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Out & About – Asticou Azalea Garden

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Asticou Azalea Garden is located in Northeast Harbor, ME on Mt. Desert Island.  It was built in 1956 by a lifelong resident named Charles Savage. The inspiration came out of a desire to preserve plants that were being dismantle from a garden at nearby Reef Point Estate.  Mr. Savage received financial support from John D. Rockefeller in order to purchase the plants and start the garden.  The azalea garden is modeled after a Japanese stroll garden that incorporates many plants native to Maine.  Most of the paths through the garden are raked each morning. It gives really serene effect as you walk along the garden paths.  It’s amazing to see all the different varieties of azaleas, each in various states of bloom.  A trip to this garden is a highly recommended stop on your journey along the coast of Maine. Please click a photo below to view a larger image.

Maine Windjammer Parade is This Weekend!

Monday, July 8th, 2013

One of our favorite events of the summer is the Maine Windjammer Parade that will take place this Friday, July 12, 2013.  The Rockland Breakwater is THE place to be in Rockland from 12 to 4 to watch these tall wooden ships parade around Rockland harbor in all their glory.  In the eight years we’ve been here we’ve never missed this event.  For more information on the Maine Windjammer Association click here.

Coastal Maine Art Workshops Visits LimeRock Inn

Friday, July 27th, 2012

For the past several years we have had guests who were in town to attend the Coastal Maine Art Workshops.  One guest has stayed with us over the past several years and we’ve gotten to know him quite well.  This year he asked if the class could come to the inn for the instructor to do a demo.  Of course we jumped at the opportunity!  This morning about 20 students and the instructor, watercolor artist Alvaro Catagnet, came to the inn for a demonstration.  The group gathered in our living room to watch Alvaro do his magic.

Coastal Maine Art Workshops class

Alvaro ended up doing beautiful painting of the club chairs against the picture window in about an hour.  It is amazing how he was able to capture the light coming in through the window.  This was a very exciting morning for us and is just one of the many reasons we love what we do!  We hope they come back again next year.  We can’t wait to see what Alvaro will capture next.  Make sure to check out his website by clicking here.  His use of color and how he captures light and dark is truly evocative!

LimeRock Inn painting by Alvaro Catagnet

Rockland Farmer’s Market!!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

As innkeepers, it is very difficult for us to leave the inn before noon as we are busy finishing up breakfast, cleaning rooms and assisting our guests.  The Rockland Farmer’s Market takes place every Thursday through the summer down at Harbor Park and sadly to say, today was our first opportunity to experience this gem in our town!

There are 20 some odd purveryors which include many local farms.  You can find everything from meats to cheeses, to jams, loads of fresh veggies, even soaps and ice cream.

For us, this trip also included lunch at the Uproot Pie Company which is a mobile wood fired brick over pizza outfit.  Our personal pizzas were to die for!!

We picked up a bunch of verggies for dinner tonight.  Can’t wait to try them out.

If your in town on a Thursday morning, this is a must see stop.  you won’t regret it!! Of course the location ain’t too shabby either!!!

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Yesterday, I grabbed my camera and headed down to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.  If you’ve never been, it is definitely worth a visit and makes a wonderful daytrip from the inn.  The gardens are comprised of 128 acres with 3,600 feet of tidal shore frontage in Boothbay.  They opened their doors in 2007 although planning, plantings and building had begun 16 years earlier!

Garden of the Five Senses

The gardens are comprised of several different sections with the two newest being The Garden of the Five Senses (above) and The Children’s Garden.  The entire property is really quite magnificent.

My goal this year was to get to the gardens to see the rhododendrons in bloom.  While I was a bit late in the season, there were still many varieties in bloom.

Rhododendron garden

To see my full gallery, please click here and enjoy!!!

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