spruce island


fog over White Head, rock and soruce forms, Monhegan, Maine, Brownie Reflex 20, Ilford HP4+, Ilfosol 3 Developer, 5.31.16 by steve aimone


#mypubliclandroadtrip visits the botanical bonanza that is the O.H. Hinsdale Rhododendron Garden in Oregon!  

BLM manages the Spruce Reach Island, a 67-acre site situated between Hwy. 38 and the Umpqua River across from the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area.

The previous landowner, O.H. Hinsdale, planted hundreds of rhododendrons and azaleas in an English woodland garden style. The garden is a historical resource that is potentially eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.  

This is truly a one-of-a-kind site to see! (BLM Oregon photos)


Some pictures from my trip to Maine. 

Maine is the northeasternmost state in the U.S., it is known for its rocky coastline, long maritime history and abundant parks and reserves, including the famed granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park.

Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, which encompasses towering Mt. Katahdin, endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Deep, wide Lake Sebago and other Lakes Region waters are popular for fishing and boating.

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