This rainy day made me think of a photo I took in Mars Hill, Maine [not in Athens, Greece]. Went in to my Flickr albums to find it, and it turns out it has already been almost five years since I shot it. I’d even left the time stamp on it. It’s certainly no candidate for National Geographic 😆 but it’s personal … it very much reflects the mood of that day, even the date itself.
We used to go to Maine quite often while we still lived in Quebec. I don’t even know how many times, but we visited many different areas — not only the coast line. Gerry was [still is] into genealogy and he has family in and around the area of Mars Hill so we’ve been there a couple of times. Now we live here in Saint John since 2008, we have only one hour’s drive to Maine but we’ve only been to Calais [the border town] so far. So much here at home to explore, but I admit that there are certain places in Maine that I’d love to re-visit with the «real» camera. I wasn’t really ‘into’ photography back then … I just kept snapping …happily.
I like to go back in my files and ‘re-live’ these road trips … all the quaint, little places we visited, the scrumptious meals, the friendly people … it makes me happy I’ve been there. Especially here:
Nubble Lighthouse … I could hardly believe my eyes … the beauty of it, the first time I saw it and I’m happy that I have several shots I took of it.
Blogger Karina wrote two, beautiful posts about Maine … she actually lives there. Highly recommended:
This post is actually part of a series of posts I’m going to do about things I’m happy about. Marge over at the Inside Out Café posted a suggestion today, and I thought it was a brilliant. All the places I’ve got to see … all the experiences I’ve had since arriving in North America 2004 … they are things I’m really happy about. Mars Hill and Nubble … they are just the beginning, because that dark photo came to mind today 🙂