Asticou Azalea Garden and Inn – Maine – Part 7

Asticou Azalea Garden and Inn – Maine – Part 7

I am an avid flower photographer but most of the photographers I travel with are only interested on a limited basis, if that. So throughout our time in Maine, I had resisted going to any botanical gardens. I just made images of flowers when and where I saw them. But on our last day…

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Sarasota, Florida

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Sarasota, Florida

After my recent trips to Maine (see Part 1-12) & Rhode Island, it was time to get back to traveling a bit closer to home, here in Florida!   With the 4 day weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday I decided I had time to drive south about an hour to Sarasota and visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

This is one of my favorite places to photograph flowers and I was pleasantly surprised

Asticou Azalea Garden –  Northeast Harbor, Maine – Part 11

Asticou Azalea Garden – Northeast Harbor, Maine – Part 11

On the last day of our week in Maine, after spending the morning in Wonderland (part 10), we had some time, so we decided to stop by an interesting garden we had passed several times in our travels around the area.  Asticou Azalea Garden is in Northeast Harbor.

It is a public garden, owned and conserved by the Land & Garden Preserve.  We pulled in to the tree lined parking lot, pulled out our cameras and