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Frozen River. January 6, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Rivers in these parts supply, incongruously, some of the best (and only) color evident in our landscape.  Fresh snow piles up on rocks rising above the water’s surface; then, as melting on the hillsides propels the rivers’ rise, the snow-mallows are engulfed, reflecting back to our wondering eyes a surreal green light:

Here are a few shots of the Chickley River, flowing down through Hawley toward Charlemont.  The first one is looking upstream:

And the second, looking down:

A bit of green to tide us over ’till Spring!