Tag Archives: Maine

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Katahdin Skies

 

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Looking across Salmon Stream to Mt. Katahdin. (C) 2016 1inawesomewonder. (click on the image to enlarge)

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Girls at Rest

Wife and daughter, fast asleep in Maine. (c) 1inawesomewonder 2016.

Wife and daughter, fast asleep in Maine. (c) 1inawesomewonder 2016.

Emblematic Moment

The poem.

Reasons, they fall apart in the face of the truest desire.
But excuses, they pile up in the corners where dreams did aspire.
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Abrams Pond 2015

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.

Wildlife

 

A juvenile eagle welcomes us to Abrams Pond

A juvenile eagle welcomes us to Abrams Pond

 

Great Blue on a grey day

Great Blue and the greys

 

Swimming duck

The ducks are a constant around the dock

 

Our Bald Eagle friend made several appearances during the week

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.

Kids

 

Eyes on the prize

I want to look at the camera but my eyes are on the prize

 

Check out this catch

Check out this catch

 

Lake fun

The sun is down, but that doesn’t stop the kids’ fun on the water

 

Our little fisherman

Is there pride in those eyes of our little fisherman

 

Photo with the fish

All smiles with a handful of fish

 

Proud of their fish

This twin team is proud of their fish

 

That's a proud boy

Different day, probably the same fish

 

The lonely fisherman and his can of Pringles

The lonely fisherman and his can of Pringles

 

Time and space to chill

We love it here, because all ages have time and space to relax

 

Looking for crabs at Acadia Schoodic Point

Looking for crabs at Acadia – Schoodic Point

 

Lonely swimmer blues

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.

Scenes

 

Chair by moon reflection

A favorite spot of my wife, day or night

 

Calm reflection

The calm reflection of another perfect evening

 

Lakeside fire

We do love our fires, at home or in Maine

 

The incoming tide creates a river from one basin down to another

The incoming tide creates a river from one basin down to another – Acadia Schoodic Point

 

Moon over the lake

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.

Sky

 

Abrams Pond 2015

Afternoon on a splendid day at Abrams Pond 2015

 

Abrams Pond Evening 2015

The silhouettes fish under this gorgeous evening sky at Abrams Pond 2015

 

Abrams Pond Sky 2015

Imagine the senses engaged by welcoming each and every second of the changing evening sky

 

God's canvas

How many times is God’s canvas wiped clean only to be replaced by a picture more beautiful than the one before

 

Huge sky

The lake and its’ 400+ acres just seem smaller on some days

 

Moon rising and reflection

The sky was already beautiful and then the moon was revealed

 

SuperMoon Eve

The eve of Super Moon 2015

 

What else do you need

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.

Triumph

Photography 101.

The assignment was Triumph. I picked this picture because it kind of looks like a “T” for Triumph. Then I also like the picture, the memory attached to it (being in Northern Maine in the open spaces with three of my kids), and the timing to get this picture in line.

Triumph

Old farm road in Northern Maine. (Photo by 1inawesomewonder)

 

Abrams Pond 2014

Some people take good pictures. Some people look good in pictures. Then, sometimes God just provides beauty we can’t touch but hope to capture so long as we are paying attention.

I took a lot of pictures in Maine this summer and I narrowed the list to these 8 pictures that I really like. Enjoy.

Chess siblings - Abrams Pond 2014

Chess siblings – Abrams Pond 2014

Great Blue and the greens - Abrams Pond 2014

Great Blue and the greens – Abrams Pond 2014

Hammock Time! - Abrams Pond 2014

Hammock Time! – Abrams Pond 2014

Lavender Lake - Abrams Pond 2014

Lavender Lake – Abrams Pond 2014

Pull up a seat - Abrams Pond 2014

Pull up a seat – Abrams Pond 2014

Rainbow over Abrams Pond 2014

Rainbow over Abrams Pond 2014

Serenity 2014

Serenity 2014

Twins hammock hideout - Abrams Pond 2014

Twins hammock hideout – Abrams Pond 2014

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Reflection in the land of the “greatest mountain”

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The tranquil waters of Salmon Stream Lake reflect color some 25 miles southeast of Katahdin.