John, the gentlemen that hosted our tiny house stay, purchased this 300 acres of land on the Androscoggin River. His goal 30 years ago, was to save this land from subdivision and conserve it’s beauty. Today, he has 5 camps-that anyone can rent, gardens, miles and miles of wood trails, bird houses, and beautiful fields. We saw monarch butterflies, wild turkey families, two bald eagles, blue jays and owls. So much wildlife. We camped in a tiny house, with no electricity and running water. We bathed in the river and was almost completely unplugged. We took the canoe out on the river and went fishing. This place was another piece of heaven on earth, and a big thank you to those who conserve our Maine landscapes and share them with us! What a gift to give! 💗
A wonderful, wistful, somehow poetic image of a sultry, #pensive#fog laid over the windless glass of #rocklandharbor .
The second picture is a neat perspective that has a rope cleat framing two boats. That a #ropecleat is meant to hold boats in place on a pier and this one is framing or “holding” the two boats in place is a sly, lucky metaphor.
I teetered over which to lead with. The first moves the heart, the second sparks the mind.
At least together, there is balance - but my surety of which should come first changes like the weather.
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I can't believe that I almost forgot it was #crowonshittuesdays ! This was taken during our trip to Maine on Bar Island. What a beautiful place that you can only get to at low tide. I found out that it can be a little challenging to do a nice #crowpose when you have sunscreen on 😁 #maineisbeautiful#barisland
Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area paddling by our summer photography intern, @ian.patter92. Ian: you brought an amazing eye, incredible positive energy and true professionalism to your work at The Nature Conservancy in Maine this summer. Thank you for everything. #conservemaine#photography
Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve in New Harbor #maine by @katedempseyinmaine. This spot inspired Rachel Carson, a leading environmentalist of her time, and served as a field laboratory for her research. Carson and a group of like-minded peers founded the Maine chapter of The Nature Conservancy in 1956, making it just the fourth chapter to incorporate. Today, TNC works in all 50 states and more than 70 countries. #conservemaine#history
We’re back from a great family vacation in Maine! Apologies for the quiet Instagram week. .
Safety Tip: While traveling, do not post photos or details about your trip until you return. (Yes, I know, everyone is dying to see your ‘drink in front of the sunset’ pictures, but it can wait!). You cannot 100% control who may see your photos and take advantage of your home being empty. This also applies for if you are traveling and leaving members of your family at home. It is unwise to unknowingly alert potential predators that your loved ones are home and possibly an easier target. So resist the urge to post on social media during your trip and choose instead to share an awesome photo album when you get back!