Tag Archives: Quabbin Park

05.13.2022 Bird-foot Posey

Bird-foot Violet-Viola pedata is named for the shape of its leaves, a couple of which you can see beneath the uppermost bloom.  Always a favorite spring wildflower.

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02.21.2022 Monochrome Monday-Let’s Dance!

I posted something similar a few years ago from a different frame. I decided a square format was a better choice. Not much difference in the processing aside from some contrast tweaks and, of course, the composition.  I stopped by … Continue reading

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02.05.2022 Third Time Charm

Some of you may remember my posting a similar image in the past.  In 2019 I was driving through Quabbin Park on a workday and just had my phone. I made an image that I liked but it wasn’t suitable … Continue reading

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01.05.2022 Spalted Wood as Art

Spalting occurs when wood rot fungus attacks a tree or, in this case, fallen branch. I posted some from this shoot a few years back, here and here, but hadn’t worked on this composition until now. It’s a prized bit … Continue reading

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12.31.2021 Goodbye 2021…Hello 2022

I imagine most of us were very happy to welcome 2021 after a dismal 2020. I bet now most of us are equally or more pleased to see 2021 in our tailights.  It has ended on some bad notes.  Of … Continue reading

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12.10.2021 Fog Friday

One reason I’ve not posted much is that I feel I have hit a plateau with my photography. Part of that is the lack of inspiration that can come during this period which is a great challenge in seeking beauty … Continue reading

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11.17.2021 Morton Pond

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Of course, for those familiar with Quabbin’s history, Morton Pond is no more. One of many along with the four old towns (Enfield, Greenwich, Dana, and Prescott) swallowed by the dammed (the original residents of those towns would probably say … Continue reading

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11.14.2021 Swift River Valley

I’ve photographed this scene a few times.  The Quabbin Spillway is behind us here as we stand on the bridge over the escaping Swift River. Even with all the rain we’ve had recently there is little water flowing over the … Continue reading

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06.05.2021 Frostless Frostweed

I have never seen the frost curls with this plant in the autumn as another species with the same name puts forth. I regularly find the flowers in Quabbin Park and these get mowed down with the grass once flowering … Continue reading

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06.02.2021-2 Quabbin Park Loop Road-Lichen on Rock

When I am walking along this road I often look at the “guard” rocks that keep us from driving onto the grounds and sometimes find interesting patterns which have been subjects of previous posts. I haven’t ID’d the lichen yet … Continue reading

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