Ground level at a congested area


There’s an entrance to the Carriage Roads on Eagle Lake Road, and a yellow sign facing each direction of traffic warns that it’s a congested area. I notice that, in addition to cyclists, walkers, and cars, turtles also try to use that area as a crossing. I found three crushed shells within a couple hundred feet. I try not to be discouraged by what I think it symbolizes.

Jenna Beaulieu

About Jenna Beaulieu

Jenna is a writer and fine art photographer who recently moved from the Saint John Valley region to the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. She’s a fan of excellent music, homemade gravy, and colored pencils (also, short books and long books, good pens, flannel, and when the June bugs don’t really come out much that year). For more about Jenna and her work, visit her website at