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A few weekends ago, we celebrated my dad's birthday at my parents' camp in Roxbury, Maine. It's a beautiful camp -- it's a very small house that someone used to live in all year round, so it has all the amenities like heat and running water :3 And more bathrooms that our house has! XD It's such a cozy, comfy place, and the area is BEAUTIFUL. We drove to a state park one day and I took a whole bunch of pictures.

As we were driving around in the state park, I made my dad stop the car whenever I saw something cool that I wanted to photograph XD The first was this interesting grey and rust-red mushroom.

Mushroom at a state park near Roxbury, ME

Next I was like "OMG A WILDFLOWER I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE" and I made them stop again. My mom said, "Oh, that's a trillium." I've never seen one, but she told me they're protected, like the lady's slippers that used to grow in the woods near our house when I was little.


When we parked to take a walk, my dad showed us these HUGE swathes of bluets. He'd tried to take pictures of them the last time he was there. Seriously, the entire lawn was white with them.


Bluets forever!


I have a huge fondness for bluets <3 This year, my dad instituted a birthday rule that states that other people get presents on his birthday too (omg, I love him) and he got all of us hiking sticks! So cool. Here's Rachel posing with ours.

Rachel onna rock

And my adorable parents, wandering down a woodland path.

Cute parentals

All of the ferns were just starting to uncurl when we were there. I can't get over their tiny, delicate leaflets.

Curled fern

Curled fern

Love of my life <3

My wifey <3

There was a great big rock by one of the beaches that she insisted we climb all over.

Conquering the rock!

A hidden Forest Katie!

Katie in the forest

The woods around the beaches were filled with trilliums. I kept stopping and pointing them out and taking pictures XD This one has four petals! Is that like a four-leafed clover, I wonder?

More trilliums - One with four petals!

The next day, we went to Buster's Beach, which is about five minutes from the camp. It was beautiful and peaceful.

Buster's Beach

Awwwwww they are SO CUTE! I have hardly any pictures of my parents, so I was happy to get this one.

Awwww parents

Prettiest person I know.

Beautiful wifey

This is my dad explaining things and telling some kind of story about wherever he's pointing. Pretty much that's his primary occupation XD

Dad explaining things

And my mama enjoying the peacefulness of the lake.

Mum enjoying the beach

We came across some plants that had little bits of rain from the night before caught in their cups. I was fascinated and had to be dragged away XD

Water droplet

Water droplet

We walked down the boat launch. The water was such a vibrant blue.

Rachel at the boat launch

Favorite subject :3

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