Once again, the Lord blessed us, allowing us to be able to get to our favorite vacation spot for the fifth year in a row. Another week at Abrams Pond in Eastbrook, Maine. Often I sit and think just how fortunate I am. God has blessed my family and I so many more times than I could count, or even begin to fathom how or why we deserve life’s rewards. So, with humility, I share the pictures that tell the stores of our week in Maine.
You may be standing right next to me as I notice something flying in the sky half a mile away. I am constantly looking to the skies, to the depths of the waters, to the shadows between the trees, or along the sides of the beaten paths. And sometimes, I am fortunate enough to see the life of the wild that is around me.
A juvenile eagle welcomes us to Abrams Pond
Great Blue and the greys
The ducks are a constant around the dock
Our Bald Eagle friend made several appearances during the week
Of course, we travel as a family. It’s a family vacation. One of the things that we love so much about this place, is the speed of life, or the lack thereof. The kids love the yard, the house, and of course the lake. As the kids grow, so does their enjoyment, and therefore our pleasure. I look at these and I smile. Sometimes, all I can do is trail behind and just try to keep up.
I want to look at the camera but my eyes are on the prize
Check out this catch
The sun is down, but that doesn’t stop the kids’ fun on the water
Is there pride in those eyes of our little fisherman
All smiles with a handful of fish
This twin team is proud of their fish
Different day, probably the same fish
The lonely fisherman and his can of Pringles
We love it here, because all ages have time and space to relax
Looking for crabs at Acadia – Schoodic Point
Lonely swimmer blues – Lamoine Beach
Then there are the scenes we have become accustomed to around Abrams Pond. There are many, and a few of them are captured here. Some might be repetitive from previous years, but we never tire of them.
A favorite spot of my wife, day or night
The calm reflection of another perfect evening
We do love our fires, at home or in Maine
The incoming tide creates a river from one basin down to another – Acadia Schoodic Point
The moon rises in peace
Over the hundreds of posts I have published here, I have used thousands and thousands of words to tell stories or share pieces of my life. But then, there’s the sky. The sky that makes the rest look so small. The sky that changes by the second. The sky that can hold my attention for hours at a time. The sky that only God put in its’ place. Graphics nowadays are tremendous on games and screens, but nothing beats the sky in all of its’ grandeur.
Afternoon on a splendid day at Abrams Pond 2015
The silhouettes fish under this gorgeous evening sky at Abrams Pond 2015
Imagine the senses engaged by welcoming each and every second of the changing evening sky
How many times is God’s canvas wiped clean only to be replaced by a picture more beautiful than the one before
The lake and its’ 400+ acres just seem smaller on some days
The sky was already beautiful and then the moon was revealed
The eve of Super Moon 2015
The air is warm, the breeze just right, the day empty of to do’s, what else could I need
All I can say is that, we are hopeful to return to this favorite place in 2016. I thank God for the blessings that allow this trip to come together for five years running. I thank my family, all around, for making this place come to life each summer; I am the beneficiary indeed. Thank you J for all you do to make this place what it is. I, we, enjoy the correspondence we share. And J, I also enjoy sharing my love of this place and the love of baseball with you. Abrams Pond 2015, was completely our pleasure. Thank you.