|Walkbook Rock - same camera, same photographer, different light.|
Here's another comparison of sun vs fog lighting. The dampness brings out color. Rock is darker when it's wet, and plants are covered with tiny water droplets.
|Columbine in the fog|
|Columbine in the sun a week earlier.|
|White Trail, Hubbard Park. An easy trail.|
So let's enjoy the cool damp weather before summer strikes and take a walk through the park. Instead of focusing on the "gloom" of the overcast day, look at how vivid the new green growth of spring is. I'm starting down below West Peak at Hubbard Park and hiking up the Metacomet because there's a section of trail I haven't hiked yet.
|Climbing up the talus slope of West Peak|
|Rising into the low clouds that surround West Peak|
The trail goes up through a notch created by a fracture or fault zone that left behind slabs of trap rock. Slick!
|West Peak - No view today.|
|Radio Towers on West Peak|
After snapping a few shots of foggy West Peak, I descended back to the easier trails of Hubbard Park, which were starting to dry out even as West Peak was up in a misty fog.
We discovered a box turtle really close to I-691. I hope he manages OK. The species as a whole is threatened because it reproduces very, very slowly. A box turtle can live up to 100 years. Let's hope this one lives a long life at Hubbard.