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10-04-19–FALL CHALLENGE~

Hey, guess what – it’s Fall! 

That’s right, winter is coming……

Don’t shoot the messenger.  My friend, Shell and I have these bi-monthly challenges going and of course, I hit up fall for this one.  It is October! 

We are allowed 5 photos (I do have honorable mentions this time around)

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I was coming back from Maine, when I decided to go off the GPS path – and I spotted his in the water.  It’s a mini rock island, with a flag and a brilliant tree.  Took me a few shots to get the reflection “just” right.

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I drove through Groveton my way to the hike that didn’t happen – and this is a bridge one of my former pts has often said “I’m going to go live under my bridge”.  I did show her this picture and she agreed that it captured the bridge in its full glory of fall.

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I did a turn around when I saw this old barn and this wonderfully full color tree growing in front of it. 

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I saw THREE bridges on my hike that never happened – this was the 1st.  Nothing spectacular, a one lane covered bridge.  It was the clear water under it that I wanted to capture.  After popping on my boots, slogging through wet underbrush – I snagged a few red and orange leaves on the shore and some clouds doing a build up to the rain that would eventually wash out my hike.

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The last on my list is from my walk at The Dells – every time I go there I get a few great snaps. 

The sun was coming down, the leaves at the Dells are more yellow than bright red and orange.  I thought this captured the spirit of the Dells.

Honorable mentions are below. 

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Winter is coming folks!  Enjoy the last of the fall. 

If you want to explore my friend, Shell’s blog – here is the link!  https://inmyeyesview.photo.blog/

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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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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!

Fryburg Drive – 08-30-2019

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Adventure with Rhys–8-5-2019

A yearly or biyearly thing, a day out with Rhys!

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Rhys has this thing for “abandoned” house.  There are only so many out there, but we ventured around and found a few spots.

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We worked on Sunflares and angles and seeing the “big picture” this time. 

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We stopped in at an old caboose that Rhys had fun with.  of course, he really wanted to get inside – but alas – it was locked!

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I got a new buddy, the Green Arrow!

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An awesome field of yellow!

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The day ended with Viv visiting as well, I do think Archer liked her. 

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