



private, beach, Kennebunk, Maine, clouds, dune

dogs, walk, beach, Maine, Kennebunk,

March 16 - Another visit to Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk.  I loved the black and yellow labs walking all together.  (black and yellow, black and yellow!  my kids will get that, not sure who else)   I got a couple shots of treat time for the five dogs too.

The Private Beach sign is a point of contention amongst residents and visitors to Gooch's Beach.  How does one determine private property when the property borders a public beach?  How does one walking the beach be sure to read this one little sign to stay out of trouble?  And what, exactly, does 'at the water line' mean?  Do my feet have to be wet??  Is that the seaweed line showing high tide??


GSD, Molly, German Shepherd, leash, halter,

March 16 - My dog at Gooch's Beach.  Molly is a German Shepherd.  She's turning four this summer. 


corn, fuel, alternative, heat, hot, fire, flame, stove, burn


March 17 - Our heat.  We burn corn.  You can see a kernel falling from the chute in the center of the photo.


flame, fire, hot, burn, fuel, heat,

flame, fire, heat, hot, burn, fuel, burn,




For these next two I used a fast shutter to further stop the motion of the dancing flames.


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365 - March 12 - Beach Erosion http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/365---march-12---beach-erosion shells, driftwood, dunegrass, seaweed, sand, ocean, beach, sea, Maine


driftwood, beach, dune, dunegrass, sea, ocean, sand, Maine


trap, lobster trap, sand, beach, driftwood, Maine,


driftwood, beach erosion, water, ocean, sea, Maine, coast,



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365 - March 9 - 11 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/365---march-9---11  


Oooh - I'm behind on this little project!  But I've got some treats coming, I promise.  Stay tuned.  For now...



Viking, amulet, replica, leather,

March 9 - Viking Amulet

macro, viking, amulet, replica,






window, Portland, Maine, Congress, Building, arch,

March 10 - The Congress Building, Portland, Maine 

We just happened to park next to this building.  I love the reflection in the window, and worn letters.



boy, french fry, lunch, lunchdate, eat, eating, open, mouth

boy, drink, hat, window, recline, lunch, lunchdate, drinking, sip, soda, soft drink,

March 10 - My lunch dates.



sleeping, hero, color, red, yellow, boy,

March 11 - Slumbering superhero.






















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365 - March 8 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/365---march-8 Snow day in March

snow, day, happy, hat, coat,boy, laugh, smile, brown eyes, winter

swing, tire, boy, hat, mittens, coat, winter, snow, happy, laugh,


smile, boy, hat, coat, swing, winter, happy

I wish I could have captured the giggles that resulted from me being knocked down and then run over by the tire swing. 

But, I got the shot - and some snow on the lens.  :-)







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Top of the Mornin' to Ya! http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/top-of-the-mornin-to-ya Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lucky, boy, four leaf clover, green, smile, shamrock, luck, two year old,

Wishing you the Luck of the Irish!

hand, shamrock, four leaf clover, luck, lucky, St. Patrick


luck, lucky, shamrock, green, dew, drops, morning, Irish, wood sorrel, mint, three

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Despite the fresh snow this morning, spring WILL come. http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/despite-the-fresh-snow-this-morning-spring-will-come These beauties were photographed on March 28, 2008.  There is hope for spring yet.


crocus, flower, spring, snow, white, lavender, vertical, fragile, delicate, tenacity, strength, patience

crocus, purple, vertical, flowers, three, snow, spring, white, grow,



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Miss Molly Moose http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/miss-molly-moose This adorable little German Shepherd puppy is now a 95 lb. moose.  Who knew the cute little nickname would prove true?

German Shepherd, dog, puppy, beach, black, water, sand, wet

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Mad Lake in May http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/mad-lake-in-may camps, lake, serene, clouds, reflection, Madawaska Lake, summer, spring, tranquil, relax, calm, green

S'more photos from Madawaska Lake - May 2005

(pun intended)



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Summer days in Portland, Maine - May 2005 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/summer-days-in-portland-maine---may-2005 Portland A rainbow over a tanker and Spring Point Lighthouse.

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Thinking of warmer days... http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/thinking-of-warmer-days I came across these photos earlier today and had to share. 


wharf, dog, sunset, lake, summer, warm, orange, silhouette, Maine, Madawaska Lake




summer, warm, orange, silhouette, Maine, Madawaska Lake, lake, water,

summer, warm, pink,yellow, clouds, , Maine, Madawaska Lake, lake, water,


summer, warm, orange, silhouette, Maine, Madawaska Lake, lake, water, wharf,





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365 - March 7 - Barnard's Tavern Johnson http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/365---march-7---barnards-tavern-johnson sign, antique, Barnard

sign, antique, Barnard





sign, antique, Barnard







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365 - March 6 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/365---march-6 boy, superhero, mask, cape, red, smile, three year old, hero, super

super, superhero, hero, boy, three year old, lookout, cape, mask, red

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365 - March 5 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/365---march-5 hug, boys, brothers

heather.mladek@gmail.com (Heather Mladek Photography) blue boy boys brothers brown coats eight eyes hat hats hug old smile three winter year http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/365---march-5 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:37:54 GMT
365 - March 4 http://www.heathermladek.com/blog/2013/3/365---march-4 texture, pattern, background, envelopes, stripes,


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