My small local state park offers a variety of ways to relax and experience nature in any season.
Mill Pond, Holden, Massachusetts
The Fire Pond at the site of the former Heifer International Farm glistens after yet another rain shower.
The American Society of Agronomy tells us that agronomy is a “science and practice that looks at agriculture from an integrated, holistic perspective”.
Relax under a canopied patio near the pond!
This classic New England style church in Oakham, Massachusetts (population 1,621) dates back to 1766. The Churchyard Cemetary, circa 1790, includes Revolutionary War soldiers.
More late summer images from Wachusett Meadow.
Now being served North American Beaver style. All you can eat! (Two short videos included.)
Hidden treasures can be found within this late summer landscape.
Queen Anne’s Lace
East Princeton, Massachusetts
There’s a golden world waiting on the MeadowTrail paths at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary.
Approach to the sheep and cow barns.
It’s apple time in Central Massachusetts. There are over 40 orchards in this area to visit!
Bolton Orchards, Bolton, Massachusetts
Last March, I traveled to Backyard Music in Willimantic, Connecticut, to pick up my first handmade folk harp.
(Short audio at the end.)
The butterfly bush in my yard has attracted the first Monarch Butterfly of the season.
Members of the Pollard family have been working Ashland Farm since 1730.
Ashland Farms, New Braintree, Massachusetts
Photo edits including lower contrasts and higher exposures lend a more ethereal, painterly feeling to this “meadow ramble”.
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, Masachusetts