30 July 2019

Rising Tide

Crane Beach, Massachusetts

... the ocean is flowing... like a river...
  ... I squat on the sand and watch the water coming in undulating breaths of the Sun and the Moon...  
  ... sandpipers celebrate...

Crane Beach: ... trailing tidal motions...




Crane Beach: ... coming...

Crane Beach: ... with seafaring abundance...

Crane Beach: ... to the point of no return... or it seems...

Crane Beach: ... celebrating...

Crane Beach: ... the water...

Crane Beach: ... and the food she brings...

Crane Beach: ... embracing remnants...

Crane Beach: ... in the rhythm of the Sun and the Moon...

21 July 2019

Coping With the Heat

Lincoln Conservation Land, Concord Conservation Land, Massachusetts

On these boiling summer days, a visit to nature feels like an escape...
   ... shading forests... flowering meadows... buzzing dragonflies...
   ... animated lushness...
... where coping with the heat loses its meaning...

   ... blackberries... bring me back in time...

Lincoln: ... through shadows... on this hot day...

Lincoln: ... when a visit to nature feels like an escape...

Lincoln: ... close to leaves...

Lincoln: ... and flowers...

Lincoln: ... come join...

Lincoln: ...

Lincoln: ... with the breeze...

Lincoln: ... and dragonflies...

Lincoln: ...

Lincoln: ... and butterflies...

Lincoln: ... on the meadows...

Lincoln: ... in the forests...

Lincoln: ... where coping with the heat loses its meaning...

Lincoln: ... blackberries... bring me back in time...

12 July 2019

With the Wind

Danehy Park, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Danehy is a sports park with the swampy portion given to grasses.
   It is windy today...
   ... humans are playing and grasses are dancing...
   ... without notice...

   ... a dog finds IT strange, barks at us and passes by...

Danehy Park: ... given to grasses...




Danehy Park: ... without notice...

05 July 2019

After Rain

Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

It rained last night... the football field is sprinkled with mushrooms...
   ... I enjoy these hats poking through grasses...  flowers of the fungal underworld...
   ... or, as Stephan Harding calls IT,  the forgotten kingdom...

Fungi are all around us, they are everywhere. In some habitats, says Harding, such as forest soils, fungal biomass often reaches 90% of the combined biomass of microorganisms such as bacteria and other small animals. They are responsible for recycling, they deliver food to the weak, and maintain health of the forest.

Fungi have been HERE much longer than plants and animals. And, in partnership with bacteria, they have created conditions for this lavish and ornate world we call nature... thus,
... we must pay them due honour, for without their secret labours there would be no forests, no grasslands, no heathlands, no savannahs, nor any of the great animals that roam in those wild realms. Without fungi, the earth's land surfaces would be nothing more than exposed rocks...

STEPHAN HARDING, Animate Earth

... as I stand amongst them, I wonder if they can sense my footsteps... and my thoughts...

Fresh Pond: ... it rained last night...

Fresh Pond: ... I enjoy these hats...

Fresh Pond: ...

Fresh Pond: ...

Fresh Pond: ... flowers of the fungal underworld...

Fresh Pond: ... I wonder if they can sense my steps... and my thoughts...



28 June 2019

Flowering Sands

Crane Beach, Massachusetts

... into the world of sand dunes...
   ... the life in footsteps and waviness of the place... I feel like dancing...
   ... Hudsonia is in bloom...

Crane Beach: ... the world of sand dunes...

Crane Beach: ... where traces depict stories...

Crane Beach: ... and waviness becomes a partner...

Crane Beach: ... on the pathways...

Crane Beach: ... the ocean steps aside...

Crane Beach: ... hudsonia is in bloom...

Crane Beach: ... and the pathway continues...

Crane Beach: ...

Crane Beach: ... alongside watchful...

Crane Beach: ... sands...

Crane Beach: ... and footsteps...

Crane Beach: ... on the waves...

Crane Beach: ... the ocean is watching...

Crane Beach: ... these flowers...

Crane Beach: ... and these footsteps...

Crane Beach: ... coming to be a part of the story...




19 June 2019

A Thin Line

Crane Beach, Massachusetts

A few more hours before high tide...
   ... a thin line of sand with seagulls in repose... slowly sinking into the ocean...
   ... makes me think...
Is this drowning an animate expression of our future?

Crane Beach: ... a thin line... sinking...

14 June 2019

New Resident

Heywood's Meadow, Walden Pond State Reservation, Massachusetts

Haven't passed along the Heywood's since last summer...
   ... it is ALL water now, lots of water. Rainy season? OR a Beaver?...
   ... downed trees and the lodge cannot be missed...
   The Builder has chosen this place to be his home... sharing IT with all other water lovers...

Heywood's Meadow: ... it is all water now... rainy season?..

Heywood's Meadow: ... or a beaver?..

Heywood's Meadow: ... downed trees...

Heywood's Meadow: ... and the lodge...

Heywood's Meadow: ... cannot be missed...

Heywood's Meadow: ... the builder has chosen this place to be his home...

Heywood's Meadow: ... sharing it with all other water lovers...

Heywood's Meadow: ... and passers-by...

Heywood's Meadow: ... unseen...

Heywood's Meadow: ... amidst reflections...

Heywood's Meadow: ... and the dam... makes the pond alive...