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Travel Photo Thursday – Acadia National Park

March 10, 2011 • By
Acadia National Park

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

Today’s picture was taken at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.  I selected it because it reminded me of a song from “The Outsiders”, a movie adapted from the S.E. Hinton novel.  The theme song was sung by Stevie Wonder and was a play on Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing gold can stay”.

Acadia is special.  Eagle Lake surrounds Otter Cliff’s jagged edges as it envelopes the shoreline.  It’s shaded by lush foliage that represents vibrancy; a beginning where nature awakens fresh and full of promise.  Though we are captured in the beauty of the moment, we realize that like all things, it is fleeting.  So, we enjoy and praise our good fortune for having seen it; having been a part of it, while we can.READ MORE

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Travel Photo Thursday | Acadia National Park

December 16, 2010 • By

Today’s photo was taken during my trip to Bar Harbor, Maine.  We had taken a trolley tour of the beautiful and picturesque Acadia National Park.

This picture affected me because it was a gentle prod that, in the scheme of things, we are but a speck of lint floating around the universe.

That alone should be a wake up call that we are no more important than anyone else no matter how much our sometimes over inflated egos may beg to differ.

It takes the beauty of nature to remind us of that.

Acadia National

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Pictures of Bar Harbor, Maine

April 25, 2010 • By

I’m a romantic at heart and I’ve always thought a Lighthouse situated at the edge of a rocky cliff overlooking a sandy beach epitomized that sentiment.  Maybe the idea of reaching back to a time when one glowing light spun rhythmically through a fog drenched night drawing sailors safely to its shores is what has me intrigued.

That is primarily why I chose to visit Bar Harbor in the first place. I was drawn to the possibility of not only seeing many lighthouses that sat proudly along the shoreline, but there was an opportunity to actually sleep in one. As luck would have it, the winds were too high for us to participate in the boat tour, so you can imagine, I was majorly disappointed.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed my short stay there. Bar Harbor is a beautifully quaint town that has a small town feel because of its friendly residents. It possesses a natural easiness and familiarity where you feel as if you’ve lived there all of your life. The one thing that we were determined to do was to eat a lot of seafood, specifically, Maine lobster! A trip to Geddy’s, a local seafood establishment proved to be a wise move on our part.READ MORE