This past Sunday, we decided it was a good idea to visit our favorite place in Connecticut. We’ve been there quite a few times over the years and since the day of voyage is right around the corner, I wanted to take pictures for memory’s sake. I’m under no illusion that in a few months time, I’ll be flipping back through old photo albums of yesteryear.
The area we drove to is part of the Air Line Trail. More specifically, it’s the section where the Jeremy River and the Salmon River meet. There’s, obviously, the trail, there’s a rather large field, a hemlock forest and a beautiful scenic road to walk on. As Laura put it while hiking through the hemlocks after I mentioned how cool it would be to live amongst them, “I’d never leave the woods.” And it’s true. Even our good friend Seth agreed with the sentiment after meeting us in the area later on that day.
I have to say that I’m most keen on the trail itself. As I explained on Sunday, it cuts right through a number of towns in the area. The hustle and bustle doesn’t affect anyone while they’re walking or biking. It’s an oasis surrounded by mostly nature. Each and every time we’ve visited a section of the trail, we fall in love with it all over again. And as I write this post now, I’m beginning to realize the effect it’ll have on me by not being so close by. I’ll truly miss it.
The photos we managed to get were mostly from the beginning of our day. We shot the field, the river, portions of the trail itself and the bridge that spans part of it. Later on, we walked over to the dirt road and more of a hidden area. I didn’t take any pictures of this because the sun was almost down and I was getting somewhat depressed. When it comes to photography, light is important.
Take a look at the gallery below. While I did this mostly for myself and Laura, please enjoy nonetheless.