Denise Goldberg's blog

Saturday, November 07, 2009

An Acadia day

Beauty surrounds me. Blue above, rolling water, bare branches, occasional bright leaves, evergreens.

Quiet. The sounds of my footsteps, the skittering of red squirrels running, scrambling up trees, birds calling.

It was a day to wander. To stop at Sand Beach, to walk behind the beach, seeing the mountains reflected in quiet water. To hike up Gorham Mountain. To stop at Jordan Pond.

I walked, I took photos, I walked some more.

The sun was scheduled to sink over the horizon at 4:15, early. At 3, I headed to the top of Cadillac Mountain, so see the magic of the late afternoon sunlight on the summit, and then to watch the sun paint the sky.

It was a good day.