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A view from the Paugussett Trail at Indian Well State Park today. Mild days with no frosts at night seem to be discouraging leaf colors from changing but sunlight through 🌳green🌳 leaves looks amazing anyway and it's been great weather for hiking and running 9/20/17 trees treelovers treeporn treesofinstagram tree_brilliance tree_captures komorebi sunlight sunlightandshadows forest woods woodland hikingconnecticut ctwoodlands naturalconnecticut hikect hiking alongthetrail paugussetttrail ctforestandparkassociation newenglandscenery naturephotography nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn scenicconnecticut scenic getoutsidect peaceful

11 Hours ago
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Evening, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy last month 9/29/17 riomagiorre cinqueterreitaly italy italia dusk shoreline coastline exploreitaly tranquility tranquil peaceful travelitaly

1 Days ago
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The Pantheon, Rome, 2000 years old, it's oculus open to the sky. Tbt our time in Italy earlier this month 10/3/17 pantheon rome roma italy dome oculus ancient ancientrome ruins romanempire architecture oldstructure exploreitaly structure interior romanarchitecture

1 Days ago
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Was that sunshine and shadows or is that an elf (low at center) walking the treetops below? This was a view from a crest on the Eagle Overlook Trail at Audubon Center, Bent of the River yesterday. Returning on the trail I had a hooting conversation with a nearby barred owl who stayed just out of sight 10/17/17 bentoftherivers bentoftheriver overlook enchantedforest woodland woods ctwoodlands trail alongthetrail scenic scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutside getoutsidect treelovers treeporn trees nature naturalconnecticut sunlightandshadows elven naturelovers naturescene naturephotography natureporn ctforestandparkassociation solitude

3 Days ago
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Clouds dominated the sky during yesterday's walk around Spring Lake at Fisher Meadows, Avon CT - that was just as well since it was warm for the season anyway. A portion of the Farmington River meanders along the east and north areas of the park 10/14/17 avonct fishermeadows lake reflection lakeside lakeshore cloudstagram cloudporn cloudscape sky skyporn skyscape skylovers clouds nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikect hikingconnecticut naturalconnecticut naturephotography getoutside getoutsidect lookaroundyou trail alongthetrail scenicconnecticut scenic

5 Days ago
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Quiet time on the Farmington River approaching sunset yesterday. A bit of the present in Connecticut amidst recollections of Italy 10/14/17 farmingtonriver avonct river reflection tranquility peaceful tranquil solitude naturalconnecticut ctwoodlands scenesofnewengland scenic scenicconnecticut wearenewengland sunset_ig sunset getoutsidect lookaroundyou natureporn riverbank naturephotography nature pinkclouds naturelovers naturescene collinsvillect

6 Days ago
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Bologna - old town, old houses, old churches: new places to explore. Signs of a long life lived fully around each corner 9/24/17 bolognaitaly oldtown alleyway streetscape streetphotography backstreet italy bologna exploreitaly oldchurch urbannomad urban nostalgia aroundthecorner architecture dome lookaroundyou atmospheric narrow notallwhowanderarelost

6 Days ago
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Walking on a back street in Bologna, Italy, this view immediately evoked in me the feeling of an Edward Hopper painting (like "City Roofs" +?🤔) 9/24/17 bolognaitaly bologna rooftops italy colorful colors cityscape cityroofs sunlightandshadows edwardhopperesque streetscape sunlight painted paintedbuildings lookaroundyou lookup sunnyday urbannomad urban streetphotography

6 Days ago
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Sunset - Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy - the movie 9/29/17 sunset_captures sunsetporn sunsetlovers sunset sunset_madness sunset_ig sky sunrise_and_sunsets skycolors skylover skyscape reflection coastline cloudporn cloudlovers cloudstagram clouds cloudscape cloudstagram riomagiorre cinqeterre italy scenic ig_italy pinkclouds pinkcolor cottoncandysky shoreline

8 Days ago
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Sunset at Riomaggiore's rocky harbor, revisited 9/29/17 riomagiorre cinqueterreitaly italy italia sunset_ig sunsetporn sunrise_and_sunsets sunset_madness sunset sunset_captures skycolors skyscape skylovers sky skyporn cloudscape cloudporn cloudlovers cloudstagram sunlight italiancoast reflection tranquility tranquil peaceful coastline shoreline

