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A Visit to Skylands

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I was able to spend some time up at Skylands with Martha and I thought I'd show you a few pictures from our stay.

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Daily boat rides are a must and the Maine coastline never fails to dazzle.

1 Daily boat rides are a must and the Maine coastline never fails to dazzle.

One of the lost pools on the Skylands property.

2 One of the lost pools on the Skylands property.

A view across Bass Harbor.

3 A view across Bass Harbor.

These Lillies are more than 10 feet tall.

4 These Lillies are more than 10 feet tall.

The chartreuse yellow leaves appear to be coloring the Lillies above.

5 The chartreuse yellow leaves appear to be coloring the Lillies above.

Scrabble is a serious sport at Skylands and one in which I almost never participate.

6 Scrabble is a serious sport at Skylands and one in which I almost never participate.

Puzzles are also on the agenda and Alexis is the reigning champion. My friend Douglas joins in on the fun.

7 Puzzles are also on the agenda and Alexis is the reigning champion. My friend Douglas joins in on the fun.

There is not place better to catch some sun than on the Great Terrace.

8 There is not place better to catch some sun than on the Great Terrace.

This was the dinner table set for a cook-out in the backyard.

9 This was the dinner table set for a cook-out in the backyard.

Thomas baked homemade graham crackers.

10 Thomas baked homemade graham crackers.

All the fixings, including homemade marshmallows for the best s'mores ever.

11 All the fixings, including homemade marshmallows for the best s'mores ever.

I loved how Truman's PlayDoh collection resembled a map of the United States.

12 I loved how Truman's PlayDoh collection resembled a map of the United States.

No shoes allowed in the house.

13 No shoes allowed in the house.

Guess who wears the Cookie Monster Crocs.

14 Guess who wears the Cookie Monster Crocs.

I will never forget walking up the driveway and finding my name (Tio is uncle in Spanish) drawn into the gravel.

15 I will never forget walking up the driveway and finding my name (Tio is uncle in Spanish) drawn into the gravel.

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Comments (6)

  • Hi Kevin, Thanks for sharing more of these photos about that great time you and all of Martha's friends and family had at her beautiful home in Maine, Skylands! You were a perfect flower presenter for Martha's beautiful home and I'm sure you had lots of fun! How fun to see your Tio in the gravel! Fun to see Thomas making those graham cracker cookies, also! Bet you were wearing the Cookie Monster Croos! Have a great day! Jan

  • Greetings from Oklahoma City!

    The photos from Ms. Stewart's home in Maine are lovely. I can imagine what a pleasure it is for you to be able spend time there. I had a more concise comment until I saw the last photo...stole my heart!! What sweet babies those two!

    Regards,

    Lori

  • Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

  • Oh, Kevin - so glad that you have those sweet children in your life. Thank you for this post.

  • Hi Kevin,
    I just started reading your blog and really like it.Skylands is such a beautiful home and its nice to see your photos from your perspective. Thank you for the info on the JAR exhibit, hoping to see the exhibit in the New Year.
    Juan

  • Hi Kevin, thank you for sharing photos from your visit to skylands. Looks like amazing time spent there. Beautiful!

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