Or maybe it should be the other way. Either way, this was a surprise this morning and I almost missed it. When I arrived the sky was already fading and the sun had just popped over the horizon. Not a very spectacular display and I did not take out the kit. As I drove in, there was a chicken running around. A woman, who turned out to be the New Salem dog officer, was also there with her camera and I thought it was her pet…..the chicken, that is. Not so, said she. It had just climbed up the hill from the woods below and she tried to catch it but could not. I was amazed it made it through the woods full of foxes and coyotes…..and most likely a bobcat and fisher or two…..unscathed.
As we spoke, I noticed the color building over Monadnock and got the camera out with the 70-200 and captured a few frames of the view to the north. I hope you like it.I cropped a bit from the left as there is a big white house that I wanted to eliminate.
I have no idea what became of the chicken. It did not wish to be caught so we left it to its own whims. It seemed to know enough to not venture towards the traffic and when I drove by later on I saw no feathers in the road.