Along the Air Line... 2006 - Fall, Part 6
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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November 25th. Sunrise.

 

 

November 25th. Late afternoon. Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps).

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 26th. Sunrise.

 

 

 

 

 

November 26th. Sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 27th. Sunrise.

 

 

November 28th. Sunrise.

 

 

December 2nd. A whirlpool has opened up in the marsh.

 

 

Click here to view QuickTime videos of the whirlpool in 2004, and this morning.

 

 

I went back in the late afternoon and took more photos and videos - this time using a polarizing filter to reveal the large hole below. Click here to view a QuickTime video of the whirlpool taken at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

The wave pattern created by the whilrpool is very complex.

 

 

December 3rd. Ice on Sphagnum moss at a rock cut near Old Hartford Road.

 

 

Plants like this Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) and animals including Spring Peepers (Hyla crucifer, not shown) have been fooled into activity by our unusually warm wet November weather.

 

 

Strange to see so much green in December. This is the basal rosette of Cuckoo-flower or Lady's Smock (Cardamine pratensis, in the mustard family).

 

 

December 6th. Sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 7th. Sunset.

 

 

Calm water reflections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 16th. Dawn and sunrise on the marsh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 18th. Sunrise.

 

 

December 19th. Sunset.