Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Sturgeon Moon and Dinner with the Porcupines

Using a program called Photopills it looked like Signal Hill would be a great location to take pictures of the moon. Unfortunately, there were some scattered clouds, which destroyed all the recommended settings, so I punted and got some cool effects. As I was finishing my last shots I heard some strange sounds behind me like an old man coughing. Being afraid of the dark, I slowly walked towards the sound and it was my buddy the porcupine. I guess I was in his way. After packing up and heading back down the field, I came across him and a few of his relatives and a little further on a set of beady eyes that I think was a fox by the way it bounced its way back into the woods.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Quabbin Reservoir

Some photos from a quick drive through Quabbin Reservoir a few weeks ago. It is an engineering marvel. When built, the reservoir displaced 4 towns. The water eventually feeds Boston and points in-between.  The last photos are of Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, CT.

Breakfast with the Porcupine on Signal Hill

What a beautiful morning for a hike up Signal Hill in Lebanon. It is a very steep climb up the open fields with views south. At the top there is a wide trail to an upper field with apple trees. At the upper field, my paths crossed with a young porcupine eating breakfast. A short walk into the trail I got a glimpse of a young bear and on the way back I also stirred up a few deer. Overall, a wildlife full morning.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fort Stark-Newcastle, NH

An old World War I fort in all its glory with some great waterfront views. 

Steel Wool Spinning on the Lot

What a beautiful night waiting for the sun to go down in great anticipation of spinning some wool. Thanks Renee and Brent for coming out and giving it a try. Mr. B. saved the night by taking the umbrella photos.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Crayfish Hunting and River Textures

Waiting for that crayfish to come out from under that rock.

Interesting hair like strands on some of the river rocks.

Mink poop after a day of eating crayfish.

Some bridge texture.