Memories Remain in my Heart with Photos and Words



Welcome to Day 15 of #write31days. The Five Minute Friday Free Writes prompt is the word remain. Have you ever been to a place where you wish you could stay and never leave? Our trip to the lake in Maine last month is one of the highlights of our year. Whatever happens, the memories remain.


If I could I would love to remain at that house on the lake. Of course, I might have a different idea once the winter set in with all the snow and cold.


I loved the quiet times. Sitting by the lake with my journal and a cup of tea was so relaxing. There was always the sound of the water lapping along the shore. I think I could remain there all day. 


Sitting by the lake

Pen and journal right in hand

I record my thoughts


Memories remain




It was mostly peaceful and there was always something to see on the lake.


Sometimes there were people skiing and sometimes it was quiet. There might be a sailboat or someone in a kayak or a big pontoon boat. We had a lovely ride in a pontoon, stopped at a tie up across the lake, bought pizza and ate it right there on the boat. They even got my son’s wheelchair aboard.




We could find anything we needed in the nearby towns of Bridgton or Harrison. 


There was one special treat which we remembered from five years ago when we were there before. Not more than five minutes away in Harrison, was High View Farm.



This is the view from High View Farm


Their milk is the best I have ever tasted. From Guernsey and Jersey cows they sell fresh, raw milk in glass jars. Using the honor system, people could come and purchase milk, meat, eggs, yogurt and more in the farm store. We would buy the milk, then leave a deposit for the jars until we brought them back for more. They even had some hand woven baskets from Ghana.


I love this big, round basket I bought


Memories Remain

Memories remain

Etched firmly in my heart with

Photos and haiku


Talks around the fire

Fishing, boating, sitting still

Grateful for this time
~gayl wright~



My heart is full of gratitude to God for making this vacation possible, and gratitude to my brother-in-law for his generosity in making the house available.


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12 thoughts on “Memories Remain in my Heart with Photos and Words

  1. It sounds wonderful, Gayl. I’m not surprised you were greatly inspired and rested there. May the sweet memories continue to bring you joy, my friend! Blessings and love. xoxo 😊💟

    1. Joy, it was wonderful! We had such a lovely time there. I’m so glad I have the photos and writings to help me remember.

      Blessings and love to you, too, dear Joy! xoxo

  2. Dear Gayl,
    What a pretty journal! You have shared such beautiful photos and thoughts from that trip. I am so glad that you took the time to capture those moments, so that the memories can stay strong. Blessings love and Hugs to you! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      I love my journal! It was gift from Jamie for my birthday last year. 🙂 I’m also glad I took those photos and have written my thoughts. These memories will continue to bring me joy.
      Blessings love and and hugs right back to you, my sweet sister! xo

    1. Oh, I know, Rachel. It was so beautiful every single day and I loved being there. I miss it, but I have the photos and memories to keep me for awhile. 🙂

      Blessings to you! Thanks for visiting!

  3. We are long overdue for a vacation.

    I am enjoying your daily writings, Gayl. Thank you for sharing via Literacy Musing Mondays.

    1. This vacation was long in coming but so worth waiting for.

      Thanks for visiting, Tami. I’m glad you are enjoying them. Thanks for hosting at Literacy Musing Mondays!

      Blessings to you!

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