Asa Snow was a resident of North Dana. He was known as "Popcorn Snow" because he liked popcorn.

Asa Snow was a resident of North Dana. He was known as "Popcorn Snow" because he liked popcorn.

Looking north from Quabbin. Mt Monadnock can be seen on the horizon on the left center of the photo. It's 50 miles away.
Looking north from Quabbin. Mt Monadnock can be seen on the horizon on the left center of the photo. It's 50 miles away.

I took this photo from a small Cessna 152 aircraft in 1986.

  Sunrise, New Salem Lookout, December 31st, 2014. 

Sunrise, New Salem Lookout, December 31st, 2014. 

Early winter morning.
Early winter morning.
North Prescott area.
North Prescott area.
Its a gray day after an early winter snowfall …..
Its a gray day after an early winter snowfall …..
These beavers have a great twig cache built up for food through the winter.
These beavers have a great twig cache built up for food through the winter.
These are young beaver tracks dragging the tail and had no food cache built up so they need to go out in the snow looking for trees to cut and take back to the lodge.
These are young beaver tracks dragging the tail and had no food cache built up so they need to go out in the snow looking for trees to cut and take back to the lodge.
A cold 15 degree F winters day with the moon in the upper right corner of the photo.
A cold 15 degree F winters day with the moon in the upper right corner of the photo.
  Not a picnic day!

Not a picnic day!

  You can see the pressure ridges of the ice along the shore line.

You can see the pressure ridges of the ice along the shore line.

Just something that caught my eye.
Just something that caught my eye.
Taken after one of the 20 inch snow storms of 2015 looking south.
Taken after one of the 20 inch snow storms of 2015 looking south.
Another early winter photo after an 8 inch snow storm….
Another early winter photo after an 8 inch snow storm….
Moore Island channel
Moore Island channel
The morning calm after the storm.
The morning calm after the storm.
Phragmites waiting for red winged blackbirds to come back to nest in them.
Phragmites waiting for red winged blackbirds to come back to nest in them.
An iPhone panoramic…..
An iPhone panoramic…..

Taken from the gate 35 road.

Flying over north Quabbin looking south. Mount L is right in the middle taken in 1985.
Flying over north Quabbin looking south. Mount L is right in the middle taken in 1985.
Looking up the west branch of Quabbin from the Enfield Lookout.
Looking up the west branch of Quabbin from the Enfield Lookout.
Looking at the Prescott Peninsula from the Enfield Lookout.
Looking at the Prescott Peninsula from the Enfield Lookout.
  Hanks Picnic Area in Quabbin Park. One of the most popular sites in the whole watershed.

Hanks Picnic Area in Quabbin Park. One of the most popular sites in the whole watershed.

  Mount Monadnock located in Dublin NH, 50 straight air miles from Quabbin. I took this on a crisp winter day with a 400mm lens.

Mount Monadnock located in Dublin NH, 50 straight air miles from Quabbin. I took this on a crisp winter day with a 400mm lens.

The Enfield monument to the Civil War soldiers. It sets in the Quabbin Park Cemetery in Belchertown on RT 9.  He always has good jokes !
The Enfield monument to the Civil War soldiers. It sets in the Quabbin Park Cemetery in Belchertown on RT 9. He always has good jokes !
  When you visit Quabbin please read and obey the signs!

When you visit Quabbin please read and obey the signs!

A crisp day with long visibility. You can see Mt L through the trees. Mt. Zion to the left and Mt. Pomeroy  off in the distance through the pass.
A crisp day with long visibility. You can see Mt L through the trees. Mt. Zion to the left and Mt. Pomeroy off in the distance through the pass.
  Mt L and part of central Quabbin as seen from above Hamiltons Orchards in New Salem.

Mt L and part of central Quabbin as seen from above Hamiltons Orchards in New Salem.

  I took this one day looking out the front door of the Quabbin Visitor Center. It looks directly up the west branch of Quabbin. 

I took this one day looking out the front door of the Quabbin Visitor Center. It looks directly up the west branch of Quabbin. 

  Heres a photo I took early this morning  (1/4/16). The wind chill was 16 F.  You can see the low water at Quabbin. In the middle you can see Mt Pomeroy's top popping up through "the pass". Mt L is on the right of it and the north tip of Mt Zion is on the left.  

Heres a photo I took early this morning  (1/4/16). The wind chill was 16 F.  You can see the low water at Quabbin. In the middle you can see Mt Pomeroy's top popping up through "the pass". Mt L is on the right of it and the north tip of Mt Zion is on the left.  

