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Lovely Ashley Reservoir

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

This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/855015.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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puddleshark
Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:24 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! Those paths, thin lines of land between the water and the sky - they're just magical...

Thank you.
asakiyume
Jun. 23rd, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome--I fell in love with the place.
sartorias
Jun. 23rd, 2017 01:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, so beautiful!
asakiyume
Jun. 23rd, 2017 04:24 pm (UTC)
Next time you're in town, I'll take you there!
sartorias
Jun. 23rd, 2017 04:34 pm (UTC)
Deal!
yamamanama
Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:10 pm (UTC)
An "Ashley Reservoir" would make more sense in Winchester, MA, but cool pics anyway.
Are those catfish?

Atlas Lab posted a new song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGl01Jflw8U
and I posted sketchbook scans.


Edited at 2017-06-23 05:13 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
Jun. 24th, 2017 03:25 am (UTC)
I don't know! It would be cool if they were catfish.

I saw you'd posted pictures! I will come take a look.
pigshitpoet
Jun. 24th, 2017 12:06 am (UTC)
it looks magical
asakiyume
Jun. 24th, 2017 03:25 am (UTC)
It absolutely is
heliopausa
Jun. 24th, 2017 03:25 pm (UTC)
I love the mazy columns underwater - and the glorious clarity of the sky. It lifts the heart to see. :)
asakiyume
Jul. 2nd, 2017 02:56 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear it!

Yes, I'd love to adventure in those underwater mazes.
c_maxx
Jun. 29th, 2017 08:27 am (UTC)
Beautiful.

Water World!

Edited at 2017-06-29 08:28 am (UTC)
asakiyume
Jul. 2nd, 2017 02:57 am (UTC)
Yes indeed!
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