Category Archives: Amherst

04.27.2017 Return to Amethyst Brook

But what part?  Amethyst Brook offers so many possibilities as it meanders several miles from Pelham to Amherst.  In this case it is also a return to this exact spot that I shot back in 2011.  Back then I straddled … Continue reading

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03.27.2017 Dunlop Brook

Dunlop Brook runs through Romer Woods, a 141 acre parcel that was recently protected for Amherst’s water supply. Robert Romer sold it to the town for a nice reduced price to maintain the water quality and see it protected into … Continue reading

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10.31.2016-2 Owens Pond Foliage

My goal with the vacation was to spend as much time as possible in the Quabbin watershed and, with a one day exception, that is just what I did.  Here is one of a couple of images from that one … Continue reading

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08.06.2016-2 Frog Friday a day late

Should have got this up yesterday as was my intention but time got tight and I missed. From a close encounter of the Lithobates catesbeianus kind, here is an American Bullfrog in a mud puddle near Hop Brook in Amherst. Getting … Continue reading

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08.04.2016 Potential Performance

And then there is Throwback Thursday.  Most folks post a shot of themselves for Throwback, but some do an old image and that is what is here today.  Something I’ve threatened to print but have not as yet.  One of … Continue reading

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07.21.2016 Brilliant Beetle

One of my favorite insects to photograph is the Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus).  They are quite accommodating in the morning and allow for close approach and hardly move…just the occasional twitch of the antennae. They are found on milkweed … Continue reading

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07.20.2016 Not too wordy Wednesday-Poor Farm Swamp

One more HDR landscape.  I was hoping for a passing beaver to glide by but no luck.

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