10 Days ago
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We had hoped to hike the length of the coastal path between the five towns of Cinque Terre, but when we got to Riomaggiore we found out that all sections were closed except for the 4K between Corniglia and Vernazza so that was our main hike. Beautiful views of the rugged shore and sea, as well as that of colorful Vernazza on our descending approach. The next day we heard this section had also been closed due to a landslide, so we were fortunate to have made even this hike 9/30/17 cinqeterre cinqueterreitaly vernazza vernazzaitaly cinqueterrenationalpark corniglia hiking hike hikingitaly coastline shoreline explore exploreitaly trail alongthetrail seaandsky scenic landscape overlook nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturephotography hiking

11 Days ago
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Early morning at Piazza San Marco near the Palazzo Ducale in Venice, when the only crowd was composed of pigeons and the predominant sense was one of tranquility 9/22/17 veniceital venizia piazzasanmarco saintmarkssquare palazzoducale dogespalace sunlight sunlightandshadows italy scenic ig_italy earlymorning reflection pigeons solitude tranquility tranquil peaceful sunrise_and_sunsets skycolors earlyriser architecture arches ornategothic lamppost

12 Days ago
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Got up at dawn one day on our trip for some memorable views of Venice in a different light (literally and figuratively). There's a sense of tranquility along with expectation before the masses of tourists emerge 9/22/17 veniceitaly venizia grandcanal sunrise_and_sunsets sunrise skyporn skyscape skyonfire tranquility tranquil peaceful sunlight sunrise_sunsets_aroundtheworld dawn gondolas canal rialtobridge

12 Days ago
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A walk from Il Duomo and a bit of stair climbing to the terrace of Abbey San Miniato al Monte yielded this beautiful view of the city of Florence last week 9/28/17 florence firenze italy abbeysanminiatoalmonte scenic landscape cityscape overlook

14 Days ago
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Sunset from the little harbor at Riomaggiore last week. I decided not to post pics while on a wonderful vacation in Italy with some of my family over the last couple of weeks, but we're back and I'll be posting some images in the coming days. Hard to capture the magic though... 9/29/17 riomagiorre cinqeterre sunsetlovers sunset sunset_madness sunsetporn sunset_ig sunset_captures sunlight sunrise_and_sunsets skycolors skylover skyscape reflection coastline cloudporn cloudlovers cloudstagram sunlight clouds sky seashore tranquility tranquil peaceful cloudscape coastline seaandsky

14 Days ago
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This male red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) popped into a nearby red cedar tree while I was playing with camera settings. His red head is much brighter than the faint reddish coloring on his belly but the "red-headed woodpecker" label is taken by another species. These are noisy birds and I'll often hear one repeating a short "cha cha" call in the woods when I'm hiking. 9/15/17 bird birdlovers birdphotography birdsofinstagram bird_bees_flowers_n_treesbird_ redbelliedwoodpecker melanerpescarolinus birdstagram nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikect hikingconnecticut alongthetrail naturalconnecticut naturephotography woodpecker woodpeckers bestbirdshots ig_birdwatchers your_best_birds ctwoodlands explorect wildlifephotography wildlife getoutside getoutsidect

35 Days ago
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"What is that?" you may ask. Me too. Thought maybe lichen buds, but couldn't find any on the web that looked like this. My next guess is insect eggs but I've no clue what kind. (Think the macro view is pretty cool anyway!) It/they were on the branch of an Alder near the lake yesterday. The cluster was a few centimeters long, wrapped about half way around the branch. Suggestions anyone? [Edit: So this is a cluster of woolly alder aphids (Prociphilus tessellatus) aka maple blight aphids. They're sap-sucking insects that will morph from this form to sprout wings, retaining a "woolly" look, leading to names like "flying mice" or "fairy flies". Thanks to @zach_heck for the identification!👍🙏😊 9/16/17] 9/13/17 aldertree nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn lakeside alongthetrail plantlife flora texture macro_brilliance macrogardener macro_perfection macro treelovers treeporn treesofinstagram tree_brilliance tree_captures tree_magic treebranch naturephotography woolyaphid greathollowlake insectagram insectsofinstagram insects_of_our_world insectlovers insect_addict prociphilustessellatus

36 Days ago
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Interesting structures in the clouds today as rain began falling lightly at Great Hollow Lake 9/13/17 sky skyporn skyscape skylovers clouds cloudscape cloudporn cloudlovers cloudstagram cloudshapes sunlight naturephotography nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturalconnecticut getoutsidect explorect lookaroundyou lookup pattern greathollowlake rainydays scenicconnecticut scenic hiking hikingconnecticut hikect

