Sunday, July 5, 2009

Last of Acadia for 2009

These are the last of the pictures of Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine. It is a three to three and one half hour drive from my home, depending on the traffic, so I only get there once a year, usually. Again, apologies that these are not my photos, but again, I'll give credit to the photographers. The force that helped create Maine's rugged shoreline can be seen, felt, and heard as the waves pound the coast. This often tranquil scene becomes a stage for great drama when storms pass out to sea. Photographer- Robert Thayer.
These beautiful wild flowers, called Rugosa roses are plentiful in the Park. They are hardy enough to grow in the sandy soil and do well in the moist, salty air.
Photographer-Robert Thayer

Heavy rains create many temporay waterfalls, along the park roads, and this one reappears often near the summit of Cadillac Mountain. Photographer-Robert Thayer.

The ocean slowly erodes the granite bedrock; this process creates the sheer cliffs that dominate the island's shoreline. Photographer Susan Cole Kelly.
I hope these pictures convey to you some idea of the beauty and majesty of Acadia. Actually experiencing these scenes takes one's breath away! I know I must return again.


Anonymous said...

This place looks amazing! I don't blame you for wanting to return!

Sassy said...

Thank you so much for coming and visiting my little home on the computer.....I love to make new friends....WHAT BEAUTIFUL SCENERY!!!! How fun to live next to something as gorgeous as this....I saw your cute face as one my followers...thank you...can't wait to get to know you better.

Eva Gallant said...

I just felt like we have a similar sense of humor! I'm fat and sassy also! lol

Rafael Mantovani said...

just like sassy, I was glad to see your face as a follower, you're my first :-) be welcome!

this place Acadia seems amazing, I wish I can go there sometime

have fun!

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a gorgeous photos from Acadia National Park! I would love to know that wonderful place!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

One Sassy Girl said...

Eva, you are so right! I'd love to see this place. Sadly, I knew nothing of it. Our country is too big!! Never been that far north in New England but I'd love to explore that area some day.