Overnight Road Crew

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Over night road crew makes repairs to R128/I 95 in the Boston area, early 1980’s

 

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Joe Pye Weed

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Joe Pye Weed
Eupatorium dubium, Joe Pye Weed,
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Back to the farm.

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If you follow my work on this and other web sites you know I have a strong connection to the Appleton Farms & Grass Rides property in Ipswich and Hamilton, MA. Managed by The Trustees of Reservations it is said to be the oldest continuously used farm in America — established 1638. Closed to the public for a few months due to Clovid-19, Molly and I were happy to return to the re-opened farm. Photos made with new iPhone SE, processed in Adobe Lightroom.

Teenaged girl approaches newly planted tulip poplars which replace a row of Norway maples – invasive species
Old riding trail at the Appleton Farms & Grass Rides property
The Great Pasture at Appleton Farms may still look as it did when the farm was established in 1638.
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Painted trillium

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painted trillium

Painted trillium, Trillium undulate.

Trillium is one of my favorite spring woodland wildflowers. Encountered this one in Bridgton, Maine. Look for trillium in shaded forests, late May to mid-June.

 

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Boston Seaport At Night

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When I worked on Congress Street in Boston about 30 years ago, what is now called the Seaport District was little more than a couple of hundred acres of gravel parking lots — $5.00/day!  A few seafood restaurants provided the only signs of business life. Today that neighborhood is crowded with towering hotels and techno headquarters; a city within a city.

boston seaport at night
The seaport district of Boston at night
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Mystic-Tobin Bridge

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Most of the photographs of bridges I see are taken from the air or otherwise above the bridge. Me, I go down, down, down and look up at the underbelly. This is the Mystic-Tobin Bridge in Boston, the largest in New England.

The Mystic-Tobin Memorial Bridge is a cantilever truss bridge that spans the Mystic River from Charlestown to Chelsea, Massachusetts. It opened in 1950 after two years of construction. The bridge is more than 1,500 feet long, with a center span of about 800 feet in length.

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Glaciers I have known

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“Hidden Lake” below Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

I’ve been thinking about a solo trip I took to Glacier National Park about 10 years ago. There were no more than 25 glaciers to see and identify; a small fraction of the 150 or so glaciers estimated to have inhabited the park about 100 years ago Some scientists are predicting that the number of measurable glaciers in the park will be zero within our lifetimes. To deny the existence of global warming is criminal. Government and business leaders who ignore the warming planet should leave their posts, willingly or not.

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From the Archives

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra was a frequent client for me in the early 80’s when I was first testing the waters of professional photography. I made this shot from a little window in the stage door, just large enough to position a 300mm lens. Absolute silence was required.

Harry Ellis Dickson was named Associate Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra in January 1980, and he was also founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor of the Boston Symphony Youth Concerts, as well as a member of the Boston Symphony’s Orchestra’s first violin section.

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Plum Island — Fall afternoon

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I’ve been visiting the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newbury, MA since 1980. It’s always the same and different each time. The receding tide is magical. As always, these photographs are available as licensed images for commercial usa, and as custom archival prints for display.

Plum Island tide
Patterns in the receding tide at day’s end at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury, MA
Sunset reflections in the outgoing tide, Plum Island, Newburyport, MA
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Red Maple Tree Silhouette

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The colors this year in Eastern Mass have been on the dull side I regret. But I know I can almost always find a winner in the nearby woods.

Red Maple tree - Andover, MA USA
Red Maple tree in Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA
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