Dense fog on Quabbin this morning and really cold temps about 15 F.  1/6/16
Dense fog on Quabbin this morning and really cold temps about 15 F. 1/6/16
As the sun rose it created great photos with awesome colors.  1/6/16
As the sun rose it created great photos with awesome colors. 1/6/16
  Northern Quabbin after the second snow of the year looking south from the old railroad bed.  2/8/16

Northern Quabbin after the second snow of the year looking south from the old railroad bed.  2/8/16

Sunrise over northern Quabbin.  3/29/16
Sunrise over northern Quabbin. 3/29/16
  It's a beautiful day today in the northern Quabbin watershed.  Spring is not far away.  3/22/16

It's a beautiful day today in the northern Quabbin watershed.  Spring is not far away.  3/22/16

February 29th, 2016
February 29th, 2016

Its been a long time since I posted a sunrise.  Here is the Leap Year sunrise from RT 202 in New Salem, 6:24AM  February 29th, 2016

  First light,  Quabbin Reservoir   2/25/16

First light,  Quabbin Reservoir   2/25/16

  Gate 35 Road, Quabbin Reservoir.  2016 annual National Audubon Society Christmas Count.   12/17/16

Gate 35 Road, Quabbin Reservoir.  2016 annual National Audubon Society Christmas Count.   12/17/16

  This beaver family could have one or two new kits in their clan!  I"ll certainly keep my eyes oped for them through out the spring !  1/30/17

This beaver family could have one or two new kits in their clan!  I"ll certainly keep my eyes oped for them through out the spring !  1/30/17

  Two adult bald eagles at the Quabbin Reservoir are watching the days go by and waiting for breeding season to start with in the month.  1/23/17

Two adult bald eagles at the Quabbin Reservoir are watching the days go by and waiting for breeding season to start with in the month.  1/23/17

  Looking south at Mt Russ from the mouth of Hop Brook you can see in the right side of the picture in Northern Quabbin.  If the Quabbin was full I'd be under 10 feet of water.  1/22/17

Looking south at Mt Russ from the mouth of Hop Brook you can see in the right side of the picture in Northern Quabbin.  If the Quabbin was full I'd be under 10 feet of water.  1/22/17

  A lone stump of a tree that was cut in the mid 1930's and is under the water most of the time,  sits on the Quabbin shoreline on a zero degree F day on January 8, 2017.  The tree was cut to clear the valley of all trees to make room for the giant 18 mile long Quabbin Reservoir.  

A lone stump of a tree that was cut in the mid 1930's and is under the water most of the time,  sits on the Quabbin shoreline on a zero degree F day on January 8, 2017.  The tree was cut to clear the valley of all trees to make room for the giant 18 mile long Quabbin Reservoir.  

  A pair of about 14 bald eagles that call Quabbin reservoir their home.  This particular pair are imprinted on this best and territory and stick here year round.  I made this picture on December 24th, 2016.

A pair of about 14 bald eagles that call Quabbin reservoir their home.  This particular pair are imprinted on this best and territory and stick here year round.  I made this picture on December 24th, 2016.

  Here are a couple pictures of the Quabbin at 6 below zero in the early morning sun.  Bring on winter!   12/20/12

Here are a couple pictures of the Quabbin at 6 below zero in the early morning sun.  Bring on winter!   12/20/12

  The second of many pictures I made this morning as the sea smoke drifted away from the Quabbin Reservoir.  12/20/16

The second of many pictures I made this morning as the sea smoke drifted away from the Quabbin Reservoir.  12/20/16

  Roses are red, violets are blue, I thought my legs would drop off before I was through !   2/11/16  16" blizzard aftermath at Quabbin

Roses are red, violets are blue, I thought my legs would drop off before I was through !   2/11/16  16" blizzard aftermath at Quabbin

  Quabbin fishing area 2 in New Salem sits silent and all snugged up for the winter months at 6:45 AM on December 6th, 2016.  Fishing will resume at the Quabbin in early April, 2017. 

Quabbin fishing area 2 in New Salem sits silent and all snugged up for the winter months at 6:45 AM on December 6th, 2016.  Fishing will resume at the Quabbin in early April, 2017. 

  It's a great day for a hike !  Ive been slaving away on my computer all week so it was good to stretch my legs.  Not much in the way of wildlife but its good to be out .... 2/18/17

It's a great day for a hike !  Ive been slaving away on my computer all week so it was good to stretch my legs.  Not much in the way of wildlife but its good to be out .... 2/18/17

  The last 2 morning at Quabbin have been pretty slow, especially today. i've spent 10 hours along the shore in coyote-ville with no luck. Today on the way out the sky was pretty awesome with the rain slowly rolling in. 4/12/17

The last 2 morning at Quabbin have been pretty slow, especially today. i've spent 10 hours along the shore in coyote-ville with no luck. Today on the way out the sky was pretty awesome with the rain slowly rolling in. 4/12/17

