Lots of rain lately…lots. Not as much as some parts of the mid-west and Quebec most recently, but plenty enough to recharge all the brooks locally. As you can see here, Quabbin is receiving a lot of water and is back to about 86% capacity-up from 79% earlier this year.
Although not hard enough to appear in the image, there was a light shower as I made photographs yesterday morning. Eventually the sun broke throughand started to dry things a little…enough so I could try to catch up on the mowing. A little more to do today if we don’t get another shower.
As I made my way down the brook, there were quite a few interesting cascades although many were a little clogged with fallen branches and leaves. Natural for sure but not quite photogenic. This one appealed to me. I didn’t do an intimate of that center section but I’ll go back.
I’m happy to report that I did wear my Muck Boots and no slipping this time, although it is kind of tricky to navigate all the rocks and branches lying about and there are a few surprise depths to watch out for…the boots only go up to just below my knees. It is a little too much of a hike to wear the hip boots.