7.31.2013

Beauty Hunting in Midcoast Maine


Beauty must be God's love language. Because every time I see it, I swear it's like He's talking straight to my heart! For me, places like The Grand CanyonProvence, the rocky coast of Maine, and even our little farm here in Franklin pour forth speech {Psalm 19}. We don't travel much {homebodies at heart...who wrestle with the high cost of vacation}. But for 21 years, I've been blessed to return to a beautiful spot with my family: Midcoast Maine. Beauty hunting never gets old there!

From our boat trip to Roque Island:




Famous for it's light sandy beach.
{Most of Maine's beaches are dark and rocky.}



I love hunting for heart rocks.
They feel like love notes from God.


Thanks for this one, Mom.



The trip back was a foggy one.
{Thankful for a dad who knows how to use the instruments!}

Traveling through fog is a lot like faith:
trusting and believing when you can't see. 



Back "home" in Rockport Harbor:

Hints of sunshine breaking through the foggy soup.
{A reminder that there's light and life on the other side of your foggy places!}

A new addition to Rockport Harbor this summer:

A farm fresh menu that changes daily.
I enjoyed it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
{The dark chocolate sea salt cookie was divine!}



So many great elements of simple design,
including a fabulous mix of lighting:




A few farm fresh goodies you can take home with you.

A few of the heart rocks I collected this trip:

Feeling like I might have more to share about these soon.

And who could forget to photograph these beauties?

That would be me. Sadly, this is one of the only photos I took.
{Maybe because it was raining most of the time.}

We are blessed to spend time with family in such a beautiful place...especially now that we live in Tennessee instead of a few miles away in Houston. But I have to confess: returning home isn't nearly as hard as it used to be...because we get to go from beauty to beauty! {Thankful.}

Back to farm duties and beauty hunting right here at home. And making the most of these last weeks of summer freedom!

Blessings to you,

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful, thank you for sharing. Were headed to Seaside next week. Hoping to find some beautiful shells!

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  2. ahhhh, you are back. beautiful pictures. you are gifted! my family is in town this week, so I'll text you next week :) rach

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  3. Lins- your photography skills are just crazy! These images are gorgeous.
    xo~
    T

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  4. Incredibly beautiful. I love seeing what your eyes see.

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  5. Linsey... I can always depend on you for gorgeous photos. Love the one your Mom took and the one of your darling girls.

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  6. My goodness! Your photos of beloved Maine are incredibly atmospheric and evocative of life there: unhurried, serene, beautiful, and unpredictable. I love how the cool and foggy mornings can quickly turn to sunny and warm afternoons. And then back to foggy and misty evenings. Really lovely photos, Linsey!
    Loi
    PS - We also ate at Salt Water Farm. I had the pulled pork with honey brioche - simply dee-lish!

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  7. so glad you guys had a wonderful time together in Maine.
    you've made Andy and I so excited to see that place someday. We've added it to our ever-growing list. :)

    your girls are both looking older. my kids are, too.
    it's so fun to see them grow up more and more, but at the same time, it's one of those bittersweet parts of parenting....they aren't little anymore.

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  8. Love the pictures, especially of the heart rocks. We were in Maine for 4th of July week and it was 93 degrees. Not what we were hoping for coming from Florida!! But Maine is always beautiful.

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    1. Such a bummer when there's a heat wave in Maine. Without A/C, that can be pretty miserable. My parents live there half the year, and they said this has been a weird summer. My mom kept saying how sorry she felt for first time visitors. I hope you'll get spectacular weather next time!

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  9. We just returned from the Portland area... our first trip to Maine. You make me wish I would have been on the hunt for heart shaped rocks! Oh well, at least we brought home great family memories. :)

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  10. This is beautiful. I have never been to Maine but this makes me surely want to go.

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  11. amazing! i would love to visit there someday
    we just got back from minnesota and i am seriously contemplating moving there in a year...after surgeries. i want to go live on lake superior..lol! there is something about the water. it soothes my soul and my soul needs some soothing.
    love love your heart as always:) i just purchased storyline yesterday! so funny...i have heard mixed reviews but i LOVE reading his books. i understand this is more of a workbook? happy you stopped by i needed it. i am in bed right now..dealing with some stuff and have some time to go visit and the timing was perfect!
    wish we were closer...xoxo

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  12. Linsey!!!! such stunning photos! as always!! lovely post, my friend!! xo, Tessa

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  13. OH Linsey...someday I want to experience the Maine you have experienced...Island Hopping! There is a little boat for sale down the street; it's so perfect...always dreaming of it and adventuring out on the sea. :)
    Totally visiting Salt Water Farm next time I'm down that way! How delightful!!
    xoxo, Jen
    Shoot! I can't sign in with my new blog so I'm signing in with the old one...you should see who popped in to Jo Ellen Designs yesterday; I just popped a post up. So neat!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  14. Hi Linsey,

    My name is Jocelyn and I am with Dwellable. I am looking for fun and authentic blog posts about Mid Coast and yours, along with your beautiful photographs, happened to catch my eye. If you’re open to it, shoot me an e-mail at jocelyn(at)dwellable(dot)com.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    - Jocelyn

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