For date day last week the HH and I headed to Belfast, Maine for the annual Arts in the Park event. I don’t know how I stumbled across this event online, but I’m so glad I did!
It was nice to set our gardening chores aside and get away for a few hours and enjoy the sunshine and the wonderful downtown Belfast area again.
Check out this quilted loon made by artist Catherine Worthington. Imagine the sewing skills and patience it must take to make one of these mosaic pieces!
There were live painting demonstrations as well as an opportunity for kids to do some painting in the park as well.
Super cute pottery from LaceyPots.
And I don’t remember the name of this potter but she had some really cute birdbaths and chickens.
And Baskets by Dot. I love the cat head design of these old Shaker style baskets. Note to self: Put basket making class on my things to do this winter list.
After enjoying all the artwork in the park, the HH walked along the waterfront and then into Downtown Belfast.
A sidewalk crossing painted with buoys! Only in Maine. 🙂
And a little library. I’m so glad these are still popular. Everytime I see one I have to look inside and see if there is something I might want to “borrow”.
Does anyone know what kind of hydrangea this is? I love to plant this.
There are so many neat shops in downtown Belfast. There’s even a place where you can walk an Alpaca. Interesting. Very interesting.
But one of my favorite things to do when I’m in Belfast, is stopping by Chase’s Daily to look at their locally grown produce and check for berry tarts.
Their vegetables are always so beautifully displayed.
And I’m always interested in what the produce is going for.
I was seriously tempted to buy a bunch of purple radishes.
But the mixed berry tart won out. Shocking, I know.
Downtown Belfast, it’s a great town to spend an afternoon in. You should come for a visit! 🙂
Well, I’m off to go pull weeds. Have a good one,
It looks like lace cap hydrangea.
I agree that it looks like a lace cap hydrangea : )
Also, looking forward to your future basket making adventure!
I bet your baskets would be awesome!
Marci D says
A White Climbing Hydrangea is simply what the plant is when I found it on the computer.
I planted one at a prior home years ago it was lovely.
Hope this helps. Have been reading your blog daily for years. Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration.
Sue Sturtevant says
My plant app called “picture this” says it’s a Smooth Hydrangea (hydrangea arborescens.)
Becky Williams says
I believe that is a climbing hydrangea. They are really pretty but they have been banned in NC because they such are such a fire hazard. May not be the case in Maine but evidently they burn pretty easily.
The hydrangea is simply a “climbing hydrangea”. It is a specific type of lace cap. They only come in white flowers, and have a lovely scent to them”. I have 25 of these planted all along a huge stretch of fencing. They’re almost 30 years old now and the trunks are as big around as my thigh!
I do wish you’d attached a picture.
You’d love basket making class, it’s very Zen and you end up with a beautiful handmade basket. I took classes for years.
It’s a climbing hydrangea. As you can see it needs a lot of room.