23 February 2024

Not in a Hurry

Great Brook Farm State Park, Massachusetts   

Still wintry cold, not a veil of snow.
  Mosses are lively green, woodpeckers animate branches, those leaf buds in waiting.

    A thought of spring appears... 

Great Brook Farm: ... still wintry cold...

Great Brook Farm: ... not a veil of snow...

Great Brook Farm: ... thriving with the remnants...

Great Brook Farm: ... drum-drum-drums in the air...

Great Brook Farm: ... in waiting...

Great Brook Farm: ... a thought of spring appears...


14 February 2024

Sounds

Crane Beach, Massachusetts   

No wind today...

High tide is on its way down, deep breaths of the Ocean are about the only sound I can hear.
 And even now, in this quietness,
  there are voices of perpetual motion, the eternal comings and goings,
     imbuing the familiar with the touches of untold... 

Crane Beach: ... and even now, in this quietness...

Crane Beach: ... there are voices of perpetual motion...




Crane Beach: ... imbuing the familiar with the touches of untold...


06 February 2024

Where is the Snow ?

Brewster's Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts   

    It is in my dreams... 

Brewster's Woods: ... in my dreams...


26 January 2024

Even Here

Noanet Woodlands, Dover, Massachusetts 

Sunny, well below freezing.
 Dusty snow crystals sparkle along the way,
  deep, cold breaths refresh.

 Noanet flows unruffled,
  some frozen jumps showing here and there to attract the eyes.

 Wintery quiet.

 With these tiny birds, all in motion between the stops to pick up seeds.
  And the lively marks, winking... 

Noanet Woodlands: ... sunny, well below freezing...

Noanet Woodlands: ... dusty snow crystals sparkle...

Noanet Woodlands: ... writing a journal...

Noanet Woodlands: ... when just a step brings you into the story...

Noanet Woodlands: ... along the frozen jumps to attract the eyes...

Noanet Woodlands: ... deep, cold breaths refresh...

Noanet Woodlands: ... with the lively marks...

Noanet Woodlands: ... of bounces...

Noanet Woodlands: ... and strides...


20 January 2024

And the Life Goes On

Gooseberry Island, Westport, Massachusetts 

Winter brings windy chills to the rugged, coastal walks.
  Zigzags make me look down at the pebbles,
    with each step,
      a discovery of its own.

  Along with the birds, upward and around.
    They are ready for harsh reality of the place, vivaciously fulfilling their lives' purpose.

  And the ocean stays with them... 

Gooseberry Island: ... only shells...

Gooseberry Island: ... and a group of seagulls...

Gooseberry Island: ... in their homey chords...

Gooseberry Island: ... gracefully embellished...

Gooseberry Island: ... while sandpipers brave the waves...

Gooseberry Island: ... far away from Arctic, this winter warmth feels so good...

Gooseberry Island: ... the pebbles, a discovery of its own...

Gooseberry Island: ... where the ocean meets the land...

Gooseberry Island: ... and sandpipers take a note...

Gooseberry Island: ... in quick steps...

Gooseberry Island: ... among the rocks...

Gooseberry Island: ... the ones...

Gooseberry Island: ... up in the air...

Gooseberry Island: ... among the rocks...

Gooseberry Island: ... along the way...

Gooseberry Island: ... of reflective moments...

Gooseberry Island: ... in vivacious oneness of the bird and the sea...


13 January 2024

Ephemeral

Brewster's Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts 

Each winter, I wait for snow with all my heart.
 And when it arrives, the first thing on my mind is woods.
 
 Steps stay behind along the lost paths,

 arching branches come close to the touch,
  amidst the shimmer of falling snow dust.
 
 Sculpted whiteness,
 
 dazzling in the shining moment of the present... 

Brewster's Woods: ... snow arrives, and the first thing on my mind is woods...

Brewster's Woods: ... steps stay behind...

Brewster's Woods: ... amidst the shimmer of falling snow dust...

Brewster's Woods: ... branches come close to the touch...

Brewster's Woods: ... arching...

Brewster's Woods: ... glittering downpours...

Brewster's Woods: ... of blissful sparkles...

Brewster's Woods: ... and glorious curves of survival...

Brewster's Woods: ... under heavy coats...

Brewster's Woods: ... of whiteness...

Brewster's Woods: ... sculpting...

Brewster's Woods: ... the passage...

Brewster's Woods: ... and the traces...

Brewster's Woods: ... through the woods...

Brewster's Woods: ... where nobody remains the same...

Brewster's Woods: ... dazzling...

Brewster's Woods: ... in the shining moment...

Brewster's Woods: ... of the present...