05.16.2019 Most of Pepper Mill Pond

Most because it does turn to the east/right a bit at the far end. From this point all the trees appear compressed and the color more evident.

Although I shared this image from 2015 in a comment to Steve yesterday, I’ll add it to this post as an example of the color one can see in the Spring. Well, when I made this image it was 6/20/2015 so almost summer.

Spring seemed to take forever to arrive and once here it has flown by. It is sometimes said that time passes more quickly with age.  Of course it just feels that way but the sensation is real. Just a few weeks until the summer solstice. Another full moon on Saturday.


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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12 Responses to 05.16.2019 Most of Pepper Mill Pond

  1. I’ve increasingly had the experience that something I remember as happening X years ago turns out to have happened 2X years ago. Two is the new one.

    You’ve got an excellent play between vertical and horizontal in your first picture.

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    • My bigger problem is short-term. If I can even remember something at all I have a good idea when it happened. 50 years later I still remember my 7 digit student ID number from UMass. Don’t even have to think about it, there’s a rhythm to it.
      I really like the layout of this pond and was lucky that there were no fishermen there.


  2. Ahhhhh. . . I can hear the quiet. The symmetry on the second shot is purely amazing.

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    • Thanks, Michael. Despite being right next to Route 9, which runs the entire width of Massachusetts, it usually is rather quiet and peaceful here. Maple leaves are oriented opposite so the symmetry is purely natural.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The colors, the clarity of the veins, the raindrops, and the symmetry of the arrangement all make that second photo pure pleasure to look at. It’s a wall-hanger, as they say. On a more fanciful level, it looks as though the tree itself has spread an umbrella above the leaves beneath. Given the multitude of raindrops clinging to the leaves, it may have been a little late.

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    • Thanks, Linda. When leaves are fresh their texture seems to be more easily seen, I think. And, of course, the color is what this is all about. I hadn’t thought of it, but it does look like an umbrella. As I recall, all those drops are of the dew variety.


  4. bluebrightly says:

    Oh, I lovelovelove this, Steve. I have missed so much…I’m just going to scroll through and see what pops up, and this certainly does!

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  5. melissabluefineart says:

    So true, spring zipped by and now here we are in July already. These gorgeous images that you capture do much to cushion the blow! 🙂

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, it does look autumnal!

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