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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Things I Love About Maine

**WARNING: MANY MANY PHOTOS IN THIS POST**

The list below is a culmination of all of the things I love about living in Maine. Some are definitively Maine, while other things could take place anywhere! Enjoy!


Building sand castles

Indulging in some good Maine Ice Cream!

Swimming and sliding down the falls at Coos Canyon!

Attending our beautiful church on Megquire Hill.

Maine wild blueberries- especially at Lori's!

Fellowshiping at the picnic table on bright summer days after church!

Going Upta Camp!

Seadog biscuits and Seadog games!

Eating watermelon outside in the warmth with barefeet!

Tubing with Uncle Rob! Ahhh!
Christmas carolling in the snow(when you don't have a cold!)

Target practice!

Angel Falls exploration!

Gorgeous sunsets to close the day!

Visits from friends who you miss dearly!

Discovering the mysteries of the tide pools.
Swimming in refreshing Maine lakes.

The smell and taste of just-out-of-the-oven pies made from fresh Maine berries!
The breathtaking views from the tops of the mountains.
The vibrant colors of the trees in the Autumn.

Walks in the Maine woods.

Rigorous hikes with friends and family.

The great diversity and opportunity in photography.

Maine's history!

Did I mention I liked hiking in the fall?

Rich agricultural heritage!

Amazing historical buildings and sites.

Singing and s'mores around the campfire.

Sunsets reflected in a still, glass lake.

Races- be they typical or ridiculous- at family camp!

Every moment of family camp, in general- even the sleeping!

Laughing so hard with friends that your stomachs hurt!

Small farms!

The smell and look of newly blossomed apple trees.

Bees buzzing from flower to flower.

Outdoor work days at the church.

Toasting marshmallows.


Maine's rustic beauty.

Visiting Lori and the boys!

Ball games with family- even football, using a basketball, in the snow!

Resplendent Spring, Spring, Spring!

Finding treasures in the garden!

The joy of a good catch! (even if you're not the one to accomplish it)

Finding a Chief in the most unlikely places!

Dancing and adding years to your life!

Concerts of various forms- bluegrass, folk, classical, ect.

The godly women God has placed all around me!

Goofy friends who provide countless times of joy!

Theatrical experiences!

Planting a garden, from scratch!

Whoopie Pies- it's a Maine thing!

The vivid and various colors of the flowers.

A visit to the strawberry patch- one for the tub, one for me, one for the tub, one for me...

Flying above Maine as my brother-in-law pilots, being amazed at the handiwork of God.


Church renovation!

The first BIG snow!

Girls' days!

Ice-covered trees against an undimmed blue sky.

Musicals and plays at the Theatre at Monmouth.


Ping pong at family camp!

Multiple trips to Popham every summer.

A lady who knows how to handle the seagulls!

VOLLEYBALL!! (even though I'm not very good at it)

The fact that Mainers can still eat ice cream in the cold!

Spending extended periods of time with friends doing all sorts of fun things amidst Maine's natural beauties.

Relaxing on the hammock with a good book.

Kayaking!

No matter how long you've lived in Maine, there is always fun to be had, places to discover and explore and beauty and simplicity to photograph! If Maine is this nice, I can't imagine what Heaven will be like!


7 comments:

Hannah said...

Maine...the way life should be.
I just had to say that. Go whoopie pies!!!!!!!

Natasha said...

I love Maine lot's of fun and good friends. Not much to be afraid of in the way of poisonous things!

Anonymous said...

What a great post, Amanda! Makes me a bit homesick!

Love you!
tt

shay said...

that was a great post amanda.and you are good at volleyball.

BonnieJ said...

Nice pictures. You could start to do advertising for the Maine tourist association :D ;)

John. said...

You didn't put Moxie! That's something from Maine.
I know boys don't usually post on this blog but I had to say it.

Laura said...

Dear Miss Amanda,

I just stumbled on your blog...I'm a fellow Maniac! This is a great post...there are so many wonderful things about Maine. One thing our family loves about Maine is that just when you are getting tired of a season...a new one starts! Just wanted to say "hello" from over on the coast...you have a lovely blog...I will be back to visit again! Stop by when you get a chance.

God bless,
Mrs. Laura