  Asa Snow was a resident of North Dana. He was known as "Popcorn Snow" because he liked popcorn.
Looking north from Quabbin. Mt Monadnock can be seen on the horizon on the left center of the photo. It's 50 miles away.
  Sunrise, New Salem Lookout, December 31st, 2014. 
Early winter morning.
North Prescott area.
Its a gray day after an early winter snowfall …..
These beavers have a great twig cache built up for food through the winter.
These are young beaver tracks dragging the tail and had no food cache built up so they need to go out in the snow looking for trees to cut and take back to the lodge.
A cold 15 degree F winters day with the moon in the upper right corner of the photo.
  Not a picnic day!
  You can see the pressure ridges of the ice along the shore line.
Just something that caught my eye.
Taken after one of the 20 inch snow storms of 2015 looking south.
Another early winter photo after an 8 inch snow storm….
Moore Island channel
The morning calm after the storm.
Phragmites waiting for red winged blackbirds to come back to nest in them.
An iPhone panoramic…..
Flying over north Quabbin looking south. Mount L is right in the middle taken in 1985.
Looking up the west branch of Quabbin from the Enfield Lookout.
Looking at the Prescott Peninsula from the Enfield Lookout.
  Hanks Picnic Area in Quabbin Park. One of the most popular sites in the whole watershed.
  Mount Monadnock located in Dublin NH, 50 straight air miles from Quabbin. I took this on a crisp winter day with a 400mm lens.
The Enfield monument to the Civil War soldiers. It sets in the Quabbin Park Cemetery in Belchertown on RT 9.  He always has good jokes !
  When you visit Quabbin please read and obey the signs!
A crisp day with long visibility. You can see Mt L through the trees. Mt. Zion to the left and Mt. Pomeroy  off in the distance through the pass.
  Mt L and part of central Quabbin as seen from above Hamiltons Orchards in New Salem.
  I took this one day looking out the front door of the Quabbin Visitor Center. It looks directly up the west branch of Quabbin. 
  Heres a photo I took early this morning  (1/4/16). The wind chill was 16 F.  You can see the low water at Quabbin. In the middle you can see Mt Pomeroy's top popping up through "the pass". Mt L is on the right of it and the north tip of Mt Zion is on the left.  
Dense fog on Quabbin this morning and really cold temps about 15 F.  1/6/16
As the sun rose it created great photos with awesome colors.  1/6/16
  Northern Quabbin after the second snow of the year looking south from the old railroad bed.  2/8/16
Sunrise over northern Quabbin.  3/29/16
  It's a beautiful day today in the northern Quabbin watershed.  Spring is not far away.  3/22/16
February 29th, 2016
  First light,  Quabbin Reservoir   2/25/16
  Gate 35 Road, Quabbin Reservoir.  2016 annual National Audubon Society Christmas Count.   12/17/16
  This beaver family could have one or two new kits in their clan!  I"ll certainly keep my eyes oped for them through out the spring !  1/30/17
  Two adult bald eagles at the Quabbin Reservoir are watching the days go by and waiting for breeding season to start with in the month.  1/23/17
  Looking south at Mt Russ from the mouth of Hop Brook you can see in the right side of the picture in Northern Quabbin.  If the Quabbin was full I'd be under 10 feet of water.  1/22/17
  A lone stump of a tree that was cut in the mid 1930's and is under the water most of the time,  sits on the Quabbin shoreline on a zero degree F day on January 8, 2017.  The tree was cut to clear the valley of all trees to make room for the giant 18 mile long Quabbin Reservoir.  
  A pair of about 14 bald eagles that call Quabbin reservoir their home.  This particular pair are imprinted on this best and territory and stick here year round.  I made this picture on December 24th, 2016.
  Here are a couple pictures of the Quabbin at 6 below zero in the early morning sun.  Bring on winter!   12/20/12
  The second of many pictures I made this morning as the sea smoke drifted away from the Quabbin Reservoir.  12/20/16
  Roses are red, violets are blue, I thought my legs would drop off before I was through !   2/11/16  16" blizzard aftermath at Quabbin
  Quabbin fishing area 2 in New Salem sits silent and all snugged up for the winter months at 6:45 AM on December 6th, 2016.  Fishing will resume at the Quabbin in early April, 2017. 
  It's a great day for a hike !  Ive been slaving away on my computer all week so it was good to stretch my legs.  Not much in the way of wildlife but its good to be out .... 2/18/17
  The last 2 morning at Quabbin have been pretty slow, especially today. i've spent 10 hours along the shore in coyote-ville with no luck. Today on the way out the sky was pretty awesome with the rain slowly rolling in. 4/12/17

Asa Snow was a resident of North Dana. He was known as "Popcorn Snow" because he liked popcorn.

