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Life in the time of Covid continues as we are fortunate to remain healthy and safe in our secluded forest home. Like many people, we are missing our family gatherings and especially in-person cuddles with the grandchildren. We continue to stay close to home for the most part, with little travel other than local photography. We did manage to socially isolate in the wilderness of northwestern Maine while filming a promotional video for Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust’s Kennebago Headwaters project in late August and early September. It was our most complex and ambitious video project to date and for a great cause. Please take a moment to enjoy the video at this link.
We had quite a bit of excitement in early October when we got hit by a freak microburst, just here at our house. It all happened so quickly we could barely take it in. We and the house were unscathed, but the van, shed, and land were not so lucky. Many trees were toppled or had the tops sheered off, with lots of them across the driveway, leaving us stranded for three days until the utilities and the town could cut their way through. It is just astounding what the power of nature can accomplish in 5 minutes, and which has taken us 7 weeks to repair and recoup from the damage. We are very grateful for the hard work and dedication of the workers who helped sort out the mess and make repairs, and for the kindness and generosity of all our neighbors “up the road.”
Hoping 2021 sees us returning to “normal” at some point, however that ends up looking, and wishing you the best for a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!
Paul Rezendes’ lifelong love of nature is the inspiration for his compelling and transcendent images of North America’s wild, rural, and coastal habitats. With over 35 years of experience, Paul’s high-quality fine art photographs have appeared in hundreds of calendars, magazines, posters, catalogues, postcards and books, as well as brochures and promotional materials for corporate and commercial accounts in the US and abroad.