Tag Archives: western massachusetts

10.23.2021 Orange you glad it’s October #2

Autumn is fall color season and mushroom season as well.  This Amanita muscaria has that warm glow that signifies the end of summer and the hues of the cycle of life. I’ve yet to find one of the bright red … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Fungi, Mushrooms, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

10.22.2021 Can’t let go of Frog Fridays

And this Spring Peeper can’t let go either as it clings to the side of my garden shed. The nights are getting chilly and the days not as warm, so I know it’s over (frog season that is) but I … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Fauna, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

10.21.2021 Should I or Shouldn’t I?

I debated whether this image was share worthy or not for quite a while.  Made on the same day as the shapely dead tree and foliage at Brickyard, the light was not favorable. But the color was irresistible  so I … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Autumn Color, Fall Foliage, Landscape, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

10.20.2021 Wordless Wednesday- Sweet Alice Pond

Posted in Amherst, Autumn Color, Fall Foliage, Landscape, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

10.20.2021 Sweet Alice Pond

I am not positive the pond has that name, just as with the pond at Moosehorn Road.  But this is in the Sweet Alice Conservation Area so I am going with that.  The pond was created by the  damming of … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Autumn Color, Fall Foliage, Landscape, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

10.19.2021 Another Bindweed manifestation

Not a moment’s consideration of converting this one to black and white.  I went to visit a local conservation area for the first time in a long time, more on that tomorrow, and as I walked in I noticed this … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Flora, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts, Wildflowers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

10.18.2021 A Piece of Sky

If only I could sing it like Barbra. Waiting for the sun to rise over a bank of clouds to the right, I liked the topmost cloud and the fog below.

Posted in Landscape, Nature Photography, Quabbin, Sunrise, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

10.15.2021 Eat your heart out Austin Steve

Not exactly a complete opposite but close to what Steve Schwartzman experiences in Austin as natural places become housing developments. In this case a golf course is being turned into a few things, that includes a possible low-income housing development … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

10.14.2021 Valley Big Sky

We’ve got mountains here in the Happy Valley (a name coined because of all the hippie culture back in the day) but compared to other ranges they are not that large.  This composition makes them look even smaller. They are … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn Color, Fall Foliage, Landscape, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

10.13.2021 Atkins Reservoir Panorama

Another day, another overcast sky. Fortunately, in this location the hemlocks and pines are taller than the deciduous trees so I was able to crop the panorama and eliminate the white sky. Click through to see a much larger view. … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Landscape, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments