I am always looking to add to the collection of images of these mountains. Of course, compared to some like the Rockies and Grand Tetons they may not be so grand, but for us here in southern New England they are somewhat noteworthy. They do have the distinction of being one of the very few ranges that run east-west.
Across from the newly created Silvio Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge Fort River Division, is a small tree farm and alongside that a granite memorial. It is from that memorial that I “discovered” this view.
What you are seeing is just the eastern end of the range with Mount Norwottuck at the right and Long Mountain to the left/east. I have been eagerly waiting for the solstice to approach so the sunrise would be behind these mountains. I am not sure that, in the next few days, the sun will reach Norwottuck, but we’ll see. It has come close.
It is usually the case that light like this is fleeting, but this lasted for about 10 minutes or so. Quite a show. When it was over the light did totally disappear and the sun was blocked yet again.