Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill

It appears I have been calling this place by the wrong name. Dividend pond is wrong, not even close.

It is actually the Bulkeley Grist Mill pond. The photos here being from the lower pond, there are two.

Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill - Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill – Click To Enlarge

In 1667 there was a corn and grist mill here. The brook and falls had a small dam providing the mill with water from the upper pond. It’s a lake really, small but still a lake.

Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill - Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill – Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill - Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill – Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill - Click To Enlarge
Lower Pond Bulkeley Grist Mill – Click To Enlarge

This year both ponds, and the falls, are about as colorful as I have ever seen them. Another day or so and the leaves will be coming down like snow. But for now it is a great show.

 

 

Canadian Geese Fly By

Today while standing on the banks on the Connecticut River a flock of geese came in to land.

Canadian Geese Fly By - Click To Enlarge
Canadian Geese Fly By – Click To Enlarge

I was in the right spot to capture the everything. Almost, since several turned and looked right at me. The shot below shows several staring at me.

Canadian Geese Fly By - Click To Enlarge
Canadian Geese Fly By – Click To Enlarge

As soon as they saw me standing where they wanted to be all spun around in mid air and changed direction.

Canadian Geese Fly By - Click To Enlarge
Canadian Geese Fly By – Click To Enlarge

I did get some shots of them landing, but they were pretty far off by then. This is the same spot I where I photographed a flock at eye level in the spring. It’s now on the list of places to be during migration.

 

Autumn Waterfall

I wanted to stay close to home today, had some real world stuff to do . The colors have not shown well on the Connecticut River so local ponds were on the list.

Autumn Waterfall - Click To Enlarge
Autumn Waterfall – Click To Enlarge

This waterfall surprised us by having a steady flow since the ponds are low. The sun was spotty today but the light yellow leaves worked in our favor.

The past nights with frost, and ice, have caused many of the trees to drop their leaves. You can see here how deep they have become in the woods already.

 

The Circus Is Coming

When I looked between the rail cars I noticed the circus car and steam locomotive on the other track. It seemed perfect for a small 2 image series.

The Circus Is Coming Part 1 - Click To Enlarge
The Circus Is Coming Part 1 – Click To Enlarge
The Circus Is Coming Part 2 - Click To Enlarge
The Circus Is Coming Part 2 – Click To Enlarge

 

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Fall Colors Northeast Connecticut

The lighting and fall colors were just about perfect last week for these photos. I’ve made this page since even brutal deletions left me with more than one of two favorites.

Fall Foliage - Click To Enlarge
Fall Foliage – Click To Enlarge
Fall Foliage - Click To Enlarge
Fall Foliage – Click To Enlarge

These images were taken at the Joshua Land Trust and Pomfret Audubon center. My favorites being from beaver ponds in both places.

Fall Foliage - Click To Enlarge
Fall Foliage – Click To Enlarge

The temperatures have been dropping fast but there still should be time for another good day of fall photography. If there’s not, I’m OK since there are not too many days like this anyway.

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Fall Foliage Lake Marie

Fall Foliage Lake Marie - Click To Enlarge
Fall Foliage Lake Marie – Click To Enlarge

This is best viewed when enlarged to show the details.

Yesterday the one spot we stopped by that was in full color was Lake Marie in the Northeast corner of Connecticut.

The photo was actually taken from the beaver pond, but the lake is in full view. So far this is my favorite of the season. However there are still a few days left before the leaves are gone.

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