Let's keep this brief
I apologize for the brevity of this post, but we're running into some major technical issues here in Bar Harbor, so we'll have to quickly crank this out before our intermittent Internet connectivity becomes non-existent.
Yesterday morning, we toured Thuya Gardens in nearby Northeast Harbor. It was the summer home of a wealthy Boston landscape architect who donated it to the local community upon his death in 1928. At present, its gardens are a combination of formal English garden and informal Maine woodlands.
Yesterday evening, we visited Thuya's Japanese cousin, Asticou Azalea Garden. The garden was illuminated by traditional Japanese lanterns hanging from the trees and floating on the lake. The guests were also given small, white lanterns to carry, which one could see as they seemingly floated along the paths, a few feet off the ground. Save for the mosquitoes, attracted to the hand-held lanterns and eagerly nibbling on the humans carrying them, it was a beautiful experience.
There are tidbits in Maine, but like the moose, they are elusive at present. We also took many more pictures of the gardens, panoramas in particular, but they take too long to upload. Sorry.
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