the red umbrella

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“To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.”
~ Anatole France

river walk

life is bursting along the Assabet!

The Assabet

mom and baby

oh...hello!

lady slipper

found you!

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wings

buttercup

family swim

Mother Goose

birches

busy beaver

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It all just makes me smile

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

river walk

mud, mud, I love mud!

Melting into spring

no. 309

padlocked

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”!

 

In a fog

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sheep in the fog 

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misty morning fog 

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pea soup 

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on a Monday (as I am on most Mondays!)
but this was of the pea soup variety
a heavy mist of gray
so cold and damp
it took hours to feel warm again
after returning home from my walk

present blessings

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Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
 
~Charles Dickens