This is another image from Old Sturbridge Village. I would imagine the ice is gone now. I’m just back from a hike on one of the local trails. They are wet and muddy but mostly clear of snow.
I made this image last weekend for a friend down in the Dominican Republic who had never seen a beaver lodge before. Here, you see them in just about any body of water. This one is a few miles from our house. I took his early in the morning hoping to see its occupant swimming around the pond. Unfortunately, while I got up early with my camera, he decided to sleep in.
You can no longer graze your cows on Boston Common (and haven’t been able to for about 200 years) but you can skate in the winter. This is the Frog Pond section of the Common. It has a play ground and a small pool in which children can cool themselves in summer, In winter, they turn it into a skating rink and rent skates.
Over the past year, I’ve explored making photos at night. On a recent hike, it occurred to me that the ice and snow covering a local pond was essentially a huge reflector. So what would it look like when the moon is full? Tonight we had the confluence of a full moon, fresh snow and decent temperatures. I strapped on my snowshoes, grabbed my photo gear and tried making a few images.