37 Days ago
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Driving home tonight, wasn't sure if I could get up to my preferred hills in time take cloud pics at sunset, so I pulled off the road to catch this view over a very lush field of corn and a distant hill 9/12/17 cloudstagram cloudporn cloudscape sky skyporn skyscape skylovers clouds sunset_ig sunsetporn sunsetlovers sunset sunset_madness sunset_ig sunset_captures nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturalconnecticut naturephotography scenicconnecticut scenic scenesofnewengland landscape explorect getoutside getoutsidect lookaroundyou lookup

38 Days ago
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A 5K rails-to-trails run today brought me close to Old Mines Park so I added a short hike up to a couple of the old mine shafts and down by a branch of the Pequonnock River, seen here 9/11/17 pequonnockriver riverbank reflection tranquility peaceful sunlight river reflection water rockyoutcrop treelovers treeporn trees woodland woods ctwoodlands trail hikingconnecticut hiking hikect naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers natureporn naturephotography naturescene explorect oldminepark ctforestandparkassociation scenicconnecticut

39 Days ago
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Just after sunset this weekend at Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Area near the mouth of the Houstonic River 9/9/17 ctshoreline ctcoast littoral housatonicriver coastline shoreline explorect charlesewheelerwma sunset_ig sunsetporn sunsetlovers sunset sunset_madness skyscape skyporn skycolors skyonfire skylovers naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn scenic scenicconnecticut getoutside getoutsidect treesilhouette reflection

39 Days ago
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A view of of Pine Lake last week before I headed along to Silent Waters Lake where this beautiful sky was quickly replaced by a rain storm, then just as quickly returned to sunshine 9/7/17 sunlight lakeshore lake scenicconnecticut scenic scenesofnewengland landscape explorect woodland ctwoodlands woods trail explorect reflection lilypads water skyscape skylovers skyporn cloudscape cloudporn cloudlovers cloudstagram nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect

40 Days ago
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Appealing to arachnophiles out there to explain what we're seeing here. Found this tiny spider hitchhiking on my knee after I did a little more off-trail exploring and it was clear I'd never seen an abdominal segment like this. (An upside-down image is followed by a view from above) Not sure how to start looking this up...🕷️❔🤔 [Edit, 9/10/17 Appears this is Micrathena gracilis, a spider in the Araneidae family (orb-weavers), and also known as a spined micrathena. See ID credits in comments below. Thanks all!] 9/9/17 spider spiders arachnid arachnidsofinstagram arachnids arachnophilia spidersofinstagram unknown spiderlove nature naturelovers natureporn naturephotography hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutside getoutsidect macro_freaks macros lookdown naturalconnecticut tinyspider macro_perfection macro_brilliance macro alongthetrail arachnida micrathenagracilis spinedmicrathena

41 Days ago
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The sun burst on the wet woods from low on the horizon after yesterday's sudden downpour - near Silent Waters Lake 9/7/17 sunlight sunshine treesilhouette scenic ctwoodlands woods trail hikingconnecticut hiking hikect naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn ctforestandparkassociation silentwaters treelovers treeporn trees woodland getoutsidect getoutside lookaroundyou summerinct forestfloor aftertherain newenglandscenery sunbeam sunbeams

42 Days ago
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Near sunset, after the rain passed yesterday at Silent Waters Lake 9/7/17 sunlight sunshine treesilhouette lake reflection lakeside lakeshore silentwaters nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect scenesofnewengland scenic scenicconnecticut naturalconnecticut sunset_ig sunsetporn skyscape landscape lensflare trail treeporn trees treelovers getoutsidect explorect

42 Days ago
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A fungus sampler from today's hike - still wet from the rain that passed through. (Felt like I was being glared at by the one in the upper right... 😬🍄) 9/7/17 fungi fungus mycology decay deadwood fungusamongus fungiphotogtaphy fungusporn allthemushroomhashtags forestfloor forest woods woodland mushroomsociety ctwoodlands naturalconnecticut ctforestandparkassociation alongthetrail trail hikingconnecticut hiking hikect naturephotography nature naturelovers naturescene tv_beautyindecay patterns natureporn explorect

