Monday, September 9, 2013

Mount Battie, Camden Hills State Park

My first time to the almost 800 foot summit of Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park was long ago. it's still a special place. Above: Sketch from a sketch from the year 2000. Time, how she flies...

Now Mount Battie has become my neighbor whom I'm starting to visit often, dropping in to borrow a cup of Beauty, or Tranquility. The drawing doesn't do it justice, but, I'll be back to draw, or to just to sit quietly, to observe, to hike...

Borrowed image from

Of course, it's not always quiet. Recently I climbed up the tower which looks out to the western Camden Hills as well as to the Bay. But some tourists packed in with me. So I descended, not resentful (though tempting), but grateful that there are many spots in which one can find solitude on Battie. I'm grateful to share this place with the hopes that we will have it forever to enjoy.

All I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked the other way,
And saw three islands in a bay.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay


  1. Yes! I recognize it instantly. Such a spot! And love the Edna St V M quote, too. Have you seen her statue in the harbor park? xx

  2. Beautiful, so much serenity, both your painting and Edna's words!


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