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melaniemauer #tbt back to school edition 6d

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melaniemauer happiness is childrens birthday parties and seeing a family who knows how to love well :) @rachel_lowdenback @rlowdenback 1w

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melaniemauer glad to know so many who follow this path. #keepitsimpleanddogood 1w
  •   heyarnolds28 One of my all time favorite quotes. Xo 1w
  •   melaniemauer @heyarnolds28 how are you settling in? Have you hit the farmers market a bunch? We are getting the most out of this awesome watermelon season!! this quote sums you up to a t. Thank you for shining so bright :) 1w

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melaniemauer that's a wrap for the #mauersummerroadtrip2015 - feeling fueled up and so very fortunate! so looking forward to fall and all the amazing weddings and sessions! #bestsummerever #newmexico #santafe 3w

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melaniemauer we spent a day in #santafe so we could walk canyon rd with Audrey and enjoy the art and art galleries :) #mauersummerroadtrip2015 #newmexico 3w
  •   smithchristyc @melaniemauer I'm dying to get back to Taos! So beautiful! 3w
  •   jes_arnold You are on one of my Favorite trips. Soak it all in for me. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful photographs. 3w
  •   hartongdigital O my goodness - favorite place on Earth. Must eat at The Shed! 3w
  •   hilleryray Home sweet home! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @smithchristyc I love all these NM fans I'm finding out about!! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @jes_arnold you're so sweet - it's been a great family adventure...made possible because Jason loves to drive and Audrey is an awesome traveler! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @hilleryray oh goodness, that's right! I'd forgotten you are from NM! 3w
  •   davinafear I've never been to Santa Fe but I spent most of my mission in Portales, NM! Have fun dearest @melaniemauer ! 3w

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  •   elhernandez Color 🏻3w
  •   jamiericeleveridge Are you going to Taos?! My favorite place! 3w
  •   redletterwords Love this image so much! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @jamiericeleveridge oooh - I wish I'd known..I don't know much at all about Taos. I love Santa Fe and Audrey is such an art lover we walked Canyon Rd so she could see all the art/galleries. My dad has a ranch in NM so I may head back at some point and hit Taos! 3w

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melaniemauer We need the tonic of wilderness. [ ralph waldo emerson ]
#yosemitenationalpark #mauersummerroadtrip2015
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melaniemauer one days exposure to mountains is better than a cart load of books. [ john muir ]
i looooove books but he couldn't be more right. #yosemite #mauersummerroadtrip2015
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  •   littlecraigclan What an INCREDIBLE shot! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @lovelylittleparties that's so sweet - it's fun to be able to document a happy life :) 3w
  •   melaniemauer @lapetitedelicat I love landscapes in the morning and evening...this was about 8:45am...when I'm outside I'll use the lowest ISO possible - in cases like this 100 but on the valley floor with less light I might go to 200 or 400...I'm rarely higher than that outside :) Hope this helps!! 3w
  •   lapetitedelicat @melaniemauer thank you for the tips! I have set my camera to 200 ISO. The lowest on my camera. Cannot wait to get there and take some pictures!! 3w
  •   taylorayne Love the photo, disagree with the quote 100% ;) 3w
  •   melaniemauer @taylorayne okay, but what if it's *these* mountains and just an average set of books? fyi: if you put some books on hold at the library soon, add "the camping trip that changed america" to the list...super super sweet children's book about when teddy roosevelt came to Yosemite and stood in this spot. 3w
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  •   yananikora Good shot! 3w
  •   amysmithphoto Still need to hit that national park. We have a giant map of them and we check them off. Girls love getting their junior ranger badges too 3w
  •   littlecraigclan Such a beautiful image!! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @amysmithphoto they give wooden jr park ranger badges at Yosemite right now ;) and the ones from Muir Woods are from fallen redwoods - love this area!!! 3w
  •   melaniemauer Thank you @yananikora :) 3w

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melaniemauer We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.
[ Andy Goldsworthy ]

#pch #pacificcoasthighway #mauersummerroadtrip2015
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  •   melaniemauer sublime @event29 ! 3w
  •   davinafear Oh goodness! I adore the Monterrey/Big Sur/Carmel area. So gorgeous. That's where Mike is from! You could see the ocean from the hill just above his house. It was amazing. I miss it!! So excited for you that you are having The Road Trip Of Your Dreams, @melaniemauer !! 3w
  •   undertheazalea No words! 3w
  •   shopthemanor Wow!!!! 3w
  •   melaniemauer No way @davinafear that must have been the reason for the magic in the air - it takes a special place to create an awesome person like Mike! I'm so blown away by the gorgeousness! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @undertheazalea I felt the same way! I could barely stand. Wondering if I'm going to be physically capable of the trips we have planned in the next two years (Switzerland, Hawaii...) - this planet is so remarkable! 3w
  •   lovelylittleparties Gosh, what an amazing view and trip! 3w
  •   malloryshawdesign So beautiful! 2w

