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BRENT PENNINGTON Evening clouds and early sunset light dance over Frances Slocum State Park on the evening of 22 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – last light at Frances Slocum

I had big plans a couple of weeks back to spend an evening kayaking on Lake Jean, down at Rickets Glen State Park.  It was going to be…

BRENT PENNINGTON Large bird tracks remain in the mud along Bear Creek at the Frances Walter Dam on the evening of 07 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – tracks on the bank

Just before the series of creek photos I posted about earlier, I grabbed this one from the kayak.  The banks are a mix of sand and thick, reddish…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Egret, a temporary visitor to Lackawanna State Park, flies overhead on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – birding mix

The small bird season in winding down, and I realize that I did less work with them photographically than I would have liked.  But the large birds are…

BRENT PENNINGTON Crayfish inhabiting Kennedy Creek go about their business while being photographed underwater on the morning of 01 August 2015.


If you paddle up the Kennedy Creek inlet, around the bend so that the lake is out of sight, you find yourself in the unusual position of paddling…

BRENT PENNINGTON A mother Wood Duck escorts her ducklings as they feed on the surface of Fords Pond on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – Wood Ducks

Ah, Wood Ducks, those lovely and skittish denizens of lake and pond.  For years I’ve been trying to achieve a great photo of them, easing my kayak through…


Farewell to the feeder

Today’s post is difficult for me, as it not only marks the failed ending of something I’d been greatly looking forward to, but it also brings into play…

BRENT PENNINGTON A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeds from flowers in Paul Sevensky's garden on the afternoon of 22 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – Hummingbirds

Just a couple of shots of a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird we spotted in Paul’s garden last week.  We were following up on our epic afternoon of hawk-watching and…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Blue Heron perches in a tree above Fords Pond on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – portraits of John

It’s been a good summer for John the Heron – I’ve seen him, and his relatives, all over the place.  And especially up at Fords Pond, where on…

BRENT PENNINGTON A female Red-winged Blackbird hunts insects in the marsh at Fords Pond on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – female Red-winged Blackbird

Just a quick portrait of a female Red-winged Blackbird who emerged from the safety of the reeds long enough to snatch an insect and pose for a photo…

BRENT PENNINGTON Cedar Waxwings feed in the trees lining Fords Pond on the morning of 16 July 2015.

Waxwings in silence

Cedar Waxwings, which I associate with the end of summer, and back at Fords Pond.  This year they’ve been there since spring; I first encountered the flock while…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Wolf Spider carries its egg sack across the grass in a lawn in Rutland, VT, 14 June 2015.

Wolf Spider

Despite my fascination with nature and science, and my fondness or critters in general, when it comes to the creepy, crawly varieties, there isn’t much love.  This is especially…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Common Loon swims on the surface of Kent Pond in Killington, VT, on the morning of 12 June 2015.

Loons in Vermont

When I went to Vermont a couple of weeks back, I drive over 600 miles round trip with the red Impulse 10 strapped to the Jeep’s roof racks….