So Clear That You Could See for Miles
Yesterday, in between the recent rain storms, it cleared up and dried off enough for us to spend a couple of hours on a local hike. The weather was cool enough that the activity of hiking made it a perfect temperature. The sky was so clear that you could see the two tallest buildings in Boston (the John Hancock Building at 790 feet and the Prudential Tower at 750 feet) from over 20 miles away.
Here are some pictures of a few of the sights that we saw on the hike. The Hancock Building and the Prudential Tower are marked with the “red arrow” in the sixth photo.
The Beauty of the New England Woods in the Fall
Well it’s finally Fall here in New England – and the beauty of the woods is once again breathtaking; especially if you get off the beaten path and just wander through the wilds. I’m always amazed by the variety of the colors, shapes and smells amongst the trees.
Here are some pictures of what New England looked like this morning in the bright sunshine. You could literally see the leaves falling as you walked:
The Sights and Sounds of a World War II Battlefield
This weekend we went to The Collings Foundation WWII reenactment of the “Battle for the Airfield”; a live-action reenactment of a 1944 battle between the Allies and the Germans for a forward operating base airfield.
There were over 300 reenactors, representing several units of Allied and Axis military, participating in the reenactment. There was also fully restored military equipment of all kinds to include tanks, cannons, troop carriers, halftracks, aircraft and support supplies. Allied and Axis camps were set up with authentic materials and appearance and the reenactors shared their knowledge about the weapon systems and life as a WWII military person.
As you can see in the following photos, a significant number of restored WWII vehicles participated in the reenactment:
German Historic Vehicles:
Allied (American and British) Historic Vehicles:
If you would like to learn more about the Collings Foundation - here's a link to their website:
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