Splendid Barrens

glowordz

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On my recent visit to the Pines, four members of this Forum patiently answered my questions, provided reference material, and took me to visit lovely and unique places. I am grateful for their kindness.

Here are a few of the scenes etched in my memory.

Batsto River
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Mullica River
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Goshen Pond-Atsion River
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hunters' cable crossing
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Tulpehoken Creek
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confluence of the Tulpehoken and the Wading River
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Skit Branch

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Friendship

Frog nursery pool
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Thanks, y'all.

Glo
 

Teegate

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Most people just don't understand what we have right here in NJ. I see that you do. Very nice! Thanks for the photo's and the time spent.


Guy
 

glowordz

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Simply lovely. So many places I have never been... Great otter shot, or is that a beaver?

A beaver. I was standing on a dike in the bog admiring his lodge, just at dusk, and he swam by. I almost fell in. A moment later he disappeared, but his mate came by, saw me, and slapped his tail. First time I've ever heard that great thunking splash.

Glo
 

manumuskin

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A beaver. I was standing on a dike in the bog admiring his lodge, just at dusk, and he swam by. I almost fell in. A moment later he disappeared, but his mate came by, saw me, and slapped his tail. First time I've ever heard that great thunking splash.

Glo

am i reading this wrong or do we now have gay beavers in the barrens?....:)
 

Furball1

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I'm a olfactorist, so as I looked at your glorious photos I suddenly had the urge to run outside and grab a handful of red cedar, crush the "leaves" in my hands, cup them together and breathe in as I scrolled some more (that's not easy) to help stimulate my olfactory senses which felt a huge disconnect at the onset because of ocular overload. Does that make sense? My auditory senses felt completely left out. Thanks for the journey.
 

glowordz

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I'm a olfactorist, so as I looked at your glorious photos I suddenly had the urge to run outside and grab a handful of red cedar, crush the "leaves" in my hands, cup them together and breathe in as I scrolled some more (that's not easy) to help stimulate my olfactory senses which felt a huge disconnect at the onset because of ocular overload. Does that make sense? My auditory senses felt completely left out. Thanks for the journey.

It makes perfect sense. I'm fascinated that you're an olfactorist. No wonder you like to cook. It's a mixed blessing though, isn't it? Thank you for the kind words.

Glo
 

glowordz

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Just looked again, all are worth framing. You are truly gifted. What are you shooting with?

Thank you. I bought a new compact for traveling--it's a Fuji Finepix f200 EXR, and I have been pleased with it.

But more important, I have an excellent teacher. He's taught me to take plenty of shots (more than 5G this trip), to crop, and to slice. Much more to learn!

Glo
 

cranbrake

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great pics of some beautiful habitat.:dance:.....can't get enough,wish we'd see more pics like it here!
 

glowordz

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My thanks to the Forum members who made my recent trip such an enjoyable research experience. You shared your time and energy; your books and your expertise; your memories, and your warm hearts. Because of you, I have a wealth of images to revisit: rivers, bogs, stones, and tiny scraps of beauty.

Floodtime: the adventure begins
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The "little" Skit at Carranza Road.
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The lovely Tulpehocken in flood.
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The mighty Mullica in flood.
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Lower Bank
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Clark's Landing
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Chestnut Neck
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SEARCHING FOR STONES

that tell-tale tree
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gotcha!
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Jessica's discovery
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Guy's historic stone
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Glo's less-than-historic stone
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puddled
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RUINS

Weymouth
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new life
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shattered
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silvered
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Herman stones
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Snow-bunting crocus shine in the midst of refuse and ruins. The hands that set these corms into soil are long since gone, but the blooms return each year to speak of spring and joys to come.
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FRIENDSHIP BOGS
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overflow
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buds
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fabulous fungi
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crystals
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Campbell's underwater span
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whitewater
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hope
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wings aloft
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Thanks again, y'all.
Glo
 

Teegate

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All very nice! It always is an adventure when Ed and Bill are showing you the way. Well done.

Guy
 

glowordz

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INFINITE DIVERSITY

Ruins, still poignant--
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brightened by blooms
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and studded with hopeful ferns.
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Rich resources for study:



Terry's lovely miniatures:
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Whip at work.
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Skit beauties
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a rain drop
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Friendship Bogs

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perhaps a wild ancestor of my viburnum carlcephalum
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Ed leads the way to unexplored territory.
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My particular interest:

Tadpool
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Fowler's tad
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Vocal peeper
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Watchful peeper
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Handsome Spadefoot
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Carpenter--west Friendship
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Carpenter--east Friendship
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"Lemme go!"
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Guy in survey mode:
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Oswego Lake


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Farewell, Friendship . . .
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Oh, take me back to the white sand road
with a low-slung moon
where shadows sway
through dreaming pines;

where peepers shrill
and bog scents rise,
and a whippoorwill cries of days gone by . . .

Take me back.




My thanks, y'all.

Glo
 
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