Unexpected Pleasures

In my years of exploring Maine, one of the pleasures is discovering the unexpected.

My art self is thrilled to find a delightful art gallery in a surprising place.

Driving down a road where there is nothing but wide open spaces decorated with nature’s gifts and following a sign leading to a winery is definitely unexpected and a taste treat.

Exploring an island and finding what we called mussel heaven is a delight.

Taking the mussels back to the boat and steaming them for an unexpected treat is the best!

Though not a pleasure, discovering a single gravesite suggests hardship of survival and makes one wonder what happened to others who left this one behind.

There is joy in finding a roadside stand with fresh produce that operates on the honor system.

Only in Maine have I seen a sign quite like this which whetted the appetite to explore. Guess what? In addition to there not being many people here, there wasn’t much to see!

Maine is unique in so many ways, and this is just a small taste of what I love about it!

14 thoughts on “Unexpected Pleasures

  1. Carol Andrykovitz July 25, 2022 — 11:56 am

    Your day sounded, smelled and tasted wonderful. You are a very descriptive writer. Miss seeing you. Enjoy Maine!!

    1. I so appreciate the time you take to comment. Miss you, too!

  2. Ahh, the fun of new discoveries!

    1. Here it seems there’s always something to discover.

  3. Fun adventures! And fresh mussels… what a delight!

    1. There’s something special about preparing them right out of the water!

  4. Those mussels…it doesn’t get any fresher than that! You are definitely not in the big city. Love that sign…Population…not many! Fun exploring.

    1. Boy, do I enjoy finding those new things.

  5. Taking on the role of tourist in your own state can yield so many great treasures! The gravesite is particularly poignant. Yes, it does make one wonder. I wonder that even in the big cemeteries. When people die so young, that question is always there. Why?

    There are still places where the honor system works?!??!? This is a WONDERFUL discovery!

    I’ve never eaten mussels. I don’t eat as much fish as others may as we live smack dab in the middle of the country. Being landlocked has advantages AND disadvantages, and not having access to truly fresh fish from the ocean is one of them.

    This is a great, GREAT post, Linda!

    1. The possibility for discovery here seems to be endless!

  6. So many wonderful and unexpected pleasures! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

  7. Sounds like the PEACE on Earth we longer for.
    At least, I DO.

  8. Thanks for a delightful tour that’s in keeping with the ‘lazy, hazy days of summer.’

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