On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
I never get tired of the outdoors, or of gorgeous scenery reflected on the water, so I am really happy with Parks After Dark so far. How about you guys? ~WaterGirl
I decided to purchase a MA State Park parking pass earlier this year (because, you know, pandemic), and have been doing my best to check out different spots and see some of the wonderful nature in my own community. This particular park, about 45 minutes north of Boston, isn’t very well known, but has been a wonderful place to explore.
Getting up early on a weekend isn’t exactly fun, but it does mean that I can get a parking space close to the trailhead. Oh, and pretty pictures.
The very beginnings of the fall color change.
It’s probably too small to see here, but there’s a frog hanging out on the left hand side. Sunbathing on a log…not reading political news…frankly, sounds like a pretty nice life.
Colorful leaves. Blue water. Not every picture inspires prose.
Arriving early, before the people fishing or kayaking, means that the pond water is still and reflects the beautiful fall colors.
Yes, I’m a sucker for colors and reflections. Deal with it.
My favorite image I’ve taken there so far. This little island had the best colors I saw in the entire forest – and I was able to walk around the entire pond to see it from all sides, which made for a very pleasant morning.
That last picture is, just wonderful! Thank you again for sharing your pictures.
Yippee! This was balm for the soul. Thank you!
So beautiful- that last shot is amazing!
Gorgeous. I needed that tonight.
Steve from Mendocino
Wow. I’d love to call any of these my own!
Very nice man.
When your back in the office let’s do a long range lunch. How’s 2021?
@Steve from Mendocino: If one of these shows up in your next OTR submission, I’m gonna have to call you out. :-)
Oh my, that first one is other-worldly. I too love the reflections.
I walked in Harold Parker a few times in my younger life…probably forty years ago. Had almost forgotten its existence. But I remember it as being very lovely then, too, and usually pretty sparsely populated.
@Brian: rate things are going, I’m not sure there will be a “back in the office”. Sigh. But yeah!
Wowee. Just zowee
J R in WV
I could see the frog, we have them outside the front door, love to hear them!
That last photo is really something! Wonderful set of pond pictures, great in every way! Thanks so much!
Love the water and the reflections. Really nice to see them, especially after the debate.
Mike in Oly
What a perfectly beautiful place. Thank you for the brief tour.
I think in all the pictures the state attribution is wrong – hey Dagaetch, you didn’t drive to Maine, right?
Anyway – great shots, and yes that last one is a gem!
I used to live in Boston and would ride my bike in the Middlesex Fells Reservation – lovely place, but not as nice as Harold Park S.F. looks from these pictures :-)
Lovely photos. There’s really nothing like a walk in a park when it’s you, the trees, and the wildlife.
And if you don’t want prose, you can try poetry (or at least haiku, with just one little word added):
Colorful leaves and
Blue water. Not every
Picture inspires prose.
These are lovely, thanks. And you inspired poetry, how cool is that! Randy Khan-you made my morning!
Great shots, great photographer. I mean it, man. Like Steve, I’d be happy to have any of these in my portfolio. Well done.
@BigJimSlade: ah, whoops. Yeah definitely Massachusetts. Thanks!
@randy khan: love it! First time I’ve ever inspired poetry :)
Thanks all! Glad I can give folks a brief moment of pleasure in these days.
There go two miscreants
Nice to see some Fall colors; they are often hit-or-miss here (MD near DC) and seem to go brown too quickly. Really liked the last one.
@Dagaetch: All better now!
@WaterGirl: Thank you!