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Images From My Day April 23, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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I’m still working an hour south of where I live, and despite having to rise early and burn the extra gas, I’m enjoying the opportunity to find new ways home in the late afternoon.

Every road has its views, its light, its revelations. And each time I pull over (I really am a hazard!) to look at something, I notice something else, usually the smaller things which so subtly contribute to the larger picture.

This farm in Cummington had a beautiful light, and colors which applied my brakes without my conscious involvement:

No photographic funny-business there – that’s pretty much a push-the-button shot.

I pushed through a nascent elderberry thicket to get it, and noticed the tiny umbels along their branches, destined with just a bit of luck to become clusters of white flowers, then purple berries. Their future is so all there for the appreciative eye to see:

And beneath my feet (well, between my feet – I’ve become something of a citizen/keeper of the natural world) a bloom of bloodroot crowed their fleeting supremacy over a patch of damp pasture:

In a couple of weeks they’ll be nowhere to be seen, subjugated by a conquering army of invasive Japanese Knotweed.

And along side, a herd of beefalo couldn’t care less:

It felt like a productive detour, this little dirt road did. Hope you enjoy it.


1. Pagan Sphinx - April 23, 2008

These are gorgeous! And not a moment too soon, as I am about to try to find something to watch on The Crud Box.

That barn photo is just stunning. I am in love with it. Period. Cummington is an inspiration in and of itself.

Did you get any good shots at Chesterfield Gorge?

Peace, brother and I just have to say it again – these are such a treat for the eyes.

2. littlebangtheory - April 23, 2008

Why Thank Ye, Sistah!

And I’m trying to post a couple from The Gorge, but having a hard time doing them justice. Stay tuned! (…or at least come back when the Crud Box ceases to enthrall 🙂 )

3. Bob - April 23, 2008

*agrees with PS on the barn pic. Stunning indeed*

4. FranIAm - April 24, 2008

Wow- the elderberry photo nearly stopped my heart.

Seriously dude, you so need to assemble and get a publisher. I am so not kidding you.

Do you hear me? Or print/frame to sell.

You got skillage, as my 11 yo stepdaughter would say.

5. sherry - April 24, 2008

oh, the wall, the rock wall!!!!

6. DCup - April 24, 2008

Wow. What Pagan said about the barn picture. That’s a perfect example of your eye for composition. Sure, sure, downplay it as a point and shoot, but the fact remains, you see the picture before you point and shoot.

7. littlebangtheory - April 24, 2008

Don’t – stop!

Don’t, Stop.

…Don’t stop…


8. Tengrain - April 25, 2008

We need to get you a gallery show.

Yes, it’s that good.



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