Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A chilly fall day~Lantern Hill

Howdee all,

Sunday ~ Jeff and I went for a hike up Lantern Hill with Sicksta Tink and her hubby Joe.

The colors weren't as vibrant as last years hike.

I don’t know if we are just a bit too early or its just not going to be as colorful as last year.

Its getting chilly here in Connecticut and soon we will head south..

But, until then…lets go for a walk…

Lantern Hill

 Lantern Hill Hike_004Sicksta found two sleeping black birds…

Lantern Hill Hike_018Black Vultures~just waking from a morning nap.

Lantern Hill Hike_022We hiked to an overlook …

Lantern Hill Hike_023Where we hung out for a bit ..taking in the scene…

Lantern Hill Hike_026We watched a chipmunk eat a mushroom..

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I was hoping to find some edible mushrooms that were familiar to me..

I didn’t..

Tree base bursting with mushrooms…

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Mushroom Idontknowus..butverycoolus

Lantern Hill Hike_034Leaf on Lichen..

Lantern Hill Hike_037Maple and Pine…

Lantern Hill Hike_038Hiking up a bit higher..

Lantern Hill Hike_042Leaves in fall glory~

Most of the colorful leaves I found were small saplings.

Lantern Hill Hike_040Lantern Hill Hike_061Lantern Hill Hike_044Foxwoods Casino in the distance…

Lantern Hill Hike_046Lantern Hill Hike_047More shrooms~

Lantern Hill Hike_049Lantern Hill Hike_051Lantern Hill Hike_054We hiked from the top of the hill down toward the pond ..

Lantern Hill Hike_057I heart this lichen..

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Pond reflecting fall’s color…

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I loved this color combination

Lantern Hill Hike_070The woods around the pond were golden

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A lovey Autumn hike…

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7 comments:

Kerri said...

Super Autumnal colors!! What a great hike :)

Cindy said...

Hi Dawn..nice hike report. Fall colors on LI are the dullest I have ever seen ..it's not your imagination..

Gaelyn said...

Yes, a very nice fall hike with plenty of colors. Notsurus of your mushroom either.

Where south are you heading this winter?

Scott said...

Very nice photos of colour and landscape, Dawn.

Cindy said...

Looks like a lovely walk!

That Bald Chick said...

Love birds or black vultures? Either way, they are eerily beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photography.

Dawn Fine said...

Thanks friends for stopping by and commenting.
I Really Do appreciate it.


I will sound like a broken record to some..but here goes.
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to your comments and respond to them.

It has been a difficult month to say the least. I didn't realize that I was all consumed and even though I had times when i could have commented and responded to comments I just couldn't find the strength to do it.

Now that Colin is well again and life is happy again..
I will try to catch up with all of you.
Thanks!

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