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. Thank you! Yes, they are all mine, the good and the not so good. It was difficult to get a good clear shot at some of these critters!

      1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!

    1. Thank you Charlie! Some of these I was not thrilled with, so much glare on the water but I think the dragonfly came out pretty decent.

  2. 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

    1. Thank you Pam! I was lucky that there were no mosquitos out at that time. They are just beginning to appear around these parts now, ugh!

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