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Brad
11-08-2009, 04:34 PM
As we look around we are starting to see signs that winter is almost here. A hillside of birch trees all lined up like standing toothpicks - and not a leaf in sight. Ponds starting to freeze over. Traces of snow in the shadows along side the road.

Post your pictures of "almost winter" here.

Brad
11-08-2009, 04:39 PM
As I drove across the Kanc yesterday to get to the MWO event, I stopped at "Lily Pond" and found it is starting to freeze over.

http://images52.fotki.com/v726/photos/5/8235/8134617/IMG_4722a-vi.jpg

Waiting along the road for the sun to set behind the mountains.

http://images52.fotki.com/v643/photos/5/8235/8134617/IMG_4740a-vi.jpg

Then on the way home the Mt Washington Hotel on a frosty night.

http://images20.fotki.com/v369/photos/5/8235/8134617/IMG_4762a-vi.jpg

And the summit of Mt Washington at about 10:30 PM with the moonlight just showing through the clouds a bit. Ryan's work light can be seen on the summit. (He says it is a 40 watt bulb)

http://images52.fotki.com/v738/photos/5/8235/8134617/IMG_4777a-vi.jpg

CHRIS
11-08-2009, 05:02 PM
Very nice pics. Brad. I neeed to get back North soon.

Charlie
11-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Very nice pics. Brad. I neeed to get back North soon.

me to :D:D

Anna LeBlanc
11-08-2009, 07:30 PM
Up at our friend Colleen's home in Monson,MA the Autumn colors are quickly fading around the beaver pond:

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The view from the Conant Brook Dam is still pretty colorful:

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Frost and ice are starting to form on the trails as Nigel and his Mom Iris are noticing:

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It's definitely starting to look like Winter is on the way:

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Time to find the snowshoes!!

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SnowMiser will soon be in his glory(bet you can't wait Bob:D)


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Anna

Snow Miser
11-08-2009, 07:47 PM
Anna, I am about as patient as Brian Clark is, as he alluded to in his comments on Saturday. Oh no, I feel it coming, it's building..... LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!!!:D Also, great photos Anna and Brad.

Brad
11-08-2009, 09:02 PM
Excellent pictures, Anna.

CHRIS
11-09-2009, 06:52 AM
Very nice shots Anna. I also can't wait for the snow. My favorite time of year.

KathyC
11-14-2009, 08:20 AM
Anna, those are reallly great shots.

Anna LeBlanc
11-14-2009, 10:01 PM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments about the photos.I'll keep trying to improve and maybe someday my shots could land me a Windswept Cover.:D

That would be like hitting Powerball;)


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Anna

Anna LeBlanc
11-21-2009, 08:44 PM
On my way to work Friday morning I snapped a couple of quick sunrise pictures over the Taunton River near our home in Dighton,MA.

The river definitely had that cold look of Winter:

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About 20 minutes after I took these pictures it was downpouring:

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Maybe shortly it will really look like Winter up in The Whites and Gary and I will be able to enjoy our favorite Winter activity......SKIING!!!! See you on the slopes:

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SnowMiser I hope you enjoy the snow it that last picture.May it keep you happy until you get your first blizzard.:D:p:D


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Brad
11-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Hmmm, I cut the grass again (here in Maine on Nov 21st!!!!!) and then blew all the acorns out of the grass. I should have been making tracks in the snow.

Charlie
11-21-2009, 09:31 PM
i was out side cutting the grass in shorts today ,it was 66* :eek:

Brad
11-21-2009, 09:32 PM
i was out side cutting the grass in shorts today ,it was 66* :eek:
Yes, but you wear shorts all year round.

Charlie
11-21-2009, 09:33 PM
Yes, but you wear shorts all year round.

but i did have a tee shirt on :rolleyes:

Snow Miser
11-22-2009, 12:32 PM
Anna, nice pictures. It sounds like we are all waiting for the snow, but are still cutting our grass. Wacky weather isn't it. And Charlie is still wearing shorts down here in PA.:eek: I'm going to have to work some of my magic. I did make it snow in Southtown in the past.:D

Charlie
11-22-2009, 05:02 PM
Bob i think this guy has control right now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqMrKuTZtNg&feature=related

Anna LeBlanc
11-22-2009, 05:10 PM
Bob i think this guy has control right now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqMrKuTZtNg&feature=related


I think you need to get out a fire extinguisher Bob and frost this bad boy for good.:D Maybe if we all get together and THINK SNOW we can get something going here for a white Thanksgiving.

And we've stopped cutting the grass.We're hoping the leaves will stunt it's growth.

