Monthly Archives: January 2012

Captain Fairfield Inn in Kennebunkport

For our 10 year anniversary, we stayed at the Captain Fairfield Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine.  This was not the first time we’ve visited the town, but it was the first time we’ve stayed at this particular inn.  This beautiful little … Continue reading

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Mills Mansion Historic Site Photos from 01/16/12

Even though the park grounds have several miles of hiking trails and a tour of the historic mansion, I instead decided to hang out along the Hudson River and observe the wildlife that passed through. I also took photos of … Continue reading

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Hopeland Area Photos from 01/16/12

In the interest of showcasing places to hike in Dutchess County, I took a bunch of photos at Hopeland Park.  I walked every inch of trail on the property, photographing the scenery nearly every step of the way. If you … Continue reading

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Guess Who is A Married Man Now?

On the morning of January 20th, 2012, my longtime love of my life and I went to Town Hall and eloped!  The weekend trip to Kennebunport, Maine was more than just a vacation, but a mini-honeymoon to celebrate our first … Continue reading

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Wildlife Photos from 01/16/12 – Mills Norrie State Park

Between the woodpeckers and sparrows of Hopeland Park and the eagles and ducks from Mills Mansion and Norrie Point, I had a pretty good birding day. While I had plenty of highlights, the best was stumbling upon that bald eagle … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Red-Breasted Merganser

This photo was not taken in Dutchess County. At the very last parking lot stop of the final day of our trip, I spotted quite possibly the best sighting of our stay, a male red-breasted merganser!  This guy was a … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Common Eider

This photo was not taken in Dutchess County. Not even seconds after photographing the horned grebe, I noticed a whitish colored duck out in the distance.  I zoomed in with my camera lens to discover a single common eider duck!  … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Horned Grebe (Nonbreeding)

This photo was not taken in Dutchess County. On the last day of our stay in Kennebunkport, we stopped at several parking lots to look for waterfowl to observe and photograph.  While watching three common loons diving for food, I … Continue reading

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Premiere Post from our New Home!

After a bit of downtime, I am finally moved and back on the internet, making my debut post from our new home!  I hope you guys and gals didn’t miss me too much! :-P I accumulated quite a backlog of … Continue reading

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Out of Commission

For the next couple of days, I will be without internet and will be unable to update the blog.  I finally moved into a new home within Dutchess County, which is very exciting! I will have plenty to write about … Continue reading

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