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A #BeanOutdoors Recap


#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.

#BeanOutdoors Challenge

While each photo compelled us to get outdoors, we wanted to share a few of our favorites, by category:

 Playtime

This brings us back to summer days spent playing in the backyard.

Photo from @wheatheart

Photo from @wheatheart

 

Unexpected

Sometimes, you just don’t know what will happen when you reach the top. Congratulations to Mallory and her new fiancé!

Photo from@mallorykender

Photo from@mallorykender

 

 Sign of the Season

Don’t you wish you could watch this sunset every night?

Photo from @mzungu4

Photo from @mzungu4

 

Tracks

This photo tugged at our heartstrings. In fact, Troy produced an adorable series for this challenge featuring his puppy, Ellie. Check them out here.

Photo from @troywojo

Photo from @troywojo

 

In Bloom

Beautiful colors are in bloom this summer. Do you have anything like this in your backyard?

Photo from @mzungu4

Photo from @mzungu4

 

Flight

This delicate shot is one of our favorites.

Photo from @jgilbert79

Photo from @jgilbert79

 

In my backyard

Looks like a fun backyard. Will you be cooking out this weekend?

Photo from @hyvaa_paivaa

Photo from @hyvaa_paivaa

 

Water

This is our favorite way to take a break during a long, sweaty hike.

Photo from @jgilbert79

Photo from @jgilbert79

 

Cool off

Don’t have a pool or beach nearby? Set up some sprinklers to cool off.

Photo from @hyvaa_paivaa

Photo from @hyvaa_paivaa

 

Hike

This photo inspires us to get out and conquer that next trail.

Photo from @mzungu4

Photo from @mzungu4

 

Through the trees

There’s been tons of rain and rainbows in New England lately. Have you seen any?

Photo from @dexchex

Photo from @dexchex

 

Sky

This is a gorgeous sky shot of Millinocket Lake.

Photo from @dexchex

Photo from @dexchex

 

Group Shot

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.

Photo from @argo_yourself87

Photo from @argo_yourself87

 

Getting Messy

Here’s another one from Matthew, before he set out to get messy for the day.

Photo from @argo_yourself87

Photo from @argo_yourself87

 

Camping out

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.

Photo from @gorh4m

Photo from @gorh4m

 

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!

Photo from @hyvaa_paivaa

Photo from @hyvaa_paivaa

 

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.




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