Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I was born in the arms of imaginary friends

I love that line from John Mayer’s ‘Half of My Heart’ – and it’s the only real reason I’m using it as my post title today. I heard it on the way home from work this afternoon and it’s been stuck in my mind ever since.

I was born in the arms of imaginary friends.

Free to roam, made a home out of everywhere I’d been . . .

Oh, half of my heart’s got a grip on the situation

half of my heart takes time . . .

 

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The photos in this post were all taken from the top of Mt. Battie in Camden, Maine, a couple of weeks ago. Two of my sisters and I left my house a day early on our vacation, planning to stop and visit my friends, Reena & Ralph Walkling, who have a home in Rockport. They drove us to nearby Camden and the top of Mt. Battie in order to give us a better perspective of the area.

Did you know that Camden and Mt. Desert Island are the only two places along the Atlantic Ocean where the mountains meet the sea?

 

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The views were extraordinary from up there.

 

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Reena and Ralph.

 

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I met Reena blogging. We found that we both shared a love of photography, specifically landscape, nature, and bird portraits. To see her beautiful photography, you can visit her at {missing moments}.

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The clouds were fabulous that day. I took this photo from the top of the tower.

 

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Me, Ginny, and Char.

 

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The famous poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, made her home in Camden and was inspired by the beauty of the hills when at 18, she wrote her first poem, “Renascence”. There is a commemorative plaque at the top of the mountain that honors her.

 

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Maine is just so beautiful and it keeps calling my name ~

 

Thanks for coming by today.

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31 comments:

Cloudia said...

Such a lovely interlude with you today. Thanks so much for sharing it.




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jinxxxygirl said...

To live in Maine has always been a dream of mine.... hubby's too for awhile but i think with age the cold has scared him off... but i still dream of Maine.... I think i can thank Angela Landsbury for that... lol and YOU! and all your lovely pictures... ah well i will have to live vicariously thru you! Hugs! deb

JaneK said...

post title reminds of the movie Heart and Souls :)

lovely scenery; Maine is calling my name, too but I have yet to make it there.... sigh...

you look great, btw....

cheers

Debbie From Illinois said...

So happy that you had a fantastic trip!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the lines from that song...I totally identify with it in so many ways. I've been to Maine but not for long...I wish I had seen just a bit that you did. Such beautiful pictures. Your friends look so happy and friendly and your sisters...We've seen pictures before, right? Very sweet!

Jane xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

That lovely poem, beautiful photos and then to finish those Belted Galloway cattle! Lovely blog today.

Hilary said...

Love the picture of you and your sisters.........and it keeps calling my name as well.

Daryl said...

great photos as always … especially the shots of Reena and the Prof …

thotlady said...

Maine does look beautiful. I will have to visit soon.

Luanne said...

What beautiful pictures. Seems like you have a wonderful time with your sisters and the cottage was just charming. I have vacationed in Maine many times (I live in CT). There is something so peaceful about Maine. Every time I cross over the border I just feel this sense of relaxation come over me. I think I hear it calling me.....

The JR said...

Wow, a beautiful place.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh I LOVE those words too....and your pictures are always stunning!
I can tell you are still "aglow" from your time in Maine :)

Linda Kay Christensen said...

My husband and I spent about 4 days in Camden last year and stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast there. We drove out on all the fingers into the ocean to get pictures of light houses, and we had one of the most enjoyable vacation times.

Carolynn Anctil said...

I love meeting blogging friends in person. How fun! That's a beautiful spot and it seems very tranquil. Do you think you might move there, one day...?

Carolynn
A Glowing Ember

Pam said...

I was there last summer (about this time of year) with my sweetie. And we "summited" Mt Battie as well. It was so foggy, you couldn't see a thing! They call those cows "oreos". It is such a wonderful place. So many beautiful sights.

Tammy said...

I have really enjoyed all the pictures of Maine - a place I need to visit someday. It is gorgeous. Love that you had such a wonderful time with your sisters. Does a body good to gather with family I think. Hugs!!

Lisa Gordon said...

It really is beautiful there, isn't it? And in any season.
How nice that you were able to meet up with Reena and her husband!

Karen Ann said...

oooh, I love those oreo cookie cows too!...

Beautiful pics, as always. I am enjoying getting to know a bit of Maine through your adventures! I've gotta get up there.

beth said...

calling your name? are you kidding me? maine has your number and is dancing all over it, trying to "tango" your heart permanently there….

me thinks :)

xo

TraceFace72 said...

What a beautiful place! So glad you got to visit Reena...blogging has a way of connecting friends ;)

Devon said...

What beautiful pictures of such a gorgeous place!!! How wonderful to end it with Renascence... my favorite poem ever! Millay is by far my favorite poet.. Loved your post!

Stephen Andrew said...

I'm lusting after a 100 acre farm in Camden that is for sale. The hardest part is that it's absurdly affordable! Love your Maine photos.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I love the photo of the three of you . Thanks for sharing , Have a wonderful weekend !

Low Tide High Style said...

So lovely, and I believe you will retire to Maine...its just meant to be, I think your soul has always been there! :)

xo Kat

~Pam~ said...

Wonderful blog post and photos!
Have a lovely weekend.

mrs mediocrity said...

After Alaska, Maine is second on my bucket list. You have me convinced. It looks like you had such a lovely time, and I'm glad. xo

Donna S. said...

As usual lovely pictures!! Thank you for sharing your trip with us! Sorry @ your ankle but hooray for having a good time anyway!!!

sharon said...

gorgeous views. Maine calls my name too, one day I will make it there.

GailO said...

Love those portraits of Reena and her husband!

Camden is beautiful:)

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