Category: Places of Interest

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 6

Little Hunter’s Beach stream After work today, I walked down to Little Hunter’s Beach – a lesser known spot in Acadia that is a classic example of a Maine coast cobblestone beach.  This secluded cove is a welcome respite from the main attractions here…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 4

Okay – so I said one photo – one day – but I did not specify that it had to be a photo I took that day, right?!   I just could not get out and shoot today due to a later work shift.  I’ve…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 2

I worked all day today, so after dinner I raced down to the coast to see if could capture my shot of the day before the sun set and the rain started.  The interesting thing about a photo challenge is that there can be…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 1

I decided to start off my second season here at Acadia National Park with another photo challenge for myself.  One Photo – One Day for the month of May.  I thought it would be fun to continue this for the summer and see the…

30 Days and 30 Photos – Day 27

My day has been full with work obligations so I have decided to choose a photograph from another day during my 30 day experiment – so not totally out of line!   I am particularly fond of photographing plants since that was my focus for…

30 Days and 30 Photos – Day 18

I started out the day working some overtime in the ranger station, and then was scheduled to meet some workamping friends at noon.  Jim and I worked with these two couples in the Tetons last summer and they were both spending the summer working…

Thuya Garden Revisited

  “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”  –Gertrude Jekyll I finally took the time to return to Thuya Garden so that I could see the perennial borders…

In Search of Acadia’s Public Gardens

Wherever I travel, I am drawn to seeking out public botanical gardens much like a hummingbird is attracted to Monarda or Lupinus or Aquilegia.  Just as the hummingbird gets its nourishment from these flowers, visiting gardens and walking in nature sustains me.  My love…

Settling in at Acadia NP

“My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires.”  – Hazrat Inayat Khan I’ve completed my first two full weeks of work at Acadia NP and celebrated after the first week with an 8-mile round trip hike up Cadillac Mountain.  …

Road Trip Journal – 9.14.17 to 9.26.17

I thought it would be fun to chronicle one of our road trips in a diary format to illustrate how we travel.  Our current trip across country from Wyoming to Vermont is typical of the way we travel when we have a destination in…