Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ahhhh Summertime in Maine

Bear Island Lighthouse, Built in 1839

Lighthouses & Steep Rocky Shores

Nesting Osprey & Deep Cold Waters

Acadia National Park

Simple Summer Cottages

Doors of Welcome

Seaside Vistas

Comfy Spots

Cool Summer Gardens

Queen Anne's Lace

Quiet, Sleepy Harbors

Shore Birds

Foggy Mornings

Steamed Clams

Lobster Traps & Buoys

Friendly Lobstermen

Loads of Fresh Lobster

Evening Bonfires on the Beach

Ahhhh yes, summertime in Maine.



The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. I think I'd like to be there right this minute! It's near supper time!

  2. Realllly wishing I was there! Looks like you are having a grand time!
    xo Cathy

  3. All great pics Sarah! Looks like you had a very nice trip and the "seaside vista" looks very inviting:@)

  4. Those beautiful images made this Maritime girl homesick for Nova Scotia. I'll be you had a lovely, restful (and cool!) time.

  5. Oh Sarah, that makes me miss New England soooo much!! My parents grew up in Rhode Island, we went back each summer to visit grandparents, and family. Thank you for the visit!!

  6. I love all your photos!! the foggy morn is especially enchanting!
    I just painted a lighthouse in my journal. Sarah.. the journal you are starting:)
    Look at all these scenes you can paint!

  7. Hi Sarah, You captured Maine and New England perfectly. Makes me miss the NE so much. The fog over Camden is a stunning picture. They all are, the lobsters, hmmmm I can taste them with the butter dripping down my chin right now. Thank you for giving me a tiny piece of the NE. (I call Albany, NY, home, but VT,NH,ME are all "home in my heart". Blessings.

  8. Ahhhh. The pictures in this post drew me right in and kept me.

    The rocky bluffs remind me of our Wisconsin bluffs.

    I really NEED to come to Maine in the summer.

    I think you should link this at "Sundays In My City" over at Unknown Mami's too. She doesn't have it up and running quite yet - - - but she will!

  9. Beautiful pictures Sara, all beautiful and relaxing looking.
    hugs ~lynne~

  10. Sarah,
    How refreshing your photography is, dear! My heart swooned when I saw the Queen Anne's Lace!!! It doesn't grow here on my side of the Prairie. Oh, how I miss seeing it. Thank you for including the stunning white masses of it in your post!

  11. New England is the only place in the US that I haven't visited that I would like to see. I would choose to visit in Autumn (my favorite season) to see all the beautiful colors.

  12. Sarah, Oh Maine looks like a wonderful place to visit in the summer. The views are breathtaking. Your photographs are beautiful and my favorite is the foggy morning image. It looks like a postcard. I hope you were able to take one of those little sail boats for a ride around the shores. Great post Sarah.......

    The French Hutch

  13. OH how I would love to visit Maine! Looks romantic and I love the ocean! Great pictures of summer days in Maine.

  14. Oh my goodness, Sarah...your vacation spot looks idyllic! I adore that "foggy morning" shot of the church spire. You should frame that one to remember your trip.

    We've been to Cape Cod at this time of year & it IS beautiful up there right now.
    Safe travels home, Hon!

  15. Ah! Maine The Way Life Should Be!
    in a nutshell.

  16. Sarah,

    What a wonderful post! I think we are all dreaming of Maine and friendly lobstermen! ;D Love the lighthouse and the shell wreath. Amazing vistas! Thanks so much! Have a gread week!

  17. Ah Maine, the quintessential New England state. I love it there. Your pictures are beautiful and would serve to be the perfect tourist brochure. My favorite is the adirondack chair scene, so peaceful and inviting. Have a wonderful New England weekend.

  18. Oh I love Maine Sarah!
    I've been there twice and it truly is a gorgeous state!
    And the lobster, yum!

  19. It looks wonderful, like a dream. And I am guessing it is much cooler than Texas right now.

  20. Ahhh, Sarah. It looks like you are having a perfect vacation. There is nothing like New England in the summer. Thanks so much for bringing your travels to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  21. This is a fabulous pictorial of summertime life in Maine.. So wonderful. I bet it's wonderfully cool too! xo marlis

  22. Beautiful photos Sarah. You sure made me wish I was there. What a charming house, and those adirondack chairs look like the perfect place to relax. Queen Ann's Lace is a favorite of mine. laurie

