Sunday, May 19, 2013

You Have Reached Your Destination

Janine Pineo Photo | The quintessential Maine coastal view
• By Janine Pineo •

The alarm early this morning was not exactly welcome, so I didn’t budge from bed.

Turns out it paid off.

I was headed to the annual Belfast Garden Club Plant Sale bright and early because you get the best selection then. But my head couldn’t get myself in gear, so I delayed a bit and left an hour later than planned for my daylong jaunt to visit the coast and get plants.

I wasn’t entirely sure where Commercial Street was, so I typed in the address to my phone’s GPS and by the time I arrived, it was well after 10:30 a.m. More like 10:45. And all was supposed to be over by 11.

The place was, however, still crawling with people and the plant selection was impressive despite the hour.

There were huge pots with day lilies, iris, herbs, hosta and a slew of other perennials. I made the rounds once, was offered a piece of “hummingbird cake,” (I assume no hummingbirds were hurt in the making of) and then someone walked up to me and said the following:

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