Massachusetts

Flowing Fungus

On an autumn afternoon hike in Lincoln, MA, I stumbled upon this beautiful ‘Chicken of the Woods’ mushroom. Also known as a sulfur shelf, I was captivated by the layered fungal growth spilling from the tree trunk like lava. This image…
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Reflection

While hiking the Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA, I stopped to take in the scenery. The glassy surface of the Ipswich River was perfectly reflecting the trees and ribbons of cloud on a beautiful summer afternoon.…
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Looking Back from the Knife Edge of Summer

Sitting here this morning under steel grey skies I can feel the knife-edge of the summer. The autumn is so close—three days and the season will be officially upon us. Truthfully, looking at the world outside I think it’s already…
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Lady Slippers and Indecisive Rain

“I think it’s going to rain.” Brian said as he looked up at the sky through the canopy of pines.  “What did you say the percentage was?” I shrugged it off.  “Twenty-five percent chance.  I think we’ll be okay.” “Are…
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Fiddleheads

Although this is my twelfth spring in New England (and Brian’s ninth), we still struggle to remember how much later the seasons start than in our native Colorado and Pennsylvania respectively.  The ocean keeps things cooler in the spring and…
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