bar harbor/machias

by shear accident i was in bar harbor for the native american basket festival held at college of the atlantic, the school hannah graduated from last june. i find that using my camera in places that are more public is difficult. but these dancers were out there dancing beautifully, modern and traditional alike, some fully clothed in leather which on saturday must have felt like armor. humid. hot. ugh.
this is the work of barry dana, a master at drawing on the simple birchbark forms he creates. the bear basket was a marvel. i bought a tiny simple piece from barry's booth (no drawing) and three bunches of sweetgrass. the abbe museum sponsors this event and it is an important 
revenue producing event as it draws collectors of fine work. i found some amazing and innovative work that i failed to photograph.last year i bought a sweetgrass, ash, and cedar basket, the introduction of cedar being innovative and even a little startling.

on sunday i traveled from bar harbor to machis. it's blueberry season.
wild blueberries are in the north country, but they grow even more prolifically here.
some blueberries...
are quite large.