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Falling Waters. June 17, 2011

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It’s been a rainy week here in Western Massachusetts.  Not full-on rainy, but rather, storms blowing through most days:

Lots of these anvil-shaped summer storms, lots of morning fogs.  Lots for the farmers to be thankful for as the planting season swings into high gear:

Streams which are frequently dry this time of year are cascading down from the hills:

…turning things pretty verdant:

Those last two shots were taken on Mount Toby in Sunderland; the next two are of Black Brook in Savoy:

…on a rainy afternoon after work:

Beyond the forest’s edge, the flowers of the fields soaked it up, exploding in riots of color:

…with daisies reaching up past red and yellow hawkweeds and clovers, toward the eventual sun breaking through steely skies:

If we get a modicum of sun over the next few weeks, this will be a stellar growing season.

But then, this is New England, so we’ll get what we get.  😉

Thanks to Elliot for most of these shots, and Ollie for the rest.




Stopping By Woods February 7, 2008

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…on this snowy evening, after a long day of working in the sleet, I headed up into the hills to see if the snow had “taken.” It had.


Then I found a stream enshrouded in the new-fallen high-country snow. But with the thick clouds, the light was too low to shoot without a tripod. I braced myself against the little railing of the rickety country bridge and squeezed off this one-second exposure:


It surprised me by actually coming out!