Sunday, October 9, 2011

Black Cap

On what ended up being quite a busy day, we drove back across the New Hampshire border for a quick hike up Black Cap, a hike with one of the best difficulty-to-view ratios in the North Conway area.

The dogs don't care much for views, but they found some great mud to relax in while Andy and I sat back and enjoyed the beautiful day.

At the end of the hike, I tried to get a quick picture of the dogs in the car, which I obviously did. However, what you don't see in this shot is that I was calling Jax in order to get him to stick his head out the window and into the sun. Being well-trained and fearless, Jax actually came out the window about a second after this exposure.

Highland Lake Sunrise

As always, one of the biggest highlights of the cabin is getting up early to watch the sun rise over Highland Lake. This time I went out and took a few pictures of the still water before going back for the dogs and letting them send ripples all the way across as they chased sticks and ducks.
Once I went and got them, they troubled the surface of the water and had a grand old time trying to convince me to throw the stick a few more times. It was warm for an early Maine morning in October, but my hands still chilled quickly.

So poor Jax was left hoping for a twentieth toss that I wasn't prepared to give him.
Comet was a bit more able to amuse himself by splashing around and chewing the bushes that hang out over the water.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kancamagus Sunset

As we have in the past, Andy and I stayed at our friend Lynn's cabin for the weekend.

On one of our evenings in Maine, we drove over the border into New Hampshire and drove up the Kancamagus Highway for sunset. We didn't quite catch the sun before it went behind the mountain, but we did catch some amazing color when we stopped at the Sugar Hill overlook.

The moon even swam into view while we waited. The foliage colors this year weren't as intense as some of the years we've gone up through New England in the fall, but the colored light of a sunset is a pretty magical thing.