Category: Fall Season

October Photo of the Day 10.16.21

The leaves on this Moosewood Maple tree were just beginning to change to the pale yellow fall color that distinguishes this plant in the forest. The way the leaves reflect the filtered light in these deeply shaded forests always amazes me. Across the rocky… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.16.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.15.21

When we seek out vivid displays of fall color, we are usually looking for and admiring the leaves on the trees that blanket the hillsides and valleys. I went forth yesterday with my macro/portrait 105mm lens instead of my wide-angle zoom lens. Using that… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.15.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.14.21

My season here in Acadia is fast coming to a close. Oh how I’ll miss the sunrises and sunsets across the ocean and sky, the dramatic coastline, the deeply shaded forests and the rocky, exposed summits of this beautiful island! 🙂

October Photo of the Day 10.13.21

My favorite place to view fall color in Acadia is the summit of Connor’s Nubble. Shhhhhh……don’t tell anyone! It is a little out of the way for most people and, therefore, a nice spot for some solitude! I was all alone for at least… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.13.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.9.21

Riding the Witch Hole Pond carriage road loop in search of some inspiring photographs, I was disappointed in my efforts. I simply was not finding anything that really caught my eye and the quality of my photographs reflected my utter failure to get that… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.9.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.7.21

Yesterday, I completed the longest hike of the season – taking the long way around to the top of Sargent Mountain for a grand total of 9.8 miles round-trip! My hike began at the Carriage Road Sign Post #15 where I picked up the… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.7.21”

October Photo a Day 10.2.21

How appropriate that I would share a photograph of this beautiful rose on the anniversary of the birthday of my grandmother, Virginia! The small rose hips and the brilliant burgundy fall color of Rosa virginiana are very showy right now along Otter Cove in… Continue Reading “October Photo a Day 10.2.21”

October Photo a Day 10.1.21

Fall colors are starting to pop out all over Mount Desert Island. Yesterday’s dramatic cloud-filled sky complimented the emerging colors. 🙂

Poetry in Nature

During our last hike at Marsh-Billings- Rockefeller National Historic Park, I came upon another interesting wood carving along the shores of The Pogue. Someone here at the park is obviously a fan of the Irish poet Seamus Heaney! This line is taken from his… Continue Reading “Poetry in Nature”

Vermont’s Stone Walls

Walking the backroads, hillsides and forests of Vermont, it is inevitable that you will have an encounter with a stone wall! I’ve heard estimates claiming there are over 200,000 miles of stone walls in New England. Many of these stone fences were built in… Continue Reading “Vermont’s Stone Walls”