maine.

July 9, 2012

lobster beer road frontdoor mandolin banjo bats baseball hats oysterriver clothesline table evening breakfast blackeyedsusans grapevines prints lake dinner

last week, there were all the best things. our friend ian invited us to his family’s home in mid-coast maine. we spent two days drinking our friends’ wine and making up silly songs. there was a freshly mowed baseball diamond and an outfield for picking blueberries and scratching at mosquito bites, a barn stuffed with treasures found in old chairs and lemonade stand signs, a banjo and a mandolin and an ipod plugged into an 8-track, oysters and lobster and a make-shift table for fitting all the merry-makers. and more fireflies than i’ve ever seen. 
it feels selfish now, this ache to go back. but i’d give anything to be there now. 

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44 Comments

  • Reply Emily July 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Oh my, these photos are pulling at my heartstrings! I haven't been home in so long and seeing your lovely capture of your time in Maine is so wonderful! Glad you had such a great time, erin!

  • Reply Christine July 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Oh I am so very jealous…this looks like the most beautiful, quintessential 'summer' getaway! Gorgeous pictures, as always!

  • Reply rebecca July 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    my kind of get away. gorgeous photos as always. 🙂

  • Reply Daniella July 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    This looks like so much fun! Beautiful pics!

  • Reply Rhianna Nelson July 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    This looks like the most incredible few days. I'm very envious (and don't think you're at all selfish for wishing to be back there). I cannot wait for it to be summer down under! Until then, I'm living vicariously through all you northern hemisphere folk and the wondrous trips you go on like this 🙂 Rhi xx

    The Wildest of Dreams

  • Reply chelsea July 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    dreamy! i love maine!!

  • Reply Brooklyn July 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    absolutely stunning photos! what a great way to spend a few days!

  • Reply tinajo July 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Such cozy pics! 🙂

  • Reply Kayla Poole July 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Ack, you've got me all homesick for New England now. Love how you captured the spirit of Maine in all of her loveliness. I'm plotting how to get T to agree to move there (right now, he's all "it's too far away from the rest of civilization way up there." Ha.).

    • Reply Erin July 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      ha! i understand what he means, but still. so. tempting.

  • Reply Alexa July 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    crisp, beautiful photos!

    and i totally get the ache. i just got back from a week with my family in south carolina and already i miss it so.

  • Reply nishaantishu July 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Oh, no I don't think it's selfish! Your photos are beautiful, and I can't believe you saw so many fireflies! I've only ever seen about two in my life, I've always wanted to see loads in one place – though having said that, seeing them in the day without their bums all lit up kind of freaks me out, they're funny looking.xx

  • Reply Txell July 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I'm feeling hungry after seeing those lobsters !!

    I know a place where you can be guided by the light of the fireflies (you do not need a lantern!). In the middle of Brazil. It was just stunning.

    • Reply Erin July 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      that sounds amazing. these guys were pretty neat, too. all lighting up in unison across the fields.

  • Reply Cindy July 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    maine was the trip i was supposed to plan this year, but other things got in the way. thank you for sharing – it looks wonderful!

    • Reply Erin July 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      hope you make it there one day, cindy. xo.

  • Reply IndiaMorgan July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Love the way every photo is different and yet the same.

  • Reply Gracie July 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    So lucky

  • Reply holtkamp July 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    you take the most beautiful pictures!

  • Reply Ann July 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    This is my dream!

  • Reply Melissa July 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    So lovely! Apparently I need to start making friends who have coastal family homes! It looks like you had a great time 🙂

    • Reply Erin July 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      ha! so useful, eh?

  • Reply Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } July 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I want a lobster roll so bad now. 🙂

    Quiet Luxury

  • Reply Melissa Blake July 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I've ALWAYS wanted to go to Maine. These photos make me want to go even more…looks so relaxing!

  • Reply Erin July 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Oh my! Looks like the quintessential Americana vacation- how lovely! 🙂

  • Reply Julia @ WritersBlockNearYou July 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    This is absolutely lovely. What a wonderful vacation! Makes me want to go to Maine even more!

  • Reply leyla. July 9, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    so curious about these charming little corners of this country, that i have yet to explore. it looks so idyllic and relaxing. lovely way of capturing it!

    leyla.

  • Reply hana July 10, 2012 at 12:15 am

    looks like a truly lovely time. bought produce from you on Saturday + just realized that it was you! how funny, this small but very big city. xo

    • Reply Erin July 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      how funny! hope you enjoyed your purchase!

  • Reply Lynda July 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

    such ammmmmazing pictures!

  • Reply Tara July 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    such beauty! You captured your time perfectly.

  • Reply Veronica July 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

    look slike a great time and the food and wine…mmm!!!

    Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  • Reply clairemaxwell July 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    This post made me very happy. Gorgeous pictures as usual.

  • Reply d&d July 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    i love living here.
    perhaps we can apt swap one weekend – your place for ours in portland? where were you on the midcoast? i was there as well! xox

    • Reply Erin July 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      that sounds awesome! (if you can stand extremely close quarters)! we were in waldoboro/warren. so much fun.

    • Reply d&d July 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      lovely! i was on north haven island – that's where my boyfriend grew up and where he lobsters in the summer. his parents farm out there – you and james would love it.

      and yes – we shared a studio in queens at one point. we can hack it!

  • Reply Beth July 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I'm visiting Maine for the first time at the end of the month for a NE roadtrip with my boyfriend. Your photos have me more excited (if it's even possible). They are beautiful & it looks like you had a wonderful time.

  • Reply Amielle July 11, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I would love to visit Maine and eat seafood. It's on my bucket list. It looks like you had a wonderful time and your photos are all wonderful.

  • Reply Rachael July 12, 2012 at 2:29 am

    i love how you craft your words. It's poetic and sinks deep – makes me re-read it again. thanks for the lovely recap of your vacation. 🙂

  • Reply It's Carmen July 12, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I really love these photographs. Some seem very vintage while some like something you'd see in a magazine.

    ♥ It's Carmen

  • Reply Nancy July 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

    What wonderful photos of my homestate. I can feel the laidback energy that we have here through all of them. I'm very thankful that I wake up everyday to a Maine sunrise washing over a gorgeous view of a nature preserve saltmarsh and retire each night to loads of fireflies blinking off and on over our "south 40" after a colorful sunset that lights the marsh on fire. I know so many think we are too removed from civilization, but I wouldn't trade this for asphalt and cars and tall buildings. And the local area plus the power of the internet brings me all that I need. Thankful that the misconception keeps our population down! 😉

  • Reply Dancing Branflake July 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    For the love these photos are absolutely gorgeous. I've always wanted to go to Maine and now you've made me want to ever more. Beautiful!

  • Reply Robyn July 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

    i don't think you can get better than this!

  • Reply BerryMorins Bits & Tips July 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I love your photos! They do remind me of the beauty one can find in Southern Maine minus the black flies and bugs.

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