I really do enjoy this island – after work on a Friday, I decided to go snapping pictures instead of going to the gym.
I do enjoy taking a look at things from different perspectives – and sometimes up close and person is best.
Check out the clouds – cotton candy in a sea of blue
I have yet to go inside the Opera House (yes, yes, I will go maybe when Jules visits)
I don’t get “sunsets” where I am living, instead I get that sweet glow of blue, oranges, and yellows – which can be better sometimes.
I can’t wait for longer days to hang out on my porch, do my nightly scheduling, and watch the boats come in.
I’ll admit, I am not the biggest fan of the snow. However, it is pretty. Most of the time.
My wife, god love her, as I do, isn’t an outdoors person. I am. ATVs, hiking, walking in the woods, going off and finding abandon houses, tramping along the railroad bed. But, I did get her to climb Haystack Mountain! Whooot!
The hike up was great, the sun was nice, and a few good pictures were had!
We often forget what is just in our back yard, and the gorgeous world that is around us, every single day. Cotton Candy Clouds on a Bed of Blue….
A few of these might make it up onto our wall one day. Was a great, short stint up rocky terrain.
Abandoned, overgrown houses and barns always make me think of what would the world look like if people began dying off, or an EMP hit, or some plague struck us down. (Not a zombie thing!). Half eaten meals on a table, VCR tape still jutting from a VCR, a coat draped over a now overturned kitchen chair. Trees and brush sprouting through the basement floors, edging up the stairs and into the 2nd story of the house. So I decided to go venture out and find a few of these places and just “look around”. I’ve been feeling very lackluster about writing lately, but passionate about taking photos, maybe I could get one to spark the other into gear.
There is a sadness in places like this and a story. Why was the house left like that? Why is all their “stuff” still here. Of the odd things you see while traveling, that make no sense in the realm of the world. The WTF things.
Or the beauty that hides in the areas, the wild grass, the wayward trees, the hidden treasures in the overgrown brush that tangle your feet.
We did come across a car from yesteryear. To which my nephew, Rhys asked “Can we take the steering wheel!” What a guy!
Those places, those once-homes to humans or animals, are relics frozen in time with dust and cobwebs. Snapshots into time that has just transpired, the blink of an eye if you think of the age of this rock we live on.
We barely have been able to afford life, much less a vacation. But due to the fact that I’m now a travelling PTA and making a few bucks here and there, we can actually learn to enjoy life!
We headed to Machias, and then to Roque’s Beach. Secluded, quiet, and gorgeous.
We did some searching for seaglass, and just took in the fresh air.
Then we headed over to Machais Falls. Walked around, enjoyed the sights, and then over to Quoddy Lighthouse.
Totally different tapestry here, rocks and not sand, but equally as beautiful.
We decided to keep the world simple, we grabbed sandwiches, and headed back to Roque Beach for dinner on the beach and watch the sunset.
Sometimes it is the simple moments in life that make life worth it and memorable.
The week after I got home from nine weeks away, I whisked my wife off to Bar Harbor.
Note: My wife doesn’t like to do things outside our norm. Little by little, we have been. 1 – we’ve never had MONEY to do this. Not that we have that much more now, but there are many things to do that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
I didn’t take many pictures, mainly because my camera (now upgraded) was giving me a hard time.
We hit up Acadian National Park for a little hike, grabbed snacks, went to the beach (which I took no pictures of, instead I just watched my wife with glee as she visited the beach for the 1st time)
There is this really wicked hike you can take, walking on boards all around the pond – the water is crystalline.
We are NOT the selfie taking couple. Actually, I hate being in any type of photo at all. However, Jules being at her 1st beach ever, had to be captured.
Don’t let them deceive you! These flowers are very small!
But very pretty. The white sand sticks to the oils of the flowers and in the sunlight looks like star-light, and sparkle.
I could go walking here every weekend. It really is a gorgeous tapestry.