river walk

mud, mud, I love mud!

Melting into spring

no. 309


river reflections

“You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.”

~ William Stafford

 a few weeks ago, I discovered a new area to hike
a wildlife preserve that runs along the Assabet River
part of it is land once owned by the U.S Army
every quarter mile or so I ran into these strange bunkers
that were apparently used to store munitions
it was rather eerie
I walked at midday, so aside from a few ducks
there wasn’t much in the way of wildlife to see
although, I did hear two Barred Owls calling to each other
from opposite sides of the river
I waited patiently…but they never came into view
maybe next time
so much more to explore

think I’ll head back after “mud season”!


25 Comments on “river walk

    • Thank you! Yes, those bunkers were stangely interesting but now quite what you expect to see on a nature trail!

  1. Beautiful treatment of the photos, too…whatever it is that you did…very compelling in their richness.

    • Yes, it was but I didn’t really get to see as much as I’d like. Many more trails (and bunkers) to explore next time out!

  2. Beautiful! I hope there are no munitions buried anywhere outside the bunkers! Here on Cape Cod on Otis Air Force base (very near my house) they keep finding them and have to detonate them! A little disturbing!

    • Oh my, that’s not good! Seems many of the old army and air force bases are now wildlife preserves.

  3. Wonderful photographs, Susan.
    I especially love all of the texture you captured on those bunkers.
    Have a fantastic day!

  4. those bunkers are quite a find. I noticed they didn’t bother putting very large locks on them though :0)
    Great photos — oh and I adore that new one you’re using for your header right now too.

    • Thank you Diane. Those bunkers were kind of intriguing with those rusy doors. The vegetation has taken over most of them,some even had trees growing up from the roof tops.

  5. I can really feel the moisture and mud through these photos. I’ve run into bunkers like that around here too. Very eerie. It makes me wonder what’s inside, but then maybe it’s better not to know. 🙂

    • Ya, it was still very wet and muddy. Those bunkers were kind of creepy…I don’t even want to imagine what’s still in there!

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