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After the rain

after-rain
Sunset clouds, a crescent moon, and rising mist after yesterday’s rains

Welcome rain fell yesterday afternoon. We certainly needed it! After the showers cleared, the sky to the west lit up with fine sunset colors, and the crescent moon hung quietly in the sky above the post rain mists. I took this shot from the volleyball court.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/4.8, 1/160″ exposure

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Ripening

ripening
Wheat ripening in the Farr’s field in Richmond

The Farr family planted wheat in part of their bottomland fields on the south side of Richmond. Usually, that field’s planted fully in corn (there is some growing down along the Winooski River), but I welcome the change in texture and color. We don’t see much wheat planted in these parts…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1600″ exposure.

Smokey Mountain Sunset

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Sunlight drains from the sky over the Great Smokey Mountains

We spent a few days in the Smokey Mountains on our way back north. Watching the colors drain from the sky over the layered ridges was quite the treat!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/40″ exposure

Baldy Pair

 

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Dark clouds behind and a spot of sunshine illuminate this mature pair of bald eagles near their nest in Ferrisburg, Vermont.

Bald eagles have made a dramatic recovery in Vermont over the past two decades. Here’s a discussion from the Audubon Vermont website:

“…15 Standard Survey Routes (SSR) were covered for the 2015 winter survey.  A record fifty-one Bald Eagles (30 adult 20 immature, and 1 unknown age) were observed by designated observers on Vermont’s SSRs in 2015. This number is well above the record of 30 eagles reported in 2010.  Bald Eagles were located on  of the 14 SSRs surveyed including three routes along Lake Champlain, two along the Connecticut River, on the upper Winooski River, and on Lake Bomoseen. 2015 was the first year that an eagle was seen on the upper Winooski River route. The area between the Champlain Bridge and Shelburne Point on Lake Champlain supported the largest concentration of Bald Eagles (16 adults, 11 immatures) in the state. The overall numbers are well above totals of full surveys in recent years.”

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/320″ exposure.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins await at the Towers Farm
Pumpkins await at the Towers Farm

Ralph Towers’s pumpkin crop was a pretty good one. Not a lot of pumpkins, but big. Some bared the dimples of a early summer hailstorm…

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO500, f/1.8, 1/4000″ exposure

Bending

Wind whips grasses along the Lamoille River
Wind whips grasses along the Lamoille River

Grasses bend to the wind along the Lamoille River in Jeffersonville, Vermont

Alpenglow

Alpenglow on the Dôme de Goutier, Chamonix
Alpenglow on the Dôme de Goûter, Chamonix

This scene greeted us on our arrival as we stepped out onto the back deck of our chalet in Chamonix for the first time. The Dôme de Goûter and Aiguille de Bionassay were shrouded in cloud and lit up with sunset alpenglow.

Gust

Gusty wind whips new fallen snow across an open field.
Gusty wind whips new fallen snow across an open field.

Where the wind blows

Wind sculpted snow in the upper meadow
Wind sculpted snow in the upper meadow

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 24mm, ISO 200, f/4, 1/2500″ exposure, black & white processing

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