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Photo of the Day 7.27.20 Monarch!

My husband and I were sitting out on the front porch tonight eating our dinner when we spotted this Monarch butterfly hovering near the purple coneflower!  It’s my first sighting of the season!  So exciting!  This little fellow was very skittish and I could… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.27.20 Monarch!”

Vermont Summer Series 7.16.20 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

Yesterday, I mentioned embarking on a short road trip.  I have been craving a visit to a public garden and heard that the mansion at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park maintained some formal gardens reminiscent of the original gardens of the former estate.  I’m… Continue Reading “Vermont Summer Series 7.16.20 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park”

Photo of the Day 7.7.20 Bellflowers and Buildings

More bellflowers!  For a few days, the Campanula carpatica “Blue Chips” in my garden was sporting only a single blossom.  Strolling through the garden this morning, I noticed that it now has company! 🙂 Much of the rest of the day was spent working… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.7.20 Bellflowers and Buildings”

Somewhere in the Mojave…..

Sitting in the middle of the Mojave Desert, I realized I have been terribly remiss with my blog writing! The trouble is I find it hard to write at times while traveling with my husband.  I don’t have a  handle on exactly why that… Continue Reading “Somewhere in the Mojave…..”

2 Days, 2 Parks – Guadalupe NP

Part 2 of our travels through Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe area: We moved to the Pine Springs Campground in Guadalupe National Park after our long day in Carlsbad Caverns.  This was not by choice (that’s another story!) but it ended up being extremely convenient… Continue Reading “2 Days, 2 Parks – Guadalupe NP”

On the Move Again….

Some road ramblings…………😊 After spending the last 2 years on the east coast traveling between my home in Vermont and my seasonal park service work in Maine, I needed a “long road trip” fix and longed to gaze upon the deserts of the southwest… Continue Reading “On the Move Again….”

Seasonal Rhythms

“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”  –  Charles Dickens, Great Expectations. As I take my daily walks on the Vermont gravel roads that define my route, I purposely try to plan my… Continue Reading “Seasonal Rhythms”

A New Year, A New Look

My last blog post was written way back in October as I was winding down my seasonal position as a fee collection park ranger in Acadia National Park.  I have not been totally neglecting my blog however! After traveling home to Vermont in November,… Continue Reading “A New Year, A New Look”

30 Days and 30 Photos – Day 24

I have had the privilege of witnessing 3 full moons rise over the Atlantic off the coast of Mount Desert Island this summer.  They have all been spectacular and humbling.  The Harvest Moon tonight topped them all.  I made it down to the spot… Continue Reading “30 Days and 30 Photos – Day 24”

Hiking Acadia – Part 2

AUGUST IN MAINE Fog rolls in slowly Replaced by the scorching sun The sea breeze gives relief. I set my alarm this morning (on my day off which I rarely do!) and got up early so I could catch the 8:30am shuttle to the… Continue Reading “Hiking Acadia – Part 2”