A splash here and there
Taken October 8, 2017 in Chelsea VT. Not that much color there but a couple of large maples in front of the square brightened up the scene.
Finally it begins
Took a trip out this morning (Sunday, October 8th) around Barre Town area, Orange and Plainfield. BIG difference from yesterday. Mother Nature is playing tricks on us this year... Start, Stall, Stop, Start. She teased us with early brilliant foliage in September and then quit. The reds I'm seeing now are much better than I anticipated. Looks like today will be the best bet weather-wise. Monday;s forecast is rain all day.
Foliage Season 2017 Begins.
The Foliage Season 2017 Group has been created. Shot taken September 17, 2017 at the Thurman Dix Reservoir near East Barre. We're getting quite an early start this year. The Pros say were going to have nice color this year. Some older trees are still suffering lasting effects from last summer's drought which may be the cause for stress and turning early. This mean some of those older trees may have not fully recovered from the 2016 drought conditions. Time will tell. Will leave that up to the experts. Enjoy............!
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.
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/