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Late Winter at the Quabbin Reservoir – Photoessay

It is supposed to be spring here in New England, but it isn’t really.  It snowed yesterday a bit though it quickly melted.  The wind howled last night, but it has calmed down today, leaving us with a new burst of unseasonably cold weather.  This is global weirding, though some claim it is proof that there is no global warming.  The earth looks flat from where I sit but it isn’t.  When they started the Iditarod in Alaska, they had to import snow to Anchorage.  But it remains cold here.   Nevertheless, we went out on two occasions in an effort to look at the landscape in a different light.  We were cold, but not disappointed.  Some photo thoughts from late winter at the Quabbin.  First at Goodnough Dike.

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Hunt_150315__DSC3326Hunt_150315__DSC3337It proved to be too early to be able to look at the story underneath the snow at Dana Common.

Hunt_150319__DSC3361But the light was working with the trees, juxtaposing old and new.

Hunt_150319__DSC3375These old trees have seen a lot.  They seem to be saying that they aren’t finished just yet.

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Though some seem to be close.

Hunt_150319__DSC5726And some, such as these red pines (below) at the Spillway, are gone, but the late winter light tells something of what remains of their story.

Hunt_150315__DSC3301So it is late winter.

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But soon….

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sandra #

    Beautifully hopeful! Thank you.

    March 22, 2015
  2. Thanks Sandra. Sometimes it seems like spring is saying “the check’s in the mail!”

    March 22, 2015
  3. Elaine #

    All are beautiful, but I especially live the Dana Commons shot–serene, surreal, mysterious–just like this winter.

    March 22, 2015
    • Hi,
      Thanks. Yes, it was quite serene out there, until the wind picked up and then it became bitterly cold. FYI, DCR is obviously working on or around some of the foundations there. Not sure what the purpose is but it could be preservation. It should be possible to tell soon, assuming spring ever does come.
      James

      March 23, 2015

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