Category: Mount Desert Island

Cormorant Pair

During my morning walk along the rocky coast the other morning, I stopped and watched this pair of cormorants resting on a rock outcropping. Cormorants spread their wings so they can dry them after diving for food. Their feathers are designed to inhibit buoyancy… Continue Reading “Cormorant Pair”

Thuya Garden Flower Fix

I needed a serious flower fix yesterday. So, dodging raindrops, I visited my favorite garden on the island to see what was in bloom since the last time I dropped in. Using a very shallow depth of field, I was able to create some… Continue Reading “Thuya Garden Flower Fix”

Relaxing Day Off Hike

I have found that my third season here at Acadia has changed my perspective with regard to my day off excursions. I no longer feel the need cram as much hiking and biking in as before – always seeking out that one trail I… Continue Reading “Relaxing Day Off Hike”

Sand Beach Sunset

I shot a number of photographs from the the shoreline at Sand Beach last night over a period of about a half an hour – close to sunset. Most of the shots did not include any people although there were a few lingering tourists… Continue Reading “Sand Beach Sunset”

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”

Pleasant Pemetic

The Rhodora In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,To please the desert and the sluggish brook.The purple petals fallen in the poolMade the black water with their beauty gay;Here might… Continue Reading “Pleasant Pemetic”

Acadia’s Uniqueness

As I wind down my second season here on Mount Desert Island at Acadia National Park, I’ve been reflecting on what it is that makes Acadia unique among national parks.  The origin of the early trail system in the park certainly meets that criteria. … Continue Reading “Acadia’s Uniqueness”

More Scavenger Hunt Photos

  Our staff photo challenge scavenger hunt is over.  It was fun for those of us who participated.  Here are some of my other entries. The above shot was #12 on our list and the task was to capture a butterfly shot.  I had… Continue Reading “More Scavenger Hunt Photos”