Looking north from Quabbin. Mt Monadnock can be seen on the horizon on the left center of the photo. It's 50 miles away.

I took this photo from a small Cessna 152 aircraft in 1986.

Sunrise, New Salem Lookout, December 31st, 2014. 

Early winter morning.
North Prescott area.
Its a gray day after an early winter snowfall …..
These beavers have a great twig cache built up for food through the winter.
These are young beaver tracks dragging the tail and had no food cache built up so they need to go out in the snow looking for trees to cut and take back to the lodge.
A cold 15 degree F winters day with the moon in the upper right corner of the photo.

Not a picnic day!

You can see the pressure ridges of the ice along the shore line.

Just something that caught my eye.
Taken after one of the 20 inch snow storms of 2015 looking south.
Another early winter photo after an 8 inch snow storm….
Moore Island channel
The morning calm after the storm.
Phragmites waiting for red winged blackbirds to come back to nest in them.
An iPhone panoramic…..

Taken from the gate 35 road.

Flying over north Quabbin looking south. Mount L is right in the middle taken in 1985.
Looking up the west branch of Quabbin from the Enfield Lookout.
Looking at the Prescott Peninsula from the Enfield Lookout.

Hanks Picnic Area in Quabbin Park. One of the most popular sites in the whole watershed.

Mount Monadnock located in Dublin NH, 50 straight air miles from Quabbin. I took this on a crisp winter day with a 400mm lens.

The Enfield monument to the Civil War soldiers. It sets in the Quabbin Park Cemetery in Belchertown on RT 9. He always has good jokes !

When you visit Quabbin please read and obey the signs!

A crisp day with long visibility. You can see Mt L through the trees. Mt. Zion to the left and Mt. Pomeroy off in the distance through the pass.

Mt L and part of central Quabbin as seen from above Hamiltons Orchards in New Salem.

I took this one day looking out the front door of the Quabbin Visitor Center. It looks directly up the west branch of Quabbin. 

Heres a photo I took early this morning  (1/4/16). The wind chill was 16 F.  You can see the low water at Quabbin. In the middle you can see Mt Pomeroy's top popping up through "the pass". Mt L is on the right of it and the north tip of Mt Zion is on the left.  

Dense fog on Quabbin this morning and really cold temps about 15 F. 1/6/16
As the sun rose it created great photos with awesome colors. 1/6/16

Northern Quabbin after the second snow of the year looking south from the old railroad bed.  2/8/16

Sunrise over northern Quabbin. 3/29/16

It's a beautiful day today in the northern Quabbin watershed.  Spring is not far away.  3/22/16

February 29th, 2016

Its been a long time since I posted a sunrise.  Here is the Leap Year sunrise from RT 202 in New Salem, 6:24AM  February 29th, 2016

First light,  Quabbin Reservoir   2/25/16

Gate 35 Road, Quabbin Reservoir.  2016 annual National Audubon Society Christmas Count.   12/17/16

This beaver family could have one or two new kits in their clan!  I"ll certainly keep my eyes oped for them through out the spring !  1/30/17

Two adult bald eagles at the Quabbin Reservoir are watching the days go by and waiting for breeding season to start with in the month.  1/23/17

Looking south at Mt Russ from the mouth of Hop Brook you can see in the right side of the picture in Northern Quabbin.  If the Quabbin was full I'd be under 10 feet of water.  1/22/17

A lone stump of a tree that was cut in the mid 1930's and is under the water most of the time,  sits on the Quabbin shoreline on a zero degree F day on January 8, 2017.  The tree was cut to clear the valley of all trees to make room for the giant 18 mile long Quabbin Reservoir.  

A pair of about 14 bald eagles that call Quabbin reservoir their home.  This particular pair are imprinted on this best and territory and stick here year round.  I made this picture on December 24th, 2016.

Here are a couple pictures of the Quabbin at 6 below zero in the early morning sun.  Bring on winter!   12/20/12

The second of many pictures I made this morning as the sea smoke drifted away from the Quabbin Reservoir.  12/20/16

Roses are red, violets are blue, I thought my legs would drop off before I was through !   2/11/16  16" blizzard aftermath at Quabbin

Quabbin fishing area 2 in New Salem sits silent and all snugged up for the winter months at 6:45 AM on December 6th, 2016.  Fishing will resume at the Quabbin in early April, 2017. 

It's a great day for a hike !  Ive been slaving away on my computer all week so it was good to stretch my legs.  Not much in the way of wildlife but its good to be out .... 2/18/17

The last 2 morning at Quabbin have been pretty slow, especially today. i've spent 10 hours along the shore in coyote-ville with no luck. Today on the way out the sky was pretty awesome with the rain slowly rolling in. 4/12/17

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