Tag Archives: Shutesbury

05.30.2022 Macro Monday Madame’s Mocs

Yesterday morning was a lady’s slipper extravaganza.  This appears to be a very good year for them and this is my third location, near Dean Brook, with more than a dozen to choose  from. In all three spots they are … Continue reading

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05.28.2022 Wet and Wild

From the same morning as the pair I posted last week, these two attracted my attention for the way to were paired and the light filtering through a gap in the undergrowth on the wet leaves. As with many white … Continue reading

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05.22.2022 The return of the Painted Quadrillium

Not exactly a return as this is not the same plant that I posted back in 2016. I found this  about 50 yards from that one but in the same location in Shutesbury. As you can see in the comparison … Continue reading

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05.16.2022 FOY Painted Trillium

We had a bit of rain yesterday, sometimes a drizzle and others a shower, and in the morning I headed out hoping to find a few Painted Trilliums-Trillium undulatum to marvel at and photograph. One of the pleasures in observing … Continue reading

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05.05.2022 Small but Impactful

While I do enjoy waterfalls, most of the water in motion subjects I shoot are the smaller features. Dean Brook is loaded with interesting cascades and I was drawn to the path of flow and combination of textures in this … Continue reading

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04.20.2022 Keep at it

I have made quite a number of photographs from various spots along Dean Brook in Shutesbury.  One of them, as you may recall, is Murphy Falls. But there are many other cascades that interest me for their flow patterns and, … Continue reading

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04.14.2022 Dean Brook Intimate

Although the cascading water is usually my primary subject I found these broken branches or stumps interesting, especially with the dangling icicles.  

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04.11.2022 Promise you’ll never let me go

Hemlock and Black Birch seem very compatible in these woods near Dean Brook. I’ve seen them joined like this in other spots nearby. As more is learned about the ecology of forests and soil in general it is becoming more … Continue reading

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03.19.2022 Splish Splash Saturday

It’s a rainy day here in WMass.  Mostly a drizzle but at one point earlier the heavens gushed forth so hard it sounded like a herd of oxen on the roof.  Not much snow this winter so little if any … Continue reading

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02.28.2022 Serendipitous Eaglescape

Quite a number of years ago, 2011 to be precise, I hiked to the end of a Quabbin Gate, 15 to be precise, and set up to photograph this island on a foggy morning.  The longest lens I had at … Continue reading

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