Seasonal Signs
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Dennis Curtin's journal of natural events in and around Marblehead, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 16, 2004
The Path
It was a cool fall morning, dawning clear after an inch of rain last night. Other than a high wind, it was a perfect time for a walk with the camera. Colors in the wetland are just past peak, but the uplands haven't even started yet.

Ware Pond

Burning Bush on the eskar in the Forest River

Hawthorn Pond

Hawthorn Pond

Witch Hazel, the last flower to blossom

Forest River outcrop, polished by the glaciers

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Foilage and cloud

posted by Dennis 1:21 PM
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Sunday, October 03, 2004
Ware Pond
After catching Geese flying from Ware Pond yesterday morning I returned again at sunrise to see if I could do better. I got a great shot of the pond at sunrise and later one of the geese. Both are shown here along with a third where I used Photoshop to cut the geese out of one photo and put them in the other.

Ware Pond at sunrise

Geese rising from pond

Geese rising from pond at sunrise

Ware Pond fall foliage

posted by Dennis 7:32 AM
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The Path
Saturday morning was a photographer's dream--foggy and windless. At sunrise I was off for a loop around the path connecting Ware Pond, Leggs Hill, the Forest River, Hawthorn Pond and back home. The signs of fall are hard to miss as colors shift from green to yellow and red and berries predominate.

Geese lift off from Ware Pond

A spider web wet from the morning mist

Fall foliage at Leggs Hill

Round-headed Bush Clover

Milkweed seedpods

Slender Glasswort on the Forest River marsh

Multiflora Rose berries

Great Blue Heron in Forest River

Marsh grass

Porcelainberry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata)

Duckweed covering Hawthorn Pond

Ducks on Hawthorn Pond

Barberry berries

posted by Dennis 2:46 AM
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Saturday, October 02, 2004
The Path
I've been walking regularly but have been too busy to post photos on the site. I have a little catching up to do. Here are a few I took along the path last weekend.

Skunk Cabbage seedhead and new fall growth

Winterberry in full fruit

posted by Dennis 2:48 AM
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