The natural beauty of this area continues to surprise and inspire me. There is a timelessness in it that speaks to my modern sensibilities but also recalls times past, when the area was inhabited by sea captains and tall ships were a regular sight going up and down the river.
Despite having grown up in rural Maine, the beauty of summer feels all new to me. Maybe because I didn't really see then the way I do now, and maybe because years of living just outside Boston has given me a new appreciation for country living and the simple pleasure of seeing the roadside filled with wildflowers. Throughout the month of June, there was lupine everywhere I looked. It made the mundane, like running errands, that much more palatable because the drive itself was so beautiful.
Then came the bloom of the peonies. Though I don't have any of my own, my dear friend let me take some of her abundant and beautiful blooms. I wish they could last summer, but their short season makes them all the more special. I intend to plant some this fall in hopes that I might have some of my own next summer.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the flora of the season and look forward to the next wave of seasonal blooms. I hope early summer has been enjoyable for you, too!
Enjoy! - KB