Along the Air Line... 2013 - Fall, Part 9
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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December 8th.  Dawn at Raymond Brook Marsh.







































December 10th.  Our first significant snow.























































































Grayville Falls.






(The thin vertical white ":scratches" are traces of falling snow flakes in these long exposures.)

































An active beetle larva crawling atop the snow near the Route 85 trailhead.  It's a Soldier Beetle (Family Cantharidae).



Coleopterists from Taiwan, Romania, and the United Kingdom concurred on the identification within a day of my posting the photos.  Gotta love the web.



December 12th.  A very chilly dawn.









December 18th.






Note the sundog on the horizon to the left of center.  Read about sundogs.



Close up, you can see the rainbow colors of this sundog.






Four or five inches of new powdery snow yesterday.






December 21st.  Dawn, and the last few hours of Fall.









Snow-eating fog.



Roland, I'm guessing this was Nash's print as there were slightly smaller prints (Nivea?) nearby.