As summer days start dwindling and cooler nights refresh the morning air we are rolling into our autumn preparation and contemplation. As we soaked up the final weeks of summer with some family field trips and daytime excursions, our garden projects filled in our gaps of time and the long days seem to go from trickling away to having the drain pulled into a vortex of here comes September! Thus here we are midway through September and and our life schedules and seasonal adjustments have begun.
One major highlight of our late summer excursions was a trip to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. Cassi and I have always enjoyed visiting this place to explore the trails and exhibits but the addition of the giant troll sculptures made it even more appealing now that we have Hazel to entertain in our journeys and they did not disappoint! We had a lovely day spent hiking through the various eco-landcapes, gaining inspiration for our homestead planning and just taking in some serenity that is always much needed in the daily chaos of the current times. Having Hazel as a co-navigator, continually asking where the next troll is and pointing out her favorite things made the whole experience a memorable one that I hope we can replicate next year. Im not sure the length of the trolls existence but we are hopeful that we can visit the weathered trolls next year as well!