Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

 A stormy summer day is a peaceful time to visit 
Boothbay's Botanical Gardens.

 The gardens were nearly empty,

Allowing for reflection by the meditation pool.

Simon and Garfunkel fans would appreciate the Scarborough Fair wall.

Best of all were the life-like sculptures.

Steve Tobin's Pine Cone was made of boat propellers.


T.J. McDermott's egret in a sea of blooms.

The only sound was the fall of water.

14 comments:

Amanda said...

parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.....how lovely is that - and the propeller sculpture is pure whimsy.

Nantucket Daffodil said...

What a fun time! I love the glow everything gets when there is a stormy sky. So lush and green....in a year when so many are in the midst of a record drought.

tina said...

Such a pretty spot. The art is wonderful.

☆sapphire said...

Fantastic gardens! It makes me smile that you visited the gardens on a stormy day and found them nearly empty. I like visiting museums when it rains heavily or a typhoon is coming! Usually no crowds there on such occasions.

Your first photo is really amazing!!

Petra said...

The egret looks graceful and the birds seem funny, I like these decorations. It would be nice to take a book and sit on either of the benches for a while... :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

The metal crows! The giant pinecones! Your pictures always make me want to come to Maine and this is no exception. What a beautiful place.

Dave King said...

What a Fab' place. Much thanks for showing. The sculptures - esp. the last two - are sublime.

Carol said...

Lovely Sarah! I love the spot with the two benches . . . I will think of you when I sit there in a few weeks. Beautiful photography!

David Cranmer said...

All fabulous but I love the pine cone best.

Rose said...

It looks like you had the gardens all to yourself. Love the Scarborough Fair tribute; what a fragrance that must have had. I'm not much of a fan of modern sculpture, but the giant pinecone is so cool!

troutbirder said...

No matter the time, the place or the season, I do love botanical gardens. This one looks especially nice.... :)

walk2write said...

We always seem to visit gardens when there are crowds. It was wonderful that you could have the place to yourself. A garden is always best when it's quiet.

I love that pine cone sculpture. It would be nice if someone would get creative around this area and rework all of the abandoned boats and homes into works of art.

A Cuban In London said...

And the only sound was the fall of water. Loved that. What a marvellous place. You're surrounded by so much beauty! :-)

Greetings from London.

Donna said...

What a beautiful place! I'd love to go there. Especially on a stormy summer day--I love those. I hope you had a nice summer!