Valley Views: Daffodils at Road’s End Sanctuary

Road’s End Daffodils

Mass Audubon’s Road’s End Sanctuary, Route 112, Worthington

Photograph and text by Georgette deFriesse, Belchertown

A friend and I set a date for a photography walk together. Neither of us had yet been to Mass Audubon’s Road’s End Sanctuary in Worthington, so that was our destination April 30. As the day approached, the weather was predicted to be changeable and cold, but we decided to go anyway, bring our cameras and take our chances. We were well rewarded. At the entrance is an open lot where a house once stood and a few daffodils, long ago abandoned by humans, still bloom in small clumps scattered across the large open area. This image captured the mood that morning: a stark tree, the stubble and mess of last autumn’s mowing, and the bright blessing of daffodils cheerfully promising spring. I lay on my side to capture this image, using my elbows to support the DSLR camera with a medium telephoto lens.

Georgette deFriesse is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. It is open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also, by chance/appointment.

Author: Going Green

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