Seasons of the Blue Hills: Photo Contest Voting

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Along the Boardwalk in the Ponkapoag Pond area

On the dike along Ponky just past the dam heading back to the barn

The yearling red fox at Blue Hills Trailside Museum (February 2018)

His first time “mountain climbing” on Great Blue Hill!

A deer near Moritz Pond in October.

A snowy walk takes a romantic turn on the way up Big Blue via Summit Road.

This Deer was deep in thought as I also quietly strolled along the paths by the Hillside Pond.

Sunset from AMC Cabin at Ponkapoag Pond

Along the boardwalk at Ponkapoag bog

Looking towards Boston, obscured by a snow squall.

This was taken near Hougtons Pond

Winter hike on the way to buck hill

Walking the trails off West Street in Braintree

A mysterious stick sculpture spied trailside in the Chickatawbut area.

March 10, 2018. Up the red dot trail. 545am.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland off Chickatawbut.

Early morning hike form South to North Skyline

Along the boardwalk in Ponkapoag

Ruby-throated female hummingbird at the feeding station – Blue Hills Trailside Museum grounds

Sunset – Skyline trail near Blue Hill Observatory

March 8, after a 14″ snowfall. Yellow Triangle trail near Wildcat Notch. Complete disorientation. Could not find a trail to walk on, everything was a bushwhack, blazes on the trees were obliterated.

Houghton’s Pond early morning the day after a big snow storm, I took my one year on her sled around the pond. It was serene and magical.

This scene at Brookwood Farm entices those passing by to stop and take a photo. If you time it just right, the maple syrup buckets are hanging from the taps.

Homes waiting for Spring visitors to arrive

Winter in Blue Hills, play misty for me!

Hiking with the kids is fun but often our eyes are so focused on them we forget to look around or in this case… look up – this was taken near the chickatawbut overlook.

We love getting the kids outdoors as often as possible, teaching hiking and exploring at a young age to encourage curiousity and kindness to nature. This is by Tucker Hill Path.

Daddy teaches our little guy casting with a practice fish 🐠 at Houghtons Pond

July 4th Fireworks from the summit of Blue Hills sitting under the chair lift

The snow melt streaming down the trail froze in beautiful thin, terraced slabs. Taken 2/3/18 on the way up the Great Blue Hill on the Skyline Trail from Rt. 138.

snowshoeing on Burma Rd. Fowl Meadow.

Tree down on Ponkapog Trail by Fisherman’s Beach 03/04/2018

So nice here. Just early spring coming up in a few weeks!

Walking on a random trail near Rattlesnake Hill.

This was taken at the maple sugar festival at brookwood farm! Our big guy loved the tractor

From the beach – a lovely view of the sky.

Photo taken in the fall of 2017 at Fowl Meadow looking to the Blue Hills..

Frozen crimson crabapple berries thaw under the rising temperatures.
As spring approaches, hope glistens.

Behind the Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Milton, Massachusetts

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