January 31, 2014

Fuller Lake, Pine Grove State Furnace Park Colllllllld!

Which makes you feel colder?
Black and White

Does the sunshine give you some warmth?

Does the lack of color make you say brrrrrrrr?

January 25, 2014

Laurel Lake and Fuller Lake at Pine Grove State Furnace

Fuller Lake
Frozen, Cold and Beautiful!

Creek by Fuller Lake
Still running but little by little freezing along the sides.

Laurel Lake
All was quiet and peaceful.
Someone was brave though and ventured out onto the ice.

The dam was flowing ever so slowy.
I'm sure when the sun goes down things come to a stand still again
to await for the sun to appear once again.

January 24, 2014

Jordan Pond - Acadia National Park

Where's a kayak when you need one?
That's a good describing work for Jordan Pond.

Now I need a bicycle or a saddled up horse!
Get lost on the carriage roads and enjoy the outdoors.

Don't have a kayak or bicycle or horse?
Find a stump or side of a bridge to perch for awhile and be still.

January 18, 2014

Big Spring Creek, Newville, PA

The Big Spring Creek waterfalls at Laughlin Mill.
Newville, PA

January 17, 2014

Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

Introducing the North and South Bubbles!

Looking back at Jordan Pond House from the pond....
This is known as the Tea Lawn
Order your blueberry tea and popovers and enjoy the views below.


January 9, 2014

Jordan Pond House in Acadia

As you enter the Jordan Pond House you admire the mountains and
flora around you but just through the doors looking out the back
you face an awwwww moment!

This is the awwwwwe moment!
When we arrived the mist was lifting and slowly the sun
was starting to peak through.
I could've spent the rest of the day and sunset right here but lunch would have to do.

Just a little flora to enjoy!

We arrived early enough in the day to enjoy the surroundings before 
enjoying lunch after the soft rain.  
The humpback mountain was the focal point to enjoy.

January 8, 2014

Acadia National Park - Jordan Pond Gate House

Hansel and Gretel?
The Seven Dwarfs?
Or just the Jordan Pond Gate House built in 1931 by John D. Rockefeller Jr.....

Can you imagine living here with the purpose of making sure
vehicles didn't pass onto the carriage roads?
I'm sure there were other job duties but it's more alluring
saying you could live here and just be the gate keeper!

It's like an English tudor?

One of the gates that only open for the horse drawn carriages.
Bicyclists are also allowed on the trail but can go through the narrower gate.

January 5, 2014

Acadia National Park

A day in the life...
Listen closely for the water crashing and the birds chirping...

Sittin on the deck waiting for a sunrise or sunset...

It's a long way down there!

January 2, 2014

Acadia National Park - Little Hunters Beach

No soft place to throw a beach towel down and relax.
Relaxation can still occur just in a different way.
Many of the rocks or granite looked very much like my countertops in pieces.

Rock stacking.

The jaunt down to Little Hunters Beach is no smooth walk but 
still highly worth it!

The trickle of water is a constant sound wherever you
turn in Acadia.

Acadia National Park - Park Loop Road

Everywhere you turn the roads and bridges melt into the 
picturesque surroundings.

The tide was out but the sea floor was riddled with sea weed.
Lunch?  Dinner?

Sea Urchin?

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

I pray that 2014 brings Peace, Joy, Hope and above all Love!