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Grafton Notch–NOT!–09-28-2019

Sunday I decided to head to Grafton Notch in Maine.  Found a shorter trail, looked up the weather (no rain until 5pm) we are good to go!

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Firs stop – a bridge!  With just enough color for it to make for a good picture.

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Next stop – another bridge!  This one in Groveton!  The sky was crazy!  The light was weird, but it still made for some good photos!

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Then I stopped in Stark and look, another bridge!  I find it odd that the church seemed to have horns – just saying. 

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And more color and one really cool flag planted in the middle of the water and a great reflection.

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Gilead, VT – 09-25-2019

My friend, Nicole, is from “around here” and she posted a picture about this cute Mill and I didn’t have any intentions of heading out to find it.  I was just out driving and lo and behold, there it was!

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Such a cute little place nestled away from the road – the red is now faded to pink. 

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Driving back I, of course, went a different route.  I came up on this sweet old barn with an orange tree w/half its leaves falling.  Made for a gorgeous backdrop. 

The Dells–Fall Addition–9-25-2019

I got out of work late so off to the Dells just for a walk!  It’s about a mile of “trail” and some fresh air. 

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The pine needles litter the ground, and the air is nice and crisp even at 70 degrees. 

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The sun was hitting the pond in a surreal way, and I did my best to capture it. 

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Vermont Drive–09-20-2019

I took drive over to VT “just cuz”.  I can stop when I want when I have no destination in mind.  No where to go but “somewhere” can be fun. 

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I came up on this lake in VT, which was crystal clear and cold.  I snapped a few pictures and drove on back home.

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Then I pulled over and snapped one last picture….. 

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Lille Mountain–09-13-2019

Does this mountain have a name?  I don’t know, I have looked but never really found it. 

This is a favorite walk of mine and I am going to do some night photography up there one of these days!

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The walk up to the overlook begins at the old Parent Pond, where as a kid we’d feed the ducks and there was a small bridge.  The bridge is long gone now, but the pond is still there.  

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‘Nuff said.

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From this vantage point you can see what was once called Lille – a small off shoot village of Grand Isle.  It used to boast a store, garages, and a nice sized camp ground with a pool.  I remember the pool!  I remember folks camping out under the huge pines as well. 

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Then the walk down was pretty as well – the last photo is one of the many ponds on the way up. 

Please note: this is private property and I have permission to go there.

Archer– 09-13-2019

We adopted Archer when he was 9 months.  He is reliving his “oh my god pain in the A$$” puppy phase.  So when I go home, I try and bring him for a longer walker. This time we made it up the mountain in Lille.

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He’s a calm boy outside, inside is a whole other thing!

Drive Home–09-12-2019

The monthly drive north – It cannot be prettier this time of year!

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Some interesting clouds on the drive up this time around!

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The harvest moon!  Full and bright and bringing in the fall weather. 

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This is Victoria’s fave tree and I’m slowly collecting photos of it and someday I’ll make her a kick ass gift!

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