The Natural Resources Council of Maine’s CEO, Lisa Pohlmann, shared a message with our supporters today related to the COVID-19 virus that has reached Maine and around the globe. In that message, she urged people to find solace and respite in Maine’s beautiful outdoors (while practicing important social distancing). We are fortunate that Maine has so many places to explore.
Lisa also asked our members and supporters to share their photos with us, and we have been hearing from many of you who have already gone outside to breathe in some fresh air, and breathe out some anxiety and worry. We encourage you to keep sharing your photos with us, and we will share them on here. Thank you, for protecting the nature of Maine and each other. Be well.
“To get some fresh air and not be freaked out by coronavirus for a few hours, we snowshoed up Bald Mountain in Rangeley. Rangeley Lake is on the left, and Mooselookmeguntic Lake is on the right,” writes Sue Downes-Borko of Rangeley, Maine.
“My visual contribution is a watercolor of the Snow Falls rest stop in West Paris, a secret gem that my wife and I discovered quite by accident a few years ago while driving to Woodstock Lake. From Route 26 you see nothing except the parking lot and comfort station, but when you park a little wonderland opens before you: the Little Androscoggin twisting and churning through the rocks, and the remains of the old dam,” writes Neil Gallagher of Brunswick, Maine.
Jane Whetstone of Wells, Maine, writes, “One way I am staying calm throughout the day, is looking at my photos of our beautiful state.” She shares this view of Long Pond from the north on Mount Desert Island. Her family had a camp there when she was a child, and she still visits Acadia National Park each year to enjoy the carriage roads and hikes. What is your favorite memory from Acadia?
What a view! Jacqui Clark of Hallowell, Maine, shares her photo from Sugarloaf in Kingfield. This certainly brings a sense of calm, doesn’t it?
Janice Carr of Palo Alto, California, is thinking about Maine today and shares this photo of Rideout’s Lodge in Weston, Maine. It looks like Maine’s beautiful outdoors is helping a lot of people find some peace during these difficult times.
This photo is entitled, “Moose Country,” and was sent to us by Teri Eagle of North New Portland, Maine. She took this photo in North New Portland on Long Falls Dam Road. Thank you, Teri! We love moose country.