Wildflowers in Essex, MA

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This seems like an unusually good year for spring flowers. Today I photographed at The Cox Reservation of the Essex County Greenbelt and the Essex-Manchester Conservation Land. I especially like the tiny gems, no greater than one inch across. On Sunday, May 19, I’ll be leading a wildflower photography workshop at The Garden In the Woods in Framingham, MA. There are a few spaces left!

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Blueberries In the Woods

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Tonight in the woods not far from where I live, I found a secret patch of highbush blueberries sporting their lovely pink-white flowers. I’ll be back in late July to pick the fruit! As I set up my camera a beaver splashed his mighty tail and patrolled his pond, apparently unaware of my presence.

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Late Afternoon on the Ipswich River

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Today’s late afternoon excursion was to the Ipswich River in Topsfield where shoots of cat-tail and phragmites are pushing through the shallow water. I startled three Great Egrets, enjoyed the songs of the plentiful Red-wings, and watched quietly as seven deer grazed in a meadow in the fading light.

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Wingaersheek Beach — Fading Afternoon Light

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The fading afternoon light at Wingaersheek Beach highlights contours of the granite outcrops in the tide. Annisquam Light is on the horizon. Click here to see a larger image or to purchase an archival print or license for commercial use.

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Recent Family Portrait

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Father, Son, and Tree Silhouette

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Fallen White Pine

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Splintered trunk of a massive white pine.

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Fire & Ice

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Spring is here in Massachusetts but it sure doesn’t feel like it yet!

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Winter Sunset Over Plum Island Sound

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Winter sunset over Newbury, MA and Plum Island Sound

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Win A Free Book on Photoshop Elements

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I am giving away a copy of Focus On: Photoshop Elements by David Asch, published by Focal Press.

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