Sue’s Tree

Have been spending a few days in New Hampshire to see and photograph the fall colors. It’s a long way from California so it was a disappointment to spend our first day in pouring rain.  We decided to take a drive to check things out.  Several miles up the Kancamagus Highway my wife Sue saw this little tree and thought it needed my attention.  Despite cars zooming by and the rain pelting down here it is.

Kancamagus Highway, NH
Kancamagus Highway, NH

Battlement

The Chateau De la Barre has been in the Vanssay family since the 1400’s and was our home base while touring the Loire Valley.  One of the remaining battlements that still exists on the property is shown here about to catch the morning light.

Chateau De la Barre, France
Chateau De la Barre, France

Baby Bamboo

The Pipiwai trail hike is located in the Haleakala National Park at Oheo Gulch. It is a 4 mile round trip hike up a valley to the falls.  On the way you walk through a bamboo forest so thick you rarely see sunshine.  I happened upon these baby bamboo plants just as the sun hit them.  I have other shots of the forest and the falls which I’ll post later but wanted to show how this simple shot turned out.

Haleakala National Park
Haleakala National Park

Pond of Green

I went back to the Bloedel Reserve to see if the plants where in bloom but I was early.  Another month according to the agronomist I talked with.  However, while wondering around I found a pond that I had missed on the first visit.

Bloedel Reserve, WA
Bloedel Reserve, WA

 

Maui Trees

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The contrasts of Maui consist of lush landscapes “up country” and the harsher areas inland and on the leeward side.  In addition,  there is a significant change in elevation. Sea level to 10,000 feet.  The  pine tree with the interesting needles was at 5300 feet.

Water Wheel

This is one of the photos from Christmas week in Sedona, AZ.  The old building and water wheel are what remains of Crescent Moon Ranch, a settlement that was homesteaded in the late 1800’s.

Water Wheel