Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS SCENES

Last weekend we enjoyed our first trip to central Massachusetts, a visit that coincided nicely with the fall color season.  We had a great time.  I thought I would post a few of the photos that I took during our visit.

Some 75 years ago Massachusetts dammed a river in the middle part of the state creating the Quabbin Reservoir, a large, beautiful body of water nestled among the hills of the central part of the state.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any decent broader landscape shots, something I simply am not particularly good at.  Instead, I offer the following.

Paw prints in the sand.


Some lovely ferns along with a sprinkling of pine straw.


A sampling of the fall color leaves.


We also had a wonderful picnic lunch along the Swift River, the stream that was dammed to create the Quabbin Reservoir.



I also took some shots of manmade objects.


I know, I know, this is at the kind of shot that only the photographer could like.

Then there was the sign in a convenience store, Ye Old Grog Shoppe, near where we stayed.  Seriously.  (And the owner of the shop admitted that he did not know what grog actually was.)


A dilapidated duplex that was for sale, along with a closeup of some failed paint.



Finally, the entrance to a lovely stone church that was under renovation.


This last shot I liked for the rose colored doors, the ornate black hinges, and the symmetry.

John

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