05.04.2019 A lovely cascade in Quabbin Park

Although my goal this morning was to find some trees to photograph in the moderate fog in the park, I heard the sound of a brook in the woods along the side of  Hanks Meadow.  I wandered in and noticed a nice little cascade with attractive rocks with just a touch of moss to frame it.

Today was overcast mostly which I prefer for water photography. It did rain off and on but not a drenching one. The reservoir has been low for several recent years but that is no longer the case with the continual showers and downpours lately. As long as it continues there should be lots of cascades and waterfalls to visit and enjoy.

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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6 Responses to 05.04.2019 A lovely cascade in Quabbin Park

  1. shoreacres says:

    I can offer another advantage of continual, off-and-on rain for your consideration. It not only softens the light, it softens the earth, creating nice, pliable mud to cushion any vehicle (ahem) that might plunge nose-first into a ditch.

    Let’s just say my weekend trip to the hill country was more exciting than I’d hoped. A fast and erratic driver led to a little ‘whoopsie’ on my part on Monday when I tried to get out of his way, but at least the car didn’t roll. I had absolutely no injuries, and thanks to a nice policeman and a crackerjack towing team, they got Princess out of the ditch without causing any further damage. Actually, the only damage was cosmetic — even the headlights were unscathed. They wired up the fender so I could drive home without it flapping in the breeze, and I drove the five hours home with no problem.
    She went in the body shop Tuesday, and I’ll get her back tomorrow or Saturday.

    So that’s where I’ve been — dealing with all that. And I thought stepping on the snake on Sunday was going to be the highlight of the weekend.

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    • Oh my, Linda. What an unfortunate adventure. I’m glad you had a nice soft muddy cushion rather than some hard pan. It’s great that there was not too much damage to Princess and even better that you sustained nothing worse than inconvenience and, I guess, some unwanted expense. Also great that there were helpful people to aid you.

      I missed you stepping on a snake. Did I skip a story in your blog? Depending on the species that might have been a highlight best not experienced.Did you exit that encounter unscathed as well? I hope so.

      We had tree work done today as i mentioned elsewhere. Everything was so soft that, even though the guys laid down plywood to protect the lawn, there are a couple of rather enormous craters in our lawn. Some other lesser damage as well along with a few of my wildflowers including the white trillium.

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      • shoreacres says:

        Oh, no — that gorgeous trillium that you just posted in your blog? I’m so sorry. Will the plant be able to recover and bloom again next year? I know they’re a little finicky — I hope it’s not a total loss, and I’m glad you got some photos. Did the one you especially like manage to avoid damage?

        You didn’t miss a story. I stepped on the snake last Sunday — just a day before the trip into the ditch. I haven’t moved that fast in years. What was interesting was that I knew the very second I did it what I’d stepped on — almost before I heard the aggravated hiss from the snake. He was a big one, whatever he was. So much for a nice Sunday nap in the grass. Poor guy.

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      • Yes, that one. The Dutchman’s Breeches next to it got totally obliterated so I don’t know their underground status. Next spring will tell, I guess. The trillium was flattened but I staked the two stems back up and they seem like they will survive. Fingers crossed.

        Yes, poor guy. Obviously your cardiac health is good. Must have about doubled or tripled your beat rate for a few moments. Glad you only heard a hiss and not a rattle. No doubt it was hiding and lurking for prey and thankfully you are too big to swallow. Nice to know you still have your agility. So your weekend offered a two-fer of unfortunate happenings. Maybe that’ll be it for a long time.

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      • shoreacres says:

        You should have been here for last night’s storms. I’ve not seen lightning like that in many, many years, and now most of Houston’s freeways and low water crossings are flooded again from 6-12″ of rain. But I have my electricity (read: AC and computer) back. Huzzah!

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      • Funny how so many things we take for granted, reliable electricity for one, are so important when not available. That’s a continuing amazing amount of rain you’ve had. I’ve complained about our frequent rain here but we see nothing like what you have been getting. I enjoy lightning as long as it doesn’t burn anyone’s house down or start a forest fire. Especially heat lightning. I don’t mind it waking me up and leave the windows open if we are to have a thunder storm during the night. So I would have enjoyed your storm for it’s sound and light effects but not for the flooding, of course. Hope you dry out soon.


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