Category: Mount Desert Island

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 21

Enchanting forest With cascading rock gardens Of soft moss and ferns  ~ Lynn Thomas Amber That pretty much describes the Valley Trail that leads from the Beech Mountain parking lot and defines the first leg of a clockwise loop hike up and over Beech…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 20

The Jesup Path in Acadia National Park traverses through a unique ecosystem –  incorporating forest,  wetland and meadow habitats all in one small area.  Much of the path is comprised of hemlock and birch forest and a short section includes a boardwalk through the…

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 16

A sunny day always brightens the spirit and brings forth an inner vitality often suppressed by extended gloomy, overcast sky’s.  We have certainly had our share of inclement weather over the past couple of weeks! The cloud cover increased somewhat this evening, however, the…

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…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 13

Sunset this evening was fairly unremarkable.  I had committed to getting down to the coast after work tonight with my camera and tripod and I was not to be deterred.  While the sunset was not as colorful as I would have liked, the tide…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 11

I spend a lot of time walking around the natural areas incorporated within the Land and Garden Preserve here on Mount Desert Island.  Adjacent to Acadia National Park, the preserve is a quiet place with rustic hiking trails and carriage roads that offer views…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 9

Since I still do not have water available at my campsite for the season, I was forced to fill a 6-gallon water container several times after work today and fill by hand.  After completing this task, it was going on 7:15 pm and I…