CREDITS: I would like to thank Jeremy D'Entremont for providing much of the history one can find on this site. He is a speaker, author, historian, and tour guide who is widely recognized as the foremost authority on the lighthouses of New England. For a story on Jeremy or to visit his site (New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide), use the corresponding link in the right hand information bar under "Related Links".

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I have set up this site as a means to share my photographs of lighthouses. Since retiring and finding more time to study photography, my interests have expanded a little. For some of my work other than lighthouses please enjoy my Facebook page at, John Shaw Photography. Come visit, enjoy, and 'LIKE' if you wish.

Also, for your enjoyment, I have provided a slideshow of our journey. To view it please use the link on the right under 'Site Navigation Tools'.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts and use my site not only for information and education but also to provide directions for many enjoyable, inspirational visits to the beacons along our beautiful coas.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Spring at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens #1

     On the Saturday before Mother's Day my wife and I had an incredibly enjoyable visit at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine.  I honestly do not think it is possible to have a bad visit no matter the time of year.I tried very hard to take photos different from any I have posted in the past.  It really was not hard to do as the gardens are an ever evolving project.  I will split the ones I chose to take into three or four posts so as to not overwhelm those kind enough to come to my site in any one visit.  In this first post I will focus on their two main buildings.  I sincerely hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy sharing it.

     For more information on the gardens, please visit their site at,

Visitor's Center - Main Entrance

Inside the Visitor's Center

Heading Out of the Visitor's Center

Outside the Cafe of the Visitor's Center

Dining Area Outside the Cafe

Visitor's Center From the Gardens

The Front of the Bosarge Family Education Center

The Bosarge Family Education Center From the Garden Side

      I will follow this post with two or three more spaced a couple of days apart.  I hope you will visit often, spend some time while here, and enjoy all of the information I have compiled.  Thank you for coming!

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