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The moody blues of memories from Midcoast Maine

For a place with a passion for “oceanside memories made in Maine” we take special delight in observing all the moods of that ocean. Moods that express themselves in color.

Turns out the Inuit DO have fifty words for snow, the Scots, more than a hundred words for rain. For the colors of ocean on the Midcoast of Maine, there are countless more. And while some of the winter personalities and names might not be family-friendly, the ones we cherish here at Spruce Point Inn definitely are; and we are moving quickly into the season of the most beautiful ones. There’s the dramatic blue of cold water lobsters. The cerulean dome of the sky. The aquamarine of the shallows as the sun angles through. There is the blue, tinged with pink and gold, that streaks the rim of the Dawnland ; and the steely blue of the deep Atlantic just offshore. (So apt, that cruising away from land is called “blue water sailing.”) Painterly souls like our friend Kevin Beers and photographer David Marx fix iconic blues to color their worlds.

Pantone the color experts have chosen “Greenery,” a delightful shade the color of spring treetops, as their color of the year; and the blue in the spectrum closest to #15-0343 is “Serenity” #15-3919 the color of a baby’s dreamland. Like us, Pantone names a dozen varieties of blues from “Twilight” to “Orion” and a mini-palette of shades in the “Fathomless” collection, each of them conjuring another priceless memory from Spruce Point: “Dazzling” – the color of the sky on a perfect day in June. A blue the exact share of the blue in our burgee.  And “Spa Blue” the very embodiment of the calm found in our spa Zen garden.

The new DownEast Summer Maine Vacation Guide cover shows blue water, blue sky (and blue spruces). The Yankee “Best of New England” issue also leads with a soothing blue.

Here at Spruce Point the options are really a full sensory palette of light and color, taste and scent. The idea is that here is a place to take your time. To notice. To collect experiential snapshots you’ve made in Maine to line the walls of memory to come.