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forestgnome
06-23-2008, 07:46 PM
I hiked Livermore Trail from Lily Pond to Livermore Pass to Old Skidder Trail to The Flume.

Lily Pond...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/flume-6.jpg







European Columbine...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/flume-5.jpg




bluebead lilies...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/flume-2.jpg




lady's slippers

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/flume.jpg




eft...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/flume-8.jpg




unknown butterfly (wingtops are blue)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/flume-1.jpg




eastern tiger swallowtail

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/flume-3.jpg




adult bull moose with very interesting antlers. The velvet has white streaking and both antlers have more than the usual two front tines. I rarely see more than two tines out front. This one has three and four, and maybe more as the season progresses.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mooselily-1.jpg




http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mooselily-3.jpg



http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mooselily-2.jpg



http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mooselily.jpg



What a nice moose! He is massive. He started my way in this shot, got my heart thumpin'!!! He just walked past me and disappeared into extremely dense spruce. It's a magnificent animal!


Cedar Waxwings at Lily Pond at sunset...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/flume-10.jpg





happy trails :)

forestgnome
06-23-2008, 08:29 PM
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mooselily078.jpg

Brad
06-23-2008, 10:17 PM
He is one big dude!

Bretton Woods Brat
06-24-2008, 07:44 AM
:eek: He's soooo big! Marble Rye anyone?
Waxwings look in love :o

mtruman
06-24-2008, 07:56 AM
Those are some of your most amazing moose shots yet Patrick. Did you ask him how his antlers got like that? :rolleyes:

Thanks as always for sharing.

Debi
06-24-2008, 08:24 PM
Beautiful butterfly picture. I believe it is a silvery blue. I will direct my friend the butterfly enthusiast toward the picture for confirmation.

JimS
06-24-2008, 09:37 PM
The blue butterfly shot, and the one of the moose eating, are both prize winners for sure. Some of your best IMO, both technically and aestically!!!

RI Swamp Yankee
06-25-2008, 01:01 PM
I have to say, that moose is one ugly guy! Thanks for the great pictures forestgnome.

forestgnome
06-25-2008, 10:16 PM
Thanks very much for nice comments! It was a wonderful hike.





I have to say, that moose is one ugly guy! Thanks for the great pictures forestgnome.

North Kingstown?!!! That's my hometown! Moved to Madison, NH, back in '97. My gandfather always proudly refered to himself as a swamp yankee, and he made the best clear broth clam chowder!

happy trails :)

Caffeine Addict
06-25-2008, 10:49 PM
just awesome patrick thanks alot for sharing


joe

Brad
06-26-2008, 06:55 AM
I grew up in Cranston - moved to Warwick by the airport in High School - and lived for a while in Bristol after we were married - then we lived back in Warwick when I returned from Vietnam.

Steve M
06-26-2008, 07:58 AM
Those shots are great! I love the marbled, velvety look of his antlers.

mtruman
06-26-2008, 01:53 PM
North Kingstown?!!! That's my hometown! Moved to Madison, NH, back in '97. My gandfather always proudly refered to himself as a swamp yankee, and he made the best clear broth clam chowder!

happy trails :)

I'm in East Greenwich (last 4 years) and was in West Warwick for the 17 years prior to that. Looks like we've got a bunch of X-RI-neighbors here. I truly love RI but I do envy you guys that got closer to the mountains. Not sure if Brad falls into that category or not considering his current commute...

Brad
06-26-2008, 04:26 PM
Being that I watch the MWO web camera images 13 times a day - and i watch sunrise over the lake in Maine on my lakeside camera - and I watch the clouds on the same lake on my son's web camera - and all the other Internet based tools - I am right there with the rest of them! Home is Maine. Emotionally I am in Maine or NH. I just happen to work a wee bit Away.

RI Swamp Yankee
06-26-2008, 09:11 PM
North Kingstown?!!! That's my hometown! Moved to Madison, NH, back in '97. My gandfather always proudly refered to himself as a swamp yankee, and he made the best clear broth clam chowder!
happy trails :)
Wow, never expected to hear from someone else from NK and mtruman is just up the road a bit in EG. Anyone that makes a good clear chowda has earned the right to be called a Swamp Yankee. I haven't had a good clear chowda in a long time. I bet he used a little salt pork in it too.

I remember now that some time back Brad said was from Cranston too, small world.

*** sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread ***

Brad
06-27-2008, 06:57 AM
For those who want to read a good book about RI, try out "The Prince of Providence". My sister laughed all the way through the book because she went to High School with most of them. Unfortunately it is a true story.