We live in a river valley. You can see here transformation from winter to spring to summer to fall. In some cases, you can see huge differences in the same months from one year to the next. There’s not much to show for mid-winter along the river and canal. They become hard to access when several feet of snow cover the ground. Not to mention that its cold out there. Frozen fingers are not steady on the shutter, I fear. November, however, is sometimes quite mild, so we frequently shoot in November. If the weather allows, in December too … but rarely along the river. It’s always colder there.
Here are the months in the Valley by the river and canal. Not all the same year. Some months, we shot elsewhere or, as in January of this year, were in far away, warm, sunny, beautiful Arizona. I wish we could be there every January. It’s a vast improvement over local weather!
October Gallery by Garry Armstrong
Marilyn and I went to the canal a couple of days ago. I wasn’t going to take my camera … and then I thought “I’ll regret it if I don’t.” Probably because I always regret not having a camera when there are pictures to take.
Both of us have shot pictures of the dam many times during all four seasons. I think most were taken in the autumn, when the trees along the canal are in their glory.
Summer is a study in shades of green. Lucky for me, there were some people, too. After decades spent covering breaking news, I automatically shoot and let the chips — or pictures — fall where they may. They may not be perfect, but moving targets don’t wait.
So here are the ways you can go along the Blackstone Canal.
Welcome everyone to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge. This challenge is about the roads, walks, trails, rails on which we move from place to place. You can walk them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible. And, of course, any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are signs of any kind.
Most of these were taken down along the Blackstone River and Canal in Uxbridge, at the junction where the two separate. This section along the canal is among my favorite places in the valley. It is beautiful, peaceful, and easily accessible. And there is plentiful parking.
All taken with the Pentax Q7, various lenses.
Welcome everyone to Cee’s Which Way Challenge. This challenge subject is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable and are any signs.
I thought, since we live by the Blackstone River and canal, this week I might show you the waterways … canals and river and some of their bridges.
It rained hard most of the day yesterday and started off with heavy rain this morning, too.
It’s ironic. All summer, it has been sunny and dry. Beautiful weather, pretty much from May through September. As soon as we got to Maine, it began to rain.
Maybe it’s nature’s way of telling me I need to relax … to not run around doing “stuff.” Still, it is gorgeous here and I was looking forward t the opportunity to take some pictures.
I did take some shots of the rain yesterday, but it’s hard to see it. You can see it’s wet, but the rain is elusive.
Paths, road, tracks, canals. All going somewhere. Which way would you like to go?
Wherever you choose, by whatever means, the river, canal, track or highway will carry you.
By any which way, there’s a way.