If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that one of my favorite things to do in Maine is to find an island to explore. Goodness knows there are lots of them, but not all are accessible.
Such is not the case with Holbrook Island, a favorite that is an easy and beautiful boat ride from Rockport.
Unlike many islands, Holbrook is well maintained with groomed paths leading to different parts of the island.
It is amazing how one island can have so much of interest whether it be an abandoned piece of equipment in a field of grass
or strands of seaweed snagged on driftwood as if it were an intentional sculpture.
Walking along the island’s rocky shore one never knows what colors and textures will tickle the eye.
It is amazing how different the views are depending where one is standing. Opposite the rocky shore a field of grass leads to a serene setting.
Speaking of grass, it is fascinating to note the varieties.
Each one has it own unique characteristics.
The same is true of the flowers growing wild among the grasses.
I am tempted to pick a few to take home to arrange in bottles, but my conscience won’t let me.
It’s possible no one would ever know or miss a few stems, however, taking anything away would violate the warnings posted around the island.
So I leave it all behind but take with me images of the beauty that is all around. There is no end to that in Maine.