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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 Duckweed coats the surface of Fords Pond in the far northern bay on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – duckweed

Duckweed.  It’s a generic term that covers a wide range of free-floating aquatic plants that appear midsummer to blanket the surface of still waters, forming a rippling green mat…

BRENT PENNINGTON Kayaking on Lackawanna Lake during a cold summer rain on the afternoon of 27 June 2015.

Simple Clicks – rain on the lake

Just a few shots from my paddle in the rain, taken just before I returned to shore.  I held the TG-3 down as low to the surface of…

BRENT PENNINGTON A dragonfly fresh from it's nymph stage clings to a reed next to it's shed exoskeleton. Kent Pond, Killington, VT, on the morning of 12 June 2015.

Simple Clicks – brand new dragonflies

I found these guys at the start of my kayak visit to Kent Pond in Vermont.  At first I wasn’t sure what I was looking at, as a…

BRENT PENNINGTON Hyacinth blossoms photographed with a macro lens after blooming, 19 April 2015.

Hyacinth Macro

I have an old Takumar 50mm f/4 macro lens.  It’s an m42 mount lens from the 1970s or thereabout, that I picked up used for a great price…

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Sunrise over the marsh at the north end of Fords Pond on the morning of 18 April 2015.

First Fords

Two weeks back now, on a cool morning that also marked the opening of fishing season here in NEPA, I made my first visit to Fords Pond for…

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Hiking the Pine Barrens

12 April 2015 – this Sunday was such a beautiful day that it would have been a crime to spend it indoors.  So once my outside chores were…

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Winter in B&W

And we’re back!  Although to start off this weekend, I’m stepping back to late February with some snow-filled photos, despite the fact that the snow is now (thankfully)…

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Ice fishing holes 02

Following my post from last week, I’ve since returned to Lackawanna State Park and trekked farther across the well-frozen lake.  While on the water, so to speak, I…

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Views of winter

A last few photos from my winter hike, for which I arrived over prepared.  I set out with my Frog Tog waterproof pants on over my jeans, bundled…

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Ice Fishing

Last weekend, when the temperature finally rose above zero – and above freezing – I trekked out to the park for my annual “go stand on the ice”…