Early Spring Water Meadow along Rte 23 Blandford, MA
Canadian Goose in its element, and Remnants of a Beaver Dam, Long Pond Conservation Area. Algerie Road North Blandford, MA
And last but by no means least, my traveling companion and chauffeur for the afternoon – The Viking – patiently waiting pondside while I trekked in and got pictures. And no, I didn’t fall in, or get muddy!
It was really wonderful to meander those back roads today. I grew up there and nostalgia waxed large as I noted how much had changed – and how much had stayed the same. The afternoon light is becoming more and more spring-like even though there’s still plenty of snow on the ground up in the hills. The sounds of water cascading over the rocky stream beds, the wind rushing through the pines and dry reed beds, the honking chatter of the geese and ducks – all made for a peaceful backdrop to my self-imposed photo assignment. Hell, I’ll call it what it was -THERAPY. I came home with numb fingers and ears, but quite contented. Best of all, I got to spend the afternoon with my guy!