Category: Native Trees and Shrubs

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 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”

Sounds of Spring

Sights and Sounds of Spring Meltwater trickles Along the mud-covered road A burbling river. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber Yesterday, the sun was shining brightly, warming the spring air and lighting up the forest. I found that I had a little extra bounce in my… Continue Reading “Sounds of Spring”

Old Maple Branch

I walk by this old roadside maple tree everyday trying to imagine how I might capture it in a photograph. I decided to focus on the large branch stretching out from the tree trunk. Framing the branch in an empty sky with a hint… Continue Reading “Old Maple Branch”

Snowy Day

My husband and I took a hike back in the woods this morning in search of a potential Christmas tree. We did not really find one suitable enough – not surprising really – but we gave it a good try! Our first snowstorm of… Continue Reading “Snowy Day”

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”

The Pogue

For our Sunday road trip, we traveled to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. The forecast called for rain and high winds later in the day so we arrived at the park around 11:30 hoping to beat the weather and take a brisk walk. It was… Continue Reading “The Pogue”

Tree Silhouettes

There’s a beautiful stand of locust trees up the road from my house. I love how the twisting, gnarled branches display against the sky.