The state of Maine is a place of unrivaled beauty in so many ways, but none more eye-popping than the day when, after a hard spring rain, the sun emerges and suddenly, the grass turns a shocking green and the flowers all open to show off their finery.
Such was the day I drove back from Portland after doing a 207 shoot. I had Sugar & Salt books to sell and ended up winding my way down and around the peninsulas around Boothbay Harbor. It’s so rare for me to be exploring our state this time of year what with a schooner to get ready to sail, a household to pack up, girls to organize and crew to train. However, the day was just too much of a gift to not enjoy. And so I stopped, several times, to enjoy and to sell a lot of books too!
Thanks to Southport General Store and Gift Barn (Janet, De and Maria you made my day! I hope we end up getting to enjoy each other more on one of our knitting cruises.), Oak Street Provisions, The Village Store, Sherman’s Books and Stationary and Maine Coast Book Shop for your purchases.
Other than the fantastic stores that I visited, some all ready for the summer season, and some with shelves just being dusted and stocked as I walked in the door, this is what I saw that day:
Lovin’ my state