Licht Years

where are you going, where have you been?

river walk


life is bursting along the Assabet!

The Assabet

mom and baby


lady slipper

found you!

river walk



family swim

Mother Goose


busy beaver



It all just makes me smile

well, except for maybe those snakes…they were a bit intimidating!

41 thoughts on “river walk

      1. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

        We have only a couple of snakes in the UK so they can be quite hard to find! The place you went to reminds me a bit of Papercourt, the marsh and heathland near the River Wey. I’ve not really seen any ducklings or goslings yet! They’re breeding quite late. Have you ever held a snake? They’re fascinating creatures.

      2. soonie2 Post author

        I actually have held a snake, a long time ago when one of my son’s friends brought one into school for science class. I guess I was a lot braver then! We have many garter snakes in our garden but they are smaller than the one I saw at the river and I know they are harmless.

      3. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

        I guess I would probably be more nervous if I knew the snakes here could actually hurt me! The adder is the only venomous one and only about as bad as a bee sting I believe. Reptiles in the UK are notoriously shy!

    1. soonie2 Post author

      Thanks so much Anita! It was a very active day out there! Many times I have walked there and barely saw any signs of life. This was a good day!

  1. Sheila

    Wow – those are amazing! I hope you had a zoom lens for those snakes. 🙂 I love the ducklings and the protective glances of the parents. I’m happy to see so much life and green again.

    1. soonie2 Post author

      Thank you Gunta! Yes, I used my telephoto for all of these. I almost stepped on one of those snakes but quickly jumped out of their way to snap the photos! Scared the crap out of me!

  2. roughwighting

    What a productive, mind-boggling walk! Thanks for documenting it for us so beautifully. I felt like I was there, walking the River with you. I even almost felt the bugs buzzing around my head! :-0

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