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What I love about the Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke is that it has paths that run slender and reedlike right across the water--you can run or walk or bike along them and have water on both sides of you and the sky above you, and you will feel indescribable. Under the water are columns and drifts of water plants that the fish swim around and past, not even bothered (apparently) by how mazelike the plant-columns are, and on the water's surface are lily pads and often geese or ducks, and beside or sometimes in the water are turtles, and rising out of the water are reeds, and in the air are swallows and red-winged blackbirds

I wish I could have taken pictures earlier, when the geese had goslings and the irises were blooming. But it's very beautiful now, too.

paths through the water

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on a path

Ashley Reservoir

Ashley Reservoir




water lilies

white water lily

aquatic leafy columns

underwater plants

cattails (I think)

Ashley Reservoir

some fish

fish at Ashley Reservoir

fish at Ashley Reservoir


some geese

Canada geese looking right

Date: 2017-06-23 05:28 am (UTC)
zyzyly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zyzyly
That looks like an absolutely lovely spot to walk!

Date: 2017-06-23 01:08 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
...or fly.

Date: 2017-06-23 06:49 am (UTC)
sovay: (Otachi: Pacific Rim)
From: [personal profile] sovay
I wish I could have taken pictures earlier, when the geese had goslings and the irises were blooming. But it's very beautiful now, too.

Thank you for all of this water.

Date: 2017-06-23 08:25 am (UTC)
boxofdelights: (Default)
From: [personal profile] boxofdelights
Lovely.

Date: 2017-06-23 10:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Looks like a nice day for that sort of thing!

Date: 2017-06-23 12:48 pm (UTC)
okrablossom: (high five leaf)
From: [personal profile] okrablossom
So blue!

Date: 2017-06-23 01:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] queenoftheskies
What a truly wonderful place!

Date: 2017-06-23 04:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] missroserose
That looks absolutely magical, and I hope someday to visit it.

Date: 2017-06-23 06:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pameladean
How glorious!

Raphael and I were just at William O'Brien State Park, which is on the St. Croix River but also contains a lake called Lake Alice. We were admiring exactly the same kind of columnar water plants. I don't know what they are.

P.

Date: 2017-06-23 08:23 pm (UTC)
shewhomust: (puffin)
From: [personal profile] shewhomust
I always enjoy boardwalks through the wetlands, but this takes that pleasure to a whole other level.

Date: 2017-06-23 09:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
Oooooh. So gorgeous.

Date: 2017-06-24 03:58 pm (UTC)
lilysea: Tree hugger (Tree hugger)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
That looks so beautiful!

and it also looks SO ACCESSIBLE for power-wheelchairs and mobility scooters! :D :D :D

Date: 2017-07-02 04:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
Is the surface solid bitumen/tarmac, or is it loose gravel?

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