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melaniemauer early morning #yosemite - sometimes you see something so beautiful you're stunned into silence and in my case my eyes well up a little. it happens to me on wedding days. in the sistine chapel and art museums. at church. and at almost every turn in #yosemitenationalpark . yosemite is my happy place. #mauersummerroadtrip2015 4w
  •   melaniemauer @undertheazalea indeed - there is so much wildness...mule deer, pikas...it's teeming with life but it's sooooo quiet and removed from the noises we usually encounter! 4w
  •   wrmason stunning - yosemite is one of my favorite parks!! 4w
  •   melaniemauer @wrmason I always knew you had exquisite taste 😀 3w
  •   megbburg Yosemite is amazing! You totally captured it's majestic feeling in this photo! Love everything you do!! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @megbburg I've missed you sooooo much!! thanks for making me blush this Saturday evening!! 3w
  •   lovelylittleparties Breathtaking. I love that you find beauty everywhere and share it with us. 3w
  •   melaniemauer You're so kind @lovelylittleparties - I see beauty but you make it which is pretty magical :) 3w
  •   mrskycolonel Love living vicariously through your insanely beautiful and magical photos! 3w

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melaniemauer God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. [ martin luther ]

#mauersummerroadtrip2015
#redwoods #redwoodforest
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  •   jennysews This is so beautiful...and true. Creation tells of his splendor. 4w
  •   brhunley Wow. Powerful words. 4w
  •   lovelylittleparties I'm writing this quite down. Love it. 3w
  •   ginatowson I am showing Jim all these photos in hopes it will make him plan a trip soon! Please do a blog post of your trip tips! 3w

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melaniemauer Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. [ john muir ]
these trees are so magnificent, i feel i need to whisper when I'm amongst them.
#redwoods #redwoodforest #mauersummerroadtrip2015
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  •   melaniemauer @lovelylittleparties it was!! apparently puffin birds love the rock too - we watched for them but no sightings this time! 4w
  •   kalie1212 Adam and I got engaged on that very beach! 4w
  •   mirandacharvey That deserves a spot on a wall. 4w
  •   shellyfortuneevents And when she is old enough to to watch The Goonies.... So fun to see something in a movie and be able to say you've been there! 4w
  •   melaniemauer Are you serious @kalie1212 - I love it even more now! 4w
  •   melaniemauer @mirandacharvey good point - I might rethink a gallery I have in progress!! so adore you and hope you're having a great summer - see you at the back to school picnic!! 4w
  •   puddlewonderfulshop @melaniemauer you are too kind! I lived in Portland for a few years during high school and Cannon beach was my absolute favorite place on the Oregon coast! Along with Moe's for the best clam chowder of my life (granted I was only 17 so maybe it isn't as good as I remember) Did you guys go up the coast into Washington? If you ever go back that way I would highly recommend Ruby beach in Olympic national park. That stretch of beach is gorgeous plus the temperate rain forest is something to behold (moss everywhere!!). It looks like you guys had such an amazing adventure!! 4w
  •   melaniemauer @puddlewonderfulshop I had no idea you lived in Portland! if family was there, I'd be hard pressed to not move there in a second! We barely stepped foot in Washington - it was hard editing the trip down to what was doable in the amount of time we had so a lot of great stuff got crossed off but Jason really liked it so there may be a return adventure for Yellowstone so we could do Washington then! 4w

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melaniemauer these tide pools held the coolest (and big!) orange and purple starfish stuck to the underside of the rocks waiting for the tide to roll back in! #mauersummerroadtrip2015 #oregonexplored #oregoncoast 4w

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melaniemauer a whole table of wind up toys in #finnegantoys - as much as I love the outdoors, it's so nice to explore a city...do you make sure vacations have both, too? #portlandoregon #mauersummerroadtrip2015 4w

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melaniemauer feeling fortunate to spend time in such a beautiful place!#multnomahfalls #columbiarivergorge #oregonexplored #mauersummerroadtrip2015 4w

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melaniemauer @powellsbooks is a treasure - audrey said today, what if we turn my room into a library or bookstore? #welovebooks #portlandoregon #mauersummerroadtrip2015 4w

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melaniemauer Portland pro tip: skip the long line at voodoo doughnuts and head to @bluestardonuts !! (it makes sense that with as serious as this region is about coffee there would be some really great doughnuts too) #qualityoverquantity #portlandoregon #mauersummerroadtrip2015 4w

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