Unless you snowboard, or go ice fishing or something like that, then yeah. Right? – Maine was on fire this year. Every day we were met with colors that lit up the darkest corners of the woods. Tiny bits of light, carried by the yellow and orange hues. The rain continues to fall this weekend and I’m hunkered down reliving the more moderate temperatures and shoes that don’t require waterproof insulation.
Notice anything about these photos? I’m always falling behind! It’s like I forget to look anywhere but through the lens. Thus making a five minute walk a twenty five minute stumble. 🙂
Sunday morning we took a ride out to the Livermore town beach, on Brettun’s Pond. Just a mile or two from a home we are seriously trying to buy. Crazy right? We’ve been all over but now, we might be staying still. We might be dropping our anchor right here. Stay tuned! The property is adorable. It screams home at me every time we drive in. I can’t wait to share the next pieces of our journey as they unfold. In the meantime, this is what the rainy days look like when you live on the water. (Amazing)
See anyone familiar on their feed this morning? I am SO stoked to be selected as a winner in the #366DaysofSummer giveaway. Head on over to their page(s) and show them some love too. Grab some sunnies while you’re at it. BOOM.
#ThroughTheEyes #Raen #LeapYear
Gonna be showing off those new shades as soon as they come in, stay tuned!
Avoiding the traditional angles and subjects, I tend to follow around my camp mates and learn their timing. I like to see when they rest, and when they move. Photographing everyday moments is a challenge. I like challenges. I like seeing something a hundred times and then freezing time at just the right moment. Reliving that sweet, overseen moment for me is art. And worth shooting.
Kenzie, Chase’s sister will forever be one of my favorite subjects. She is always curious, yet content. Her passion for knowing more, seeing more and being more is, well contagious.
This is Lindsey, my best friend from college and long distance sister. The day I threw my college quilt on the sidewalk next to hers, and took a good look up at our future at 181 Commonwealth Avenue I just knew. This chick would be with me until the end of it all. Sure enough, our friendship survived our adolescent college days and many more. Lindsey, I love you to the moon and back! I am so happy we were able to grab drinks, laugh and be ourselves for the day. Portland has pieces of you, and myself scattered around and chasing it all into the evening hour was just what I needed. XOXO.
Where we ate:
Round 1 – The Porthole, Custom House Wharf – Portland
Round 2 -Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Old Port Tasting Room and Shop
Round 3 – Portland Hunt and Alpine Club – Market St. Portland
Living a grateful life has it’s rewards. Meeting my soulmate, and adventuring into the evening’s setting sun with his hand holding mine tightly seems like the greatest of them all. I live this life, everyday. It doesn’t always look this styled, or perfect – Thank You, Jennifer Smith of www.DarlingPhoto.net for nailing that part. And thank you to #BeyondTheWanderlust for featuring our story. It’s a love tale as old as, we are.
Click on the feature to catch a glimpse at our love, and this magical location, right here in Maine!
Poland Spring Water sent me this ‘thank you’ and it’s only right that I share the details with you. For the record: I think it’s the coolest swag ‘box’ that has hit my doorstep. Personal and thoughtful selections were made when it comes to these Maine name brands, and products.
The packaging was fact-packed and taught me new things about our amazing state.
Example: “Maine has more miles of coastline than California”
I might have known this, but it’s still awesome to compare. I just spent six years on their coastline, and you honestly think it goes on forever. Nope, Maine’s does.
Baby Water Bottle & branded Postcards
Opening the box, hues of green and decorative straw lay in the bottom. A mini Poland Spring Water bottle sits on top, with branded postcards and a letter. But what I really want to know is, how’d they know I collected Postcards? 🙂
Seawicks branded Candle & Maine inspired Coaster Set
Again, reading my mind because I totally had these candles on my radar. Candle is scented: Beneath The Pines and I can’t give you a better Maine visual than that. The coasters, will forever be in my home. Currently can’t decide which table to offer them on, I want them in every room.
Leeman Journal – Poland Spring Style
I am dedicating this journal, to be written in only while trailside.
Poems, visuals, thoughts, maybe significant trail findings too – but nothing else. I always see so many things, hear so many things and they live in my brain which I like, but writing them down might allow me to pass them on.
HUGE thanks to the folks over at @PolandSpringWtr for sending me the most thoughtful swag gift I’ve ever received. I’m only a graphic media icon junkie, and addicted to all things Maine so; you got me! Maine packed facts all over the box, stuffed with Poland Spring Water branded goods for the Maine girl inside me. (Awesome)
What I love about Poland Spring Water, is – it’s all in the name. Poland SPRING Water. It’s right here. Locally sourced and something we can all be proud of.
Want to know more about the brands inside the box? Comment below!