I have been very lucky this summer! Each weekend my boyfriend and I pack up the car and head out for a mini vacation to the lake, mountains or coast for our fill of camping, hiking, swimming, sea kayaking and beach going. I hope you too are making your weekends like mini summer vacations!
1. Sand Beach, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island 2. Mount Blue State Park 3. Echo Lake, Mount Desert Island 4. Playing cards in Rangeley 5. Hiking up Gorham Mountain, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island 6. My sister Blair and me at Sand Beach.
Scavenger Hunt at Web Lake : 1. Beech Leaf 2. Fern 3. White Spruce Cone 3b. Hemlock Cone 4. Hemlock 5. White Pine Cone 6. Balsam Fir Cone 7. Maine Blueberry 8. Chokeberry 9. Striped Maple Leaf 10. Ferm 11. White Pine Cone
Here are a few more of my favorite shots from my trip. I loved that we had absolutely beautiful summer days while we were there with one overcast day. The fog blanketed the island removing all visual proof that life beyond the island existed. It was a peaceful day with rain showers and ended with a large game of Balderdash in front of a large fire. Our sunny days were spent hiking, picnicing and fishing by the dock. I did pack my oil paints and set up at Fish Beach. Not once but twice my easel tipped over sending my wet painting into the sand! (It is currently drying in the garage and once I can brush off a bit more sand I will get back to work on it.) Stay tuned for the final post!
Life has been a bit hectic over the past week thus my belated Monheagn post. Below is the first collection of my favorite pictures from my little summer getaway off the coast of Maine. Stay tuned for part II and a few stories!
While visiting my sister in Boston this past spring I spotted baggu for jcrew and fell in love. This past weekend my sweet sister surprised me with the brilliant blue and retro jade baggu bags! Grocery shopping has never been so much fun. Tonight I arrived home from the store just in time for Blair to see her gifts in action. I highly reccomend these bright and versitle bags for your summer adventures whether they go with you to the farmer’s market, beach or yoga class!
I am getting very excited for the warm weather of spring to blossom into the summer. Also, I may have gone on a little dream shopping spree at ANTHROPOLOGIE.com tonight in preparation for the season to come….
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I have launched EKLUND GRIFFIN my accessories line on etsy! The collection inspired by the sea and my surroundings is made of the highest quality materials and is all designed and made in Maine! See more here.
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Here are a few more shots from my summer escape to beautiful Monhegan a couple weeks ago. Fingers crossed I make it back this fall!
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This year I had the fortune of visiting Monhegan twice! I went for a long weekend and returned the following weekend to soak up a bit more of the magic. Below are a few photos to get started.
A truly enchanting place, Monhegan is like nowhere else. My days were filled with hiking through the woods to the edges of the island across the cliffs, painting and making trips into town to the black duck for a refreshing drink. At night we played games, read and took walks past the meadow for lighting bug shows on our way up to the lighthouse to overlook the glowing town. To be on Monhegan is to slow the world down and enjoy some of life’s simplest joys.
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I just finished a painting of the view from my father’s front porch overlooking the channel to Portland Harbor and Ram Island Light. This is one of my most favorite places in the world. The view never looks the same yet has a comforting familiarity each time I come to visit.
It is starting to feel and look like spring! Today I drove home from work with my windows down! With warmer and longer days I am day dreaming of what this next season holds. I love the below shots of the styled sailor juxtaposed next to the salty fisherman in his brilliant orange anorak. Also, orange and blue are one of my favorite color combinations right now.
photo pulled from fffound, originated here.
photo pulled from ffffound, original here.
photo pulled from pinterest, original here.
photo pulled from pinterest, original here.