04.23.2020 Hop Brook Cascade

We’ll see how this post works out after the last few days of missing comments here on the blog.  Everyone’s comments showed in the Reader but why not here remains a mystery.

Here is my second image from my walk along Hop Brook and the New England Trail (formerly the M-M Trail) in Belchertown, MA.  I’ve been visiting this stretch for quite a while and my first image here in 2005 was what got me addicted to water photography.

I hope everyone remains well and taking care not to expose yourselves to the Coronavirus.  We are staying close to home and, aside from my walks in the woods, only going out for essentials like groceries, meds, and things that can’t be put off such as important health procedures.  Mary Beth needed an injection for her osteoporosis treatment but the nurse administered it in front of the medical center with Mary Beth’s arm outside the car. I have a wellness exam soon that will be done as a video chat and then a physical/blood test later on that will also be done with a car visit. Much else can be postponed.


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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19 Responses to 04.23.2020 Hop Brook Cascade

  1. I’m even more appreciative of the beautiful & interesting photos here on WP, during this stay-at-home time. Those mossy/lichen’d rocks are very appealing.
    BTW, I am experiencing trouble with comments, as you mentioned yesterday.

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    • I am glad that I am part of what is making being homebound a little more enjoyable for you, Robert.
      There is a lot of the trouble I experienced yesterday going around as I understand it via Linda’s perseverance. There is less of it here on my blog today but still a few glitches. Hope they figure what is happening soon.


  2. Very Nice Steve! Keep the images coming!

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  3. We are also only going out when needed, down here in Texas. Luckily, we are retired and have a large yard and our community has miles of walking trails. Our county made masks mandatory. The hospitals here in the 4th largest US city, are not filled and can start doing surgery again. Unfortunately, the governor wants to reopen the state. so I guess we’ll see what happens.

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    • Glad that you are able to enjoy being outdoors. That’s great that the hospital in your area is not swamped with Covid patients…yet. I guess when possible all states will allow some openings if they can be done safely and responsibly. I am troubled by speech of sacrificing elder and ill people for the economy. The situation did not have to be as it is had it been taken more seriously from the start. And an opening that happens too fast might backfire. I trust science more than politics. As you said, we’ll see.

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  4. On Tuesday I went food-shopping for the first time in 11 days. I’ve gone out taking nature pictures 10 times so far in April, including this morning. Eve had her regular doctor’s appointment by teleconference yesterday. Brave new world.

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    • I go every Friday morning during senior hours which are from 6 to 7:30 a.m. There are not too many people then and it is quick in and out. I chose Friday because the store gets a truck Thursday night so I figure the best chance at what we need…not toilet paper or sanitizer…would be then. And so far, the last couple of Friday mornings, as is forecast for tomorrow, have been rainy anyway so I wouldn’t do any photography.
      I wonder now that medical appointments and other office visit occasions have been shown to be successfully accomplished remotely whether that will become more the norm as we move forward.


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Drive by medical visits… who could have imagined? Glad you are staying safe. One cannot be too careful these days.

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  6. krikitarts says:

    CD and I went in for flu shots (they’re called jabs here) last week, and our little clinic had set up a vaccination station (could there be the kernel of a new song here?) on their back porch to maintain respectable distances for jabbees. As you are eloquently reminding us, we all need to stay in the mainstream of current informed recommendations and continue to go with the flow.

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  7. bluebrightly says:

    I love the variety in this image – my gaze wanders around happily. It’s interesting to hear about your car procedures. I wonder who long that will go on!

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    • Thanks, Lynn. I usually try to simplify things but everything in this composition seems to fit. There is much to see but it does “flow” easily.
      It’s hard to say, of course. I think this will be with us for a while. New infections will have to drop down quite a bit beyond just levelling off. That will probably be true for the entire country until those of us with any sense, unlike those who are demonstrating for the right to infect themselves and the rest of us, feel the likelihood of infection is minimal. I understand the worry about finances but intubation is enough for me to find other things to worry about.


  8. Dave Ply says:

    Lovely little fusspot, lichens and all. I think some of the comments are heading the stay at home directives too…

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