• Sайн байна уу?

    Sайн байна уу?
    jnorris2 on Vansemberuu Research in the Horidol Saridag
    June 6th I flew through South Korea into Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar (UB), let me say, I would seoul do that again over the antics in Beijing’s airport. The city was backlit with a burnt orange dusky glow; sem […]
    Posted 1 weeks ago.
  • hydrate or dehydrate

    hydrate or dehydrate
    jnorris2 on Vansemberuu Research in the Horidol Saridag
    As the semester has come to a close I find myself scrambling to make something of my ample day dreaming. On June 5th I’ll be flying into Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, then make my way up north to Khu […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • May The Forth Be With You!

    May The Forth Be With You!
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    This week I went to say goodbye to my spot in the stream valley of Centennial Woods. I can’t help but wish I was still down by Lone Rock, sitting on the bluffs in the blustery wind looking out over Chaplain. But I […]
    Posted May 06, 2017.
  • Emergence

    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    I visited my site just as the final snow melted and after the weather had spiked to 70˚F. This morning was foggy and overcast but about 55˚F. I sat on a soggy log along the brook’s edge and looked closely at the […]
    Posted April 15, 2017.
  • Posted March 23, 2017.
  • Hawks Above

    Hawks Above
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    This spot in the woods is a northern hardwood forest characterized by medium aged maples, oaks, hickories, beaches, grey birches, and hemlocks by the river. The hillside slopes down from the road to the Roxbury […]
    Posted March 22, 2017.
  • Thaw

    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    In my most recent walk through the low floodplain of my phenology area, I took note of the intersection of the natural communities here. The hillsides is Red Spruce and Northern Hardwood Forest combination while […]
    Posted March 10, 2017.
  • After Storm

    After Storm
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    All images original copyright Joscie Norris 2017
    Posted February 17, 2017.
  • Posted February 07, 2017.
  • Centennial Woods Tracking

    Centennial Woods Tracking
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    Friday morning I ventured out into centennial woods and wandered around until I found a somewhat untouched place. After crossing the first boardwalk over the stream and reaching the main intersection, I took a […]
    Posted February 06, 2017.
  • Sketches of Summer

    Sketches of Summer
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    Inspired by the creatures that lurked along the water’s edge of Westover Pond in the summer, I am attaching some of my original drawings. Dragonfly in the jewelweed and sedges Leopard frog on the forest […]
    Posted December 10, 2016.
  • Bishops and Climbers

    Bishops and Climbers
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    500 million years ago the Dolostone, a calcium and magnesium rich limestone, formed around the shore of Champlain. Then, during the same mountain building event that formed the Green Mountains, this bedrock was […]
    Posted December 10, 2016.
  • Posted November 29, 2016.
  • Return at Dusk

    Return at Dusk
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    The second time I returned I noticed the wild foods such as berries and seeds. The birch trees were loaded with seed clusters and the tupelo had its dried flower clusters. The witchhazel was also in it’s stunning […]
    Posted November 29, 2016.
  • Snowy Visit- Westover Pond

    Snowy Visit- Westover Pond
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    The woods were silent. The birds, children, bells, busses, and dogs were hushed. On my first morning visit it was snowing and the ground was covered in a spotted layer of mush and it was thirty and cloudy. Upon […]
    Posted November 29, 2016.
  • Westover Pond Setting

    Westover Pond Setting
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
      In a rural obsolete town in CT there is a beautiful hundred yellow building which might be mistaken for a nunnery from the road. Beyond the facade and once you get past all the oddities of this high school’s […]
    Posted November 29, 2016.
  • Reign

    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    Cedar kings wrap their fists on the dolostone and sway their crooked bodies over the embankment as the aspen lifts her arms up to the scraps of sun and upon her pale fingertips, cadmium leaves quake; […]
    Posted November 08, 2016.
  • Events Map

    Events Map
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    These drawings are of the different happenings and sightings at my phenology spot on the bluffs and along my hike out to the point. The first photograph is of the entire piece, the rest are close-up shots in a […]
    Posted November 08, 2016.
  • Variations of Autumn

    Variations of Autumn
    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    Today, after a lengthy bike ride to lone rock, I walked to the point through the the church property and the parade grounds. The clouds were thick and dark grey blue, so it was overcast, but the sun constantly […]
    Posted November 08, 2016.
  • Map

    jnorris2 on Lone Rock Bluffs
    This is a map that represents the topography of the rocks by rings that rise in elevation. The green is the main vegetation and the top of the map is the blue lake. What really stands out is the long figure in the […]
    Posted October 25, 2016.