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images from the protected open spaces of marion

Thursday
Dec092010

cold december afternoon

Briggs Cove, just west of Creek Road, is visible from Route 6, has been a splendid sight to see these last 2 days coated in ice from the outgoing tide and the very cold temps!!  it was distracting me each time i drove by...so this afternoon i went back to get my gear and capture it :)

the cold has dropped upon us early this year...

 

Saturday
Oct302010

marshgrass arch

a closer look at the marshgrass in the previous post...

Thursday
Oct282010

rainy afternoon view

yesterday was rainy and drizzley all day...but there was some light coming through the cloud cover, not bold shafts of sun, but just the soft dim light that makes deep colors in the landscape.  for several days i have been admiring the view from creek road into ludes estuary and the rain made it irresistable :)

Wednesday
Oct272010

upstream reflections

this shot was taken about 100 yards upstream of the previous one.  although the faster moving water is closer to the entrance to the property (right off rt. 6) i passed it by and worked my way upstream and took this shot first...i knew once i got to the fast water i would not be able to pull myself away!  the late afternoon light made reflections that appealed to me :)

Wednesday
Oct202010

sparrow's mill fall

another, much wider shot, of Borden's Brook as it runs through the Sparrow's Mill property...pretty easy to understand why 100 years ago there was a mill here!

Tuesday
Oct192010

circled by leaves

yesterday, after the recent rains, i went in search of streams.  my first thought was Sparrow's Mill :) since it was mid afternoon the sunlight still filtered through and around the leaves...this plant had broken off and was spotlighted by the sun for me...

 

Sunday
Apr252010

early fiddlehead

today we were doing some clearing along the roadside at our property on olde meadow road.  i have to put this on my come-back-later list, to see if all the fidleheads i saw there grow up and uncurl!!

 

Saturday
Mar202010

after the rains

i could not resist going to Sparrow's Mill when the rains of last weekend finally stopped :) i knew the stream would be flowing very fast!!

Friday
Mar192010

wall in the woods

the rains have stopped, the wetlands are full, and i am enjoying perusing our newest 360 acres over in the northwestern corner.  the stone walls in this area are still substantial and weave throughout these woods, a testament to the days when this was pastureland...

Saturday
Mar132010

green rock in the estuary

the marsh in march...not always neat and tidy, especially after repeated storms and astronomical high tides, but i always enjoy a tromp in the marsh :) yesterday afternoon the sky was overcast and the glowing sun occasionaly gave soft light through the clouds. all this was in advance of this weekend's hard rain. the tide was almost high so you can see how high the tides have been!

Thursday
Mar112010

double wishbone

out and about again at last!  i have been eager to explore the recently purchased area off the old railroad bed,  and to put it all together in my mind with our previous Mahoney conservation restriction which we purchased with it and is adjacent to it.  it is quite alot of forest!!

the sunlight spotted this tree for me.

 

Tuesday
Jan262010

icy view of stewart's island

when the ice was still here i spent one late afternoon over by silvershell.  the sunset was buried in the clouds but still it was spectacular with the ice...

 

Monday
Oct262009

pine needles afloat

this floating carpet of pine needles caught my eye yesterday in the wetlands in Radio Tower while we were clearing the trail...reminded me of the pine needles in ice shots i took at Kenney's Landing in the winter :)

 

Friday
Aug142009

heron yawning?

do herons yawn?  i don't know but this guy made no sound as he stretched his beak jaws...

Monday
Jul272009

heron takeoff

Sunday
Jul262009

osprey family

the osprey family is again in residence in the marsh at Peirson Woods.  this is the nest which was rebuilt quickly after the pole came down in a storm in march 2008 just in time for the opreys seasonal return :)

Saturday
Jul252009

heron hunting

yesterday evening was low tide so i went heron hunting...looking for herons hunting for dinner :)

this was taken in the water - and from the water in my inflatable! - off Peirson Woods.

Wednesday
Jun242009

estuary in green

an overcast day, but still very very green :)

every time i drive down creek road and see this view of Ludes Estuary i want to stop and explore it with the camera...today i finally had an opportunity to do exactly that...

Sunday
Jun212009

late spring in the wetland

i find myself fascinated by the light and lushness of the wetland at this time of year...this pair of images were shot from almost the same spot although almost 3:00 apart (it takes time to move the tripod and reset everything!!).

Thursday
Jun182009

light through the greens

even though it was mid-day, or maybe because of that, being deep in the wetlands the light has a special glow to it...