Wednesday, October 20, 2010
More Maine and some New Hampshire too
I never finished showing you everything we saw on our New England trip! Here are some pictures from around beautiful Bethel, Maine:
The mountains there are so much taller than those around me here in PA, which is why Bethel is a big skier's destination. AB grew up there.
We saw a flock of these birds as we walked around town--UPDATE!--female Purple Finches!
This was a bit of a mystery, but only because I always overdo it on the fieldguide analysis. Thanks to Laurent from Michigan for the help!
Here's a sweet little Dark-eyed Junco from AB's grandma's back porch:Kinda pale, no? A juvenile or a female?
We went canoeing on Songo Pond with an old teacher of AB's; I didn't have to row, sitting in the middle and just taking pictures:We had to stay out of the wind by sticking to the leeward side of the pond, and we didn't see many birds at all.
We drove the Kankamagus Highway into New Hampshire:
The line of cars to climb Mount Washington was waaaaaay too long, so we didn't do that. But we saw the Presidentials:
More breath-taking scenery:The Swift River, in a not-so-swift area
Rock faces near the Lower Falls of the Swift River
We spent a little time in Northampton, which was nice -- an interesting contrast to the college-town atmosphere of State College. It was much more funky and had more (and more interesting) shops and restaurants, much more like what I expect a college town to be like.
Well, it's late and I'm tired, so I'll leave you with another nice photo: