Saturday, April 30, 2011

Merrimack College

Merrimack College was established by the Augustinians.
I graduated from here.  My mom is well remembered
for her years working here as the receptionist and
the first person you'd meet here.

 View across from Austin Hall where she worked.

 Madonna and Child.

 Rosary beads below the statue.

Statue 'Christ the Teacher'

Sun breaking through a thick cover of clouds.

Paper Bark Birch trees.

Little blue flowers in my hand.

White varietal of the same flower.

Pink varietal of the same flower.

Robin on the grass.

Gray squirrel chomping on something then smiling :)

Dicentra or 'Bleeding Hearts'.

Pink Rhododendron.

Yellow Tulips

April Flowers

First visit of the year to Stevens-Coolidge gardens.

On the way there, a quick stop for this.
Daffodils in the fields were very nice.
 These two were blowing in the breeze.
Back side of a daffodil lit by the setting sun.

The garden's varieties of tulips though not open yet.

Other flowers and greenery as well.

Sparrows I believe.
One in the house :)
Another on a branch enjoying the setting sunshine.

The clouds at sunset were beautiful.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ballard Vale

Ballardvale is a village within the town of Andover.

 A wooded vale or valley along the Shawsheen river.

These are Andover Conservation Commission woods.

Looking up towards a clouded sun.
Birch trees bare.
Massive Pine.
 The middle of the pine tree woods.
The trail I took to exit the woods.

This conservation area called Serio's Grove.

A vernal pool.
 Birch tree on a bank of the Shawsheen river.
 The Shawsheen river winding through the vale.

Eddies in the Shawsheen river.
 Reflection of trees on the river.