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THE EDGE OF WEATHER

Title: THE EDGE OF WEATHER

Caption: Mt. Moosilauke (left) peaks above the clouds on a dramatic afternoon view from Mt. Lafayette.

The view from the Ravine Lodge on a cloudy fall day is hard to beat. A purple trillium is about to bloom. This sunset over the mountain, viewed from the old meteorlogical station, occurred minutes after my engagement!  Thanks Moosilauke! A spider web holds on to the moisture from a misty morning. Sunrise spreads a shadow down the upper Baker (Asquamchumakee) River valley. The main room of the Ravine Lodge can feel huge and cozy at the same time. A full moon rises over the South Peak of Mt. Moosilauke as seen from Newbury, Vermont. A young chokecherry blossoms in the spring. Moving south along the ridge, the contrast between the dark clouds and the sunlight provide a perfect photographic opportunity. Truly a mystical ski. The Ravine Lodge sits just above the confluence of the Baker (Asquamchumaukee) River and the Gorge Brook. This photo was shot on the first day of fall. The Baker River was called the Asqaumchumakee by the Abenaki Indians. The steep rise down which the  Beaver Brook flows is reflected in Beaver Pond, Kinsman Notch. A cresecent moon slowly sets over the Moosilauke ridge while the first star or planet becomes visible. Warm light spills out into a cool fall evening. Mt. Moosilauke (left) peaks above the clouds on a dramatic afternoon view from Mt. Lafayette. In the John Rand Cabin a chair made of bent birch and leather strips is backlit by candles. The rime ice coats the rocks on the summit of Mt. Moosilauke.  The outline of Mt. Washington can be seen in the distance. Slide Brook starts from the steep slides visible on the west side of Moosilauke and pours all the way down to Glencliff. These wet and foggy days reveal the dark green hues of the June forest. The view from Blueberry Mountain reveals the ridgelines of Mt. Clough and Mt. Moosilauke. Every year, the forest floor is coated with another layer of leaves, which in turn provide nutrients to the soil as the trees continue to grow. The meandering path of the Carriage Road is seen heading toward South Peak. Just before reaching South Peak, it heads southeast while Glencliff Trail splits off to the southwest. Fresh snow covers the bough of a balsam fir. An elderberry borer beetle crawls on a leaf while another searches underneath. In the fall, a balsam fir and yellow birrch create eye-filling juxtapositions of color and texture and are visible from the dinner table inside the Ravine Lodge. The Indian Pipe is a plant that contains no chlorophyll. A bull moose pauses on Route 118. A translucent fern brightens the surrounding forest. Clouds cast shadows over Gorge Brook ravine. View of Mt. Moosilauke from Lake Tarleton. (One text for all three.) Moving water rushes below the snow-covered Baker (Asquamchumakee) River. Hobblebush leaves overlap one another. Catching the last rays of sun on South Peak, I enjoy a rare sunny winter day at my favorite spot on the mountain. Cross-country skis are perfect for the Al Merrill ski loop. Reeds in Elbow Pond create modernistic reflections against a blend of sky and sediment. A morning blanket of cloud covers everything except for the Kinsman range (right) and Mt. Moosilauke (left).