19 February 2020

Winter of 2020

Fells Reservation, Massachusetts

Cloaked in browns...
 ... rustling orchestra on the ground...
 ... and on the rocks,  lively mosses and flowery lichens seem to be enjoying this snowless winter...

Fells: ... winter of 2020...

Fells: ... cloaked  in browns...

Fells: ... rustling orchestra on the ground...

Fells: ... and on the rocks...

Fells: ... lively...

Fells: ... flowery...

Fells: ... seem to be enjoying this snowless winter...

Fells: ... watching...

Fells: ... these steps...

Fells: ... warming sunrays...

Fells: ... in the crowns...

Fells: ... and down below...

Fells: ... glowing...

Fells: ... in reflections...



13 February 2020

Embraced

Fells Reservation, Massachusetts

This winter, so far, has been almost snowless, unlike winters I truly love...
... brings me five years back to the winter of 2015, the snowiest Cambridge on record... 

... and snowiest memories...

Fells: ... winter of 2015...

Fells: ... the snowiest on record...

Fells: ... glowing...

Fells: ...

Fells: ...

Fells: ... forever...

Fells: ... touched...

Fells: ... embraced...

Fells: ... by this snowy instant...



06 February 2020

Nature does not take sides

Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

I hear the cracks on partially frozen pond... and all those melting glaciers...
 ... polar bears are losing their only home
     while
     geese enjoy this piece of melted world...

   Nature does not take sides...

Fresh Pond: ... partially frozen... I hear the cracks...




Fresh Pond: ... enjoying this piece of melted world...

29 January 2020

Back in White

Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Only a few days ago I walked on the sand along barefoot enthusiasts...
... and today...
... steps break the silence of snowy surface...
... birds are looking for seeds...

Fresh Pond: ... back in white...

Fresh Pond: ...

Fresh Pond: ... breaking silence...

Fresh Pond: ...

Fresh Pond: ... looking for seeds...

Fresh Pond: ...

Fresh Pond: ...

Fresh Pond: ... just like sand... except for boots...

Fresh Pond: ... and winter coats...

Fresh Pond: ...

23 January 2020

Feels Like Spring

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Massachusetts

... on this warm winter day...
How indispensable our one or two flocks of geese in spring and autumn! What would be a spring in which that sound was not heard? Coming to unlock the fetters of northern rivers. Those annual steamers of the air.

HENRY D. THOREAU, Journals, April 15, 1852

Parker River: ... hellos...

Parker River: ... from feathery breaths...

Parker River: ... incoming...

Parker River: ... in harmony with the warmth of this winter day...

Parker River: ... feels like spring...

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...