Acadia NP: Jordan Pond

7/1/14 Tuesday in Bar Harbor, ME (Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort-RCG)

Since this was predicted to be one of the hottest days of the week we decided to wait until after supper to explore the park. I spent the morning working on the blog and getting my month’s pictures on the hard drive and organized. John watched TV shows and read.

For the afternoon John continued the above. I took a nap, then read. We visited with Lily and Ian then. Lovely lazy afternoon. Supper was hamburgers and corn on the cob.

Off to our walk around Jordan Pond. I got a photo of the Jordan Pond Roadhouse (open for over 100 years) from the rear from which you can see the lake. I hope we can return for the traditional popovers and tea. Actually I’d rather the popover sundae.

pond 1 pond 2 pond 3 pond 4 pond 5 pond 6 pond 7 pond 8 pond 9

The 2 “Bumps” are Bubbles Mountain. It was a great walk, breezy, warm, somewhat humid, thus perfect that we didn’t go earlier today. We also saw 2 creatures I haven’t seen in the wild before: a loon and a beaver. Of course they were far away in the lake, so my images are rather fuzzy. Speaking of animals, we saw a red fox when we were at Schoodic Point, right near the sign for restrooms at the point. Naturally it disappeared in the brush before I could get may camera focused. Beautiful.

animal 2 animal 3

Back at home I watched another episode of “Breaking Bad.”

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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