When I went to bed last night, the forecast was for a clear night followed by a sunny Saturday. There is a scenic near High Ledges I have wanted to capture at sunrise for a while and that was the plan.
Anyways….High Ledges is a gift from the late Ellsworth (Dutch) and Mary Barnard.photo from UMass Magazine Online.
I have mentioned it here before (along with showing some Yellow Lady’s Slippers) and this sanctuary is a wonderful place in Shelburne, Massachusetts. I am still looking for Fringed Gentian (I have been given a couple of sites to try but haven’t gotten there yet) and have seen Bottle Gentian here so figured I would take a look. Not where I looked.
The Barnards had a small cabin at a scenic overlook by the Ledges, which are quite High, that unfortunately burned down a few years back. Here is what they would have seen from their front door this morning in this less than exciting weather.Stretched out below is the town of Shelburne Falls most of which is hidden behind the foreground bushes. In case you like celebs, Bill Cosby lives nearby. It is also home to the Bridge of Flowers.
As I looked out there, I liked the distant hills and clouds, so got out my 300 and 1.4 tele and made this image. Probably not a wall hanger, but I do like to get images of scenes that are interesting but not necessarily wowzers.According to my iPhone App PeakFinder, the prominent hill here is Brier Hill. I have not been able to find it on Google maps or Google search so am not 100% on that ID. I will see how this looks in autumn, but I have a feeling there are a lot of houses below those clouds. And then there is the tower near the left edge on that hilltop.
There’s my morning. We had a frost in some spots yesterday morning and the colors are starting to slowly get brighter. I am on vacation beginning 10/2 for 1 1/2 weeks and I think the timing will be right.
And in case you can’t quite place the title…..