06.26.2019 Finishing up with the Mountain Laurel for 2019

I’ve often admired our woodlands filled with spring white provided by the mountain laurels.  Some years are more prolific than others and this has been one of those years.  Their bloom is winding down, but for a couple of weeks you could travel to different locations and find them at their peak which, for the most part, has now passed.

This past Sunday I returned to Hawley Reservoir in Pelham (part of Amherst’s water supply) to make one more image of the reflections there. I like making reflection images that create interesting patterns.

There are moose in this area and maybe I’ll get lucky some early morning to see one wading here. I drive by often on the way to North Quabbin so there’s always that possibility.  They are sometimes visible near dawn nibbling foliage along Route 202.

I’ll be back this autumn for fall color reflections.

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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9 Responses to 06.26.2019 Finishing up with the Mountain Laurel for 2019

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Beautiful. Almost kaleidoscopic.

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  2. Will you also fill out the year with a winter view of the scene?

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  3. I am such a sucker for reflections. This is beautiful.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Even though I know what the flower is, the scene reminds me of the bridal wreath that bloomed in similar ways during our Iowa springs. It was a spirea of some sort, I believe, but the beautiful, clustered white flowers and heady fragrance said ‘Spring!’ to us as surely as these mountain laurels do to you.

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    • We have had some shrubs, Bridalveil, that is like what you are describing. It was planted in various locations when our neighborhood was developed. We are now transitioning from Spring to Summer and that brings another white flowering shrub with lots of clusters.

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