Almost Speechless Sunday: Our Souvenir From Maine!

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Almost Speechless Sunday:  Our Souvenir From Maine!



It's been awhile coming, two years in fact!  June 2009 we took a short vacation to Boston and Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  Off to watch the Lobstah Boat Races and a few days of R&R.  And one of the things we loved the most about Maine?  The lupine flowers!  Just brilliant spikes of color coating the fields! 

So our souvenir from the trip?  Some packs of lupine seeds to plant in our home's flower gardens.  Now these aren't the flowers if you're looking for immediate gratification (remind you of real estate?).  They don't bloom the first year, but we're in year two now!!  So out back we've got these beauties.  In the front garden we have a different variety with a few colors, and in the planter pots, plenty more seeds started to populate another place in the yard!  These souvenirs will be bringing joy to our home for many years!

Hope you have fantastic Memorial Day Weekend!
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Wow, lovely flowers................can't wait until yours bloom and you can post pictures.

May 29, 2011 03:14 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Bliz....I certainly hope you had a Maine "Lobstah".... and I hope you learned to say it properly....drop the R (ah)....Maine and Massachusetts people speak the same language!!

May 29, 2011 03:15 AM #2
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Just look at what your patience and diligence has rewarded you with :)!  You are right!  This is A LOT like Real Estate :).  They are beautiful and so is a closing when it all comes together!  Congrats!

May 29, 2011 03:15 AM #3
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Good Morning Bliz, Those are some beautiful flowers. My wife would love to have some of those lupine seeds for her gardens.

May 29, 2011 03:16 AM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Roger, Actually, these are our flowers!  Two years of waiting, but we've got blooms.  Liz wants to get our own healthy size field of them by the time we're done with them :)

Barbara, Liz was killing the twin bugs, and I leaned more towards the lobster rolls.  Either way, great eating!

Brenda, There's some close parallels with the flowers and real estate careers.  Careful planting and nourishment to get to the end product.  Nothing happens fast, but it happens!

Jerry, We found some online from a place in Maine, so ordered more packets after we planted the few we'd brought back with us.

May 29, 2011 03:24 AM #5
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Back later everyone.  Off to church, then a contract to be written and a listing to show.

May 29, 2011 03:28 AM #6
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I bet butterflies love colorful and pretty when they bloom.

May 29, 2011 04:08 AM #7
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

HI Liz and Bill,

Very Nice, We don't see to many of these in our Area, but I remember my Mom and Gand mother having lupines all over their yards in Holland decades ago, thanks for sharing.

May 29, 2011 07:54 AM #8
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

Your patience has been rewarded, Bliz... those are some pretty flowers!

May 29, 2011 08:33 AM #9
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Anita, Expect the butterflies should be showing up soon.  The "monsoon" season we've had seems to have slowed their arrival.

Peter and Linda, We're looking forward to having more of these in our gardens!  I didn't know they came from Holland.

Peggy, Hard to be patient for two years, but worth it!

May 29, 2011 10:25 AM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Liz & Bill, when we lived in Boston we used to go to Maine beautiful country ( just like your souvenir) part for me was  is the Maine Lobster I do miss that. Have a good rest of the weekend.

May 29, 2011 11:02 AM #11
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
I have been to Boothbay...I had Chinese food there, not a fan of I love purple flowers...lilacs are my favorites. But these look so pretty too...glad you get to see them in your backyard...rather than taking another trip to Maine.
May 29, 2011 11:43 AM #12
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Endre, Loved it up there, would like to go back again, but Liz's aunt/uncle go up there in mid-June, and that's a tough time for us to disappear for a week.  Our back up agent retired due to health reasons, so we tend to leave town during off season instead.

Cincy, We wouldn't mind another trip up there, but having the flowers right outside the window is pretty nice!

May 29, 2011 01:34 PM #13
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


The lupines were some of the neatest flowers we enjoyed while living in New England - how neat you were able to bring the seeds back. They tend to like cooler weather so hopefully they will continue to prosper for you. Boothbay Harbor is one of my favorite Maine places.


May 30, 2011 01:05 AM #14
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jeff, They're survived one summer here, so I think we'll be okay.  They had the seed packs in plenty of the stores, and we also ordered online to get more once we determined they'd grow here.  Stayed at Brown's Wharf Inn in Boothbay Harbor.  Nice location to enjoy everything, and a nice walk around the area.

May 30, 2011 01:37 AM #15
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Now, that's CA's kind of souvenir -- she's a flower gardener for certain!  They are lovely and a perfect reminder of happy days!

May 30, 2011 01:55 AM #16
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Tish, The lupines make for a great reminder of a fun long weekend :)

May 30, 2011 02:25 AM #17
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