We visited the Boothbay Gardens. A bit chilly but I was looking for plants
in nature for me to sketch.
The grasses and rocks all around made a pleasing site.
A pelican looks to the water, enjoying every single moment of the peaceful scene.
A few of my favorite flowers caught my eye and their presence added brilliance to the whole scene of grace and elegance.
Time for lunch! The sandwiches provided an appetizing taste in the middle
of our tour of the gardens.
Next stop was to read about bees and how important they are to the environment.
Snapping a photo of those honey-making insects and watching
them at work was so interesting.
Jim wanted a snapshot taken by one of those fascinating pieces of used recycled wood. We stopped to look at the giant trolls who were sending a message about saving the forests. There are five of these characters on the grounds. They were created by a Danish artist, Thomas Dambo, and a team of volunteers.
"In Dambo's evolving global fantasy, the trolls are coming out of the darkness of the deep woods to protect the seeds that will keep the forests alive, because the 'little people' of the earth seem to be doing a poor job and need guidance. Some of the trolls in Boothbay are in plain sight, while others are hidden deeper within the botanical garden's 323 acres, waiting to be discovered so they can share their lessons for ecological survival". So very interesting to have these trolls teach us.
The gorgeous leaves and lovely flowers that we found throughout the grounds made me really think about nature. We had such a wonderful day exploring and learning
a whole bunch of information about living in the outside world.