Blue Hills Photo Contest: Vote & Submit Your Photo

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Photo credit: Timothy Cutter (Canton), who participated in the photo contest last year.

This was taken at Elliot tower

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My daughter Aria stepping off on her first ascent of Great Blue Hill without any help from Dad. #prouddad #bigkid

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From the Observation Tower

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On Breakneck Ledge Path near intersection Heme way Hill Path (1178)

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A heart stone that I found at the top of Eliot Tower.

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Sunset at Blue Hills overlooking Rte 138

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Abigail Adams Trail, Eliot Tower

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Water lillies blooms cover Saint Moritz ponds on an early summer morning.

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Sneaking out at 3am to capture summer sunrise during quarantine

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Blue Hills, St. Moritz

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I always enjoy the tranquility of Houghton’s Pond Wetlands in late summer!

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City view from the hill. Taken at Bucks Hill.

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Sunrise in July 2020

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This was taken of a beautiful little Lilly Pond along the Pine Tree Brook.

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Blue Hill River Road

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Went on a night ride to see the sunset on Top of buck hill

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A female hummingbird feeding. Taken at the Blue Hills Reservoir 7/29/18.

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Sunset Fishing in Houghton’s Pond

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Great Blue Hill

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I tried to capture the awesomeness of the Blue Hills trails. This was taken along Border Path.

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During our hike, my brother was trying to show me as many of the trails as he could. We both were feeling a little down and he recommended going outside and visiting Blue Hills. Right as I took this photo,

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Canton High School Junior

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Hancock Hill

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Reflective view of Ponkapoag Pond from the dock at the Cabins beach.

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Skyline trail

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My friend wading for some fish at Houghton’s pond.

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Teddy at the top near Eliot Tower

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Fire road near Hillside Street.

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Just east of the dam along the raised trail, the pink water lilies were blooming!

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Haven’t been here in a while but found a ski lift. Thought it’d be cool to film here. No editing just straight from my drone.

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Skyline trail heading east after Nahantan Hill…everything was so green had to stop and admire

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This wide mouth bass peered up at us from the Ponkapoag Cabin dock while sunfish swirled around him. Evidently, he had been previously hooked but escaped.

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Boston Skyline from the top of Eliot Tower

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This blue-winged warbler was photographed in May, along the Burma Road trail in the Fowl Meadow section of the Blue Hills

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Wolcott trail, near the trailhead museum parking lots

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This male Indigo Bunting photo was taken at the Blue Hills Reservoir on 7/14/18.

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Yellow trail

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A Red-Tailed Hawk surveys Brookwood Farm 10/14/18.

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Ponkapoag Boardwalk winter iced over

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While fishing up at Houghtons Pond I took this photo

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Chickatawbut Reservoir

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The weather observation tower

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This photo was taken 10/25/13.

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Praying ponkapoag

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Braintree Pass Path–one of dozens of ladyslippers encountered on our familiy’s Memorial Weekend hike

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Blue Hills St. Mortiz Green Trail

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Path behind the Weatherstation at 6:30am.

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Blue Hills Reservation Trail

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A beautiful path in the Blue Hills. Taken very close to the N. Skyline Trail. (We missed one blue marker.)

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At Houghtons Pond

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Met the little bird on June 11, 2017 while hiking somewhere in the middle of the reservation, near one of the trailheads off of Chickataubut Road. I was looking for birds to take photos of that day and heard a

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Assessing the situation! LOL
At The Observation Tower. Top of the skyline trail at Blue Hills.

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Sawcut Notch trail between marker 4133 and 4083

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Jackson, a 3-year old lab mix, smiling at the top of Great Blue Hill

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I went up to Houghtons Pond on a Sunday morning after it snowed the night before

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While fishing at Houghtons Pond the best thing I caught was this photo

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Sunset view on top of ski Slop
Trail.

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Winter kayaking on the Neponset River through Fowl Meadow.

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Houghton’s Pond

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September sunset at Buck Hill. Hiker gazing off into distance.

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St. Moritz Pond. Overview. This site, in the Quincy section of the Blue Hills Reservation

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Skyline trail in Milton.

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Skyline trail just past the observatory, sitting on the rocks as he flew right over

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Two swans at Houghtons enjoying the aquatic vegetation

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The view from the Daniel Casey memorial located between the Ski Area & Weather Observatory, 6/15/2020

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Whiskey taking a rest at the top of Great Blue Hill

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Bugbee Path, end of Sep 2019

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Boulders on Kitchamakin Hill, spring wildflower

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This was taken on the route to Elliot tower

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Ponkapoag pond from the bridge near the golf course. Right as the storms rolled in on June 28th.

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A dragonfly at Hillside Pond.

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Foggy Sunrise by the Weatherstation

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Off Chickatawbut Road trail

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Outside Exhibition of the North American Kestrel–The smallest Falcon–Blue Hills Reservation’s Trailside Museum’s Volunteer program introducing the public to animals, their unique characteristics, environments, etc.

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I hike almost daily to the tower and then hang at the ski lifts at sunset

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Went on a night ride to see the sunset

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This was taken on Border Path as they sun was declining on a beautiful Spring afternoon.

