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It’s The Little Things… April 26, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.

…that make life such a big deal.  And here in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, what we lack in the grandeur of Southwestern vistas, we make up for in the exquisite details of our diminutive world.

Today I went to the Mary Lyon Homestead in Buckland to fetch water.  It’s the purest spring water I know of, and jets out of a small-bore pipe into a well-like cistern with enough force to rip the bottle out of the hand of the unprepared:

mary lyon spring

The rough lawn surrounding the stone foundation remnants hosted some beautiful examples of tiny perfection, easy to miss at a walking gate but memorable for those of us who ply the local forests and fields on our hands and knees:

mary lyon mini-whites

These tiny bluettes were a riot of form and color, and begged to be seen from two inches away:

mary lyon pinks

…while this creeping ground cover revealed itself with shameless sensuality:

pink provocations

And in every field, along the margins, trout lilies crowned their speckled foliage with luminous blossoms of gold:

trout lily

All in all, a good day for my little Sigma 50mm macro lens.

…though I’m still trying to get the dirt out of my ears from all those lying-on-the-ground-getting-down shots!


1. kkryno - April 26, 2009

What a beautiful place!

2. Fran - April 26, 2009

Aaahhhhhhhhh – gorgeous, lovely, amazing and beautiful.

3. Bobbie - April 27, 2009

These little beauties were well worth your efforts!

4. sherry - April 27, 2009

oh, just, oh.

5. Laurie B - April 27, 2009

Geez, CR,

It’s a pity you don’t enjoy your work.
Thanks for the great photos. I love this part of the world.

I hope a lot of people share in it, I just hope they don’t want to live here.

6. littlebangtheory - April 27, 2009

Hiya Laurie – it’s been a while. Good to “see” you!

Yes, I love it here, and though there are other places which call to me, I have a hard time imagining not being here through our four spectacular seasons.

7. Lisa - April 28, 2009

Ah, spring. I like it especially captured by your lens, CR.

8. littlebangtheory - April 28, 2009

Thanks, Lisa. 😉

9. susan - April 28, 2009

So very beautiful, and as always, I’m very touched by your reflected tenderness.

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