22 June 2021

Those Eyes

Sandy Neck, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
 
Around and around their nests, high up in the blue...
   Ospreys have come back...  
     their yearly travels bring them to various places, thousands of kilometers away form their nests,
       but they always return...

   The world is under their wings...  

Osprey: ... those eyes...


17 June 2021

Laurel Walk

Maudslay Sate Park, Massachusetts
 
Blooming with grace among high pines who do not seem to mind...

Mountain Laurels are here at home, native to eastern United States,
              seem to adore rocky ridges, much like skilled mountain ramblers... 
They are toxic, so do not even think to try me for food...  

Bob Frye writes:
  Maybe you've had one of those relationships...
  You know, toxic... pretty... alluring, inviting... But beneath it all, they're pure poison.
  So it is with Mountain Laurel.
  It's one of the most glorious wildflowers... But it's best to look rather than touch...


I smile... Why would you want to touch this plant? She knows... and this is why she is poisonous...

Maudslay: ... laurel walk...

Maudslay: ... in bloom...

Maudslay: ... abounding...

Maudslay: ... in delicate beauty...

Maudslay: ... among high pines...

Maudslay: ... who do not seem to mind...

Maudslay: ... these pearly looks...

Maudslay: ... from below...


12 June 2021

Green Meadow

Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts
 
 I sense the flutter of butterflies around scattered bouquets of flowers
    and see a Bobolink... must have arrived from far-lands not that much earlier...
 
  The meadow exhales green... inspires me to take a deep breath... 

Wachusett Meadow: ... greeeeeeeen...

Wachusett Meadow: ... shades of forms...

Wachusett Meadow: ... unseen...

Wachusett Meadow: ... in the green...

Wachusett Meadow: ... with scattered bouquets...

Wachusett Meadow: ... dotting...

Wachusett Meadow: ... inviting...

Wachusett Meadow: ... and bobolink knows... it is his summer home...


30 May 2021

Spring on Dunes

Sandy Neck, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
 
Sauntering over dunes in the company of birds, amidst young leaves and flowers...
   warming sunrays reach each grain of sand with their dusting sparkles,
    glowing through leaves, and
     reflecting off birds' eyes into mine...  

Sandy Neck: ... spring...

Sandy Neck: ... the time of flowers...

Sandy Neck: ... and vivid colors...

Sandy Neck: ... roses...

Sandy Neck: ... birds...

Sandy Neck: ... and Hudsonias...

Sandy Neck: ... is this the end?...

Sandy Neck: ... these scrub oak branches come handy...

Sandy Neck: ... feels like a safe place to be...

Sandy Neck: ... amidst glowing youth...

Sandy Neck: ... over sand...

Sandy Neck: ... keeping in character...

Sandy Neck: ... while in bloom...

Sandy Neck: ... and others are watching...

Sandy Neck: ... this wonder of spring synergy...


22 May 2021

Wind Comes

Crane Beach, Massachusetts
 
... sand is on the fly, the beach is in motion...
       I stand on solid ground but my body floats... feels like being on the over-the-clouds stroll... 

Crane Beach: ... the sand replies to...

Crane Beach: ... the wind...




Crane Beach: ... with flying...

Crane Beach: ... characters...

Crane Beach: ... in a dreamland...

Crane Beach: ... called beach...


16 May 2021

They Are Back

Crane Beach, Massachusetts
 
Windy and cool but it is May when the beach lives as a return point for Sandpipers and Piping Plovers,
 coming from afar to their summer homes...
   Sandpipers in ensembles, enjoying melodic flights in synchrony with the wind and ocean...
    and Piping Plovers in singulars, moving with the purpose...    

Crane Beach: ... windy and cool...

Crane Beach: ... but it is May...

Crane Beach: ... a return point for sandpipers...

Crane Beach: ... coming to their summer homes...

Crane Beach: ... rejoicing in melodic flights...




Crane Beach: ... while piping plovers are moving with the purpose...

Crane Beach: ... they are at home...

Crane Beach: ... with the waves...

Crane Beach: ... and flying attempts...

Crane Beach: ... this is how it is done...

09 May 2021

Alongside...

Royalston Falls, Massachusetts
 
... spring is water... the time to visit waterfalls... 

Royalston Falls: ... burbles...

Royalston Falls: ... passing...

Royalston Falls: ... while being watched...

Royalston Falls: ... by the trees...

Royalston Falls: ... spring is water...




Royalston Falls: ... in resonant whirlwinds...

Royalston Falls: ... alongside...

Royalston Falls: ... animated boulders...

Royalston Falls: ... Viburnums...

Royalston Falls: ... and the passage...

Royalston Falls: ... through...

Royalston Falls: ... to the point of...

Royalston Falls: ... descent...