That was a quick April. Time’s flying by.
Monday morning, as I mentioned yesterday, I walked part of the Norwottuck Rail Trail here in Amherst. I had visions of this view in my head but with all the low-lying fog we were experiencing and, of course, spring greens rather than summer. But it was not happening. Thick fog and a stream so swollen it could have been called Hop Brook Lake just didn’t add up to eye appeal. So I headed back with the idea of going to Quabbin for what you saw yesterday.
As I walked to the parking area the sun was just hitting the tree tops and lighting up the fog with a nice warmth which was welcomed since we had fallen below freezing.
Still thinking of Quabbin, I resumed my hike back towards the car when I saw this beaver lodge with the fog behind it. Then I noticed what at first appeared to be a curved stick among the tangle on top of the lodge but a few more steps revealed a Canada Goose sitting upon what I think was its nest.
I didn’t have the 300 with me, so framed the whole lodge with the foggy background using the 70-200. I think I’d prefer this composition over a closer look anyway.