It’s foliage season once again in New England. Maine, which is nearly half of New England and predominately forested, is ablaze with fall colors now. Maine’s hilly terrain, red blueberry fields and water reflections all heighten nature’s brilliant display. So go see the golden birches, fiery maples and scarlet oaks at their peaks.And might I suggest a visit to our seaside town of Castine? The many historic homes, painted crisp white, are especially stunning against the vibrant hues. Here’s a quick look from our stay last week.

Hello, sunshine 🙂 Happy, bold and gutsy, this sunflower-yellow door framed by whimsical trim livens historic Castine. LOVE IT! With an autumnal wreath and yellow mums, it looks especially welcoming.

Don’t miss the sugar maples on the village green where the Adams School (above) and Castine Historical Society (below) are located.

In addition to the foliage, many late summer and fall flowers (dahlias, sunflowers, mums, asters, etc.) were still putting on a show. Our hedge of 18 Limelight Hydrangeas, which we planted last summer, was covered with blooms all tinged with a dusty rose. For a casual supper with friends, I clipped an armful for an arrangement in the antique urn. I also gifted a few bunches to our friends.

We had a couple of damp, foggy days where the landscape appeared dreamlike. Good thing I had my chunky sweater, wool socks and a cup of hot chocolate 🙂
Cheers,
Loi
PS – See more from last fall here