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It has been a while since I strolled along the Charles River Esplanade.

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It’s that time of year when I feel I can become lost in the water because the low sun is so bright and the reflections so sharp.  Very little breeze (thank goodness) and so the water becomes a near perfect mirror.

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For me, I stopped worrying about finding the perfect shot though I did have an agenda before I embarked on my walk.

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I let go of that agenda and just accepted the beauty that was around me.

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… when the squirrel stepped out.

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… while peering into the Charles River.

I think I was tucked at the base of a bridge along the Esplanade trying to photograph fish, and then I thought, why not photograph the patterns forming in and on the water.

I have not been back to the river much at all.  We’ll see what happens before this summer’s end.

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Water is the common theme, with all its simplicity of form and complex properties.  Unseen trees reflected in the still waters of recent rains along the Charles River Esplanade.

Light bouncing around the ice enhancing the vibrant colors of rocks held tight on a Woburn road.

The two pictures were taken years apart but will both be on exhibit this April at different events.  If you’re in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll stop by to see the work of all the artists on show.

Reflections will be on display at the Artists’ Group of Charlestown 9th Annual Spring Show.  Opening Reception is this Friday, April 12th, from 6:00-9:00 pm.  Read more here:  http://www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com/

Icecapade will be on display at the Somerville Open Studios Volunteer Show, part of the 15th Annual Somerville Open Studios.  The Volunteer Show will be held at the Bloc 11 restaurant in the heart of Union Square.  Opening Reception is this Wednesday, April 10th, from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Read more here:  http://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/visit/

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When I made my way to the Charles River Esplanade after lunch, I anticipated photographing a few ducks, a tree or two and some reflections in the water.  Amazingly enough, my plans went awry as I found myself mostly fascinated by blades of grass.  Imagine that. 😉

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