One Hidden Self

I was struck on a recent visit to Ogunquit, Maine, by the many and varied gardens there and nearby:

the ocean, beach, dunes, plover and tern nesting grounds;

plantings by hotels and the town along Marginal Way, particularly new signs about removal of invasive plants and replanting of native plants;

a community garden adjoining the short Beach Plum Farm walking trail;

a local artist’s garden;

and in Wells, Laudholm Farm’s walking trails and meadows.

Enjoy!

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Beach and Ocean

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two Bonaparte's gulls
two Bonaparte’s gulls (of many)
snails and their patterns on the beach at Laudholm
snails and their patterns on the beach at Laudholm

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Dune Protection at Footbridge Beach

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Dune Plants

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milkweed buds
milkweed buds
beach morning glory
beach morning glory
Artemisia stelleriana (beach wormwood) buds
Artemisia stelleriana (beach wormwood) buds

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Least Tern and Piping Plover Nesting Grounds

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least tern
least tern
three least terns
three least terns
piping plover
piping plover

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Marginal Way renovation projects

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two cedar waxwings in trees to be planted
two cedar waxwings in trees to be planted
another restoration site along Marginal Way
another restoration site along Marginal Way

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Marginal Way Views and Plantings

plantings and little waterfall at Anchorage
plantings and little waterfall at Anchorage
elderberry growing along Marginal Way
elderberry growing along Marginal Way
vetch along Marginal Way
vetch along Marginal Way
dahlia (hotel planting)
dahlia (hotel planting)
Solanum dulcamara (Bittersweet nightshade) along Marginal Way
Solanum dulcamara (Bittersweet nightshade) along Marginal Way
hotel planting
hotel planting

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 Beach Plum Farm Community Gardens

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angelica at community garden
angelica at community garden

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raised beds in community gardens
raised beds in community gardens
more raised beds in community gardens
more raised beds in community gardens
wild rose
wild rose
vetch in bloom
vetch in bloom
marsh and river from Beach Plum Farm
marsh and river from Beach Plum Farm
bladder campion
bladder campion
beach plums
beach plums

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John Stand’s Art of Sight, Art of Mind garden

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pond at Art of Sight & Mind
pond at Art of Sight, Art of Mind
vine on porch
vine on porch
vine on porch and flag
vine on porch and flag

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Laudholm Farm Trails and Meadows

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damaged Pearl or Northern Crescent butterfly on daisy
damaged Pearl or Northern Crescent butterfly on daisy

meadow with milkweed
meadow with milkweed

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elderberry
elderberry
Rhinanthus minor (little yellow rattle)
Rhinanthus minor (little yellow rattle)
Silene flos-cuculi (Ragged Robin)
Silene flos-cuculi (ragged robin)

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Jack in the Pulpit
Jack in the Pulpit

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And finally, this landscaping at a house (which just sold for about $900K) on Shore Drive:

landscaping at house on Shore Road
landscaping at house on Shore Road

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Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden self.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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