Posts Tagged "nature"

Graham's Secret (Carr Brook Falls, Portland, Connecticut)

Ceaseless Waterfalls

The cool waters of Carr Brook slip over a forest-shaded cliff, descending into a ceaseless whirlpool at the bottom of a rugged ravine just a few miles east of the Connecticut River.

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Sheffield Revenant (Old Sheffield Street Iron Bridge, Mattatuck State Forest, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Sheffield Revenant

As Waterbury grew to be an industrial powerhouse in the 1800s, the steep gorge of Hancock Brook posed a routine impediment to the transport of goods eastward. That all changed with the new Sheffield Street iron bridge...

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They Who Dwell in Reflections (Mount Tom Pond, Mount Tom State Park, Litchfield, Connecticut)

Waking the Shadows of Mount Tom

Despite being a fairly small lake, at only about 55 acres, Mount Tom Pond actually straddles a "tri-point" of town boundaries at Litchfield, Morris and Washington.

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Coburn Hideaway (Unnamed waterfall in Westfield, Vermont)

Coburn Hideaway

The absence of a footpath, as well as the overall remoteness of the place, makes it likely that I’ve been the only person in many decades to peer up from the foot of these cascades. That’s worth every scraped elbow and labored breath!

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The Hush Before Dawn (Housatonic River, Southbury, Connecticut)

The Hush Before Dawn

On a late October morning, we peer out from rock-strewn shallows along the Housatonic River. Mist rises from the still waters, mingling with crisp reflections of the surrounding forest. Glowing clouds on the horizon bring news of the fast-approaching dawn to a riverscape bathed in twilight shadow.

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