Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Vacation

Thought I'd share a few photos from my Massachusetts trip:

The view from atop Mt. Norwottuck:











A tricky spot along the way-- you had to climb under a fallen tree and then squeeze through a crevice between two huge rocks:














My Andy Goldsworthy (see link or this amazing book) rip-off:











A big-ass rock known as the Devil's Football, with Madame X's hiking partner (blurred to protect the innocent) for size comparison purposes. The freaky thing was standing on the downhill side of this-- it's like vertigo, you could swear it's about to roll over on you!











View of the Connecticut River from atop Mt. Holyoke:











The Evergreens, a house that is part of the Emily Dickinson Homestead and Museum in Amherst. Worth a visit if you want to see a late 1800's house eerily frozen in time.














And yes, there was some nice foliage:

4 comments:

Flexo said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them!

Nina Smith said...

Great pics. I lived in Connecticut at one point... and there aren't many places better than Western Mass in October! Beautiful. I miss the hikes.

Caitlin said...

Great photos, thanks for posting them. Devil's football...yikes! Sculpture link was neat too (and confirmed yet again what a geek i am cuz i thought "that one looks just like the stargate" oy)

mmb said...

That's quite stunning. I have been visiting the wrong parts of MA.

And Caitlin, you're not alone. I practically screamed when I saw the pictures. The one that's kind of set on top of a rock platform (3rd row, 4th pic from left) is so Stargate.