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


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