12.30.2022 Fog Friday…sort of

A scene I have shared many times.  The basic composition is more or less the same each time but the sky is always a little different and the addition of fog, some or a lot, makes the difference.

Another close to home location, often this is my destination when I am a bit tardy leaving the house. I met the farmer who hays this land and am pretty sure he’ll not allow it to be developed. It’s next to part of the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge in Hadley, MA. which is a part of the huge refuge with many locations making up the whole along the Connecticut River’s length with over 40,000 acres making up the many properties. I am sure, should the farmer ever decide to sell the land, that it will someday become part of the refuge.


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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17 Responses to 12.30.2022 Fog Friday…sort of

  1. It’s good to hear about the more than 40,000 acres already preserved.

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  2. picpholio says:

    Wonderful setting 🙂

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    • Thank you, Rudi. It’s very possible this was someone’s farm or home. The reservoir was created about 90 years ago by the state TAKING the land from people and forcing them to move. Four towns were disincorporated so that Boston and a few towns near Boston could have water after their expansion and population growth outgrew their own water supplies. At least we are able to appreciate and enjoy the watershed which has been loosely called an “Accidental Wilderness” although it is heavily managed for water supply. Lots of wildlife and forest though.

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  3. A fine reason to be a little late. Beautiful photo, Steve!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    A beautiful landscape at the beginning of a summer’s day. Ahhhh!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    That’s the sort of ground fog we get from time to time. It’s lovely: especially the light on the bottoms of the clouds.

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    • The spot is a hayfield and almost always has some layer of fog, thick or thin, hovering over it in the summer after a good mowing. My house is surrounded by trees, nothing to complain about, so I cannot always see what’s happening at sunrise. This was a nice surprise.

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  6. Beautiful image Steve! Wonderful colors and detail! Enjoyed seeing your image!

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  7. Wally Jones says:

    What a way to start a day!

    However, such an incredible dawn sure would make it difficult to go indoors and work the rest of the day.

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    • I suppose one of the good things about sunrises is they are short so we can get on with the rest of our day without standing slack jawed in awe for hours on end. But, then again, that they are short is not a good thing.

      My series of “Ride to Work” images actually make it easier to go to work having been cheered by the sight of a glorious sunrise rather than going in during gloomy skies.


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