Category: Flowering Plants

Wednesday Walkabouts: Around Mount Desert Island

Wednesday was a busy day for me.  I had several goals to accomplish – visit Thuya Gardens to see what was blooming and visit with the Monarch butterfly caterpillars, walk the loop around Witch Hole Pond in search of pitcher plants, and pick up…

Thursday Thrills: Little Long Pond, Seal Harbor

It’s always a thrill to take a stroll along Little Long Pond.  It’s one of my favorite places on Mount Desert Island.  There are always new things to discover along the paths, around the pond and on the carriage roads.  Today, the daisies on…

Thursday Thrills: Acadia

I’ve been watching these Pink Lady’s Slippers for a couple of weeks anxiously waiting for the blooms to appear.  This morning I hiked up to my favorite patch of orchids in anticipation of finally being rewarded with their delicate flowers.  I was not disappointed! …

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 28

The walk around Witch Hole Pond on the carriage road was full of surprises today.  The bog-friendly Rhododendron canadense was in full bloom all around the loop and absolutely wins the prize for outstanding bloom of the day! We also saw many, many painted…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 27

In search of Cypripedium acaule  – Pink Lady’s Slipper!  This evening, I returned to a patch of native orchids I had discovered last year and was excited to see that there are some emerging plants and they will soon be in bloom!  Can’t wait for…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 25

I promise this is the last Moosewood Maple photograph for at least a month!  I have just really enjoyed watching this native tree wake up this spring and put forth it’s unique leaves and flowers.  Due to the crowds that have descended upon Acadia…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 22

The leaves are really popping out on Mount Desert Island now!  Today, I hiked up to The Triad via the Day Mountain, Triad and Hunter’s Brook Trails.  The forest is definitely coming to life now.  The bright green growth of the tender young leaves…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 18

I’m obsessed with Amelanchier right now – sorry!  It was a beautiful, sunny day and I was pumped to do a hike up Gorham Mountain to see if the Serviceberry were blooming yet.  I was rewarded immensely for my efforts.  The Amelanchier laevis was…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 17

This photograph captures the essence of what our weather has been like over the past several weeks!  DRIPPY!  I’ve been anxiously awaiting the first sign of flowers on the Amelanchier laevis that grows throughout Acadia National Park.  Finally, the first of the Serviceberry blossoms…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 14

Today was cold and rainy with temperatures that just chill you to the bone.  I had a long, long day of work and training sessions.  For my photo today, I chose to once again review some of my photographs from last year – as…