Saturday, July 08, 2006

View from the Top

Today we made our annual trek to the top of Champlain Mountain in Acadia National Park. Despite the hazy, somewhat humid day, the view was as spectacular as we had remembered it! It took a good hour to reach the summit of 1038 ft and about 1/2 hour to come back down. The trip up was hot, but once we got to the top, all was forgiven and we enjoyed a lovely snack and chatted with a young couple from New Hampshire. The trip down was a bit more frightening as you could envision how easily it would be to fall off the face of the mountain in a moment of inattention!

At home, the daisies are almost in full bloom. In the background, the Joe Pye Weed is reaching for the sky and should be setting blooms soon. The Ligularia has buds shooting skyward and lillies are popping out all over. The Fuchsia is finally beginning to bloom on the porch and I m amazed at the blooms - they look like folded purple fabric!

All in all a wonderful day. John and I are both tired and happy.

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