Category: Flowering Plants

Otter Cove Blossoms

My leisurely stroll along the Otter Cove coastline the other day revealed lots of showy plants in bloom and a few inconspicuous ones that are only visible to those taking the time to look more closely. It was an eclectic group of plants –… Continue Reading “Otter Cove Blossoms”

Beautiful Hiking Weather

I’ve been busy hiking the past couple of days on two of my favorite trails in Acadia National Park. The weather has been unseasonably warm for this time of year and I took advantage of it! Hiking the same trails might seem redundant to… Continue Reading “Beautiful Hiking Weather”

Aunt Betty’s Pond

The second day of my time off work last week, I decided to ride my bike on some of the carriage roads in Acadia National Park. One of my favorite areas is the loop that surrounds Witch Hole Pond. Since that circular loop is… Continue Reading “Aunt Betty’s Pond”

Acadia Awakening

Acadian Walk 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… Continue Reading “Acadia Awakening”

Snow Magnolia

Shivering blossom Under a snowy blanket Longing for sunshine. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber I believe a more appropriate common name for the Star Magnolia should be Snow Magnolia! Here in the north where this magnolia reaches its hardiness limit, the opening blossoms often endure… Continue Reading “Snow Magnolia”

Trip Down Memory Lane Part I

My love affair with Longwood Gardens began in infancy. For the first 11 years of my life, I was fortunate to live right on the grounds of this renowned public garden in Kennett Square, PA. It was my backyard playground. Many happy hours were… Continue Reading “Trip Down Memory Lane Part I”

Re-imagining Images

When I started getting more serious about my photography, I decided to invest in photo editing software. Initially, I used a free software product that was very limited. When it was no longer being supported, I started researching other options. At that point, interest… Continue Reading “Re-imagining Images”

Bird Sanctuary ART

The Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary inhabits several city blocks – sandwiched between 2nd and 3rd Avenues and running from 111th Street to 117th Street. The small building in the photo above sits at one of the trailheads and had the coolest, folk-artsy door painting!… Continue Reading “Bird Sanctuary ART”

Falling Leaves and Lingering Color

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me – fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte Walking along my Vermont gravel road the other day, I was focused on the leaves that had fallen to the ground lining the shoulder of the road and carpeting… Continue Reading “Falling Leaves and Lingering Color”

Photo of the Day 8.1.20 Hosta Time

My ‘August Moon’ Hosta is blooming in the garden!  I am a big fan of hosta plants.  They are a great weed-suppressing ground cover while also adding texture and foliage color variations to the garden palette. I had to post another early morning shot… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 8.1.20 Hosta Time”