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forestgnome
10-10-2008, 06:03 AM
Silver Cascades in Crawford Notch, on the way to Zealand Notch...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand062.jpg





Wildlife Pond...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand004.jpg




the bottom of the notch with talus from Whitewall Mtn. and the lower slopes of Zeacliff...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand119.jpg




a cow moose snoozing near the Ethan Pond Trail...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand095.jpg




closer up, before I gently announced my presence...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand158.jpg




garter snake...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand091.jpg



northern harrier hawk heading toward the beaver bogs...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/1601.jpg




silverling growing in the crevices on the summit of Whitewall Mtn....

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand074.jpg




my favorite flora, birch glades with ferns and hobblebush understory. Moose spend lots of time here browsing the hobblebush. Hobblebush is underrated as an autumn foliage plant, IMHO...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand099.jpg


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand109.jpg



a toad burrowing into the mud of a moose wallow in the birch glades...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/zealand102.jpg



happy autumn :)

CHRIS
10-10-2008, 06:44 AM
Wonderful pictures as usual. Thank you for sharing.

mtruman
10-10-2008, 07:31 AM
Fabulous display of the beauty of autumn in the White Mountains! Can't imagine a better place to be. Thanks for taking us along Patrick.

Bretton Woods Brat
10-10-2008, 07:39 AM
:eek: Love the shot of the toad!

dixiemax
10-10-2008, 08:41 AM
:eek: Love the shot of the toad!

i'll 2nd that!!

Rich
10-10-2008, 09:26 AM
Why are they saying the foliage is not very good this year?
Looks pretty darn vibrant to me!
Thanks for sharing!
Love the hawk and Wildlife Pond shot, Patrick.

Brad
10-10-2008, 09:46 AM
Ribbet - ribbet

KathyC
10-12-2008, 03:02 PM
The only reply that I can really come up with when I look at his photos is just WOW!!!!

MsCntry
10-12-2008, 03:42 PM
I'm Jealous :( Beautiful as always