Category Archives: Patterns in Nature

08.17.2019 Return to Potash Brook

On a trip through Hawley, MA to it’s namesake bog, I noticed this brook cutting through the woods alongside East Hawley Road. The brook eventually contributes to the water in the bog where there are orchids, pitcher plants and many … Continue reading

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08.12.2019 Layers, diagonals, and fogs, oh my!

Yesterday morning when I arrived at the New Salem Overlook I did just a quick drive through.  The sky was clear so I moved on to look for other places since I prefer clouds at sunrise to catch some color. … Continue reading

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06.26.2019 Finishing up with the Mountain Laurel for 2019

I’ve often admired our woodlands filled with spring white provided by the mountain laurels.  Some years are more prolific than others and this has been one of those years.  Their bloom is winding down, but for a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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06.24.2019 Abstracts

After wandering around Quabbin Park looking for compositions and not really being inspired by much despite the nice sunny day, I was about to pack up when I noticed some interesting patterns. You can probably guess their identities, but I’ll … Continue reading

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06.15.2019 Puffers Pond Reflection

I’ve shot this rock a few times and today was the closest to flat water I have seen.  To the left is a waterfall  that is pulling water constantly thus there is always a flow. I was attracted to the … Continue reading

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06.14.2019 Stars of the Day

The interesting feature of these flowers, Lysimachia borealis (aka Trientalis borealis), are the repetitive sevens. Seven, sepals, seven petals and seven anthers.  That is, unless there are six.  Or five. Or eight or nine. Generally though, seven is the predominate … Continue reading

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03.25.2019 Water as an Abstract

I visited a cascade in Hop Brook along the New England Trail this morning. It’s been a while since I was there, but things haven’t changed much.  I wanted something different and noticed the way the water was moving over … Continue reading

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