Tag Archives: Quabbin Park

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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06/02/2021 Rainy Day Cascade

This brook only flows after a rainy day, or heavy snow melt, so I was lucky to be in Quabbin Park on a gentle rainy day while it was running strong. And, of course, a little natural saturation aids the … Continue reading

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05.15.2021 Bird-foot Violet

Driving through Quabbin Park, I noticed a large patch of purple by the side of the road,  parked, and walked to the spot where dozens of Viola pedata were growing. I love the shape of these flowers and the variety … Continue reading

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05.05.2021-2 Wordless Wednesday- Skunk Cabbage Edition

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