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Random Shots. September 5, 2009

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Life is ever changing, and I’m feeling myself swept up in currents which aren’t necessarily about blogging.  If I’m scarce for a while, it might be that I’m busy consolidating my life, moving to a new place and diggin’ my favorite time of year.

I’m prejudiced, of course, being a Child of Autumn.

Here are a few shots from this past week.

Mount Negus on a typical morning, with the river rising up its flanks:


A Purple-flowering raspberry with Goldenrod and Spotted jewelweed:

raspberry, etc

Laurels at lakeside, taken earlier in the year:


A bear running from an unwitting pic-nicker:

running bear

…do you see the guy behind the tree?  He just walked up from the river and surprised this yearling bear.

And lastly, a carpet of White wood asters surround a pic-nic table at Mohawk State Forest:

white wood asters

Gotta run – I have mountains of wild mushrooms to dispatch.  I’ll let you know how that goes.


A Couple Of Quickies. May 31, 2009

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Here are a couple of shots just to let you know I’m still alive.

A field along Route 2 in Charlemont, with the red seed-heads of sheep sorrel, a few buttercups, and some distant Bladder Campion:

cemetery field

Here’s a close-up of the Bladder Campion (Silene cucubalus ):

bladder campion

I’m up to my eyeballs in photos of Elder Progeny’s graduation last weekend, and will post those as soon as I’ve paired the mountain down to a size I can choose from.  🙂

Views. December 12, 2008

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There’s only so much one can juice out of a freezing rain.

But as an aspiring photographer, I squeeze like a MoFo, and out come the images.

A high field, ensconced in ice:


An apple farm, resting up for the work to come:


A dairy farm, hunkered down for the turbulent evening:


An unoccupied hillside pasture:


‘Cause all the smart sheep and cattle are in the damned barn!

Yet More Reasons Why I Live Here: June 18, 2007

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‘Cause it’s purdy:


…and it’s cool here when it’s hot out…


And because there are enough of us progressives here so that I don’t feel like a Stranger in a Strange Land.

I’m a lucky guy.

GAWD I Love This Place! May 24, 2007

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I live out in the hills. Two hours from anything, they say, and four hours from anything important. No television reception, no cell phone coverage, half an hour to the grocery store. And I’m “in town!” Folks up the hill from me are lucky to get pavement on their roads!

So why, you ask, do I live here?

Because I can. Because it’s friggin’ beautiful. Because it’s idyllic in the summer, awesome in the winter, magical in the spring and perfect in the fall.

This is where I live:


Pretty sweet. If you can live without Starbucks and The Mall, that is.

Actually, this post is just an excuse to try my hand at putting up photos, which I haven’t done yet because I’m a bloob. That’s a blogging noob, starting now. Because this is MY BLOG, and I said so.

Being little, I get to notice the little things. Like this moss:moss-flower-1.jpg

As the Late, Great Kurt V. might have said, “You big sweaty Americans” would probably have missed these, as

a) they’re only 1-2 millimeters across, and

b) you’re way up there!

But don’t sweat it, folks – I got yer toes!