23 October 2021

Queen of the Autumn

Great Brook Farm State Park, Massachusetts
  
 ... colors, crowns...
        in the lively shades of leaves, departing...
              perhaps saying goodbye, or so I feel in their warmth...  

Great Brook Farm: ... colors...

Great Brook Farm: ... crowns...

Great Brook Farm: ... in the lively shades of leaves...

Great Brook Farm: ... departing...

Great Brook Farm: ... perhaps saying goodbye...

Great Brook Farm: ... or so I feel in their warmth...


18 October 2021

Grasshopper

Appleton Farms, Ipswich, Massachusetts
  
She is a good jumper and loves grasses...
   now sitting in the autumn palette,
    with her big multi-lens eyes that see the whole world in just a single peek...

        and I wonder about my place in this picture ? 

Grasshopper: ... sitting in the autumn palette...

Grasshopper: ... with the eyes that see the whole world in just a single peek...


12 October 2021

... of Colors

Appleton Farms, Ipswich, Massachusetts
  
... when nature slows down... trees are readying for long winter sleep,
      releasing the leaves in blazing deluge of the sun's energy and

         the thoughts ------ thank you for my life...  

Appleton Farms: ... slowing down in her own way...

Appleton Farms: ... and palettes...

Appleton Farms: ... and sprinkles...

Appleton Farms: ... as an artist...

Appleton Farms: ... in the crowns...

Appleton Farms: ... releasing the leaves...

Appleton Farms: ... in blazing deluge of the sun's energy...

Appleton Farms: ... and the thoughts...

Appleton Farms: ... and the living...

Appleton Farms: ... and the sparkles...

Appleton Farms: ... in her own way...


08 October 2021

First Signs

Noanet Woodlands Reservation, Massachusetts
  
... the time of change... first red leaf and chilly nights that bring about those glittering mornings,
      where each blade of grass is graced with tiny pearls of water 
      
       and sparkles into my soul... 

Noanet Woodlands: ... the time of change...

Noanet Woodlands: ... with late blooms...

Noanet Woodlands: ... and seeds...

Noanet Woodlands: ... chilly nights bring about...

Noanet Woodlands: ... those glittering mornings...

Noanet Woodlands: ... that sparkle into my soul...


29 September 2021

A Pause

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Massachusetts
  
Hidden among rocks, almost invisible... these are Sandpipers,
 the shorebirds that summer in Arctic lands and winter in Central America... 
 
Now is the time when they embark upon this long voyage, with a few stops of respite,
  and to fatten-up for the rest of the flight of 4,000 km to their winter homes...

    ... so special to see them here, among these rocks, having a pause...  

Plum Island: ... almost invisible among rocks...

Plum Island: ... these are Sandpipers...

Plum Island: ... taking a respite...

Plum Island: ... from their long journey...

Plum Island: ... so special to see them here...

Plum Island: ... having a pause...


25 September 2021

Golden

Crane Beach, Massachusetts
 
Seaside Goldenrod makes these sand-bound meadows radiate the sunshine...
      in steps with each flower and butterfly,
        while light wind ruffles golden quietude... 

Crane Beach: ... Seaside Goldenrod...

Crane Beach: ... glowing...

Crane Beach: ... in steps with each flower...

Crane Beach: ... and butterfly...

Crane Beach: ... even Monarchs...

Crane Beach: ... radiate sunshine...

Crane Beach: ... with presents...

Crane Beach: ... for all of those buzzing around...

Crane Beach: ... while light wind ruffles...


15 September 2021

In Motion

Crane Beach, Massachusetts
 
Grasses have learned to adopt the wind into their being.
    Swaying streaks of shimmer, the sound of waves and
    
      sandpipers... in the rhythm of the ocean... 

Crane Beach: ... swaying streaks of shimmer...




Crane Beach: ... the sound of waves...

Crane Beach: ... and sandpipers...

Crane Beach: ... waiting for the high tide...

Crane Beach: ... stepping...

Crane Beach: ... in a hurry...

Crane Beach: ... not so much here...

Crane Beach: ... and how about you ?...

Crane Beach: ... I wish to dazzle...

Crane Beach: ... me too...