26 January 2023

The Revelation of a Moment

 Rocky Woods, Medfield, Massachusetts

So near is man to the creative pageant, so
much a part is he of the endless and incredible experiment,
that any glimpse he may have will be but the revelation of a moment,
a solitary note heard in a symphony
thundering through debatable existence of time.


HENRY BESTON, The Outermost House
Rocky Woods: ... the revelation of a moment...

22 January 2023

Rocky Woods

Rocky Woods, Medfield, Massachusetts

Lovely walk among rocks...

Reminds me of the Arctic past of this land.
 When the glaciers came and went, leaving the tough ones behind.
 
And not much else... 

Hard to see how it all looked back then, but today,
  the rocks are still HERE in all their strength and splendor,
 
 sculpting such a noble, life-giving wonder... 

Rocky Woods: ... among rocks...

Rocky Woods: ... with the smile...

Rocky Woods: ... from the very first days...

Rocky Woods: ... with the echoes of Arctic past...

Rocky Woods: ... in the company of sculpted characters...

Rocky Woods: ... and living steeps...

Rocky Woods: ... such a noble, life-giving wonder...

Rocky Woods: ... felicitously...

Rocky Woods: ... undulating...

Rocky Woods: ... stepping...

Rocky Woods: ... hard to see how it all looked back then...

Rocky Woods: ... but today, the rocks are alive, in all their splendor...



Rocky Woods: ... through time...

16 January 2023

A Stroll with the Sun

Great Brook Farm State Park, Massachusetts

The time when snow imbues the woods
      and the flurry of crystals billows around my boots,
 
  but not this time,

  still...

  It is winter and I am HERE,
    amidst the brown shades, glowing beech leaves, brightly colored mosses,
   and the low Sun, always close, like a friend,
       with the shadows that come along to enrich... 

Great Brook Farm: ... the low Sun, always close, like a friend...

Great Brook Farm: ... amidst glowing beech leaves...

Great Brook Farm: ... through the sunshine...

Great Brook Farm: ... of the only leaves still on branches...

Great Brook Farm: ... in the middle of brown shades...

Great Brook Farm: ... and stretched out shadows...

Great Brook Farm: ... brightly colored earth...

Great Brook Farm: ... and rocks...

Great Brook Farm: ... with some ferns still awake...

Great Brook Farm: ... and light marks of snow...

Great Brook Farm: ... mingling around...

Great Brook Farm: ... among the browns, greens, and young...

Great Brook Farm: ... so much to look at...

Great Brook Farm: ... as the Sun follows each step...

Great Brook Farm: ... and the pathway continues...


09 January 2023

Here, There and Nowhere

Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 Frozen islets on the grassy planes remind of the winter.
   Once the curving, twisting and gliding motions become shapes,
    seal the air in mini globes, and

     the leaves make me see
  how alike are the contours of life and water and why I love them so much... 

Fresh Pond: ... once the curving motions become shapes...

Fresh Pond: ... seal the air in mini globes...

Fresh Pond: ... and the leaves...

Fresh Pond: ... make me see...

Fresh Pond: ... how alike are the contours of life and water...

Fresh Pond: ... and why I love them so much...


01 January 2023

BE Curious

Great Brook Farm State Park, Massachusetts

  and charmingly genuine... 

... be curious and charmingly genuine...


26 December 2022

Of Sparkles

Great Brook Farm State Park, Massachusetts

Amidst the frozen drops of water, holding onto the blades of grasses,
      twinkling as if trying to send a message...

    And what would that message be ?

 In this cold of winter, the Sun is still around, warming your hearts... 

Great Brook Farm: ... amidst the frozen drops of water...

Great Brook Farm: ... holding onto the blades of grasses...

Great Brook Farm: ... twinkling...

Great Brook Farm: ... as if trying to send a message...

Great Brook Farm: ... warming our hearts...


23 December 2022

These Mornings

Great Brook Farm State Park, Massachusetts

When crystals align along the blades of grasses and misty luster suffuses the feelings... 

Great Brook Farm: ... when misty luster suffuses the feelings...