A Winter Wander
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, Massachusetts
The Winsor Dam and the Goodnough Dike impound the waters of the Swift and Ware Rivers, forming the Quabbin Reservoir, the largest water body in Massachusetts. The dam is one of the largest in New England.
Yesterday’s snowstorm has transformed my yard once again.
A Walk Around the Barn
Meeting these common creatures on a short walk never fails to lift my spirits.
This spacious field is a favored walking spot for both people and dogs on leashes. However, during the late spring Bobolink nesting season, special care is taken to protect these ground-nesting birds, while still enjoying their bubbly songs and low ground flights.
An Exuberant Mini Retreat
The power of water was on full display recently at the Moore State Park in Paxton, MA.
Snow makes whiteness where it falls,
The bushes look like popcorn balls.
The places where I always play,
Look like somewhere else today.
Author: Mary Louise Allen
Swinging Suet Celebration
Celebrating the New Year
Time to party!
Happy Solstice Day!
Rutland State Park, Rutland MA
Traditional holiday decorations heighten the appeal of the small town of Hardwick, MA. Colonial, Federal and Cape Cod style houses are notable in this historic area.
Tree of Life: Birch Through the Ages
On display at the Museum of Russian Icons In Clinton MA.
“As far back as the Stone Age, parts of the birch tree have been used across Northern Europe and Russia. Craftspeople and homemakers learned to use the tree for wallpaper, lumber, medicine, tea, shoes, writing paper, and other creative applications. Birch wood and bark quickly became a common material for more decorative forms of folk art as well. Woodcarving adorned buildings across Russia, and even the homes of peasants were decorated with spectacular birch carvings.”
Siberian artist Vladimir Tulyak created highly detailed and delicately hued icons from layers of birch bark.