22 November 2020

Fading shadows

 Crane Beach, Massachusetts

... clouds seem to be rising from the ocean in layers of water droplets,
      in each breath of fading shadows...
 
      ... the sounds of waves are telling me that I am still here...

Crane Beach: ... gently...

Crane Beach: ... rising from the ocean...

Crane Beach: ... and she is watching...

Crane Beach: ... farewell sparkles...

Crane Beach: ... and shadows...

Crane Beach: ... fading away...

Crane Beach: ... the sounds of waves...

Crane Beach: ... telling me that I am still here...

 

14 November 2020

Morning Sparkles

Castle Neck, Crane Beach, Massachusetts

In the morning, the ocean comes to wash their faces...
   ... sparkling across this elusive world... 

Castle Neck: ... morning sparkles...

Castle Neck: ... wash their faces...

Castle Neck: ... and awaken...

Castle Neck: ... each blade of grass...

Castle Neck: ... gliding...

Castle Neck: ... across this silvery world...


10 November 2020

Autumn on Sand Dunes

 Castle Neck, Crane Beach, Massachusetts

Hudsonia spreads over rolling dunes, clothing sandy rises and falls in warm browns...
   ... grasses sparkle in colorful amalgam of autumnal retreat,
         followed by long shadows...

Castle Neck: ... autumn on sand dunes...

Castle Neck: ... basking...

Castle Neck: ... through and...

Castle Neck: ... through browny rises and falls...

Castle Neck: ... along grassy touches...

Castle Neck: ... finds herself in Hudsonia world...

Castle Neck: ... with yellow birches...

Castle Neck: ... shining motions...

Castle Neck: ... of grassy choruses...

Castle Neck: ... and drying Goldenrods...

Castle Neck: ... tufts of seeds...

Castle Neck: ... in colorful amalgam with long shadows...

 

29 October 2020

... with Milkweeds...

Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts

I happen to know Milkweeds through the story of Monarch butterflies...
  For Monarchs, Milkweeds are partners in survival.
  They feed their young, and endow them with toxins that guard their lives.
 
We do not like to have Milkweeds around for fear of their toxins,
  and a misbelief that they will choke those plants we love...
     ... so their beauty passes... each season... with Monarchs being the only ones to notice...

Wachusett Meadow: ... skinny, leafless, with tufts of seeds...

Wachusett Meadow: ... in shining outburst...

Wachusett Meadow: ... of release...

Wachusett Meadow: ... when stars descent...

Wachusett Meadow: ... and touch the grass...

Wachusett Meadow: ... in reflective motions of the autumn...

23 October 2020

Immersed...

Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts

... untouched autumnal meadow awakens and makes seeing an art form...

Wachusett Meadow: ... so special to come here...

Wachusett Meadow: ... immersed...

Wachusett Meadow: ... in autumnal vibrations...

Wachusett Meadow: ... of blooms...

Wachusett Meadow: ... leaves...

Wachusett Meadow: ... points...

Wachusett Meadow: ... of orange and green...

Wachusett Meadow: ... of colored surfaces...

Wachusett Meadow: ... where seeing becomes an art form...

16 October 2020

Rough Meadows

Mass Audubon Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts

Where woodlands and marshlands mingle with the ocean...
... and tides roll over grass blades in the rhythm of celestial motion...
  
   ... a place of energy and silence... of land and sea, the Sun and the Moon... coming together... 

Rough Meadows: ... where trees and grasses mingle...

Rough Meadows: ... with the ocean...

Rough Meadows: ... leaving behind streams...

Rough Meadows: ... islands...

Rough Meadows: ... motions...

Rough Meadows: ... memory...

Rough Meadows: ... and energy of the water...

Rough Meadows: ... and the character outlasts...

Rough Meadows: ... of the woods...

Rough Meadows: ... in voices...

Rough Meadows: ... light and shade...

Rough Meadows: ... and these lively minutes...

Rough Meadows: ... of sauntering...

Rough Meadows: ... reflecting...

Rough Meadows: ... into the flow of tides...

Rough Meadows: ... land and sea...

Rough Meadows: ... coming together...


Rough Meadows: ... with autumn coloring...

Rough Meadows: ... and tidal streams...

Rough Meadows: ... rippling in the rhythm of celestial motion...