Back before I left for my vacation, I did a post about remembering to enjoy the details. I noticed when I went through my vacation photos, that those are what I’d most like to share with you. This was our 6th year returning to Hills Beach in Maine as a family (I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve been there when I was the child rather than the parent of the family), and our 3rd year renting the same cottage. Perhaps because of this, my photo total from the week is fewer than normal. I didn’t feel the need to take a lot of the same scenery photos that I’ve taken many times over. I would’ve liked more pictures featuring my family, but as anyone who is the parent of teenagers will tell you, that’s not always the easiest thing to accomplish!
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite details that caught my eye this year.
Graffiti is something I would normally never photograph, but in this case I felt like the graffiti was giving me a message or a reminder:
I’m fairly sure this message was not even written by just one person, but when I first glimpsed it I read: “Life is a Gift”. “Life” is clear in black at the front then around the side in green, the lower letters looked like “a gift”. That’s probably not what was meant by those who scribbled the graffiti, but sometimes those reminders find us anyway.
P.S. I did take an awful lot of photos of the shorebirds that I encountered this year! I’m still comparing my photos to photos on my bird identification site trying to figure out the pipers from the plovers and the terns from the little gulls. When I get them as sorted as I feel that I can, there will be a post and update for the birding project.