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02.23.2021 Some unexpected winter color

Just a small shoreline treed sandbar that maintained some colorful leaves at Atkins Reservoir in North Amherst one day last weekend. It’s brighter seen large.

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02.12.2021 Flashback Friday-Sunrise over Atkins Reservoir

Continuing with the reprocessing. A nice February flashback.

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12.14.2020 Moody Monday

Just the oak leaves retain a bit of ruddiness in this otherwise monochrome foggy landscape at Atkins Reservoir in North Amherst. I would have preferred a slightly thicker fog to hide the posts in the background but otherwise like the … Continue reading

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05.31.2020 Silentish Sunday-Similar but Different

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05.29.2020 Fog Friday

Before walking in to photograph the lady’s slippers on Tuesday, I spent some time enjoying the fog hanging over the water at Atkins Reservoir. It was comfortably cool after Monday’s 80°+ and the water vapor was rising as I watched. … Continue reading

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05.26.2020 Tuesday Twins

Here are a couple of Pink Lady’s Slippers – Cypripedium acaule for starters.  I visited a spot where they can always, so far, be found and they did not disappoint. This was actually my last composition but it is here first … Continue reading

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05.20.2020 Wordless Wednesday-Atkins Reservoir Reflection

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03.01.2020 I can take a hint.

The temperature was low enough yesterday morning after a cold day on Friday that there was significant ice in many places.  As I drove by Atkins Reservoir in the north end of town, there was ice on almost the entire … Continue reading

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10.26.2019 Atkins Reservoir Foliage Reflection

Every year I manage to find a nice reflection at Atkins Reservoir in North Amherst.  We’ve not had a very rainy summer or early fall, so the reservoir is quite low, maybe the lowest I’ve seen it. You can see … Continue reading

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07.27.2019 The reddest of the red

I don’t think a flower could be more deeply red than the Cardinal Flower-Lobelia cardinalis. This is a native here in New England and much of the country and can quite often be found in garden centers for home gardens.  … Continue reading

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