spring is slowly making its way to the harbor- this past week I noticed less and less ice floes

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enjoying the harbor on a late Winter day

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what keeps me going…

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson

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“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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Who Rescued Who?- I often feel it is my Gracie pup that rescued me from the darkest part of my self.  I adopted her four years ago and my life has grown and evolved in unexpected  and wondrous ways.  Even my worst days aren’t so bad anymore because of her presence in my life.  I wake to her wagging tail, happy dances, and sloppy kisses.  She survived a high kill shelter down in Arkansas, where as a stray she was giving 5 days to be claimed, adopted or rescued or she would have been euthanized.  I shudder to think about what might have happened if the volunteer for the rescue didn’t pull her.  I don’t dwell on this, but it is a passing thought that adds more meaning to her presence in my life.  She has reconnects me to the joyful parts of my self. She makes me laugh and…

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One of my favorite places to take my Gracie pup along the Maine Coast

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Tree Huggin’ in the Maine Woods

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Wells Harbor- the extreme of seasons

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Cathedral of trees

We are measuring the snow in feet this winter not inches.  I have been able to go out in the woods a lot to do some snowshoeing. I bring my pup Gracie and we explore and enjoy the Maine woods.  There is something incredibly peaceful about being in the woods after or during a snowfall. Enjoy

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