Monthly Archives: August 2015

08.31.2015 Quabbin Twilight and Sunrise 8/30/15

Civil Twilight…5:45 am….click to see Venus Sunrise…6:15 am Advertisements

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08.30.2015 Full Sturgeon Super Moon

After a cloudy start on Mount Pollux, things got better high in the sky.

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08.29.2015 Moody View 4-Foggy Norwottuck

I looked out the window at 4 this morning and was pretty sure I heard the sky say “No moon for you”.  Still, it made sense to go out and try to find some location without dense fog and there … Continue reading

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08.28.2015 Once more with Yellow

Here’s the last of my burst of yellow flower posts from Owens Pond…for now. Partridge-pea (Cassia fasciculata) resembles a sensitive plant and I’ve read that the leaves are a little bit sensitive, but I haven’t experienced that…the plant’s sensitivity, I … Continue reading

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08.27.2015 Fallen Birch Branch

I’ve been looking at this branch for quite a while, waiting for the right atmosphere…fog and soft light.  It’s a simple scene right next to the traffic circle at Quabbin Hill, just a branch that has fallen from a tree, … Continue reading

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08.26.2015 Fern-leaved False Foxglove

One of the wildflowers I look for annually during a Quabbin Park ride around is this lovely native yellow flower (Aureolaria pedicularia) that often exhibits a bushy growth which can reach about 3 feet in height. Happy Humpday folks.  We … Continue reading

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08.25.2015 Common Evening Primrose

Living up to its name, we are seeing the Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) in many places where human activity has disturbed the soil.  Their stalk can be as tall or taller than I am (5’11″…used to be 6’…I’m shrinking) … Continue reading

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