Category Archives: Patterns in Nature

01.19.2022 Winter’s Chaos

Eliot Porter’s book, “Nature’s Chaos,” is a favorite influence along with “Intimate Landscapes”. There is a lot to be seen in water’s frozen element.

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12.21.2021 It’s Winter time, winter time, win, win, winter time!

The solstice has arrived and with it temperatures cold enough to offer ice imaging. Although we started the day in the mid-teens not a lot had formed at the waterfall I visited or in some of the standing water.  But … Continue reading

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12.12.2021 Sutured Ice-Bird’s Eye View

As titles go I still have a way to go but it beats “Textured Ice” which is its file name. I considered “Three Worlds” but thought there might be a copyright infringement. Or “Nature’s Chaos” but that one too.  🙂 … Continue reading

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10.01.2021 Fog Friday

Our first day was very foggy.  You’d expect that I’d be in Fog Heaven but strangely I did not go out at all until we decided to ride around in the afternoon.  As an excuse it had rained off and … Continue reading

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09.202.2021 Macro Monday-Seasonal Decay

Sounds negative, doesn’t it?  Life has its stages and for plants it is all part of life.  Leaves dying, falling, and decaying into their basic elements feeds a number of organisms, including their own plant’s roots and ultimately back into … Continue reading

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09.15.2021 Sunrise Pod

A short time before photographing the Sulphur on Monday, I wandered around the meadow looking for milkweed silk shots.  Made a bunch but so far prefer this one that is just starting to split.  The sun was just cresting the … Continue reading

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08.17.2021 Texture Tuesday

I just had a few moments yesterday for photography so went to the localest wildlife refuge,  the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Hadley. It is actually quite large, spanning the length of the Connecticut River from … Continue reading

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05.15.2021 Stair-step Moss

Although quite abundant this was my first encounter with Hylocomium splendens. Branched and strongly textured it is not at all like a ball of soft fiber that we often see and is more of a mat on the forest floor. … Continue reading

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05.05.2021-2 Wordless Wednesday- Skunk Cabbage Edition

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04.05.2021 Monochrome Monday-Jennison Road

Mountain Laurel branches develop some nice shape. Although dead, I liked the curves combined with the stump. Last year was a downer for Mountain Laurel flowers.  The year before was glorious and I am hoping for a rebound this year.

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