The Margaret Todd in Bar Harbor
Here is our first pass around the Park Loop Road:
Here comes the blue sky!
Fireweed among Rosa Rugosa
View from Thunder Hole
These primarily bloom at night and start to close up during the morning. I told my sister about how Primrose Moths can sometimes be found sleeping inside the spent flowers during the day, and that I try to always check for them when I see these flowers.
opposite Otter Cove
Evening Primrose w/ Primrose Moth
It didn't take my sister long to find one with a Primrose Moth inside. We ended up seeing them over and over again. Prior to this trip, I had only ever found one on all the flowers I checked!
Dun Skipper (I think)
In the afternoon, we headed over to Southwest Harbor, stopping at Somesville on the way.
Somesville's famous wooden footbridge
Summer Azure on Forget-Me-Not
In Southwest Harbor, we visited the Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Garden and Park, always a treat!
A slice of Wild Blueberry Pie a la Mode at Quietside Cafe, and this day couldn't be beat!
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
(all the people cropped out)
We finally closed out the day by going back to the main park to climb Cadillac Mountain.
Bar Harbor and Porcupine Islands
(lots of this on Cadillac Mountain)