Tag Archives: Atherton Brook

04.23.2019 Atherton Brook Dam cascade

I’ve tried to find some history of this location but without luck so far.  I imagine it was for some sort of mill and maybe there was a waterwheel through the side of the dam.  The two books I have … Continue reading

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04.21.2019 Atherton Brook Waterfall Closeup 1

So today I decided to challenge myself with a favorite hike along a brook that feeds the Quabbin Reservoir and eventually quenches the thirst of Boston and surrounds. The hikes on the west side of the watershed are mostly all … Continue reading

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07.15.2016 Invitation to a hike

One of many old roads located in the Quabbin Reservoir watershed, this one being Gate 15’s Atherton Brook Road (my name, I don’t think there is an official designation).

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06.08.2016 Atherton Brook Waterfall

The fungus was nice and so was the s-curve in the brook.  But what I was really looking for was the waterfall.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, visiting a familiar place gives one a chance to capture something a little … Continue reading

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06.07.2016 A brook runs through it

One of the rewarding things about visiting familiar places is when you see things in a different way.  It’s true of many subjects including flowers and landscapes.  In this case it’s about the water. I’ve photographed Atherton Brook inside of … Continue reading

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Amethyst Brook through a tree-shaped ice hole

Well, I think that title leaves little to wonder about what the subject is. I must be going soft.  I mean besides my mid-section.  It was 2°F this morning (snow tonight and tomorrow morning, then come the 30 mph winds … Continue reading

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11.04.2014 More from Atherton Brook

Here are two views of the same cascade along Quabbin’s Atherton Brook from Sunday’s hike.  I saw this from a few hundred feet away and made a bee-line for it……not exactly a straight line, but a quick walk. It has … Continue reading

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11.01.2014 Atherton Brook Sigmoid

I did go looking for Egg Rock this morning.  If it is still there, somewhere, I did not see it although I did notice one rock that may be the one but I am not sure.  But one of the … Continue reading

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10.31.2014 Erratica

There are glacial erratics, so why not a stream erratic?  This is a shot from two years back at a favorite location in the Quabbin Watershed-Atherton Brook inside Gate 15 in Shutesbury.  I haven’t been back here this year so … Continue reading

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04.25.2012 Atherton Brook

Here are another couple of images from what is one of my favorite places to repeatedly visit.  The water flows change and the time of year allows for a different feeling to the place.  Whatever the feeling, it always has … Continue reading

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