7.31.2012

Goodbye Maine

Until next time...
goodbye Midcoast Maine!
Thanks for 20 summers of countless memories!




The big event in Rockport Harbor: a boat launching.

This beauty had everyone gawking.
A 160-foot boat from Malta.

She's a looker!

My dad's beauty: a Hinkley power boat. Made in Maine.
Responsible for many an island adventure!

Isle au Haut: my all-time favorite island!






The girls have learned how to work the lines.


And my man always gives her a good cleaning when we return.


A visit to the fabulous children's garden
at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor.


A book barn featuring some our favorite Maine stories.
Wouldn't you love to have a book barn at home?!?!



Oh, my! The cutest little cousins ever!




Hydrangeas the size of pom poms!


Midcoast Maine is a beautiful place packed with memories for our family. But as much as I love the rocky coasts, the island adventures, the bountiful blooms and the cooler air, I'm ready to head back to our new hometown of Franklin and nestle in a bit. {This is the first time in my entire life that returning home means somewhere other than Houston.}

And you know what? For the first time in 20 summers, I'm not too sad to leave all this beauty. Because for the first time, I'm headed home to a place equally as beautiful. From the rolling hills, stone walls and boats of Maine to the rolling hills, stone walls and horses of Franklin!

Oh, how I love beauty!

P.S. I'll be buried in boxes when I get home, so if things are quiet here for awhile, you'll know why! Hoping to share some painting updates with you soon!

18 comments:

  1. Oh, beautiful Maine.. went Fall of 2010 on our Honeymoon & and planning a return very soon ! Those photos make me want to pack our bags at this very moment. Thanks for reminding us. Maine is lovely.
    Sounds like you are a little excited to get back to your new "home" - that's a great thing. And your right, Franklin is equally beautiful.. just very different.

    Diana

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    1. I bet a fall honeymoon in Maine was breathtaking! I can't wait to have a real fall here in Franklin!

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  2. Your photos are breathtaking Lins. Have a safe trip home.
    xo~
    T

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    1. Thanks my friend. You know how I love seeing the world through the lens of a camera!

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  3. We are going in September and these images make me so excited!! Gorgeous images and love seeing your precious girls having so much fun ~

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    1. September is a PERFECT time to go. You'll love it!

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  4. I'm swooning! Thanks for sharing the beauty today. I'm someplace beautiful, too, you're inspiring me to get out my camera.

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    1. Get that camera out and capture all you can! You have a splendid eye for beauty!

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  5. My husband and I visit the very same places every other summer. Maine is stunningly beautiful and having shared your visit made not visiting this summer tolerable as I shared through your eyes.

    Have a safe return journey to Tennessee - equally as gorgeous as that is where we vacationed this summer! :)

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    1. So sorry I missed you! Would have loved meeting you!

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  6. beautiful photos, so happy for you getting to settle into a new home!

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  7. Linsey, you are such a good photographer. Great pics of all the beauty. Great for all your family to be together.

    Blessings to you getting settled.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. I do love photography!

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  8. I LOVE seeing Maine through your eyes.

    Praying for you as you head HOME to Tennessee and finish all that unpacking!!

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    1. I think I remember you saying a trip to Maine might be in your homeschool plans someday. Go for it! Just imagine all you could see and learn along the way!

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  9. I visited my aunts in Maine last year...Bar Harbor area. We visited Acadia National Park, Schoodic Peninsula, and all! Loved it up there!

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    1. Acadia is a gem! My favorite island {Isle au Haut} is part of the park even though it's a good distance from the mainland park area. I'd love to spend more time in Acadia.

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  10. I love Maine! Your photos are beautiful and so is your family, Linsey. We just came back from Maine and absolutely loved it.
    Cheers,
    Loi

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