Grow gold along with me, the best is yet to be

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 2:15pm

Around here, we look at the couple of weeks framing Labor Day as time for taking stock before a new season begins. It’s the frame that inspired Harbor Fest. The last of the wine (this particular bottle, anyway) and a time to savor all the oceanside memories made in Maine at Spruce Point Inn.

The calendar and the weather say summer is not over. There’s a whole month left. And for those of us who spend the year round here in Boothbay, that’s more than a quarter of the season. We know the days here at the Inn are framed by ‘the secret season’ between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, and ‘the golden season’ between Labor Day and closing weekend on October 17. But here on the Midcoast the days are touched with the same gold of the haze on late summer meadows and the goldenrod that fills the fields where lupine stood purple and pink in June.