29 April 2021

Happy Spring

Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
... comes to wake-up and endow with the spirit of life...

Cambridge: ... happy spring...

24 April 2021

Woodland Spirits

Brooks Woodland Preserve, Massachusetts
 
The woodlands of Massachusetts...
 Once the homes of Indians and farmlands of colonial settlers...
  so special to saunter through these lands and rejoice with characters and sounds of reborn wilderness... 

Brooks: ... once the home of Nipmucs...

Brooks: ... today of beavers...

Brooks: ... with Moccasin flowing...

Brooks: ... by those with spring haircuts...

Brooks: ... and witchy looks...

Brooks: ... somewhere...

Brooks: ... on the ground... the spring...

Brooks: ... and the trees...

Brooks: ... leafing...

Brooks: ... rushing...

Brooks: ... blooming...

Brooks: ... and in the midst of all the hurry...

Brooks: ... just one more spring...

Brooks: ... through the years...

Brooks: ... of living forest...

Brooks: ... where Swift River finds her way...

Brooks: ... gushing...

Brooks: ... in sweeps...

Brooks: ... of melodic dance...

Brooks: ... burbling away...


17 April 2021

Early Spring Bloom

 Cambridge, Massachusetts

I love maple trees... famously coloring our autumns...
   and with their early bloom, among the first to greet our springs...

Maple: ... among the first...

Maple: ... in bloom...

Maple: ... to greet our spring...

Maple: ... with style...

08 April 2021

Early Spring Walk

Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts

Feel the spring?... not exactly,
   except for burbles of vivifying streams
    and the teeny, almost invisible leaves being born in the brushing distance... 

Wachusett Meadow: ... feel the spring?...

Wachusett Meadow: ... not exactly...

Wachusett Meadow: ... except for burbles of vivifying streams...

Wachusett Meadow: ... to the upper reaches...

Wachusett Meadow: ... through the sparkles...

Wachusett Meadow: ... where a chipmunk chooses the place for lunch...

Wachusett Meadow: ... and South Wachusett Brook joins the choir...

Wachusett Meadow: ... in balance with shadows...

Wachusett Meadow: ... and Hemlocks...

Wachusett Meadow: ... while teeny leaves are being born...

Wachusett Meadow: ... amidst reflections...

Wachusett Meadow: ... and bubbles...

29 March 2021

... and the Reds...

Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Northern Flicker in the earthly balance with the sleepy meadow...
   steps left, steps right, turns back and at once the reds jump out, calling for spring...

His Latin name has this word Auratus which means golden...
   Looking closely at his plumage, I sense the meaning...
    the patterns where each plume has a golden place and innate beauty of nature comes to light...

        ... for whose eyes?...

Northern Flicker: ... in the earthly balance with the sleepy meadow...

Northern Flicker: ... steps left...

Northern Flicker: ... steps right...

Northern Flicker: ... turns back...

Northern Flicker: ... Auratus...

Northern Flicker: ... where each plume has a golden place...


26 March 2021

Last Call

Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Frozen tip-tops of hanging branches sculpted along shadowy edges of the pond,
     in splendor with light and water... just for today... 

Fresh Pond: ... last call...


23 March 2021

In Full Voice

Hale Reservation, Westwood, Massachusetts

Not much is going on in the woods, seems sleepy...
   and then we stumble upon this choir, in full voice...
   the whole place is singing,
     even those still asleep can hear her songs, for the spring has arrived... 

Hale: ... not much is going on in the woods...

Hale: ... seems sleepy...

Hale: ... and then around there... these voices...




Hale: ... even those still asleep can hear... for the spring has arrived...