A late afternoon/early evening hike brought interesting light on my hike around Witch Hole Pond today. This area is more of marsh than a lake this time of year, with all sorts of grasses, plants, birds, insects, and a very loud chorus of frogs that all sounded like they were playing banjos!
The mosquitos were adding their high-pitched whine to my chorus of frogs and I was glad I was wearing that hat with the built-in bug netting. Sure some people stared at me, but deep down I knew they were envious.
I was hoping I might catch some otters or beavers this time of day. But even though I saw several lodges, these illusive creatures were keeping themselves well hidden today. But I got a wonderful surprise when I found iris (my favorite flower) growing wild along the water’s edge.
This area, represents one of many eco-systems to be found here on the island. I just love how you have marsh/swamp, ocean, lake, and alpine (among others) systems, all represented in a such a small geographic area. These groups of dead tree trunks in the middle of the swamping area are particularly eerie looking in the fog. I have it on my photographic “to do” list to capture these in black and white on a foggy day. But on this day, I enjoyed the reflection they made thanks to abundant sunshine.
One of my favorite photos from today, was the image of these clouds among the water lilies.
Posted on June 10, 2012, in Hikes, Photography and tagged Acadia National Park, eco systems, marshes, ponds, Reflections, swamps, water, Wild Iris, Witch Hole Pond. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.