I went to Maine for the first time this year. I have been hearing for years how special it is. I have to agree Maine has that certain something. I only got a taste of what Maine has to offer, we stayed in the Bar Harbor/Acadia area. The tide-pools in Maine were incredible. I could spend hours searching them and never get bored. The colors were subtle often muted, not like the tropics, yet as you studied a spot you would see many little hidden worlds. I love hidden worlds in nature.
I have created color palletes to go with some of my pictures. I was totally inspired by my friend and colleague Brenda Pinnick. I see my photos in a very new light, thanks to Brenda.
I am not sure what these are called below, my husband who is a science teacher
kept telling me at the time. I just loved the pink tones and the smooth pearl like feeling to them .
When staying in the Bar Harbor area of Maine you must check out the cool boat tours. We went on Lulu Lobster Boat . I learned a lot about lobsters, more then I needed to know. Captain John was a lot of fun and very informative. However he sure did trick me. I learned that lobsters do not get rabies, Captain John had a good laugh at my expense. You can find some more interesting lobstering History here.
We also went on Diver Ed’s Dive-In Theater tour . What a treat that was. Diver Ed actually goes diving and you get to watch his underwater activities on a screen on the boat. He then brings back all kinds of sea creatures that you can touch and enjoy. I had no idea that starfish came in so many fashion colors!
In case you're wondering did I have any Lobster, well yes. I did. It is Maine. I found the best lobster at the " lobster pounds " the lobster pounds I found had the best prices on the lobster however if you're looking for fancy schmancy decor this is NOT for you. Atmosphere is important to me but at $ 4.50 a pound. I can get over this. Many of the touristy restaurants in Maine are not doing the industry a favor by over charging for their lobster when wholesale prices are so low says a fisherman we spoke to. I found this interesting article that talks about the state of the industry.
This was really fun. We had a wonderful breakfast at this funky bed and breakfast called 2 Cats and when my pancake was served I discovered it was on one my dinnerware designs Tuscan Gardens by Sango . I noticed a chip in the plate and thought to myself this reminds me of the plates i use in my home. I took a second look and discovered it was my plate.
A lovely lighthouse
On the way home we stopped in Boston. Some photos from the Butterfly Garden at the Museum of Science.