Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Lesson from Nature....

It's funny how sometimes when you are driving, you see something and your "just have to stop." In this case, I heard something the other day. It was a roar of racing water in a river in Bridgton (which is one town away from Naples and The Inn at Long Lake).

The great gift of amazing scenic views in the Western Maine area really needs to be experienced. It is interesting what your mind can contemplate when you are in such natural beauty. Your pulse slows down, you notice the simple things (like leaves or how trees grow or how a bird gets his dinner).

With the strength of this river that washes through our small towns, I offer you a lyric from Singer-Songwriter Julia Fordham. May it remind you today about "letting go."

Yes, you can just relax and let everything takes its course.

RIVER by Julia Fordham

Hey you, pushing the river
With the world there on your shoulders
Don't you remember a single thing
The good book told you?

Hey you, treading the water
WIth your dipping out of the clouds
Sinking down, down, down, down
Waving to the old crowd

An they send these things to try us
And try us they do!

Don't push the river
Don't push the river
Let it carry you......

Over the endless troubles, over the trying times
These are the words of wisdom from a reckless mind.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Local Images taken by Your Innkeeper

This Winter I have closed the inn until the end of March (or so). I've been painting, working on new window treatments, and working on the never-ending office work to wrap up last year (2012) and prepare for the new lodging season ahead.

Today, I am up early to do some inn improvement projects and thought I would put up some images of the area that my dog, Sebastian, and I have seen  over the last couple of months.

Hope you enjoy them. Stay warm wherever you are!


Here is an image of the storm at the beginning of the month. 36" of snow fell that weekend!

Here is a postcard I made from an image taken looking down onto Long Lake of the Naples Village:

Here is an image of the finished Naples Causeway overlooking Long Lake (Naples, Maine). Didn't they do an amazing job?! Come see it in person some time soon!