24 September 2020

No Space for Ducks

Black's Nook, Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lotuses have overgrown the nook... no space for ducks...
   ... I see a frog...

Black's Nook: ... lotuses have overgrown the nook...

Black's Nook: ... no space for ducks...

Black's Nook: ... I see a frog...

17 September 2020

Zea, We call her Corn

Foss Farm, Carlisle, Massachusetts

One of the most widely loved grasses we call corn.
Devised and grown by humans, she only lives with our help and feeds us in exchange.
Corn cobs are well known,
  but the fields where these grasses reside are at some place unknown... 

Foss Farm: ... corn only lives with human help...

Foss Farm: ... and feeds us in exchange...

Foss Farm: ... with winds in their grassy hearts...

Foss Farm: ... autumnal colorings...

Foss Farm: ... corn cobs are well known...

Foss Farm: ... but the fields where these grasses reside are at some place unknown...

10 September 2020

Protected Land Shines

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge & Greenough Land, Carlisle, Massachusetts

Strolling the protected grounds of Carlisle...

  Put to use by Musketaquid Indians and later-on by European settlers,
  with the long history of service to humans, the land had lost the right to mold self well-being.
  And then one day,
  the Carlisle townsmen decided to protect these pieces and return the land to Nature...

... it is sunny today...
... the sun-rays beam down the multi-layered network of forms and colors...
... passing, breaking, reflecting unfettered, glowing lushness...

Carlisle: ... strolling the protected grounds...

Carlisle: ... where trees live-on after dying...

Carlisle: ... shades of green flood the space...

Carlisle: ... and Concord River moves along...

Carlisle: ... quietly...

Carlisle: ... noted by ferns...

Carlisle: ... and clouds...

Carlisle: ... where nature plunges into herself...

Carlisle: ... and heron knows that it is just a play...

Carlisle: ... beaver likes it on the edge of physical and pictorial...

Carlisle: ... proudly vertical...

Carlisle: ... reaching for the heights...

Carlisle: ... to be the first to meet the sun...

Carlisle: ... closer to the ground...

Carlisle: ... densely packed...

Carlisle: ... charming the eyes...

Carlisle: ... those reds...

Carlisle: ... with untouched passage...

 

31 August 2020

Summer Home

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Massachusetts

Parker River skies are swarmed with clouds of Swallows...
   ... come here each summer,
    build their nests in sand dunes, and chase insects around the ponds and grasses...

  Every particle vibrates with their joyful energy... what a delight to watch...

Parker River: ... scarcely noticed in grasses...




Parker River: ... but not up there...

Parker River: ... flying with sunrays...

Parker River: ... and clouds...

Parker River: ... waving...

Parker River: ... and descending...

Parker River: ... to take a rest...


 

19 August 2020

Meet the Clouds

Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts

A place of meadows, forest strolls, beaver ponds...
   ... and a hill where you can meet the clouds... if lucky...

Brown Hill: ... sneaking through to the summit...
Brown Hill: ... and the sky opens up...

Brown Hill: ... up, up...

Brown Hill: ... the exhibit only nature can bring forth...

Brown Hill: ... for the moments...

Brown Hill: ... and to eternity...

Brown Hill: ... back down...

Brown Hill: ... into the humble bonds of the forest...



 

12 August 2020

Middle of the Summer

Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts

Middle of the summer, has not rained much. Water in ponds is so low...
   Lilies do not seem to fuss about that,
   their leaves and flowers are in motion, covering much of the surfaces...
 
   ... radiating petals... just perfect...

Ipswich River: ... into the summer...

Ipswich River: ... and she is watching...

Ipswich River: ... eyeing those visitors...

Ipswich River: ... ponds are low... water lilies do not mind...

Ipswich River: ... brimming...

Ipswich River: ... just perfect...

Ipswich River: ... and a passage...

Ipswich River: ... towards the verticals...

Ipswich River: ... Summersweet fragrances...

Ipswich River: ... infusing the pathways...

Ipswich River: ... and the sleepy river...

Ipswich River: ... with the eyes watching...

Ipswich River: ... hidden in the grass...

Ipswich River: ... somewhere in the meadow...