Return to paradise

I had already visited Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens this year to view the tulips, but now I wanted to share that experience with my husband. He has a new found appreciation for flowers, so off we went!

Lily Pond, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Lily Pond, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

The lily pond was in full bloom, reflection from the trees made for a most beautiful scene. Shaded areas of the gardens provided soft and sensual light for the camera.

Return to Paradise2Return to Paradise3Return to Paradise6This trip I discovered the area called ‘Lerner garden of the five senses’. It was my favorite photo op spot.

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And last but not least were the roses.

Return to Paradise9These climbing roses just about to go past caught my eye. I think it’s my favorite flower portrait.

Gallery openings week of July 21st-27th

Mars Hall Gallery, Tenants Harbor   ‘To Teach’, July 23-August 17, reception July 25, 6-8

Maine Farmland Trust, Belfast   Summer Stable Show, July 18-August 18, reception July 25, 5:30-8:00

Centre St. Arts Gallery, Bath   Jazz Concert, July 27th, 5-6:30 for more information see

Belfast Final Friday Artwalk



Karen Olson

About Karen Olson

Karen Olson is a photographer, writer, and artist working in metal. Her blogs offer a global perspective, a celebration of art and culture. She 'lives like a tourist' in Midcoast Maine where she makes her home and finds inspiration for art and life in her travels. Follow her creative passion with Renuko Style at and Coastal Collage, a Bangor Daily News Blog at Karen's photography portfolio can be found at