  23. Hi Sarah,
    Thank you so much for visiting me at Home is Where the Heart is Its wonderful to meet you.
    Your photo's are beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Maine now after seeing your pictures I want to go even more!
    I have become your newest follower.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  24. Your photos are gorgeous, Sarah! The place looks so refreshing and so peaceful. I want me some Maine lobster now!...Christine

  25. I'm so envious of the foggy mornings, seaside vistas & sleepy harbors! How wonderful~ I hope your trip was a perfect as these photos :-)

  26. What a fantastic tour! Great photography. I hope to visit Maine someday!

  27. I love Maine and your photo essay captured it so well, Sarah! I love lobster, bright blue water and white clapboard cottage, sea shell wreaths and the beautiful lighthouse...all favorite things!

  28. Such beautiful pictures. I've never been to Maine but want to get there someday soon. It looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Marianne :)

  29. Great pics! never been... want to for sure :)
    thanks for stopping by.


  30. These are wonderful trip photos beginning to end! Maine seems so exotic to me. Different from Texas, huh!

  31. Maine,one of my favorite places to visit. Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them. I did a post on Portland, Maine a couple of weeks ago. I'm planning on going to New Hampshire in October.

  32. I haven't been to the mainland US but i know lobsters are always associated to Maine. I love lobsters and those clams, hmmm, now i am hungry!

  33. HI Sarah!
    I have never been to Maine.
    What a picture perfect setting though. Just what I had dreamed that it would look like!
    I need to see those lighthouses and fishing harbor towns someday soon.

  34. Love, love, love your gorgeous pictures! I've never been to Maine but live at the other end in Florida :-) Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.

    Jocelyn @

  35. Absolutely stunning! Of course my favorite is the lobster - unbelievable. Some day I need to go to Maine - it is just enchanting.

  36. Hello Sarah,
    the pictures are really wonderful. Amazing, what a big Osprey nest! Thank you for sharing this tour, it was as if I had been on tour for myself.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  37. What a nice post :) Love the Lobster Man, BTW, I think I have a crush! :D

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop Linky Party,
    Suzanne in IL

  38. Once again I have to thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures. It's as if I had visited there myself. Maybe someday...

    Thanks for coming to the Bunny Hop party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  39. I think I am definitely overdue for a visit to Maine. These pictures are stunning.
    Happy to be a new follower from White Wednesday.

  40. It looks delightly wonderful.

  41. Oh I do love your Friendly Lobsterman!

    Wonderful evocative pictures -- just gorgeous. I have been everywhere in NE except Maine. Odd ... I need to fix that and soon! Howard's a Massachusetts boy, but after his folks moved to Florida we stopped our frequent NE visits.

    I miss it.
    Again -- gorgeous!!!

  42. Beautiful pics, Sarah! Love them all. I love Maine, and Cape Cod. We used to go there before we started coming to Southampton. Now that we live here, we don't go anywhere!
    I am glad you had a good time! I see CTS just opened in Maine!
    That lobster tail looks so good. I'll eat the tail and you can have the rest! :)

  43. I would like to plan a trip there this coming May. Maine is so beautiful any season I am sure.
    Joyce M

  44. Ooohhh...I love Maine@! These are wonderful photos! I used to go visit my Aunt & Uncle there in Camden--so pretty! We actually went biking in Arcadia National Park!!! MEMORIES@!!! I pray that you are great!!!


  45. Sarah, these are breath-taking photos! And those lobster and clam pics have made me hungry; is it lunch time yet?!? lol Happy White Wednesday!

  46. Oh this just looks heavenly!! I especially love the old lighthouse. I have a soft spot for those! :)

  47. Thank you for the lovely photo tour of Maine. Your blog is wonderful and I can't wait to look around more.

    Visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday.


  48. Oh I have dreamed about a vacation here. It is on my bucket list.

    Thank you so much for linking up!

  49. amazingly wonderful I have never been to Maine but now I want to go there

  50. Oh, these photos are so awesome, Sarah.
    I would dearly love to visit Maine someday.

  51. I went to Maine in October a few years ago. Completely wonderful!!!!!

  52. Ahh I loved seeing these pictures. I lived in Maine for a year and this brings back memories. Also after seeing the lobster pics I am now really in the mood for lobster!

  53. I have always wanted to go to Maine. It looks wonderful. Your pictures make it even more enticing. Have a great weekend Sarah!

