The Old Farmer’s Almanac for 2021 predicted summer weather for New England, which includes Maine, would bring above-average rainfall and cooler than average temperatures. I would say this prophecy definitely came to fruition! The photo above gives a good indication of the type of weather we have been experiencing on any given day of the week!
Before my husband left to go back to Vermont (after an all too brief visit with me here in Maine), I wanted to take a road trip to Deer Isle. It’s a beautiful, laid-back little island to the southwest of Mount Desert Island. At the tip of the island sits the village of Stonington – a picturesque fishing village nestled between the harbor and the hilly terrain that is characteristic of this island community. It was raining hard much of the trip but we enjoyed a leisurely road trip around the whole island – stopping occasionally for a photo op or to peruse some artsy shops along the way.
The above photograph was taken just outside of the small artist community of Deer Isle. Standing on the small causeway that separates Mill Pond from an inlet of East Penobscot Bay, I captured this foggy, tranquil scene. Adjacent to Mill Pond along the road is a small veterans memorial complete with a beautifully cared-for garden overlooking the pond. The tiger lilies were in full bloom – offering up a very bright spot of color in an otherwise dreary landscape!