Desiccated Queen Anne’s lace
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut.
We took a hike south on the Appalachian Trail and it runs across a series of fields which in spring were loaded with Queen Anne’s lace (a weed). Those plants remain standing as dried out skeletons.
The fields we walked across next to the Appalachian Trail were farmed for many years. When farmers plow fields, they collect the rocks that come up and toss them onto walls that separate fields. This is one of those walls and these rocks came out of the field behind the rock pile. This is less a wall, more a rock pile that is well over 100 years old.
Macedonia State Park, Kent, Connecticut.
We took a walk in this gem of a park and while the walk was great, the brook was almost completely dry. We’ve had a drought this summer in the Northeast and it’s been tough on both the landscape and hikers who depend on running brooks for a water source.
Still brooks do make for nice reflections though so I guess there’s a bit of an upside.
My flickr contact Steve Makin took this image on the coast of England near Cockersand Abbey.
My flickr contact Steve Makin shot this at Newborough beach, UK, the day after a big storm.
Washington, Connecticut. Took a short hike in the Steep Rock Preserve and while the Shepaug River is extremely low, it still has enough water in it to capture reflections of the trees on the opposite bank, here broken up by exposed rocks.