05.29.2013 Briggs Brook

There are over 50 gates in the Quabbin watershed and I have many yet to walk and explore.  A few folks had mentioned Briggs Brook to me over the years and I finally checked it out this past Sunday.  It is easy to get there as it is accessed from the same spot as Gate 15 except you bear to the right rather than the left.

I did a little bushwhacking first to see what it looks like where it passes under Route 202.  I did not photograph the brook at that point but did come across a comely Oak Besma Moth.

Please click for a larger viewMoth-052613-800FBFarther on down the road though I did find a nice spot to shoot part of the brook.Briggs-Brook-2-052613-800FBI do believe I will return here.  There are many water features including the watercourse for an old mill.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 05.29.2013 Briggs Brook

  1. Just Rod says:

    Beautiful place and photographs. The details on the moth are exceptional.
    I think you should return there!


  2. Hi Steve, having your login go to the pop-up works much better. I now seem to be able to log in easier too. Haven’t had much time to comment anywhere lately, but I saw your new post in my RSS Feed and had to comment on that moth image. Who would have ever thought anyone could capture the beauty of a moth in a photograph. Part of what makes the image is that great leaf backdrop too. Nice photo.


    • Thanks, David. I am glad that the login is easier for you now (nothing I did, WP must have improved the process on the sly) and appreciate that you stopped by from your busy schedule to leave a comment.
      Moths are beautiful in a quite subtle way. I should post more because they are so varied and there are thousands of species.


  3. A beautiful moth. I’ve never seen one this pretty. The brook is exceptional. You really know where and how to choose your subjects. Both photos are lovely for sure.


    • Thank you, Yvonne. I find moths to be as if not more beautiful than butterflies. There are thousands and thousand of different species with some every bit as beautiful in their display as their more admired brethren….and of all those only one specie’s larva, as far as I am aware, eats your sweaters. 🙂


  4. Lottie Nevin says:

    Ditto ditto all the other comments! I’m also swooning over the place names. They sound like something out of a fairytale and indeed the brook is so lovely that it wouldn’t be out of place in an enchanted forest. The moth is pretty enchanting too! 😀


  5. penpusherpen says:

    If I could reach that waterfall and see the deep rich greens shown on your photo, I would be a happy Pen….(mind you, all the rain we’re having at the mo, is ensuring the Midlands of England is rivaling that green… ) … Moths and butterflies amaze me in their colours and shape….Beautiful artwork, as if Mother Nature goes wild with her artistic ideas and chameleon like abilities… Loved the walk x


    • Thank you Pen. The Quabbin watershed is filled with magical places like Briggs, dozens of chuckling little brooks and a few captivating waterfalls. The reservoir itself can be both beautiful and mysterious depending on the clarity of the atmosphere of each particular day. I hope you see some of that green in your surrounds.


  6. Phil Lanoue says:

    Those are excellent Steve!


  7. Greg Russell says:

    Gorgeous images, Steve! The moth is great, but the brook is wonderful. It seems like you have a lot of exploring you should get to!


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