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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Our temperatures have been running 10-20 degrees below normal recently,
but that doesn't seem to bother these hyacinths spotted in a garden near the head of Somes Sound!
Warmer weather should return by the weekend.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Red maples are in bloom, more proof that spring is here!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A large patch of Trailing Arbutus in full bloom yesterday along the Brown Mountain Carriage Road!
It seemed surprisingly early to us - but then 2016 has not been a normal year for either the weather or politics!
Today's high temperature could hit 70 degrees F!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Ocean Drive on a sunny weekend in early spring.

The Loop Road in Acadia National Park opened Friday, and the weather cooperated with abundant sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. It is still spring in Maine, however, and a few showers are in the forecast for early this week. Nevertheless, Acadia's Centennial Year is now officially underway with large crowds expected all summer - so hold onto your hat and enjoy the party!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Seal Cove launch ramp waiting for "the season" to begin.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Northeast Harbor and the Asticou Inn last Thursday afternoon.

As is often the case around here, the weather seems to be main story on everyone's mind! The calendar and longer hours of daylight both say spring is here - but rain, fog and cool temperatures have dominated our forecast for several weeks. And while we received very little snow this past winter, there have been lots of significant wind storms recently causing frequent power outages and some property damage! All this is enough to at least give pause to even the most ardent global warming disbeliever!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Bar Harbor's Shore Path ahead of yet another rain and wind storm starting this afternoon.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Great Head as seen from Ocean Drive last week.

Friday, April 1, 2016

This little crocus popped through the bare soil yesterday. Also yesterday, the wood frogs and peepers began their beautiful spring chorus in fresh water marshes, and the overnight temperature last night remained close to 60 degrees (F)! Despite some more predicted cold weather for next Monday and Tuesday, spring is here -
and that's no April Fool joke!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

It finally is sunny again today, and Bar Harbor's Kebo Valley Golf Club is waiting for the spring green-up to begin! Unfortunately, we have more mixed precipitation on the way for the next few days. Maybe this recent weather pattern will break for good next week.

Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Another unusual sunset after Monday's snowstorm started to clear out.

Monday Evening, March 21, 2016

After a beautiful, sunny weekend, the first full day of spring (today) brought Maine a significant snowstorm that deposited about six inches here on Mount Desert Island. Some parts of the state received as much as 10 inches, but storms like this one are unlikely to last very long. The ground has already thawed, the sun is very high in the sky now, and some rain showers are in the forecast for mid-week! Spring really is here!

Friday, March 18, 2016

An unsettled March sunset yesterday evening.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Upper Frenchman Bay from Hulls Cove on a mild March afternoon.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Babson Creek and Somes Inner Harbor.

Sun, mild temperatures, no snow cover, and Daylight Savings Time all combine to make everything around the Island look and feel like spring! The Bar Harbor Inn is open for the season and a few hardy tourists can be seen strolling the nearly empty streets of Bar Harbor! The sun is still up at almost 7 p.m. Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are starting to poke through the bare soil in your garden, stretching from their winter nap and wondering why they were awakened so early! Changes will take place quickly now as more shops and hotels open and more visitors arrive.
Life is good!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Do you know what this is?
And the answer is...several varieties of lichen on a glacial erratic (look it up).

Monday, March 7, 2016

Balance Rock off snowless Albert Meadow.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bear Island Light (off Northeast Harbor) a few days ago.
We are now into March, and the sun is noticeably higher in the sky every day!

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