Monday, July 2, 2012

Photo Essay of Sacred Heart Park

1. on the banks-kab Along the Banks of the Shawsheen River 6-29-2012

All of these photos were taken on Friday, June 29th shortly after a thunderstorm rolled through town. I wrote about my walk in a previous post which you can read here: A Walk in the Park After the Storm. Today, just enjoy the photos and the poem! (All of today’s photos were taken with the Nikon Coolpix S4000)

2. riverview-kab The Shawsheen River

A Walk In the Park in Summer

Down along the Shawsheen I walk

A summer’s day drenched in spangles

Of sunlight and shadows

Dancing on the woodland path,

Or playing on the lawn.

Birds sing, robins hop,

Orange breasts flashing like bright apples on the ground,

Song sparrow sings,

Catbirds mew,

A small bunny nibbles on clover.

The river slides by golden brown

Silt particles floating and flashing in the current,

While grackles call and cackle from the shore

And on the dead snag in the river an eastern kingbird flies out,

Hits the water, and returns to its perch again.

~Kathie Adams Brown (July 2, 2003)

3. under the walnut tree-kab Black Walnut Tree

 

4. black walnuts-kab Black Walnuts

 

4. light and shadow-kab Light and shadow playing

 

5. rain drops-kab Wet leaves

 

6. common mulein-kab Common Mullein

7. pond with water lilies-kab Water lilies

 

8. pond-kab Overgrown pond

 

9. wildwoodland-kab Woodland

10. rasberries-kab Wild Raspberries

11. mushrooms-kab Mushrooms in Soccer Field

 

12. butterfly in parking lot-kab Butterfly in Parking lot

 

13. englsih ivy-kab Ivy gone wild

 

14. view from path-kab Soccer Field and parking lot (view from woodland path)

 

15. view from playground corner-kab Soccer Field (view from playground corner)

22 comments:

  1. Oh! so pretty and love all the green. Great images:)

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  2. Great series, the sun is back and shining brilliantly after the storm too. Nice words too Kathie.

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  3. Everything looks So green. We got maybe a few dozen raindrops today.

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    1. Gaelyn, it is so green. I often feel like the northeast is its own version of a rain forest! LOl at the "few dozen" raindrops. I bet they sizzled when they hit and evaporated immediately!

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  4. Lovely! the black walnuts surprised me, what a unique shot!

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    1. I love to surprise people! Glad you liked it. I actually had to look up what species of tree and nuts they were!

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  5. your words and pictures...perfect!
    SO green...and those raspberries would go great with the wild blackberries i've been picking lately. YUM!

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    1. Laura, I left the berries for the birds but enjoyed some others at home. I know you have been out picking and baking. I've seen photos of those lovely cobblers on your blog! Yum!

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  6. Everything is so green Kathie, are you having as much rain as we are.?

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    1. Roy, we've been having rain, but I doubt it has been as much as you get. Still, I guess you can see why they named this place, NEW England! Though, from today's photos I suppose you could say it looks a bit more like the Emerald Isle!

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  7. Your lovely poetry made feel like I was there. And your raspberries are ready for picking already!

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    1. EG camera girl, I glad I made you feel like you were here and pleased that you liked my poem. Our raspberries and mulberries are all ripe and the birds, squirrels and chipmunks are devouring them!

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  8. Kathie, lovely poem and your photos of the park are beautiful. It must be a wonderful place to visit and relax. I wish you and yours a very happy 4th of July!

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    1. Eileen, thank you! I hope you had a very nice 4th as well!

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  9. This is my kind of place Kathie, I also loved reading your poem and looking at these beautiful photos. Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Denise, happy 4th to you as well. I hope it has cooled off there!

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  10. Hi Kathie

    Nice poem and I really liked the black walnut.

    Guy

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  11. This is a truly gorgeous park, Kathie! I love mullein--was so disappointed when I learned that it isn't a native. I had originally planned to have an all-native garden in Va....well, I still can, but it sure will be different now! :-) Beautiful photos!

    By the way, I bought February House and can't wait to read it! I was reading a copy of Carson McCuller's short stories when I read your earlier Brooklyn posts. My daughter got it for me for Mother's Day. Carson McCuller's is a favorite writer of mine, and her husband is a distant relative. We have McCullers in our line.

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    1. Marie, how interesting! I am still making my way through the book. I have "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter on CDs and am going to listen to it. I have never read anything of her's before.

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.