The Early April Landscape from Above

April 9th, 2013 § 4 comments § permalink

Early_Spring_Above_Deerfield_Valley_Massachusetts_michaela_medina_harlow-thegardenerseden.com Organic Weave: Hints of Green in the Tobacco Fields {Above Deerfield, Massachusetts}

Up before sunrise to catch dawn’s honey-gold light, last Friday morning I toured the early April landscape beneath the wings of an agile Citabria. As we climbed to altitude, a haze of sheer, radiant color —violet, cherry, gold and willow— illuminated treetops and hills as the low sunlight cast shadows, long across the chartreuse-tinted fields. Like a fine, pastel tapestry, flung across the valley floor, the springtime earth shimmered and glistened below us. Gnarled apple trees, dramatic with freshly sculpted forms, stood out in stark contrast to the muted tones of tawny land. It was a glorious morning inside the sky; filled with the promise of a bright, new season and finally —receding into the shadows— the last ghostly whispers of the one before . . .

Early_Spring_Above_Apex_Orchard-Colrain_MA-michaela_medina_harlow-thegardenerseden.com The Colors of Springtime {Above Apex Orchard, Colrain, Massachusetts}

Gnarled_Apple_Trees- Apex_Orchard-Colrain_MA_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comGnarled-Beauty of Newly Pruned Apple Trees {Apex Orchard, Colrain, Massachusetts} 

Riverside_Colorbands-michaela_medina_harlow-thegardenerseden.comColorbands Along the Connecticut River, Massachusetts 

Melt_Water_Run-Off_Turners_Falls_Dam_and_Bridge-michaela_medina_harlow-thegardenerseden.com Meltwater Rush from the Turners Falls Dam: Above Gill & Montague, Massachusetts

Oxbow-Michaela_Medina-2013-thegardenerseden Blinding Sun Lights Fire to Trees, Round an Oxbow

Spring_Ice_Melt_New_England_Aerial-michaela_medina_harlow-thegardenerseden.com Ice Slowly Melting Away: Sawyer Ponds, Northfield, Massachusetts

Golden_Light_and_Inky_Reflections_Above_the_River_Bend-michaela_medina_harlow-thegardenerseden.com Golden Light & Inky Reflections: Above the Connecticut River

Great_Waters-CT-River_michaela_medina_harlow-thegardenerseden.com Sweeping Curves Along the Connecticut River

Riverside_Farm-Michaela_Medina_Harlow-thegardenerseden.com Spring Colors Emerging, at Long Last

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