Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quintessentially Maine.......

Stonington Harbor on Deer Isle

Having heard that the coastal village of Stonington on Deer Isle was the "quintessential, old Maine Lobstering town", we made the drive to see what it might present. It's true.....and the drive there is just as lovely as the harbor town itself. (If you've read any of Linda Greenlaw's "Lobstermen" books i.e. All Fishermen are Liars, etc, this is her locale and Isle a Haut lies just off the shore)

So....here are a few photos that seem to be "quintessentially Maine" in so many ways!

This is most definitely my idea of an "Ocean View House"!!!.......


A magnificent OceanView House, in Stonington!!

We especially love the dories, tied to most docks, awaiting the arrival of their Captains!......


The Lobstermens' Dories in Stonington Harbor


More dories in Stonington



Even the Post Office is quaint!


Porches and window boxes are two things that have always captured my attention....this one was a favorite.........

This is quintessentially Maine!

Of course, the flowers bloom here like nowhere else.....must be the crisp nights and cool days......
Brilliant blossoms everywhere!


Garden walkway...beautiful Fuchsia!

and the Church steeples tower in each little village, peeking over the horizon to welcome you....

The requisite Maine church, in Blue Hill

This view looking West over the Penobscot Bay towards Searsport, captures the essence of coastal Maine from the byways...it is one of my favorites..........
Penobscot bay, viewed from the road to Stonington

Yet another white clapboard home, with bountiful blooms.................
The side garden of a home in Blue Hill

and just one more windowbox, at Boyce's Motel in Stonington..............

Amazing how the Fuchsia grows in Maine!!

......it just makes you feel alive and refreshed to take in the beauty of this New England area. It is, indeed, a special place......and we are priviledged to share it.

Hugs!!

6 comments:

squawmama said...

Good Morning... There is so much beauty in New England... Not to mention Lobstah' ☺ Isn’t this country of ours just magnificent? Loved your pictures today and it reminded me of the beauty of Maine. Have Fun!!!

Travels Safe
Donna

greg and jean said...

WOW ....nice little town. Replace the wooden structures with stone structures and I'd swear you were in St. Ives, Cornwall, England

Joe and Sherri said...

My goodness that is a fantastic place. Sherri and I will have to put that on our list of must sees. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

Randy and Terry said...

We loved the coast of Maine, too!! Just gorgeous - we were there in September. Seems there's never an "unbeautiful" time of year in Maine!

Keith & Donna said...

Hey guys.. looks you are having a great time in some great places. We are sooo looking forward to seeing you soon.

Darrrell said...

Thanks for the picture Molly, we'll be there in three weeks. I'm already tasting them lobstahs and steamahs and fresh haddock along with some "con" on the cob all cooked on the beach in sea weed. Glad you are enjoying my home state of Maine, it is one of God's beautiful places.