Garden Time

Holden, Massachusetts

Spring is rejuvenating Central Massachusetts. I’ll be taking some time off from blogging to focus on landscaping updates and planting the vegetable gardens. See you in a few weeks!
Female Northern Cardinal
Zen Contemplation Garden

Foretelling of Spring

Holden, Massachusetts

Forsythia and her companions:
Purple Hyacinth…
And Green Salad Bowl Lettuce Seedlings.

Ramping Up

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA

Signs of spring abound at the Audubon.
A Black-capped Chickadee rests on a grape vine.
The All Persons Ramp to the raft will make the view accessible to all.
In the wetland area, a Red-winged Blackbird pauses among the cattails.
The ground near the bird feeder provides unending treats for the Red Squirrel.

Door To Door

Holden, Massachusetts

Enjoying the complementary architectural styles of next door neighbors observed during a pre-spring local warm weather walk.

Grass and Snow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, Massachusetts

A walk through Wachusett Meadow’s quiet South Pasture provides respite at the end of winter.

Before the Storm

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA

“Willow”, a Longtime Resident of Wachusett Meadow.
Tufted Titmouse
Red Squirrel
Vacation Week School Children
Children’s Backpacks Ready to Go

Porcupine Picnic Patch

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA

This porcupine rambled through the meadow, to the picnic areas, and by the pond as the turtle looked on.

Ragged Hill

Ragged Hill Dairy, West Brookfield, MA

Vintage farm equipment and artifacts on this hilltop farm in West Brookfield, MA give insight into the history of farming in the last century.


A combination of ice, sleet and snow created a shimmering yard this morning.

Mountain Laurel With Pines and Oaks in the Background
Northern White Pine
Mountain Laurel
Bamboo With Evergreens
Blueberry Bush (Red Branches)

Frosty Finches

American Goldfinches, Holden, MA

Photographed through my window: American Goldfinches feasting on Birch tree catkins on a chilly, windy post snowstorm morning.
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