Category: Photography

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…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 19

Since ancient times, people have bestowed names on each full moon of the year.  Different cultures had unique labels for the full moons – usually designated by characteristics of the particular month in which each occurs.  The descriptive tags often refer to the tasks…

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 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 12

May flowers tease me With their brilliant display,  I hunger for more.   —- Lynn Thomas Amber Strolling through the campground late this afternoon, I came upon this rhododendron blooming in the amphitheater along the woods edge.  What a surprise!  Guessing this is a Korean Rhododendron…

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…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 8

  I could see this magnolia blooming from Route 3 as I drove by Asticou Gardens today.  It beckoned me to come closer and I just had to stop in and visit with it.  I have a Star Magnolia in my garden at home,…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 7

The weather was ideal today for an early morning hike up Pemetic Mountain.  The route I take is best done in May and June before the park shuttle bus starts to run.  I park at the Bubble Pond Parking Lot (which is closed once…