Saturday, August 29, 2009

September Sunsets

September in Acadia....It's such a beautiful and peaceful time of year in the National Park. (September Sunsets are spectacular!...Thank you artist, Gail Ribas for sharing your talent)

I just discovered some statistics about the FREE bus service on Mt.Desert Island...
Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by Park entrance fees.

These vehicles offer Mount Desert Island visitors and residents free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, island beaches, and in-town shops and restaurants.

What a nice bonus for locals traveling to and from work...and for tourists visiting the Bar Harbor area.
Here's a link to help 'plan your visit'....

Let me know if you need a place to stay. We enjoy sharing our Island and pampering our paying house guests at our Acadia Pines Chalets. ...Realtor GramEpat

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bar Harbor Sunsets from Cadillac Mountain

Wow!.... Spectacular sunset views from Cadillac Mountain this evening!

So glad we had our polar fleece jackets!...The wind was whipping as the sun was setting....and "When the Moon comes over the mountain"...

Realtor GramEpat

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Life's Lessons from a Bar Harbor Seagull

After observing GrampE Bob's recent photos of a friendly Seagull on the Ocean Drive Road in Acadia National Park, I was reminded of a few quotes from Richard Bach's book about Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

“Who is more responsible than a gull who finds and follows meaning, a higher purpose for life? For a thousand years we have scrabbled after fish heads, but now we have a reason to live – to learn, to discover, to be free!"

"How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!"
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful August day!...It's a great day for flying! Realtor GramEpat
(Thank you, GrampE Bob for observing and capturing the beauty of this bird.)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August has arrived in Acadia

August has arrived , along with
summer weather on Mt.Desert Island! ...Finally!!
July was Moist and Mystical......
August is Magestic and Magnificent!...
Thank you, artist Diana Cobb Ansley for
letting me share your wonderful paintings of Majestic Somes Harbor
(Oil on Canvas: Somes Harbor, Mount Desert Island)

and Mystical Long Pond. (Oil on Linen : Early Morning Fog, Long Pond )

Maine Realtor gramEpat
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