It will be a While
... before I see any Clematis
The Great Escape
Took a trip up to the reservoir to see how the ice melt was coming along. Still mostly frozen over solid on that day. While heading home I spotted something going down the road. Thought it was a jack rabbit but turned out to be a pig that had escaped. I pulled over and called to it and it came running over to me but didn't stay, probably because I had nothing with me to feed it. I learned from a neighbor the folks who owned this pet pig weren't home so left it with the neighbors of the owner to inform them and headed home.
Still digging in my archives. This was taken in Kent Corners. See if you can guess which building this shot was take in.
An old photo taken in 2008 just after sunrise on my way to work with a Nikon D40X, my first DSLR after my fiim days. Resurrection processing performed with Nik Collection.
An old shot taken in 2008 with my Nikon D40X. It's winter and I'm archive dumping in my old photos. Am trying out NIX Silver which is is free to use now and has been apparently since early 2016. It worked out wonders bringing out the details in the background.
This is a shot of part of an old antique mirror that had unusual age spots. The reflective material used to coat the glass way back in the day was very roughly applied. Over time the weathering muted the reflective coating. The mirror probably dates back to the earlier 1900's. The bits of fauna showing on the bottom of the shot was when I placed the mirror on the lawn to photograph it. Adds a little more character : )
Time to take a break from cold and snow.
Happy New Year
This was taken seven years ago on a deeply cold moonlit night early January in 2010. I can recall thinking how warm it must be inside the barn with the cows.
As the New Year arrives with hopes anew, here is wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.
Happy New Year.
Critters of Straw
Having some photo fun with these adorable woodland critter ornaments i recently found. These cute little critters are handmade mostly from straw and wood.
Was going through some shots from this past season and was leveling this shot. My finger slipped on the mouse and this was the result. Made me think of how late the season was this year and how we wondered if there would be much of a foliage season this year. It was a real nail biter for those forecasting the 2016 foliage season. Now I sit here waiting for the first major snow storm of the season. White knuckle driving tomorrow morning if the reports are accurate.
I'm a life long Vermonter living in the Barre Town VT area. My pleasure is capturing moments in nature. Through my photography, it is my hope to encourage or remind everyone to protect and preserve our beautiful State of Vermont for current and future generations. Eight consecutive years of shots I took during foliage season on my site plus other galleries. https://vermontperspectives.smugmug.com/