  54. Hi lovely lady.
    I love all your Beautiful photos of Maine. I would love to go some day~~~ And eat a lot of Lobster looks so yummy.
    XXOO Diane

  55. Oh Sarah, how I love Maine. I used to go there for lunch then be back home in Mass. for dinner. Summers were MAINE, especially Kennebunkport...ahhhhh.....AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS TODAY! I just finished playing my harp; I had to change a string on it and those things are not easy to manipulate!!! I also had not played since Sunday when my string broke and couldn't get WAY OUT to town to get another one. Pure bliss it is again to play.

    Much happiness to YOU!!! Anita

  56. I have never been to Maine and would dearly love to, even more so now that I have been on this fabulous virtual tour! I bet those lobsters were yummy!

    About your pinterest question...This is what I told Rhett and posted in the comments:
    "I'm not an expert in Copyright laws so I have no idea about the answer-sorry! I do know that Pinterest has a page about the issue of copyright:

    When I post something to my blog that I have pinned I embed it so that the all the details of the source show up on the bottom of the picture. When you first click the picture you are sent to my pinboard and then when you click on the picture again it takes you directly to the site where it came from.

    Sorry I can't help any more than this, Sarah. It was a great question but I have heard that copyright laws change all the time too so I'm sure it must even be a bit confusing even for the lawyers at times!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment-it's always so wonderful to hear from you! Hope you have happy and relaxing weekend.

    Best wishes,

  57. That first photo of Bear Island is breathtaking. You must have had a wonderful time. I'd love to visit Maine someday.



  58. Sarah, Your photos of coastal Maine are so inviting. The Bear Island lighthouse one, seaside vistas and comfy spots are calling me, and I'm thinking of cool Maine weather right now.
    Did you have a Maine lobster or lobster roll when you were there? '
    Hugs and have a great weekend.

  59. Wow, Sarah, look at all your comments! That's fantastic! I think everyone loves Maine. I've been there a few time and do love it too!
    I'm always ready for another trip!
    Thanks for popping in to see me and hope you're having a glorious weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  60. What a beautiful post ... you should be a travel writer ... I think you are! Thanks for sharing.

  61. I was in Maine just for a few short day last Fall Sarah. Absolutely beautiful. I would love to go back in the summer time.

  62. This looks so marvelously relaxing - it reminds me of the second Sarah Plain and Tall movie - was it called Skylark? I think so!
    Hope you're having a great day,

  63. I love Maine .. my inlaws have a home at the Nubble. What a gorgeous place.

  64. Would love to visit Maine...your pictures are wonderful!

  65. Do you live in Maine or are you (did you) visit? I'm just south of there. If you're still around, shoot me an email. I'd love to get together for a cuppa or breakfast.

  66. I love Maine too, thank you for taking me on a visit Sarah!

  67. Sarah,
    Thank you for these gorgeous images of Maine. We were just there 2 weeks ago and saw those wonderful sites. You captured them beautifully.
    I miss those cool nights and the lobsta'!
    Your pictures are really amazing!

  68. Darling Sarah,

    THANK YOU FOR VISITING!!! And these scenes in Maine are so awesome. Clambakes....oh, the love!!!!!!

    Be well my friend, Anita

  69. That was a very relaxing post. I wish I were in Maine right now. So not ready for the kids to start school. They began this week. Why can't we wait until after Labor Day? Such beautiful photos. Joni

  70. Sarah, this looks sooooo wonderful. Calm, relaxing, peaceful. I have never been to Maine, but my nephew went to school there and LOVED it!!
    Stop by my blog if you have time, I'm having a GIVEAWAY at Garden Of Daisies.

  71. I remember visiting Maine it's been some years ago, but I can still smell that salt air and the FOOD oh my Gosh the food!!!! These pictres are do beautiful and inviting! Love Maine. Thanks for sharing.

  72. Of course, Maine was always a favorite of mine - and I'd probably move there if it was possible! We loved the beaches, Ogunquit was our favorite, which were within driving distance when we lived both in NH and Mass. Lobster bakes were amazing, and viewing lighthouses always such fun.

    Glad your trip was happy and fulfilling Sarah - knew you'd have a great time. Super pics, thanks for sharing.

    Love, Mary

  73. oh i love every picture, what a holiday! i would so LOVE to visit, i know i would love it there... my neighbors daughter bot a house this spring there right on the water, 100 year old victorian. i hope they invite me :)

  74. Holy relaxation, batgirl! I would never leave those adirondacks!
    Thank you for popping by my place!
    Kerry at


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