Step careful

20150515_084137It doesn’t take too long to figure out there’s no such thing as perfect. The island is a giant radioactive rock. Diseased ticks wait in the grass. Widow makers in the trees clatter and drop during a gusty day in the forest. I drive to work and play significant music. It ushers in the glory of another day. The sun beams on the water, and the surface is a static screen of brilliant diamonds. A white-tailed deer crosses the road, stepping on the tar like a toddler in her mother’s high heels.

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