Waterlogue Wednesdays: Maine in September

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Beautiful dock overlooking the Atlantic
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Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
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Charming Kennebunkport
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Portland Head Lighthouse

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the most beautiful states in the U.S., in my opinion. I had been to Maine on a family vacation as a kid, but this time I was headed there alone for the wedding of friends, and was able to take a couple of extra days to explore. I hope you enjoy what I found along the way.

Turns out Maine looks just as beautiful in Waterlogues as it does in real life.

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Sunflower Fields of Kansas at Grinter Farms

While I wander around the world most of the year, I still return home to the U.S. often to see family (and Brinkley, of course!) often. A couple of years ago, my cousin introduced me to one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, and it’s only 40 minutes away from where I grew up. I’m still wondering how I could have missed it all these years. The full story will appear in another blog post, but here are the Waterlogues from recent sunrise visit to Grinter Farms in Lawrence, Kansas.

Has Waterlogue Wednesday ever looked so good as it does dressed in yellow?

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Sunrise over the sunflower and corn fields at Grinter Farms
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Sunrise over the sunflower field at Grinter Farms
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My beloved bike and logo!
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Perfect contrast
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All the lovely details

Grinter Farms
24154 Stillwell Road
Lawrence, Kansas
66044

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Bike Parking in Amsterdam

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My new favorite façade in Amsterdam… with a bike, of course!
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My favorite stoop in the the whole city
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On my way to brunch at Le Pain Quotidien
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Charming Seven Bridges Hotel on Reguliersgracht

Amsterdam again this Waterlogue Wednesday. The name Falling Off Bicycles didn’t pop out of nowhere. Nope, it came to me one day when I was living in Amsterdam. I was doing a lot of soul-searching at that time, as well as a lot of writing. I was so inspired by all the charming scenes of bikes parked in front of cute scenes, I had decided to shoot them and create a site to share them. I didn’t know at that time what purpose these hundreds of photos would serve and how they would end up inspiring me to create a travel photography business eventually. Since that time six years ago, I haven’t been able to stop taking photos of parked bikes – in Amsterdam and elsewhere. I’ve since added bicycle photos from Paris, London, Rome, Gent, and many smaller cities. I have so many, I could never possibly share them all. So for now, please enjoy a few of my favorite recent ones. 😍

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Summer in the ‘Dam III

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I have this thing with bikes… and beautiful Dutch façades
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My beloved old view from across the canal. I could look at this for more hours, still.
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Simply Dutch

More Amsterdam for this Waterlogue Wednesday. Let’s all stay cool this week as the tropical temps arrive in the ‘Dam!

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Summer in the ‘Dam II

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One of my favorite views in Amsterdam
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Bridge reflections make some of the best pics in this city
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Rose galore in the ‘Dam

This Waterlogue Wednesday, we are continuing our tour through summer in this beautiful city. I tend to wander the grachtengordel (canal ring) the most, because I love the reflections and the views. But when I wander even a block off, sometimes I find the most extraordinary scenes like that rose arch. Just try for a moment to imagine the fragrance coming off that thing! This city really feeds my craving to explore every nook and cranny there is. 😍

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Summer in the ‘Dam

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My dream home – and it’s for sale!
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Those Amsterdam façades
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Perfectly posed Amsterdam scene
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Bike parking
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Boat day on the canals

More Amsterdam for this Waterlogue Wednesday. You’ve got a collection of some of my favorite recent photos from my wanderings through the city alone and with a friend, plus, a house for sale that I wouldn’t mind purchasing. Nope, not at all! How about all that beautiful red paint? And the overflowing red geranium flower boxes hanging on the beautiful gingerbread façade? Sigh. We’re fully into the best season in Amsterdam.