Spring is here!
Spy Garden (this site) was always about our large vegetable garden. Which is now (I’m guessing?) lying fallow in Wildwood, Missouri. Spy Garden has always been rated G; free of negativity, busyness, work. In our voyeuristic society, one can now view the beautiful moments people experience from any distance. I think that is pretty cool.
My posts are a little art gallery of my life; chiefly photographs and occasionally lighthearted musings of the highlights. Of course there are challenges, messes, work; but when I go on the internet I like to share peaceful moments; beauty, art. Little doses of vulnerability and a good sense of humor bring meaning to beauty and art. I often think “reality” (versus beautiful photos) and the vulnerability of being human goes without saying. But It is important to be vulnerable, put yourself out there, and commit to your mission to improve this world.
People grow through relationships. And the relationships I have with all the people who read Spy Garden are so important to me! So I want to share with you; my new integrative health practice based in Maine called Atlantic Family Health. I think Spy Garden content will improve when I am beholden to my real identity instead of a secret one! Spy Garden’s mission is to promote time spent outdoors, exploring the world, learning about food/growing your own and trying new things. The approach of Atlantic Family Health is not much different! Growing my business will mean building many relationships in our new home in beautiful Maine. People need other people. Life can be hard! Making meaningful connections with others improves health.
I want this site to be a part of that!
The mission of Atlantic Family Health is to provide integrative and functional medicine to patients of all ages seeking to understand and improve the health of their body, mind and spirit. This approach can improve chronic health conditions/physical health…plus every other aspect of one’s life!
I believe a family doctor should promote joy, inspiration and balance for you, your family and community. I address physical, occupational, emotional, and spiritual health; in the context of relationships, communities and environments. I seek to reveal each person’s strengths on their path to wellness.
I am so excited to share this with you all! Thank you so much for visiting Spy Garden!
In health and wellness,
And please enjoy the latest collection of pictures below!
Thank you for visiting!!
Lobsters are red, the ocean is blue
This island looks pink.
How about this view?
Paddling in calm, and very clear, water.
We’ve learned some interesting things about the wildlife in these waters. One of the kids’ friends’ dad is a shark expert; featured on shark week! The most common sharks here are the blue shark (10+ feet), thresher (20+ feet!) and shortfin mako (10+ feet!). The basking shark (the second largest fish in the ocean!) cruise 100 yards off these beaches here eating plankton! They can grow up to 30 feet (with the record being 40 feet! caught in the Bay of Fundy which is due north of here). They also are known to breach. Sand tiger sharks and porbeagle are more rare. Spiny dogfish are a smaller type of shark and finally, we all know about the great whites! In addition to minke whales and humpbacks, the rare North American right whale lives here as well as the second largest mammal on earth, the fin whale, which can grow up to 80 feet in length!
In Portland, since 1976, a valentine’s day bandit has been posting hearts around the city on the night before Valentine’s Day and the tradition continued today…
Happy Valentine’s Day!