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Summer Begins 2019

Do you ever make a list of the cool people that you know/meet? I make mental lists all the time of the interesting people I learn from. I think about how their strengths/unique perspective can improve my ability to serve others as a practitioner (and also my life in general!)! It can bring a lot of joy to slow down and think about the SPECIFIC DETAILS of why people you know are awesome. Since each person is unique, literally every person brings something different and new to your world; that is pretty cool! It really inspires me to see individuals embracing their unique gifts and working to be the best versions of themselves. Chelsea Jeter is a naturopathic doctoral student based in San Francisco who is also an accomplished small business owner/entrepreneur AND fashion model/social media genius! She has this fearless commitment to being the most authentic version of herself and it is contagious!

AND GET THIS…

AS IT TURNS OUT, this precocious beauty believes me to be “woke”!

“extremely woke” in fact (going to save that to prove to my teenage son from time to time lol)…

I was going to tell her I was too old to be woke but then I decided I’d go with it! (maybe I can write a Elizabethan sonnet about being woke lol). She is so cool I thought she might be AI. #conspiracytheories lol But seriously, her fearless commitment to being the very BEST VERSION of herself just shines! She has an EXCELLENT downloadable Top 10 ANTI-AGING pdf on her website. It really delves into what true skin health is all about and provides information about tools you’ve never even heard of! (Hint: it is not about moisturizers or serums!) Jeter inspired me to get working on my own “TOP 10” basic health tips (that you haven’t heard before!) and we even collaborated with the final editing!  I am so excited to share the health tips with you; head over to Atlantic Family Health to sign up and receive the pdf via email! For readers here on spy garden I’m thinking of also posting the info maybe 1 item from the top 10 at a time (it’s a lonnggg document! About 7 pages :) of MUST-READ material!! :)

So excited to share with you all! And thanks to Chelsea Jeter for the inspiration!

These next few shots were taken by Stewart Smith Photography:

Love how these photos turned out! Stewart Smith Photography is located right by the OOB Pier and offers a super casual session where you just walk around OOB and take in the sights of the pier/beach while he snaps some shots! What a genius idea to remember your vacation in Old Orchard! We took advantage of the shoot as a way to get some shots for Atlantic Family Health!

Stewart also shoots all the covers for Keep it Local magazine, where I have been advertising!

I hope to work with Stewart again and also have some projects with other area photographers in the works! Can’t wait to share!

Scarborough marsh:

Pictured below: Old Orchard Beach (north of the pier). My brother in law stayed at Friendship Ocean Front Suites ). Great spot (we went surfing there as the moon rose; it was awesome!!!) and heated pool!

South of the pier:

My sister and brother in law stayed at the Nautilus and it was awesome! Highly recommend!

We had the best visit!!!

A very calm, clear weekend with no waves or seaweed! We swam a little (without wetsuits!). Water is steadily warming up (but still in high 50s).

We visited an old quarry (where pink and green tourmaline has been found)…

Rocks rock!

We found many varieties of quartz, mica and other cool rocks!

This large quartz is my favorite!!

We used them in the garden!

And nearly as tough as a rock…

I can not believe how hardy this pumpkin is; sat outside all winter!

Summer is here! Thank you for visiting/reading!

Late May 2019

 I spy a garden! So thrilled to have a little Maine garden started <3

Horse friends are the best!

We got Freya (our bunny) from this awesome woman (who until recently moving back to Maine was leading trips on horseback in the backcountry of Yellowstone!!) She is awesome! If you are in Maine and in need a Holland Lop or lionhead rabbit (and really who DOESN’T need a bunny?:) she is your GO TO (or just check out her site to swoon over baby bunny photos)!

Holland Heart Rabbitry

Uncle Ken visiting for the holiday weekend!

Aerial yoga; our new favorite!
Hope you all are having a nice holiday weekend!

Spring is in full swing here in southern Maine!

:) Evelyn

Squirrely Garden

Squirrely Garden is the garden at Babyzilla’s school. I am the CEO of Squirrely Garden (is that the best title ever?) and today we had some official business there.

Entrance to Squirrely Garden: There will be an arbor connecting these two plots in the foreground.

Entrance to Squirrely Garden: There will be an arbor connecting these two plots in the foreground.

The black garden fabric was placed on the shapes I spray painted onto the grass. Today, we edged around these shapes. Soon there will be a very special dirt delivery and each of the shapes will be covered with lovely mounds of soil. Then we will plant. We are hoping that the roots of the plants will penetrate through the fabric. Should we punch holes in it?

Detail of edging.

Detail of edging.

We didn’t edge all of the plots, but they can be finished even after the dirt is placed. Edging will help keep the dirt in place. Also, it just looks good!

In Squirrely Garden

In Squirrely Garden

Didn't get to edge this one today. This teepee is temporary, the final teepee will be installed soon!

Didn’t get to edge this one today. This teepee is temporary, the final teepee will be installed soon!

Edged by the CEO ;)

Edged by the CEO ;)

The Spy Digging

The Spy Digging

Everyone digging!

Everyone digging!

View from Squirrely Garden, looking down at the playground.

View from Squirrely Garden, looking down at the playground.

The landscapers were also busy today; digging, planting and laying sod.

And taking breaks.

And taking breaks ;)

Looking down at the slope that leads up to Squirrely Garden

Looking down at the slope that leads up to Squirrely Garden

This cool thing is a composter, given to the school by the Missouri Botanical Garden.

This cool thing is a composter, given to the school by the Missouri Botanical Garden.

The landscapers (playscapers!) have created some awesome play structures with all natural materials. It is going to be unbelievable when it is all complete!

A turkey vulture watched us work.

A turkey vulture watched us work.

Squirrely Garden is Awesome!

Squirrely Garden is Awesome!

Dads

Dads

Sons

Sons

What a great day...

What a great day…

In Squirrely Garden!

In Squirrely Garden!