by Barb, stuck in Boston because she’s selling her house, but soon to be spending more time in Maine!
We hope many of you, both authors and readers, will be coming to visit us soon at Books in Boothbay at the Boothbay Railway Village on July 8, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you’re coming, you may be wondering, what shall I do while I’m in the Boothbay region?
We have lots of fabulous things to do. Eat lobster by the water. Take a tour boat or a kayak. One place my husband Bill Carito and I always recommend is the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. We’re members, so we go frequently. We always go when our family is visiting because our granddaughter loves the place so much. There’s a wonderful children’s garden with plenty of activities, but lots of wonderful spaces for adults, too.
The last time we were there was in mid-June. You’d think it would be a not-great time. The wonderful flowering bulbs and bushes are done, and the annual flowers not yet out, especially with the cold, wet spring we had this year. Nonetheless, we had a terrific visit.
Here are some of Bill’s photos from the day. I hope you’ll consider coming for Books in Boothbay and take time afterward to tour the garden.
[All photos in this post are by Bill Carito. If you like them and want to see more, you can friend him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bcarito and follow him on Instagram at billcarito and bill.carito.colorphotos.]