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Best of December

 

 

2015

Doors!  Bridges!  Deer Isle, where I’ve spent more of my PTA career than anywhere else!

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2016

This youngling was crossing in front of my care one evening, I pulled over to snap a shot, whistled and she turned. 

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The one thing we have plenty of in Northern Maine = snow!

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Oh my lovely sunflares, how I love thee

 

2017

Having spent the full year in the Mid-Coast area, I truly began to explore.  Having been there for 9 weeks in full winter before was difficult to really see everything – but with a year to venture, I found I still didn’t see Everything!

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With a new camera and lens, came learning it all over again.  There are several creative settings on the t5i and I’m only just getting a good grasp on them. 

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Above is Moonrise and below is sunset the next day! 

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Oh Echo, this is the best pic of her I have gotten so far.  She’s such a serious dog.  And never really sits still.  I love her “eyebrows”. 

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The below is my Christmas Eve Sunset up at Long Lake on my way to my brother’s place.

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The below is in Bar Harbor – I was heading there every few days for work, I had pts there – this took me about 3 weeks to get JUST the right timing that the sun would be the “top” of the crate tree. 

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Best of August

It’s a blast to look through photos you’ve taken.  Brings back a lot of memories. 

2013

 

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2014

 

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We spent a weekend up at Little Madawaska Lake, and had a blast! 

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2015

In 2015 I did something I never thought I’d do.  I started my adventure as a traveling PTA.  I interviewed for a job in early August and by late August I was driving across the country to New Mexico.  To a lil burg called Clayton. 

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2016

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I was all over the place in 2016 – Maine, Mass, NM. 

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2017

I spent ALL of 2017 in Stonington Maine, working for VNA/Hancock County Home Care – I loved it. 

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Every single one of those sunsets is a different night.  Yup.  I tell you, down east was a fun place to live for a year. 

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Best of July

2016

Not ever a busy “picture” month for me, since I’d usually be working my butt off.  I did have a busy July in 2017! 

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I always get super nervous about taking pictures for weddings, and engagements, and even just family snaps.  My friend, Dave asked me to take the photos for his engagement as well as his wedding – thankfully, both were great!  Below is the rings photo for their engagement. 

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2017

Stonington, ME

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I am not a bargain hunter by any  means.  We have a super small house and don’t have much “stuff”.  But one afternoon, I was out of work early and went for a ride.  I hit up Searsport and the whole thrift shop thing.  I bought stuff for other people, and took a boat load of fun pictures. 

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In July of 2017 we welcomed to the fold, Echo.  Storm, our 15yo dog, passed away and Jules really wanted another dog.  And here she is: Echo.  The biggest pain in the arse ever.  No, she’s a pretty good dog, has her quirks, but then again, we’re quirky! 

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4th of July in Stonington, ME!  Wow, I wasn’t expecting how much fun I’d have.  Food on the pier, plenty of things to take pics of and fireworks!  I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Stapleton, from Reuters Mag that day, and we talked settings and camera – he snapped pics from the pier and I, well I followed the locals. 

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Settlement Quarry and Edgar Tennis Preserve

Two days without rain saw me running out after 8hrs on the road and taking sometime to hike!

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The quarry is a good hike (1 mile is round trip) and can be more – it was raining on and off – if you’re a rock hound, and want to see the MASSIVE amounts of granite that this place produced it’s a must see while in the Stonington/Deer Isle area.

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The Edgar Tennis Preserve is a great hike – I headed for the furthest of trails (there are others and I’ll have to go back another time).  There is a pink granite beach, an old cemetery, and the trails are knotted with tree roots, the ground worn away by many feet and their passage to these wonderful little spots.  This is really a must see – best at low tide, I went at high tide, due to work – but will go again at low tide the granite beaches are GREAT!

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