The Comfort of Sameness

Returning to Maine is always a pleasure though this year, as in other places, things are not the same. There are fewer tourists, businesses are operating with caution and most people are wondering what happens next. That being said, it is those things that remain the same that give me comfort.

I wake to the sight of Rockport Harbor sometimes veiled in fog,

other times bright with sunlight.

The sound of lobster boats going out early in the morning holds promise of them returning with their catch.

Our house sits just before the dirt road where people walk and bike all day long. It is here where so much stays the same making me think that all is normal.

Along the way bicycles lean against trees.

Probably the riders have made their way to the rocks where they picnic, bask in the sun or enjoy peaceful moments.

This is the time of year when tadpoles become frogs. If I pay attention it is likely that a few will be spotted with heads barely peeking above the water.

Such common sights and the beauty of nature reassure me that there is something good in each and every day. We just have to open our eyes to see.

18 thoughts on “The Comfort of Sameness

  1. As the saying goes, Maine…the way life should be. Enjoy your summer.

  2. Happy to see you back again to your other home. Beautiful things to see!

    1. The change of scenery is welcome!

  3. Jeanne Henriques June 29, 2020 — 4:07 am

    A wonderful escape Linda, I feel the freshness of the salt air. You must be loving the contrast to Houston. Enjoy the blissful magic of Maine. :))

    1. Like Tahilla for you, Maine is my happy place.

  4. Beautifully captured, Lulu.

  5. Many times there is comfort in sameness.

  6. Love the fog photo! Glad you are finding peace in Maine…

  7. Marcia Flaherty Smith June 27, 2020 — 5:06 pm

    Glad you’re back / we’ve been here since mid March! Different summer this year for sure!

    1. Different for sure though I am glad we are here rather than in our respective cities.

  8. Beautiful photos! Yes, we just have to open our eyes!

  9. These are beautiful photos, Linda! So calming!!!

    1. Calming is what happens when I am in Maine.

  10. Your pictures always make me happy. You truly enjoy every day.

  11. Ah, thank you so much for these photos. Especially of Beauchamp. I miss it every single day! I know you must be thrilled to be back. Enjoy ~

    1. Indeed I am happy here, Kathy. Something about it is always calming.

  12. Love that foggy harbor and the red lobster boat. Would love to be back. We stayed in Castine a couple of years ago. Tried to make it down to the harbor each morning for sunrise.

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