02.10.2023 Not Quite the Racetrack PLaya

I guess I could fib and say I visited the Racetrack Playa with the roaming rocks in Death Valley based on sharing this image. But I’ve not been there at all.  Instead I found these nice mud cracks at North Common Meadow in Petersham, MA after a long dry spell in that usually wet location.

During normal conditions the meadow is just that and filled with green lushness.  But the last several years our rainfalls have been disappointing and 2018 was one such year.

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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18 Responses to 02.10.2023 Not Quite the Racetrack PLaya

  1. Pingback: 02.10.2023 Not Quite the Racetrack PLaya — Stephen Gingold Nature Photography Blog | THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON...

  2. shoreacres says:

    I’d never heard of the Racetrack Playa, which is a little odd, given the number of people I know who’ve visited the area. Very interesting, and certainly an apt comparison.

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  3. That’s such a rich green, considering the drought.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Very cool image, Steve. To me, it signals hope in trying times.

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  5. The grass has its own little island … cool find!

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    Great juxtaposition! My eye is drawn to the tiny grass seedling on the left as a sign of hope.

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  7. Wally Jones says:

    Ants trekking across the vast mud flats: “At last! We found the oasis!”.

    Who needs to visit distant locales when you have them re-created right where you live?

    Another example of your outstanding ability to spot opportunities and turn them into enviable photographs.

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    • I should have constructed a little rope bridge for the trekking ants. I share that sentiment about traveling, Wally. While every place has its own appeal, the closer to home the better for me. Thanks, Wally!


  8. Todd Henson says:

    Wow, that green stands out so nicely against the previously parched backdrop. A beautiful example of the tenacity and patience of nature.

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  9. doerfpub says:

    That green really pops against that hardened ground. Excellent composition with all the intriguing lines.

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