Category: Places of Interest

Wednesday Walkabouts: Bernard Mountain, Acadia NP

Today I decided to hike some of the “quiet side” trails in Acadia National Park.  I had not really covered any of the trails on the southern side of Long Pond last year and thought I should make up for that this summer. Yesterday…

Wednesday Walkabouts: Deer Isle Area

Decided to give my “legs” a break today and complete a road trip to explore some areas of Downeast Maine that I have not visited as yet.  I went “off-island” and headed to Deer Isle with planned stops in Stonington and Blue Hill.  Stonington…

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 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…