Two days ago, Tropical Storm Hanna literally blew through Maine and dumped 7+ inches of rain over Acadia National Park. Yesterday, H and I drove over to the park to walk our favorite path along Jordan Stream. We always take a picnic lunch with us and hop across the stream to sit on a favorite rocky area to eat. Well, t'was not to be yesterday as the stream was about as wild as we had ever seen it!
What is normally a gentle, meandering stream along the path was a cascading rush of runoff rain water madly making it's way to the sea.
This is how it looked about 10 feet upstream from our "picnic rock".......
And this is how it looked with the water pouring over the rock! Needless to say, we found another spot for our picnic.
This little green grass snake crossed our path and was kind enough to stop for a glamor shot before wriggling away at an incredibly fast rate.
This was an interesting rock. After staring at it for several seconds I found a couple of animal faces in it. Can you spot them? I saw a dog's face on the left and a lion's head on the right. I have no idea who that little old lady in front is! "-)
The signs of the coming autumn were everywhere. The air had a crispness to it and many of the leaves were beginning to show signs of the shorter days.
Seed heads were forming on the native grasses.
Berries were beginning to turn red and black. I have one of these shrubs near my driveway, but don't know what it is. It blooms white in the spring and now has these lovely pinkish berries that slowly turn black. Anyone know what it is? I'd love to find out.
Here's another shot with both colors and the leaves.
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