June 18, 2009

Some beautiful flora of Maine and a visit to a new coffee shop

The other day, I showed you photos from the beautiful hike we went on around Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. I think you'll agree that the views were spectacular. Today, I'd like to share with you some of the flora that we discovered along the trail. Shaun, my gardener, was hiking with me and I was quite impressed with his vast knowledge of plant identification. After the hike, we stopped in Seal Harbor because we were told of a brand new coffee shop in town, simply called The Coffee Shop. It is very charming and I hope for its success.

I was very interested in reading all of the comments posted yesterday about my question regarding Le Cirque. My question today is concerning coffee shops. Do you prefer a big chain, such as Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, or would you rather frequent a smaller, independent establishment? Please tell me your reasons for either.

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These tall leaves are Meconopsis or Himalayan blue poppy - rather rare and quite lovely.