Every year except for the last COVID year, my husband and I spend a week each summer photographing Acadia National Park and the Down East Maine Coast. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The confluence of ocean and mountain is just breathtaking – climbing mountains with views of islands and sailboats dotting the water – bringing me such peace.
No matter what current state of tumult the world is in, Maine brings a clear sense of purpose and serenity. It is a solid reminder of how important the natural world is for one’s sense of well-being.
Little Long Pond Clear Mountain pond Floating lily pad White flowers Opening to yellow centers Water ripples Blue, green, And sparkling sunlight Mountains stand ont he horizon Clouds drift Perfect summer day
Sunset Fishing The gulls hover Over Seal Harbor Surveying the boats, Looking down into the water. A blue heron steps gracefully Among the seaweed covered rocks His agile neck curves and darts Piercing the water’s surface, Ready for a fish dinner. The seagulls circle and squawk In the evening air Salty and cool Sweet sunset fishing.
Northeast Harbor I Old yellow lobster pots line the edge of the harbor, Topped with piles of ropes and brightly colored buoys. No lobster is trapped inside Now - just dented soda cans, Blue rubber work gloves, And bricks crusted with barnacles. II The lobster boats float Ready to glide along the ocean As lobstermen to set and recover their traps Pulling heavy ropes hand-over-hand Seawater rushing and gushing out Bearing shining treasure: Luscious lobsters.
5 thoughts on “Mainely Summer”
I would love to visit Maine, and your photos and poems remind me why. What a wonderful gift to get to go and be refreshed!
“It is a solid reminder of how important the natural world is for one’s sense of well-being.” So true. I am happy you were able to go to your traditional photographing trip in Maine.
Hi Joanne, Lovely poems and lovely photos! Have a great start to the new school year. xoxo Karen
On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 10:30 PM Word Dancer: Literature, the Arts, & Educati
I love Maine. Your pictures and words are wonderful!
What delightful poems and photos! Thanks for sharing your Maine vacation with us.