43 Days ago
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"The rain and the sun's indivisible, The sunshine and rain indivisible" (Loggins & Messina - Growin', on their great Mother Lode album). Got caught in a downpour off the beaten path in woods around Silent Waters Lake today when sun came bursting through from the West. Popped out briefly from under the cover of some beech trees for this shot (🙏🌳) 9/7/17 sunlight rain sunshineandrain woodland woods ctwoodlands ctforestandparkassociation hikingconnecticut hikect hiking trail alongthetrail explorect getoutside getoutsidect raininthewoods rainintheforest nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturephotography treelovers treeporn trees sunandrain sunshine downpour raindrops rainfall

43 Days ago
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Seen here upside-down and belly out, this huge Antheraea polyphemus moth caterpillar was chowing down (or up?) on leaves about 12 feet above me in a hickory tree a couple of days ago. There was a breeze blowing the leaves and he was pretty active, so I shot this in burst mode, just catching him at the edge of a frame. Coincidentally, I stumbled on the same polyphemus-type _moth_ last month sitting on a brick building and posted a pic on ig(8/15/17). Hoping I might spy his cocoon in the hickory soon if it's not too well hidden 9/4/17 polyphemuscaterp polyphemusmoth lepidoptera insects_of_our_world insectlovers insect_addict insectagram insect insectsofig caterpillarsofinstagram caterpillar hickorytree treeleaves treeporn ctwoodlands woods naturalconnecticut alongthetrail lookaroundyou lookup natureporn naturephotography nature naturelovers naturescene hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutside getoutsidect

44 Days ago
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Lamplight and sky light - late this afternoon as storms were moving through several miles to the north 9/5/17 lamp lamplight silverlining lamploversoftheworldunite sky skyporn skyscape skylovers clouds cloudscape cloudporn cloudlovers cloudstagram cloudshapes sunlight skycolors sunlightandshadows scenesofnewengland naturalconnecticut explorect getoutside getoutsidect lookaroundyou lookup nature naturelovers natureporn naturephotography southburyct

45 Days ago
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A really puffed-up mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) perched in one of our red cedar trees made a good subject for a burst-mode test with the new camera today. Selected this profile shot from a few others: forward-facing captures an instant before and after made her head look disproportionately tiny. Burst mode did its job😀📷 9/4/17 mourningdove mourningdoves zenaidamacroura nature naturelovers natureporn naturephotography your_best_birds pocket_birds eye_spy_birds birdlovers birdsofinstagram bird_captures ig_birdwatchers feather_perfection backyardvisitors wildlifephotography wildlife getoutsidect getoutside lookaroundyou lookup bestbirdshots nuts_about_birds americanmourningdove birdstagram

46 Days ago
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A small beehive-like building on the Montgomery Park/Pinetum property - seen on a nice hike with some of the family (2 and 4 footed) after the rain passed today. I have yet to learn it's use and origin 9/3/17 hiking hikingconnecticut hikect trail alongthetrail explorect getoutside getoutsidect lookaroundyou scenic scenesofnewengland naturalconnecticut scenicconnecticut montgomerypark montgomerypinetum oldstructure naturereclaims tv_beautyindecay stonestructure stonebuilding nature naturelovers naturescene woodland woods ctwoodlands ctforestandparkassociation stonework

47 Days ago
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Sitting outside finishing a nice lunch at Lasalle Market & Deli I caught sight of this halo around the sun amid interesting clouds. I popped across the street to take pics from near the Canton Historical Museum (at left). The bright rainbow-toned ring is created by ice crystals in cirrus clouds refracting sunlight, and is often called a 22°halo based on the radius of the ring. (Aren't you glad you asked?😉) 9/2/17 sky skycolors skylovers skyscape skyporn twentytwodegreehalo ringaroundthesun sundog lasallemarketanddeli collinsvillect cantonct sunlight cantonhistoricalmuseum nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturephotography naturalconnecticut explorect getoutsidect lookup lookaroundyou atmospheric refraction cloudlovers cloudstagram cloudporn cloudscape clouds

48 Days ago
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A tangle of thistles, one releasing thistledown with a seed to be dispersed by the wind. Seen on a hike yesterday near the edge a rare calcareous fen (see Connecticut Woodlands magazine, Spring 2017 - Connecticut Forest & Park Association). It's B&W because I liked the way it brought out the thistle textures and added a little mood 8/29/17 calcareousfen fen connecticutforestandparkassoci nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect lookaroundyou alongthetrail naturephotography naturalconnecticut ctwoodlands texture textureextreme plantlovers plantlife wildflowers explorect bnwphotography bnwmood bnw_life gonetoseed thistle thistles southburylandtrust

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