Category Archives: Landscape

01.17.2019-2 7 A.M. and all is well.

Downtown Amherst in the Snowless Winter Well, snowless until tomorrow morning and then Snowzilla on Sunday.  But on December 30th the only telltale sign of winter was the lack of leaves on the Amherst Merry Maple. Our Town Hall.  Nobody … Continue reading

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01.15.2019 A little more spillway frost

Downstream from the waterfall was this tree that had been covered with frozen steam coming off the Swift River. Kind of amazing that the water was still warm enough to give off steam in 12 degree weather.  Certainly not warm … Continue reading

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01.14.2019 The Spillway Effect

As mentioned before, it has been a long while since the Quabbin Reservoir has seen enough water to make use of the spillway which allows the overflow to rejoin the Swift River. The north of the Quabbin sees many small … Continue reading

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01.12.2019 Murphy Falls Filigreed Ice

I realize that I am playing fast and loose with “filigree” to describe the ice, but it is intricate and somewhat delicate and that is the word that comes to mind when I see this type of ice formation. The … Continue reading

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01.05.2019 Harbinger

But what is being harbinged? Skunk Cabbage-Symplocarpus foetidus is an early adopter of spring so one might think it indicates the arrival of that season.  But this was on January 2nd.  Just a wee bit early for anything to be … Continue reading

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01.04.2019 Harris Hill

Another early start was a bit easier, in a way, as Bentley decided he needed to go out at 3:30.  As long as we were up, he decided he needed his breakfast then too.  Still, that’s better than 1:30 which … Continue reading

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01.02.2019 Mount Norwottuck at Dawn from Honey Pot Road

I don’t know what I am going to do when sunrise is at 5 a.m. or earlier.  I’ve become so used to sleeping until 5 or later and that means I am barely making it out the door in time … Continue reading

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