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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Ready to fly!

Ok......I'm ready for take off!!!! I haven't flown since 1982, but that's all changing today when I board a plane to go to Ireland. I'm facing my fear of flying head on. Stay tuned for some "Travel Tuesday" posts when I return. Thanks for your support and views here on the blog.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Spring in Sugar Hill New Hampshire

Sugar Hill New Hampshire is infamous for it's many beautiful fields of lupine. Each Spring, thousands of photographers and flower lovers head to this area to see the beautiful lupines.

I was there a few weeks ago, on May 31st, when I stopped on my way home from Vermont. It was too early for the lupines, especially this year with everything this Spring being delayed due to the weather, but I was there for the apple blossoms and for the beautiful Spring colors on the mountains.

I'd have to say, that Vermont is my favorite place to photograph in New England, but this area in New Hampshire comes in a close second.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Great Blue Heron Rookery Wrentham MA

One day last week I went to Wrentham MA to photograph the nesting Great Blue Herons at Wollomonopoag Reserve. It was a beautiful day for the 3/4 mile hike on the trail that leads you out to open water where there are approximately 30 nests. Not all nests were occupied, but most were.

Here is what we call in Boston, a "double decker" (pronounced as a double decka of course) :-)

The parents fly in and out of the nests in search for food. They have pockets in their throat where they store food for the babies and regurgitate it in the nest to feed their young.

"Daddy's Home"......notice the size of the chicks in this shot. They were smaller than most of the other chicks we saw in the nests. This family must have started a bit later than most of the others.

A different nest with larger chicks waiting for food after Dad came home:

A feeding:

Was an incredible experience to witness this. If you decide to go, you will want to bring bug spray. The mosquitos were ferocious. We sprayed ourselves when we got out of the car but I was wishing I brought the spray with me as well.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Pageant Park at Crystal Lake Barton VT

It was a mostly cloudy and blustery Spring morning when I visited Pageant Park in Barton VT last week. Pageant Park is a beautiful beach located at Crystal Lake. This beach is for the local residents of Barton to use. A parking sticker is required here for residential use only. It's located nearby the public beach at Crystal Lake Park.

The skies cleared later that morning and it turned into a beautiful day.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Spring in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

I've been away for the past several days. I had some business to attend to up in Vermont that could only be done on a weekday, and I also had some work to do on the house. I did however find some time for photography.

One of my favorite things I like to photograph in the Spring up there are the fields of dandelions. I know that may sound like a simple silly thing, but the fields up there are such a lovely green and when they are dotted with the sunny yellows of the dandies it makes my heart sing.

After dinner one evening we went out to catch the sunset. This photo was taken at the crest of the mountain in Hinton Hill Road in Westmore.

We quickly headed to the Barton Golf Club to catch the after sunset glow in the sky. I chose this location because I wanted to photograph the sunset sky over Jay Peak in the distance, and the old barn and silos in the forefront.

More photos coming from this trip will be featured on the next blog post.