Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Maine Country Road Trips

Road trips in the countryside from Midcoast Maine. 
An idyllic corner on earth.
This is the region of many small, organic farms, 
2nd or 3rd generation of back-to-the landers:
Blackbrook Farm, Many Hands Farm, 
Sunnyside, Aqua Terra, Royal View Farm...
Many of the farms supply the food coops 
in Belfast & Brooks &
 sell their produce at farm markets and
the beloved Common Ground Fair in Unity. 

The views from the hilly roller coaster roads 
leading from Belfast to Unity, Brooks, Jackson, Monro
take my breath away!

A frequent road trip out of Belfast: Route 1 South.
Last week, like a kid on summer vacation
I was so excited to drive down to Rockport with a friend.
While she went to the doctor, I sketched out the window
of a café. Then we went to the Guini Ridge Nursery
across the road road to buy plants. 
To do a little farming of our own! 

For other posts on Farmers Markets and The Common Ground Fair, click on these in Labels.

11 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds like a perfect outing!

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  2. These are wonderful...looking for Rockland.
    You would love these Urban skethcers events...DIJON, or come to Amsterdam in July. You dont need a ticket. 4 days of drawing till you drop.

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  3. Love rambling the back roads of Maine and Route 7 is my favorite local ramble!! Nice sketch from 3 Dog Cafe...even Route 1 is a lovey ramble!!

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  4. Oh! Yes, isn't the area remarkable now, with the flourish of greenery?! I love how you capture this in your map and sketches. xx

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  5. Love this and who would of thought of painting the map. Brilliant.

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  6. LOVE THESE! WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO DOCUMENT WHERE YOU'VE BEEN! SUPER SUPER SUPER!

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  7. I love that you didn't miss your spring green! Oh, what wonderful country you live in and near. I adore the map. I really need to do one/some of those. And I do love your written commentary as much as the painting!

    And I love the idea of roller-coaster roads! I've been on some of those and it's the perfect name.

    Thanks for coming by my blog! Always love your visits!

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  8. Rita - wonderful sketches and I agree with Lin this is a great way to remember where you have traveled. Take care and have a super day. Hugs!

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  9. Beautiful.
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  10. Oh, lovely. Nice way to spend a day.

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