Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wells Reserve in Maine


To escape the muddy trails of April, we drove an hour south to the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. Laudholm Beach is open to the public along with several acres of trails through the wetlands.


There are loose rocks to cross and tidal pools to hop so hiking boots are prudent. It's well worth it for the calm ocean vista, only a quarter hour drive from busy Kennebunkport.


The muted colors of mud season suit this landscape very well.


Nature is a fine sculptor too. 


When we returned home, I was delighted to find our crocuses in bloom. Spring is here at long last!

11 comments:

Midlife Roadtripper said...

The contrasting colors of the sea, sky and sand are quite beautiful. And then the crocus. Welcome to your eyes, I'm certain.

Petra Pavlátková said...

Sarah, the loose rocks look great in the water and I love the contrast of the fresh crocuses versus the dry leaves! Enjoy the spring air!

Donna said...

Those little crocuses are so pretty. Hooray for spring!

Gloria Baker said...

Sarah how lovely pictures I loved!! Especially I love the clouds!
Beautiful!
xo

A Cuban In London said...

Amazing photos. You're right, nature is an artist. The best there is! :-)

Greetings from London.

troutbirder said...

My wannabe beachcomber wife would love such a hike, muddy trails or not.

Liviania said...

That "sculpture" is beautiful.

Amanda Summer said...

Spring is there, finally! It's been a long wait for sure.

thecuecard said...

Terrific Sarah. Looks like a worthy road trip. Spring is coming at last! Beautiful purple crocuses too.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your keen eye. There is nothing better than crocus. That first harbinger. It seems winter weighs heavily!

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thanks! I'm happy to report that spring is in full swing in Maine. The grass is green, trees are blooming, birds have returned and it's going up to 80 today.