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Tim has been interested in photography for many years. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's in Environmental Science. Writing nature articles allows him to combine his interest in photography and nature into one medium.

Carpenter Falls Photo

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Carpenter Falls


Carpenter Falls in Granby, Connecticut

Carpenter Falls in Granby, Connecticut

The photo above is Carpenter Falls located in the Caruso Collamore Carpenter Preserve in Granby, Connecticut.  This is a beautiful falls and I didn’t see another soul while I was at the falls – this is probably because it’s quite a way off the beaten trail.  In fact, my SUV did fine, but I would be very careful going to this waterfall in a car that’s really low to the ground;  the dirt road leading to the falls is dirt and had some large mud holes when I was there.

One weird thing happened while I was there.  In the back of my mind, I kept thinking “This would be a great place for bears”.  As much as I would have liked to see a bear (I have seen one here in Connecticut while hiking and I was amazed how fast he could run – luckily in the other direction), I have a slight (or not so slight) fear of bears, especially if they are guarding their cubs.

When I had finished my photo session and was packing up, all of a sudden, two black shapes came running out of the woods and headed straight for me.  My first thought was:  Bears!  However, I quickly realized they were canine shaped, so my next thought was, of course:  Wolves!  However, since I’m writing this today, you’ve probably realized that it was neither bears or wolves – it was two black retrievers.  They came running by me, one of them gave a quick “Woof”, which I took as a polite hello, and jumped into the stream.  When they were done, they ran by me again, with a good-bye “Woof” and headed back into the woods.

This all happened in the span of about 30 seconds.  I was left standing there wondering if had really happened.  Luckily, on my way out of the preserve, I saw the dogs again and their owner, who was jogging down the dirt road.  Those had to be two of the happiest dogs I’ve ever seen.




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