We made plans for our annual blackberry picking outing, but it seems Mother Nature had other plans for us. When we arrived at our usual berry picking spot, we had discovered many of the blackberries were still green and not ready picking. Usually, by mid-August, this is primetime for berry picking. I’m not sure why, but this delay could be due to the cold and rainy spring we had experienced this year. I suppose we will have to wait a couple of more weeks to fill our “berry coffers” and on the plus side, we may be picking berries well into October. We then had a decision to make, either turn around and go back home or see what other kinds of trouble we could get into for the day.
We had our cameras with us, of course, and we decided to visit Lemon Stream, one of the local and natural highlights of the area. Although I had my camera, unfortunately, I didn’t have my lens filters or tripod. I like to have this equipment with me for planned photography sessions for photographing flowing water. I thought I was taking photographs of berries after all. We will definitely have to come back to the area in the near future. A perfect time will be when the leaves change this autumn. I believe with the nice lighting and the contrast of the autumn colors, this spot will photograph beautifully along with the hue of yellow of the water. While viewing the photographs below, you will notice this hue of yellow to the water. Perhaps, this is how the stream acquired its name. What do you think?
Lemon Stream is a 15.2-mile-long tributary of the Sandy River, located in Franklin County, Maine and is part of the Kennebec River watershed.
The source of this stream is a spring located at 1,460 feet above sea level between Little Mountain and Caswell Mountain.
A gentle stream of water falling over the rocks.
The beautiful hue of yellow of Lemon Stream.
A natural pooling of water in the bed of the stream.
A view of the rocks along the stream.
A view of the stream shaded by the trees.
Looking down the stream blanketed by shadows and light.
The leaves of a sugar maple (Acer saccharum) growing alongside the stream.
I hope you enjoyed the view and keep an eye out for more photographs of Lemon Stream this coming fall.