Blue Heron

Andrew Haydon Park is always a nice spot to go to, whether you want to have a picnic, read a book in tranquility or take photos of nature.  Of course, you can do all three if you like.

During my last visit to the park, I was lucky enough to get quite close to a Blue Heron.  He/she was very majestic and seemed to be used to people, for I was able to get very close to them and take their photo.

The heron knew that I was only mere feet from them, but it did not seem to bother them.  They just stood there, posed and was willing to give me a minute or two to take their photograph.

However, after a few clicks, they decided that that was it for the photo session and walked off.

Photos were taken with the Nikon D2x and the Nikkor 70-300mm VR G.

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Crisp Winter Sunset

There’s nothing like vast, open farm fields in the winter time, with a beautiful sunset on the horizon.  It’s one of those moments that I can’t resist taking a photograph of.

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What really drew me to this scene, was the rays of sun piercing through the clouds, carrying the light of the heavens down to earth.

Photo taken with my LG G5.

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In The Middle Of Nowhere

During our summer tour of the Eastern Townships, we made a stop at a farm that grew sunflowers in the hopes of seeing fields of beautiful, radiant sunflowers.

But, it was not to be.  We were too late.  The sunflowers had long since wilted or had just plain dried up.  However, there was plenty of beautiful scenery to be seen and photographed.

I kid you not, it was so quiet at this farm, that you could hear the leaves rustle in the light breeze that was going over the fields.  The silence was only broken by the occasional car going by.

Photos taken with the Fuji X10.

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The Notch

If you ever get a chance to drive through the Notch, do it!  But beware, the Notch is closed from mid-October to mid-May and it is closed to motorcoaches, motorhomes and commercial vehicles year round.

What makes it worthwhile?  Well, the scenery for starters.  Furthermore, it’s simply a cool experience, threading your car in between Mount Mansfield and Spruce peak, as well as the Sterling Range.

There are some very steep inclines and at some points along the route, you have to think skinny because only one car can pass at a time.

At various spots along the route, you can park your car on the side of the road or in designated parking areas in order to take in the scenery.

Photos taken with the Olympus TG3.

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