#BeanOutdoors lately? That’s what we asked our Instagram followers during our 15-day #BeanOutdoors challenge this June. And after taking a look at your amazing photos, we’re inspired to get out and explore even more this summer. From your interpretations of the word “playtime” to “through the trees,” we saw true creativity at work, all from your unique perspective.
We launched the challenge on June 8, National Get Oudoors Day. From then on, you had 15 days to master the art of interpretation.
While each photo compelled us to get outdoors, we wanted to share a few of our favorites, by category:
This brings us back to summer days spent playing in the backyard.
Sometimes, you just don’t know what will happen when you reach the top. Congratulations to Mallory and her new fiancé!
Sign of the Season
Don’t you wish you could watch this sunset every night?
This photo tugged at our heartstrings. In fact, Troy produced an adorable series for this challenge featuring his puppy, Ellie. Check them out here.
Beautiful colors are in bloom this summer. Do you have anything like this in your backyard?
This delicate shot is one of our favorites.
In my backyard
Looks like a fun backyard. Will you be cooking out this weekend?
This is our favorite way to take a break during a long, sweaty hike.
Don’t have a pool or beach nearby? Set up some sprinklers to cool off.
This photo inspires us to get out and conquer that next trail.
Through the trees
There’s been tons of rain and rainbows in New England lately. Have you seen any?
This is a gorgeous sky shot of Millinocket Lake.
Here’s a great group shot from Matthew, who did an excellent #BeanOutdoors series featuring his bike. Check them all out on his Instagram feed.
Here’s another one from Matthew, before he set out to get messy for the day.
Our final challenge was in honor of the Great American Backyard Campout. This first shot is the perfect example of how just taking in our surroundings can be a peaceful experience.
And we couldn’t forget to include another form of “camping out.” We’ll be doing a lot more of what you see below this summer!
Thanks to all who participated in our Instagram challenge!
Have you #BeanOutdoors lately? Continue to show us your great photos on Instagram. You never know when you might be featured on our Facebook, Twitter or blog. And for even more outdoors inspiration, visit our “Outdoor Fun” Pinterest board.