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Anna

Snow Miser
11-22-2009, 06:38 PM
Bob i think this guy has control right now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqMrKuTZtNg&feature=related

Charlie, you are so right! That darn brother of mine is such a hot head. What does he mean when he says he never wants to see a day that's under 60 degrees. It's he crazy or what?:D

Snow Miser
11-22-2009, 06:41 PM
I think you need to get out a fire extinguisher Bob and frost this bad boy for good.:D Maybe if we all get together and THINK SNOW we can get something going here for a white Thanksgiving.

And we've stopped cutting the grass.We're hoping the leaves will stunt it's growth.

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Anna

Anna, I'm with you regarding the fire extinguisher idea. At this rate, we won't even see a white Christmas.

Brad
11-24-2009, 01:11 PM
I am not sure our furnace has kicked in other than to heat the hot water. And we live in Maine. This Global Warming must be real - and it was probably caused by the polar bears because they were tired of all that cold.

Snow Miser
11-24-2009, 04:26 PM
This Global Warming must be real - and it was probably caused by the polar bears because they were tired of all that cold.

After all, they too deserve a warm day once in awhile.

KathyC
11-25-2009, 06:56 AM
I'm not a big fan of a lot of snow here in North Jersey because it really just makes things miserable. But, I can't stand it being so warm this time of year. I'm out and about still wearing light clothes and just a vest, go figure...:(

Anna LeBlanc
11-25-2009, 02:22 PM
The only good thing about this weather is that we're saving on our heating and electric bills:rolleyes:

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Anna

forestgnome
11-27-2009, 08:57 PM
It's still autumn, and I love to be in the woods late into the season without snow. You can see into the heart of the forest, as some famous poet said.

Here's a few scenes from the past two weekends...


found the remains of a bull who died a couple days prior...the tracks of coyotes told a story. The got a well needed meal...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/perkinsnotch11709aaa108.jpg






Next hike, 5 moose in a day hike. a beautiful bull about three miles in...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_5350-copy1aaa.jpg




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I was about 4 miles deep when I heard the mating call of a cow moose. I crept through the woods toward a large marsh, following the sounds, but just before I got to see them I slipped and made a noise that they heard and the cow and two young bulls went crashing away. Here are the two young bulls...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_5394aaa.jpg








this one looks like a yearling...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_5402aaa.jpg




here's a view of the bog and surrounding mountains, which I think is pretty without snow...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_0235aaa.jpg



here's another bull, about a mile away, up on that mountain...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_5521aaa.jpg




http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_5483aaa.jpg



a view from that slope looking across the boggy sag toward another range...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_0250aaa.jpg




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http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_0254aaa.jpg




poor fella...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_0326aaa.jpg




he sure had a huge rack...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_0334aaa.jpg




http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/IMG_0333aaa.jpg


This is prime time for off trail hiking, IMO...:)

Anna LeBlanc
11-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Beautiful pictures as usual Patrick!Any sightings of Kezossa and his Mom? How about Sir Richard?

Any news on your book?It would make a great Christmas gift.:)Thanks again for bringing us those photos.

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Anna

KathyC
11-27-2009, 11:37 PM
Amazing pictures as always Patrick. So sad the ones that don't make it...:(

M_Six
11-27-2009, 11:56 PM
You're a skilled man, Patrick. Bushwacking like that is no easy task. Hats off to you.

And outstanding images as usual.

Brad
11-28-2009, 10:06 AM
Patrick, do you manual focus most of the time? With all those trees around my lens would be hunting.

Snow Miser
11-28-2009, 11:29 AM
Very nice photos Patrick! In the first photo, it's amazing to see how quickly the coyotes, and other animals I suppose, strip the moose down to its bones.

KD Talbot
11-28-2009, 09:21 PM
The racks look truly prehistoric! Great finds and great photos!

KDT

Charlie
11-29-2009, 03:32 PM
great pictures Patrick
you could make a ton of $$$$$ if you charge people to take a walk with you on your trips .i know you like to do it alone but it was a good thought
you can do it as a MWOBS fund raiser sell raffle tickets and they pick one to go on a hike with you :D

CHRIS
11-29-2009, 07:07 PM
Great shots as usual Patrick. I hate to see the skelton reamins but I guess thats all up to nature. Is that from hunters or natural causes do you know? I also am curious how your book deal is coming along.

forestgnome
12-02-2009, 08:33 PM
Thanks, all! I don't think either of these fell from the hunt because they were about 5 or 6 miles deep, and the timing of death wouldn't be right. It's not impossible, be highly improbable.

I'm trying to connect with a publisher for our first meeting to plot out a strategy for the book. He's seen my work and has confidence. We should be meeting next week. Can't wait! Thanks for asking. :)