05 August 2020

Why don't you ask her?

Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts

Meadows are glowing... flowery whorls and spikes in pinkish, mixing with greens...
   ... and a butterfly... I know these orange, pearl-bound wings... Monarch, our first of the season...

    Was she born on this meadow?
       Or is this a final stop on her way to Oyamel forests in Central Mexico?...

Ipswich River: ... flowery spikes mixing with green... and a butterfly...

Ipswich River: ... these orange, pearl-bound wings...

Ipswich River: ... Monarch...

Ipswich River: ... was she born here?...

Ipswich River: ... or is this a final stop on her way to Oyamel forests?...

Ipswich River: ... why don't you ask her?...


27 July 2020

Swashing Comeback

Crane Beach, Massachusetts

... this one is for the ocean...

Crane Beach: ... the ocean... all in one...

Crane Beach: ... arriving...




Crane Beach: ... whooshing into the silence...



17 July 2020

Ah, Those Dragonflies

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dancing above the water...
  ... touching the leaves...
       ... absorbed by the colors...
    ... and then disappears... like a breeze...

Mount Auburn: ... above the water...

Mount Auburn: ... touching the leaves...

Mount Auburn: ... and the twigs...

Mount Auburn: ... absorbed by the colors...

Mount Auburn: ... now I see her...

Mount Auburn: ... and then lose her in the glints of lights...

30 June 2020

Angles of View

Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

A place where many come to enjoy circling around the pond...
   ... a runner's track, a walker's trail... or a pathway to nature...
       I guess it all depends on the angles of view...

Fresh Pond: ... welcomes...

Fresh Pond: ... ripples...

Fresh Pond: ... and swaying...

Fresh Pond: ... touches...

Fresh Pond: ... forms and colors...

Fresh Pond: ... somewhere here...

Fresh Pond: ... or there...

Fresh Pond: ... amidst the leaves...

Fresh Pond: ... munching with observance...

Fresh Pond: ... close to the pond...

Fresh Pond: ... where we share happy breeze...

Fresh Pond: ... these looks...

Fresh Pond: ... these colors...

Fresh Pond: ... vividly shining...

Fresh Pond: ... around...



24 June 2020

Wrack Zone

Crane Beach, Massachusetts

On the verge of the sea... where ebbing tides leave the canvas of streams and sea-plants,
   and Piping Plovers time their visits to forage for food...
   ... this is called a "wrack zone"...
   ... sounds like a zone where things destroyed are deposited,
         and "things destroyed" in human jargon are the things one can simply throw away...

Looking at these sea-plants and those nimble birds,
   I am enchanted by the vitality of the whole scenery,
     and I simply cannot call this world a "wrack zone"...

Crane Beach: ... on the verge of the sea...

Crane Beach: ... where tides leave the canvas of streams and sea-plants...

Crane Beach: ... and Piping Plovers time their visits...

Crane Beach: ... this is called a wrack zone...

Crane Beach: ... looking at those sea-plants...

Crane Beach: ... washed over...

Crane Beach: ... and nimble Piping Plover...

Crane Beach: ... I cannot call this world a wrack zone...





16 June 2020

Well-Timed Crowds

Crane Beach, Massachusetts

The Trustees have opened Crane Beach to the public after months of being COVID-19 closed.
   At the time when avian crowds gather here to raise their young...
   ... or take a rest on their way to the north...

   ... the sand grasps their steps, the air their personas... 
    ... and in the midst of all this motion, a thought... I am just an outsider...

Crane Beach: ... sand... into the sea...

Crane Beach: ... it is this time of the year...

Crane Beach: ... when wind and rain come for a visit...

Crane Beach: ... and terns are back...

Crane Beach: ... sandpipers...

Crane Beach: ... taking a rest on their way to the north...

Crane Beach: ... the sand grasps their steps...

Crane Beach: ... and the air their fly-overs...

Crane Beach: ... while terns observe the ocean...

Crane Beach: ... and personalize...

Crane Beach: ... in flight...

Crane Beach: ... focused...

Crane Beach: ... not in the mood to share...

Crane Beach: ... with self-assured questioning...