This rather striking photo has absolutely nothing to do with New England beyond the photographer!
Gordon Smith has continued the story of his outback journey with daily postings. This photo shows Blanche Cup, essentially a mound in the desert where water bubbles up from the Great Artesian Basin below.
It's desolate, isn't it? I was really struck by the salt pans stretching away in the middle distance. You can find the whole outback series here.