06.03.2021 West Branch of Fever Brook Cascade

I considered calling this a waterfall because of its clean flow.  But in reality it is water leaking through an old dam that created a pond I visit often along State Forest Road in North Quabbin. Different parts of the brook have been featured here over the years and this particular cascade appeared previously back in January of 2020 in this post.

Similar but different.  Some of the rocks have moved due to ice and water flow and the addition of the fallen lichen-encrusted branch that joined the scene either from naturally falling or being blown down during a storm.. The prior image was more about the flow and this one the splash. In my younger more spry years I might have walked the dam and removed the branch.  In my older years I am glad I didn’t move it and like what it adds to the image with it’s parallel line to the flowing water.


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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8 Responses to 06.03.2021 West Branch of Fever Brook Cascade

  1. If you hadn’t said this is a dam I’d indeed have assumed a waterfall. Before I got to your second paragraph the parallel between the branch and the flowing water jumped out at me.


  2. shoreacres says:

    The branch looks for all the world like a super-sized dowsing rod — and a successful one, at that. It certainly found water.

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  3. Besides agreeing with your own assessment of this photograph, I like the green color showing in the water. Whether you intended the pun or not, I also enjoy the name of the post including a word that identifies something in the photo.


    • This part of the brook is named the West Branch so it wasn’t intentionally a pun but it works nonetheless. The green is actually, I think, a greenish brown and likely caused by tannins from the many hemlock trees surrounding the pond. Quite a few of the brooks I visit have hemlocks along them and I see a lot of tannins in the water.

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  4. Very Nice Image Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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