It’s a whole different world down low.

upclose sandI get sad, angry, and confused sometimes. It helps to look at my surroundings from ground level. What bothers me becomes less bothersome as I watch micro-processes play out in tiny acts. A shifting in sand grains, the busyness of small bugs in dense sod, the buzz of pollination, and the invisible decay of last year’s leaves.



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