Talk about dancing between the raindrops!
That’s what I’ve been I’ve been doing since the season began. There’s been so much rain, sometimes lasting an entire week, that I’ve had to be ready to roll whenever the sun peeps out from behind the clouds.
Yesterday was lovely, but I didn’t go out. Today, I made sure to get to the sunshine and down to the dam. I was going on the theory that have had two dry days, I could be sure expecting a third would be pushing the envelope.
I warned Garry that, short of being near death, we were going to shoot.
I’m glad I did because guess what? It’s raining. By the time this one is finished, the leaves will have been stripped from the trees.
It ‘s not rare for rain to short-circuit our season, but I never stop regretting it when it happens. At least we got a bit of the best. Got some nice stuff today. I haven’t had much time to process anything. We went out in late afternoon, so there wasn’t much time when I got back.
This piece of the Blackstone River and Canal is in exceptionally good condition. It’s also exceptionally beautiful. The trail where once horses towed the barges is a walking or running path, great for dogs and owners.
Sometimes, if you are lucky, herons will drop by to feed along the banks. Also diver ducks and occasionally swans visit, though I haven’t seen any since the spring.
On the way home, we stopped at River Bend. It’s beautiful, but difficult to photograph without lenses that I don’t have … or if I could, as I used to, walk down further along the river. But these days, I just can’t walk that far, so I settled for a quick few shots near the old farmhouse.
Maybe we will have another day or two of colors and sunshine, but I can’t be sure … and no one can make that promise. I’m just grateful to have had today.
- Good news for the SNETT! (franklinmatters.org)
- A Tiny Waterfall (teepee12.wordpress.com)
- Naturalist Notes: Leavings from a Coyote Pack (withywindlenature.com)
- Blackstone Canal – View From a Bridge (teepee12.wordpress.com)
- PHOTOS: A slice of green (milforddailynews.com)
- In the News: Blackstone River, Bay Circuit (franklinmatters.org)