The “two birds” were myself and landscape contractor, Martin Lucyk. The “one stone” of course, was gorgeous Maine granite…
It’s crunch time and winter weather is coming fast, so in an effort to secure some amazing reclaimed stone for a few great projects we have in the works, Martin and I took a whirlwind trip to Maine to see what we could find. The weather was stunning, and the verdant and rocky coast of my home state was putting on one hell of a dazzling fall foliage display.
Stop one was to a top-secret, antique quarry, complete with a fantastic old VW hippie van that probably still gets better mileage than current models. (Ha ha) We tagged incredible slabs of stone while talking with the quarry’s owner about the property’s fascinating history. The sun was setting quickly and there was a nip in the air—the perfect conditions for mother nature to work her autumn paintbrushes on the surrounding woodlands.
Stop two was to our absolutely inspiring new project site near Acadia National Park. The property sits on a spectacular vein of pink granite that juts out into the Atlantic, presenting dreamy views for as far as the eye can see. To top it off, the hayscented fern, moose maple, and tupelo were in full fall color, creating shocking visual scenes that are almost too much for the brain to process.
My line of work takes me to many wonderful places throughout the Northeast, but nothing could ever compete with the sights and sounds of waves crashing on weathered granite. It’s trips like these that remind me just how lucky I am to have a job (and clients) that I love so much… Here’s to wishing you all a happy fall!