05.17.2014 Back to Dean Brook

Last week I went to Dean Brook to check on the Painted Trillium crop.  I only found one that was just budding up.  I think today might have some promise once the downpour stops.  But the brook itself always has something of interest and I made this image which includes a tree with a unique feature. I find the joining of trees very appealing and really like the way this one seems to be wrapping itself up.  The stream isn’t half bad either. 🙂Dean-Brook-05112014-900WebThe rain is letting up, it seems, so maybe I’ll have a flower or two for the next post.

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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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19 Responses to 05.17.2014 Back to Dean Brook

  1. Andrew says:

    Yes please, Steve.

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  2. Eric Todd says:

    I was out at Quabbin the other day and found some red ones. The ticks are ridiculous, they were actually crawling all over the flowers- stay safe out there!

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    • I’ve been pretty lucky so far, Eric. Just one attached to me and we removed it easily. I’ve taken to wearing either muck boots or NEOS on the outside of my jeans (or hiking socks if no boots) as well as giving myself a good dose of DEET all over. For the amount of time I spend on the ground in the woods and fields, I try to protect myself as much as possible.

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  3. Beautiful photo. I especially enjoy natures colors. The lighter brown of the decaying leaves on the forest floor, a darker ashy brown of the trees, the verdant mossy green growing on the rocks, and to cap it all off, the stream that snakes its way past the tree roots near the waters edge. ‘

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    • Thanks, Yvonne. I appreciate the analysis, all of which was considered when shooting. There is an old chimney from some structure which I have never been able to identify hidden in the background. I tried to get an angle that would hide it and I think I succeeded. It is above the rock between two trees.:-)

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  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    That photo makes me smile and wish I was sitting there watching the stream.

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  5. Lottie Nevin says:

    You are right, the stream isn’t half bad 😀

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    • Thanks, Lottie. This particular stream is a brook that keeps on gift giving. I’ve had so many nice experiences there and have come away with several pleasing shots.
      I am glad that people are enjoying the brook. I was starting to think that everyone was just being polite waiting for the trilliums. 🙂

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  6. If you attend the College of Nature, then Dean Brook must be in charge of it.

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    • Hahaha! Steve you bring such a stream of laughter…

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      • Honestly, when I saw the words Dean Brook at the beginning of this post, my first reaction was to think of a person rather than a stream. Now I’m suddenly reminded that in the early 1950s there was a television show called Our Miss Brooks. And are there any brooks I miss? Maybe the little one that once ran in the suburban neighborhood where I grew up on Long Island. You might not brook any more of this, so I’d better stop now.

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      • Nice quips, Steve. We did have a Dean Field back in the day, but I don’t think he was a nature prof.
        Ah yes…Our Miss Brooks. My afternoon entertainment as a child. Thanks for the reminder.

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  7. I do love gnarly old trees with moss on them, and a stream running through~ what could be better?! I really like how you’ve framed it.

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  8. Wonderful capture Steve !!

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  9. Just Rod says:

    I really like the way the tree seems to be hugging itself. You have such a distinctive way of capturing streams and woods. Brilliant.

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