Tag Archives: Gate 15

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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05.08.2017 Briggs Brook Cascades

Lots of rain lately…lots.  Not as much as some parts of the mid-west and Quebec most recently, but plenty enough to recharge all the brooks locally.  As you can see here, Quabbin is receiving a lot of water and is back … Continue reading

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07.25.2016 What lies beneath

As of July 1st, the state is telling us that the Quabbin Reservoir is at @90% capacity.  I think that is a generous assessment.  After walking the shore yesterday and today, I think quite a lot of what should be … 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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02.29.2016 A good day for hanging

The exhibit, that is.  The hardest part was writing an artist’s statement.  That was the last step in preparation.  I doubt very much that anyone reading it will feel inspired, but at least there is something to read. 🙂 Although … Continue reading

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02.28.2016 Briggs Brook Waterfall

First off a disclaimer.  I forgot to make a video. I’ll try to remember next time. I’ve been to Briggs Brook several times over the last few years.  It’s got many attractive cascades, but I always wanted to shoot this … Continue reading

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11.20.2015 Island at the End

Most of my images of Atherton Brook, which is inside Quabbin’s Gate 15 in Shutesbury, are of cascades.  Following to the end of the road gets us to the mouth of the brook and the reservoir with this little sand … Continue reading

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