Not the blog, exactly. Yesterday’s post was from yesterday. Today’s is from the day before.
One of my goals on this “staycation” was to visit a few new places. As much as I enjoy Acadia, which was the plan once again, I had to cancel my plan and stick around here. And as much as I enjoy around here, there are many places I have yet to visit as well as many places that deserve more visits. I think we tend to think there is something better elsewhere a bit more than needed. Sure, Acadia is spectacular as are so many other places…icons if you will…we aspire to visit. But home has so much to offer. I’ve mentioned that I like to photograph the flowers and insects in our yard. It’s a jungle out there. Well, not really…I do mow…but you know what I mean.
So yesterday I made my first visit to Goldmine Brook Falls. Wednesday I went to Spirit Falls for the first time where I met Mr. Bull Frog. As with Goldmine, Spirit Falls is also a challenge for me with all the boulders and slippery rocks to maneuver across and around. As I get in better shape I hope to do some more shooting here from some spots in the water. But for today, or Wednesday really, here are two shots
We came in from the top which is a much shorter approach. There is, of course, a hike in from the opposite end of the trail, but it is a lot longer and steeper.The view from straight on is nice but contains a lot of white foam which I hate, so I found this angle which allowed for much of it to be framed out. I contemplated cropping more of the foreground, but think as is gives a good anchor.
The climb down to the lower falls was again pretty rocky and, as we’ve had a lot of rain lately, slippery as well. But the rocks provide a foothold and the tripod acts as a walking stick. 🙂 The best vantage point for here would be a little further downstream looking up at the falls with some nice foreground boulders. Next time.As I stood making this photograph, Fergus hid in the moss and leaves almost at my feet. 🙂