The best sign of summer around here is when the fireworks stands start appearing in the usual places.
Any idea what wood (i.e. species and location grown) they use for the new pilings?
Now the sign of a CT coast summer is the Norwalk railroad swing bridge intractably stuck open twice in one week! ; )
Ah, yes. The lupine. We pulled over to the side of the highway on the way back to Massachusetts so I could take some pictures of the lupine. It had a proud, wild imperial beauty to it there in the blazing sun with no wind blowing while I snapped away. Back home, I noticed that while I'd been away, the gardeners had planted lupine in the park where I walk Beckett. It looked sleek and plush, oddly smug in its urban prettiness. In Maine, even the flowers take the sun and the rain and the years in stride.
I have just discovered your blog and am delighted! Especially since I just returned from 10 days on the Maine coast. It was my 11th trip and it continues to be my favorite state. How wonderful that I can experience New England thru this blog when I'm at home in Atlanta. Thank you! Susan
#4. The Smiths launch the Dyon in Tenants Harbor, using the same procedure the family has used since the 1930's. High tide the morning of June 16th this year.
4. Every five years, a parachute appears above Kennebunkport.
Thanks for highlighting some of my favorite Maine places. Doesn't look as if the lupine is as lush this year as usual, but there's nothing as lovely as June in Maine. ~Hearthstone Farm
@John G. - Ha! Excellent!
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