July 26, 2010

From a Farmer's Market to a Museum

To conclude blogging about my recent trip to Maine, I'd like to share some photos taken at the Eden Farmer's Market In Bar Harbor.  Like many wonderful farmer's markets, you can find impeccably fresh vegetables, fruits, poultry, and meats.  There is also a nice selection of delicious smoked meat and a variety of artisanal cheeses, preserves, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, seedlings, cut flowers, organic soaps, and other skin-care products.  I like shopping at Eden to stock up on staples and fresh goods and it's also really nice to visit and catch up with all of my farmer friends.

Later in the day, we went to see the exhibit at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor.  Wendell Gilley was a bird watcher and an artist who carved birds in wood on Mount Desert Island.  His carvings are superb and he is considered one of the leading bird carvers of all time.  In fact, Gilley was a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving.  Shaun, my gardener, is an avid bird watcher and he was very, very impressed with these extraordinary carvings, as I think you will be, too.