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Sometimes Connecticut looks like someplace else. This spot in Killingworth almost looks like Colorado to me, and some little stretches of our coastline are reminiscent of Maine. Can you think of another local “out of place place” like this? #thesizeofconnecticut
Lucky enough to have hit two different ct state parks this weekend for some adventure hiking. #lose yourself outside#ctstateparks#ct View from deep within Devil's Hopyard. Where did you find yourself?
Keep looking for color out in this winter! #ctstateparks #americanlegionstateforest  #forest #nature #stream #woodenbridge #onthetrail #winter
On an impulse I stopped at Southford Falls State Park while I was in Oxford this week - took many pics of the ice-fringed waterfalls, then hiked the 2 mile loop. Returning near Paper Mill Pond I spotted this beautiful young(ish) red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) and followed him when he moved to a sunny perch on a open tree branch about 15 feet up.  Looking around a bit but pretty relaxed, he let me make a fairly close approach. After a few minutes he saw or heard something of interest, turned, hopped to a higher branch and took off - the second image is my capture as he began to unfold wings and launch. His spread tail shows his bold black and white striped feathers - a pattern that's only faintly visible from below, so while I would have liked an in-flight capture I'm pleased to have caught that impressive fanned-tail shot from this perspective. (I'll be getting back to Hawaii pics soon, but I have a barred owl shot from this week that I feel compelled to post first)
1/15/19
#redshoulderedhawk #buteolineatus #buteo #hawk #southfordstatepark #ctwoodlands #ctstateparks #ctwildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #birdwatchers #bird_captures #bird_brilliance #best_birds #birdsofinstagram #bird_perfection #raptor #raptors #raptors_only #feather_perfection #naturelovers #natureporn #naturephotography #hiking #alongthetrail #hikect #getoutsidect #hikingconnecticut #feathers #getoutsidect
Lovely day hitting two state parks.  Here’s Devil’s Hopyard. #optoutside #ctstateparks #devilshopyardstatepark #hiking #sonya6000
Can’t believe this picture is from 8 years ago! Such a good visit and memory @moniquethanhthuy #tbt
Life is better at the beach...
More shots from yesterday’s wandering.  Loved seeing the little pines which survived the storms. #sonya6000 #hiking #optoutside #ctstateparks
Won a hiking stick from #ctstateparks for completing The Sky’s the Limit Challenge.  @ctdeeppix #hikect
Black and white shots from Wharton Brook State Park (edited post) #sonya6000 #ctstateparks #blackandwhitephoto
A fun day at Wharton Brook State Park. #loki #pusheen #ctstateparks #sonya6000
Fort Trumbull State Park offers incredible fishing opportunities from its pier!
More Halide shots of Wharton.  Sad to see the destruction, but the park is bouncing back. #ctstateparks #connecticut #optoutside #shotwithhalide
Wharton Brook State Park has reopened!  Camera pictures to follow. #connecticut #ctstateparks #loki #pusheen #shotwithhalide
Clear sky over calm seas...
The Comstock Covered Bridge crosses the Salmon River between Colchester and East Hampton. It’s one of only three remaining historic covered bridges in Connecticut (though there are many of more recent vintage.) Why is it my favorite? Because it’s closed to vehicular traffic, meaning you can stroll across the bridge or spend as long as you like under its roof, staring out at the trees of the Salmon River State Forest and watching the river rush by below. #thesizeofconnecticut
Day 13 - Even in the winter, Squantz Pond is beautiful, and you’ll still find locals hiking, fishing, and enjoying the scenery.  This CT State Park located in New Fairfield, CT offers hiking, boating, picnicking, fishing, swimming and even canoe 🛶 and kayak rentals. Most well known for a popular swimming spot in the summer, this park can be enjoyed year round, we are so lucky to have this park here in Northern Fairfield County! #squantzpond #newfairfieldct #newfairfield #ctstateparks #nfc365 #northernfairfieldcounty #mrgsellsct
A chilly and early outdoor twofer today. Our first sunrise snowshoe class was a big success! Not much of an actual sunrise, but it was still pretty. Then my brother met me at Gay City State Park so I could scout a route for our new classes there. Lots of fun, but I'm sure glad to be under a blanket now! #OPO #reiemployee #reimilford #rei #OptOutside #forceofnature #outdoorwomen #outdoorinstructor #outdoorclass #snowshoe #snoeshoeing #msr #msrsnowshoes #ctstateparks #connecticutgram #connecticutoutdoors #connecticutliving #connecticut_lovers #connecticut #mountsouthington #sunrise #mtsouthington #cold #hiking #hike
Paradise...
Who else thinks Connecticut’s official state bird should be the seagull? 🐦(It’s actually the robin, if you’re wondering.) #thesizeofconnecticut
Despite the cold, hiking in #portlandct was absolutely beautiful! 😍 Meggin & I are beyond grateful for the peace that comes from visiting a #ctforest 🌲🦊♥️
The sun sets over Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park.
Camp Columbia park is creepy. Old summer camp or something. The stairway up the outside of that tower is a big ol Nope from me. #visitconnecticut #connecticut #litchfieldcounty #ctstateparks
Sometimes a bleak day is what you need just for yourself. #fog #mist #raggedmountain #newengland #woods #thetrail #ctstateparks
#Infrared during the golden hour at #SilverSandsStatePark - one of my favorite places. Always something different, always different light. I just keep going back for more. #milfordct #nikonphotography #bhportdev #nikoninfrared #nikonD7000 @ctdeeppix #ctstateparks #bw_phototrip #bw_photography #chromaticgrayscale @bheventspace
Dashing through the mud
With a two dog team
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on Bouvier-tail ring
Making people’s spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing a bikejorning song tonight!  #dogpoweredsports #bouvier #bouvierdesflandres #mushing #drylandmushing #bouviersofinstagram #bouvier #visitct #outdoordogs #ctvalleyhuskies #outdoorwithdogs #ctstateparks #cannondale #retrocannondale #mountainbike #mountainbiking
Gilette Castle on a sparkling winter day. #gilettecastle #ctstateparks #connecticut #connecticutriver #winterwalk
Chapman Falls roaring in Devil’s Hopyard. #eightmileriver #chapmanfalls #devilshopyard #ctstateparks #winterwalk
Connecticut has 32 state forests, ranging in size from about 500 to 28,000 acres. That’s a lot of 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲#thesizeofconnecticut
May your 2019 be full of deserted beaches to explore. #thesizeofconnecticut
#salmonriver #ctstateparks
Amazing day at Squantz Pond in New Fairfield for the first hike of the year. No polar plunge — just enjoyed the whitecaps from the shore.
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#squantz #squantzpond #squantzpondstatepark #toocoldtokayak #firstdayhike #ctstateparks #steps #welcome2019
Burr Pond State Park, Torrington: First day of 2019!  There is a 2.5 mile trail (blue trail) that loops around the entire pond.  It’s very flat and easy, making for a leisurely walk.  There are pretty views of the pond, as well as some nice streams.  #burrpond #ctstateparks #ctdeep
In what has become somewhat of a tradition for me on New Years Day, I qent for a walk in the woods #southfordfallsstatepark #southfordfalls #olympus #omdem1 #ctstateparks #ctoutdoors #outdoorphotography
Happy new year! Our dog would have been in the picture with us but he decided to go swimming instead. #2019 #weimador #ctstateparks
DIY first-day hike at Squantz Pond. Chilly breeze but nice to be outside! #squantzpond #ctstateparks #firstdayhike #january1 #2019

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