Rocky root-filled trail
Winds through the silent forest
Peace infuses the air. ~Lynn Thomas Amber
I’m back! It’s been three weeks since I once again landed on Mount Desert Island for my summer gig in Acadia National Park. It’s been a busy time getting back into a work routine and, as a result, I’ve not posted in awhile. Yesterday, as I hiked the Day Mountain trail, the haiku above popped into my head. For those who know Acadia’s trails – rocks and roots define the experience!
As I ease myself back into island life, I have managed to spend some time exploring old favorite haunts and capturing the landscape as it makes the transition from winter to spring. Finally – I have some time to share some of my initial photographs! 🙂
When I arrived the end of April, there was very little evidence that spring was upon us. Over the last 3 weeks, the vegetation within and around Acadia has started to wake up and early spring flowering plants are blooming. The landscape is glowing with the fresh, new, bright green leaves of the deciduous trees, shrubs and perennial plants.
I am fascinated by the emerging leaves and flowers of the Moosewood Maple. I’m not sure why but the way the leaves catch the light through the forest canopy is awe-inspiring. Since arriving in Acadia, I’ve watched the new leaves emerge and expand, and the flowers start to form. Lovely!
Spring has arrived in Acadia and the trails, forests and carriage roads are beckoning! It’s good to be back enjoying this island paradise.
Nice pictures of Mount Desert Island although the name is not very attractive. I remember loving this beautiful nature, even if at the beginning I was attracted by the memory of the Belgian author Margueritte Yourcenar who had settled in Bar Harbor. Not a bad choice.
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Thank you for the reference to the author Margueritte Yourcenar. I’m not familiar with her but looked her up online. Apparently, her house called Petite Plaisance is located in Northeast Harbor and is now a museum. I’ll have to check it out and see if the local library has any of her works. 🙂