18 January 2020

Intermission

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Massachusetts

On the 11th of January: Winter interrupted by record warmth in Northeast.
   ... the temp has climbed above +20°C (68°F) for just the second time in recorded history...
 
   ... oddly out of place... the time to visit the Ocean...

Parker River: ... record warmth... the sand can tell...

Parker River: ... grasses breeze through... still in the winter...

Parker River: ... the time to visit the ocean...

Parker River: ... where she meets the sand...

Parker River: ...

Parker River: ...

Parker River: ... and spreads across...

Parker River: ...

Parker River: ... flying with the wind...

Parker River: ... playfully...

Parker River: ...

Parker River: ... boundless...

Parker River: ... reminder...

Parker River: ...

Parker River: ...

Parker River: ... overflowing...

Parker River: ... toward...

Parker River: ... and away...

Parker River: ... into the sand...



12 January 2020

Sleepy and Awake

Danehy Park, Cambridge, Massachusetts

... these winter moments...

Danehy: ... sleepy and awake...

Danehy: ... a patch of water...

Danehy: ...

Danehy: ...

Danehy: ... makes me think...

Danehy: ... in colors...



06 January 2020

Winterly Adornments

Lincoln Conservation Land, Concord Conservation Land, Massachusetts

... winter walks... sleepy and awake amongst uncovered... stepping somewhere...

Lincoln: ... winter walks...

Lincoln: ...

Concord: ... sleepy and awake...

Concord: ...

Concord: ...

Concord: ... stepping somewhere...

Concord: ... uncovered...

Concord: ...

Concord: ...

Concord: ... back home...



30 December 2019

Reflections

Maudslay State Park, Massachusetts

... Cormorant... resting amidst autumnal reflections...

Maudslay: ... resting amidst autumnal reflections...

Maudslay: ...

Maudslay: ... there...

24 December 2019

Gently Rolling

Lincoln Conservation Land, Massachusetts

... Thoreau's country...

In the middle of the 19th century, when Thoreau strolled these lands, they were a mixture of farmlands, pastures, and woodlots. Subdued nature serving humans in their persistent endeavor to make their lives better. And then, by the end of the century, people departed their farms and the nature took over, bringing the land back to a wilder state...

... with echoes of the bygone times...
    Young forests crisscrossed with stone walls and past rural roads.
    Heirs of woodlot pines with some hefty oldies surviving the hatchet.
    ... and... Thoreau's journals...
It requires considerable skill in crossing a country to avoid the houses and too cultivated parts, ____ somewhat of the engineer's or gunner's skill, ____ so to pass a house, if you must go near it through high grass, ____ pass the enemy's lines where houses are thick, ____ as to make a hill or wood screen you, ____ to shut every window with an apple tree. For that route which most avoids the houses is not only the one in which you will be least molested, but it is by far the most agreeable...
JUNE 19, 1852

Lincoln: ... Thoreau's country... in a wilder state...

Lincoln: ... no farmlands... only woodlands...

Lincoln: ...

Lincoln: ... chirping...

Lincoln: ... coloring...

Lincoln: ... twisting...

Lincoln: ... swaying...

Lincoln: ... unconstrained...

Lincoln: ... heirs of woodlot pines...

Lincoln: ...

Lincoln: ... with some oldies surviving the hatchet...

Lincoln: ... stone walls...

Lincoln: ... and past rural roads...

Lincoln: ... echoing the bygone times...