Playing Hookey with Hannah
Hannah’s pre-college punch list included the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. When Wednesday’s weather looked beautiful, she talked me into playing hookey with her and make the three-hour trip to Boothbay.
The weather was picture perfect for exploring. Neither of us is particularly knowledgeable about flowers, but we appreciate beauty and the gardens were like eye candy. At every turn there was something of interest – an unexpected sculpture, a pop of color, or a bit of whimsy; it all blends together so effortlessly.
A mother-daughter adventure to create a few more wonderful memories before she heads off to shcool in just over a week.
A view of Back River
A woodland selfie
Beauty in the simple
A stone trough
Little surprises tucked i the natural.
A man-made waterfall
A waterfall selfie
This flower reminds me of a firework going off
The textures are compelling
It feels so natural
Love the contrasting textures and colors
A wonderful day with Hannah
Wandering through a squash tunnel
These spent allium a striking focal point
Communing with the whales
My favorite flower of the day – wild carrot or Queen Anne’s lace
Purple coneflower bordering a fence
How many butterfies can you spot
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The Lobster Chair
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The Dancing Moose
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