Actually, she decided to bring a lot of Maine back home with her. She stopped at a store in Stonington that had an entire outside wall display of these colorful buoys, which are used to mark the location of lobster traps. After taking a closer look she came out grinning ear to ear, with an armful of the buoys ready to ship back home. Now we have them on the steps leading down to our patio and hanging from doors and shelves in our kitchen.
I like the bright colors of the buoys — and besides, I think everyone could use a bit more Maine in their lives.