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Houghton’s Pond, early in the morning this past Fall.

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Top of skyline trail this summer with my 5 month old Australian Shepard, Tukka.

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Ponkapoag bog, at the end of the fall.

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Journey shot near Houghton’s Pond

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Buck Hill in the early morning

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Near Little Blue Hill

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Houghton’s Pond

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North Boyce on Skyline

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The beach by the AMC’s Ponkapoag Camp with some fresh January snow.

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Houghton Hill from Hancock Hill

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Near museum

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Houghton’s Pond

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Blue Hills (Hancock Hill)

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This site, in the Quincy section of the Blue Hills Reservation.

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Houghtons Pond. Taking by me of me. Shot with tripod and remote.

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Taking a hike around Houghtons after a snowfall

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Down at the pond by the cabin. I went to get some research done. I did not get any research done.

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Taken toward the end of a long run through the reservation. I had never taken the small trail along the far side of the reservation and was so glad I did.

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Small pond near the entrance to Houghton’s pond.

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Three kids atop “rock mountain”

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Spring

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Taken on Wolcott Hill Loop Trail.

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Taken on the Ponkapoag Pond Trail.

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From my backyard

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Not too far from the dam on the southern side of the pond

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Skyline Trail (between Houghtons and Trailside).

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Yellow triangle trail approaching border path

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Yellow triangle trail near chestnut run path

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Blue hills trail

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taken from a field adjacent to Brookwood Community Farm

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Picture of the floating bog walk at Ponkapoag Pond after a light snow.

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Taken at sunset at Houghton’s Pond on a surprisingly warm day in January 2020.

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The view at the top of the mountain is definitely worth the hike.

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Took the picture from Fisherman’s Beach during a minor squall. You can kinda see Big Blue behind the clouds.

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Observation Tower Great Blue Hill

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Looking out over Pankapoag pond from the end of the bog walk

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Ponkapoag pond bog trail

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Brookwood farm

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My family and I took a walk around Houghtons Pond on a wintery day .

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Looking East from inside Eliot Tower, 6/11/2020

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Under the Ski Lift just before sunset, 6/12/2020

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The view from the top of the Ski Lift, 6/15/2020

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Milton-Scott’s trail

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On North Boyce Hill, a turtle looks left.

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Spring wildflower on Tucker Hill

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Looking north towards Boston from Eliot Tower

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Chocolate treat slime monster

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Looking for Neowise, but saw a beautiful sunset a top Eliot Tower instead!

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Foggy Sunrise near the weather station.

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3153 on Wompatuck path

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I plead the 5th
Innocent 😇😇😇

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Went on a mountain bike ride to see the sunset on the top of buck hill

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eleanor bradley estate

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Ponkapoag Golf Course

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Ranger encounters a snake at Ponkapoag Pond. No harm done!

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Places you want to be with someone you love

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Chestnut Run Path

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Houghtons Pond by the snack bar

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This is a photograph I took when I was out walking.

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This Picture was taken by the blue trail path.

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Blue trail path

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My husband Steve, my two kids and I happen to run into a hiker, dressed in pink. We stopped to chat with him, he told us his name is John. John told us his wife Julie passed away with breast

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Taken at the foot of Houghton Hill opposite Houghton Pond

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Shades of a Cloudy Day

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Climbing up the rock they call Lemon Squeeze at Blue Hills camp

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serene evening from the observatory

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Skyline Trail

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Houghton Pond

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early morning on Little Blue Hill

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some where off the red trail, Well behind Houghton’s Ponds

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A path near Chickatawbut overlook.

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Trailside Museum Blue Hills

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Early morning on the ponkapoag Trail

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Skyline Trail on Hemenway Hill in mid September 2019

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Ponkapoag Golf Course

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I was out running on this cold, rainy, foggy day in December 2018 when I snapped this photo. Location: Trailhead at corner of Randolph Ave and Chickataubut Rd

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Lower end of the Blue Hills near skating rink

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A picture taken looking up through the trees and the sky

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Heading up the Skyline Trail

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Taken about 4:45 am in late June from Hancock Hill

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Skyline trail

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Skyline trail

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I snapped this photo in January 2019. I was feeling inspired by Ansel Adams that Day, shortly after viewing his exhibit at the MFA. Location: Peak near trailhead at corner of Randolph Ave and Chickataubut Rd.

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This was taken on the far side of Houghtons pond

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The sunset at the ski lifts on 9/3 was incredible. I’ve taken a ton of photos at the hill but last night was a gem of a night for photos :))

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This was sitting by the top of the ski lifts on 9/3

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Insect found sitting on flower, along trail at St. Mortitz.

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Trail near St. Moritz Pond

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Hiking trail along St. Moritz Ponds.

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Found a teepee in woods!

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Beautiful view our favorite spot

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houghton’s pond

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weather observation tower

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at houghton’s pond

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Blue Hill Ski Area

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Eliot Tower, Great Blue Hill

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Craigville beach cape cod Mass

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Ames estate reflecting pool

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Early Morning @ sm pond near Houghton’s Pond

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