Stress is a natural part of life. However, there are different kinds of stress. I spent a lot of time thinking about this when Carl and I were in the wilds of northern Maine for the last week. All of the stress we experienced was external and physical. There were long paddles in the kayak, swarms of mosquitos, wet food, and barking dogs. Still, we slept peacefully, with no undue mental burdens.
Yesterday we hiked the Cathance River Preserve in Topsham, Maine. Who knew a treasure like this was right in our back yard?! With over 230 acres of trails, riverfront, and an ecology center, this place was the perfect spot to get lost for hours (we did get lost).
Late July is berry season in Maine.