Category: Photography

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. …

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…

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! …

Wednesday Walkabouts: Acadia

It’s time to start my hiking series and I’ll be posting either on Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s –  titled Tuesday Treks or Wednesday Walkabouts!!  Today was a bright welcome relief after torrential rains yesterday dampened many a spirit including mine.  I had planned on hiking…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 29

Asticou Azalea Garden is one of the public gardens managed by the Land and Garden Preserve.  As the name indicates, it is mostly centered around azalea and rhododendron plantings.  There are a number of other unique specimen plants as well including a very nice…

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 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…