Seasons of the Blue Hills: Photo Contest Voting

This year’s contest is over. A big thank you to everyone who participated! To learn who won, attend the Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration, October 5th!

To submit a photo in the contest, visit the Submit Entry section below.  For contest rules and instructions, visit this page.

TIPS: Click a photo below to enlarge the image. Click the ‘More Info’ link (or the title) to see the enlarged image as well as read the description and photographer information. From either of these enlarged pages you can vote, as well as navigate to the next image.

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The skyline trail

62 Votes

Romping through the lush fern foliage of the Blue Hills with my favorite husky was by far the highlight of our summer! This was snapped on Wolcott Path near the Trailside Museum of the Blue Hills!

36 Votes

What a wicked New England sunrise.

Strapped on the headlamp this morning and made the hike to the summit in time for a solid sunrise. I shot this from an outcrop just below the observation tower on the Skyline trail.

24 Votes

A photo of a sunset on Ponkapoag Golf Course

10 Votes

Sunrise Houghton’s Pond

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At Blue Hill Observatory. Sunrise 6:40 AM from second story window of observer’s office.

9 Votes

Ponkapoag Pond

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This was taken on June 24th, 2017 around Ponkapoag Pond

7 Votes

Taken during a glorious sunset viewed from the ski slope.

7 Votes

Stairway to Heaven (Leading to Tower Hill?). A rotated version of my first submission.

6 Votes

My husband and I were walking the trail around the south side of Ponkapoag when he spotted a garter snake warming itself in the sun on the path to catch a little heat at the end of September.

6 Votes

View of downtown Boston from the top of Great Blue Hill during the fall foliage.

5 Votes

Along Skyline Trail

5 Votes

Was fishing in Ponkapog Pond and took this picture. Not much more to say.

4 Votes

In the foreground a hiker with a beautiful husky mix named Anuk, who had just finished swimming and fishing in the pond. As the pair looked out over Houghton’s Pond they could see the swimmers in the distance. Anuk looked

4 Votes

Sunrise

3 Votes

Along the Skyline Trail

2 Votes

Father and daughter enjoying a fun break during a snowshoe through Blue Hills, with a stop at Houghton’s Pond – shake off those hiking legs!

2 Votes

Clockwise from top left: fall, winter, spring, summer

2 Votes

Sunrise winter

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This was taken on Prowse Farm at the base of the Blue Hills in Canton. It was a striking scene and the stunning blue appearance is accurately reflected here.

1 Votes

Taken in Fall of 2016 at Houghton’s pond on a solitary walk.

1 Votes

This image was taken while on one of my early morning Fall mountain bike rides. One of the great things about riding at the crack of dawn (besides the sense of peace) is the light and the dramatic change the

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The picture tells the story after an invigorating climb!

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The majestic and invigorating sunrise next to an oddly placed lawn chair from near the dam on ponkapoag pond

1 Votes

On the trail from headquarters to the observatory

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The forest is always a magical place. On this morning, at St. Moritz Pond, it was exceptionally so.

1 Votes

Houghton’s Pond

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Taking a hike break at the top of Great Blue. Autumn colors were just starting to show on a perfectly clear day.

1 Votes

Ponkapoag bog boardwalk

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Photo taken in front of Houghton’s Pond.

1 Votes

Taken at Fowl Meadow.

1 Votes

Feeder outside Trailside Museum

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Winter hiking on small trail near Ponkapoag Pond

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Beautiful Blue Hills foliage colors at Hillside Pond off Hillside Street

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ST MORITZ POND, BLUE TRAIL

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Little Blue: fungus on a fallen branch

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Vibrant Fall Colors at Houghton’s Pond

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Saint Moritz ponds
late afternoon, late fall

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Trail by the museum

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View from The Observation Tower “Reflections of Mother Nature”

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Snow covered, icicle-decorated bird house by Houghton’s Pond

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Love how this shows the variety of choice at Houghton’s – leaf peeping, swimming, walking, and the access for those with disabilities, as well.

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Ducks

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Sunset from Big Blue

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Stone Tower

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Saint Moritz Ponds
Winter

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Skyline trail

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This picture was taken on Buck Hill.

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On top of Big Blue.

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Seasons of the Blue Hills

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Skyline trail.

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Looking north
November 6, 2016

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November, 2016

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Looking at Blue Hills from Dedham!

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This Cardinal was waiting for Spring (and his girlfriend) near the Trailside Museum.

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These wonderful huskies were awaiting the “Dog Sled Fun Run” at Houghton’s Pond.

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This cardinal didn’t seem bothered at all by the snowstorm.

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I was hiking up one of the trails toward the tower and observatory, when I saw this snake squirming around in the path. A first look suggested that it had legs near its head, but closer inspection revealed that it

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Walking along the path on the western edge of Ponkapoag, puddles accumulate after spring rains. On several occasions, I have found green frogs hanging out in this area.

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Ponkapoag

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Taken while snowshoeing at the Ponkapoag Golf Course on Jan 25, 2014.

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Sandra Mattar

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top of Buck Hill looking south. taken June 3, 2017

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On top of Big Blue

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Top of the tower, looking out at the Boston skyline

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View of Boston from Buck Hill vista. A hot day 6/30/17

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On a section hike of the Skyline Trail in early January, I came across this lone tree next to a melt-off stream and it reminded me that it doesn’t take a new year to wipe the slate clean. The opportunity

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Exposed tree roots and blue stones. Taken along the Red Dot Loop Trail.

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The perfect ending to a terrific day on Blue Hill. Taken from the outcropping on the western side of the hill.

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Scrub pine on the western slope of Blue Hill preparing to welcome the coming change of seasons.

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Heavy door at the Blue Hill Observatory

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Near weather observatory

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A view from the end of the locally renound “bog walk”

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Houghton’s Pond

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A surprise visit from a damsel fly

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Somewhere near the museum

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Ponkapoag Pond

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Taken at Ponkapoag Pond July 16,2917

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Morning hike to Buck Hill in my meet-up group. Nice way to start the day and catch the sunrise.

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Love spotting the occasional deer during our hikes.

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Cloud formation seen on early morning hike up Buck Hill

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A gorgeous sunset from the top of Big Blue. Oct. 19, 2005.

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Taken at Fowl Meadow.

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Taken at Fowl Meadow.

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Taken at Fowl Meadow.

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This photo was taken on a gorgeous, snowy spring day on a trail just off Chickatawbut. My daughter enjoyed skipping through the woods with her colorful umbrella.

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At the Skyline Trail

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Houghton’s Pond

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This was taken in Fall of 2016 on Walking trail behind Houghton’s Pond.

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Love how this shows the variety of choice at Houghton’s – leaf peeping, swimming, walking, and the access for those with disabilities, as well.

0 Votes

Sunrise on the clouds from the top of the tower

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Freezing, thawing, the surrounding flora, and of course the sun with shadows, all contributed to this scene at the swamp near Houghton’s Pond.

0 Votes


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