Bartholemew’s Cobble

Some time ago, my wife and I made a weekend odyssey to the northwestern portion of Connecticut to visit the parks and get a flavor of the land. This is the corner of Connecticut referred to as the Berkshires and is just below the western boundary of Massachusetts.

A “cobble,” by the way, is a New England term for any large outcropping of mostly bare rock. Bartholemew’s Cobble is a 329-acre National Natural Landmark, open space, agricultural and bio-diversity preserve in the village of Ashley Falls. MA and abutting Canaan, CT.

This is the first of three posts taken during that weekend. The next will be about Bash Bish Falls and the third, Campbell Falls.

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest Lyn, She Of Great Taste In All Things But Men, who does most of the photo selection. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
















All photographs and comments ©2014 by John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.


4 thoughts on “Bartholemew’s Cobble

    • Thank you! No, it’s not easy to take photos in the woods. Usually the dark/light dynamics are almost impossible to balance. Nor is carrying the camera, bag and tripod with you as you go. Still, the day was worth it, we had a great time and I learned a lot. The next time we try such an adventure I’ll be much more prepared. In fact, the images from Campbell Falls (coming tomorrow) are, I think, a little better since it was the third spot we saw that day.

      As always, thank you for dropping by!

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