End of Summer

Summer in Maine is a short season.  July 4th kicks it off meaning the following weeks are full of frenetic activity, and  Labor Day marks summer’s end.  Company has come and gone, social activities are winding down, traffic is lighter, tourists are fewer, restaurants are no longer so busy you can’t get in without a made in advance reservation.

As much as we hate to see summer fade away, this was one to celebrate and that we did.  About 40 of us boarded several boats loaded with enough food for double our number and headed to Warren Island, another of the lovely islands dotting Penobscot Bay. Sunshine, the ranger there,  has done a marvelous job of making it a delightful place to be.  Well maintained paths, some outlined with colorful lobster buoys, circle the island, a large area is cleared for picnics, baskets of flowers hang outside the potties. In short, it’s a perfect place to say goodbye to summer, and being surrounded by good friends and sharing a delightful smorgasbord made it even better.I wanted to take a picture of the food, but by the time I got to it, this was all that was left and it didn’t last long!As we shuttled back to our boats,

we all agreed a Sunday end of summer picnic should become an annual event.  I’m in!

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9 thoughts on “End of Summer

  1. Hi everyone i’m glad that you enjoyed Warren island state park. i am very lucky to have a job that i love! i could not do what i do with out volunteers and donations. i apprecate all the postive comments and hope that everyone can get out and enjoy your beautiful state.
    sunshine 🙂

  2. Looks like a great time. I live in a small beach community, 50 homes, and we have a Labor Day Cocktail Party. Everyone brings an appy, very informal, and a good way to wind down the season!
    It goes so quickly!

  3. the first annual , wait till next year. tablescapes by linda, games kim chatfield, etc etc etc

  4. Sounds like a wonderful end of Summer party! Maine sounds beautiful! Would love to visit there sometime. Enjoyed reading your blog! Saw you on Creative Girl Party Blog. Stop by if you get the chance:

  5. It’s so sad to see it all end. Thankfully it will be back next year!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  6. Lulu, what a fun trip all of you took. I’ve never been to the northeast- my SIL says that the fall season is magnificently beautiful. The ranger sure did quite the number decorating her island. I can’t say as if I’ve ever had a flower pot on the pottie in our forests! LOL
    I love when fall makes its appearance in our neck of the woods. It reminds me of New Mexico, where I grew up. Cooler nights, no humidity, sunny & clear days….
    The only downside is that I know this season is the precursor to winter, which is not my favorite time of year! Thanks for stopping by today.
    ~ Sue

  7. I’d love an end of the summer picnic!! I don’t want summer though so I wouldn’t know when to have it!! Thanks!

  8. Looks like a wonderful day!

    It’s quiet at our lake place this morning, after our children left for the city early, to beat the traffic. We are looking forward to Fall here in the Ozarks of Missouri.

  9. What a perfect day. Can’t wait for next year…

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