Line was once a railroad renowned for its relatively straight course
from Boston to New York - "as if by a line drawn through the
air." You can still find ties, lumps of coal, and boiler slag left over from the steam
era. Today the rail bed has been converted to a Connecticut linear
park and hiking trail.
At this web site you'll find over 26,000 photos and video clips of the natural environment
- plants, animals, and landscapes - taken on the Air Line Trail in
eastern Connecticut, from the Fall of 2001 until the present. Unless otherwise noted, most pictures were taken in Amston near Raymond Brook Marsh.
DIY Darwin - Add Darwin to any image
CT Woodlands Winter 2020 - Featured Photos, pages 2 and 12
Nature Photography 101 - Photo Basics PLUS! (PDF)
Paul Colburn, MWC - CT Wildlife Presentations
Digital Kaleidoscope Captures - Fun to view and make your own
The Air Line Trail - DEEP page for the entire trail in CT
Rapid Bioassessment by Volunteers Guide to Stream Insects
Trail Maps and Directions - Video Tour - Trail History
2018 Hunting Seasons - Hunting Seasons and Precautions
About the Photos - About Stan - Contact Stan
Stan's FlickR Albums - Stan's SmugMug Albums
"Mates" - First Prize, Connecticut Audubon Society
Photo Contest, 2009.
don't need to leave your room.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
Don't even listen, simply wait.
Don't even wait.
Be quite still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you.
To be unmasked, it has no choice.
It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
It's simple, really;
Becoming one with nature.
Look, listen, let go.