Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

 My younger boys and I headed into southern Mass one day last week to check out the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary with my mom, my aunt, and my uncle.  We had a lovely day and both Evan and I took lots and lots of nature photos. 

I took some photos with my phone:



Some fun little dedication plaques along the sidewalk







Alec was most intrigued with the edible garden

And Evan took tons of photos using the big Cannon camera with a couple of our lenses.  I think he did a great job!





some sort of fungi/mushroom growing in the swamp.

water drops on a spider web



I have tried for years to capture/study/get bokeh and here he manages it like it's nothing!
















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Comments

  1. Evan took some great photos! You know I like pictures taken with "real" cameras as I like to think of DSLR's. Not that (some) camera phones don't take really good photos but there's something about a quality lens and camera that cant be beat. I love the ones with the monarch butterfly. Looks like a beautiful and serene place!

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    1. Yes! That's how we classify our cameras too. LOL.

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  2. Beautiful photos and I love the green lush look of the garden.

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  3. Gorgeous! I need to make an effort to get out in the woods!

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    1. This was such a peaceful area. Other than getting eaten alive by mosquitoes it was wonderful.

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  4. Such beautiful scenery AND love the monarch butterfly!

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    1. It was so funny watching both Evan and my uncle try to get their photos as we kept hearing their cameras click at nearly the exact same time.

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  5. What a lovely day out and a fantastic place to visit. Beautiful photos.

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    1. I love butterflies and we saw quite a few (some that refused to land anywhere near us. LOL).

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  7. These pictures are beautiful!

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  8. Delightful photos and loved the lush colors of nature. Thanks for sharing it at SSPS275. I'm at the party too with shares#54 through 58. Wishing you a beautiful day. Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health

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  9. It is so beautiful in nature. And what a pretty photos!

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  10. Wow, everything is so green there! Gorgeous!

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    1. We have had a very, very rainy summer so everything is growing so huge and so green and so healthy this year.

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  11. Beautiful captures, both of you. I don't have a micro or telephoto lens for my camera. Have almost stopped taking it anywhere because it is so bulky but I love the effects like bokeh and zooming in on something up close that a phone just can't do. What are those pink flowers with the tall centers? And the pink flowers that have attracted the butterflies? Both so pretty.

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    1. Aw, thank you! We have one zoom lens and while we both really want a macro lens for extreme close ups of nature I can not justify the cost (plus it is so bulky I don't use it much unless I know we'll have a nice short hike or a lazy little walk). Sadly none of the plants had placards near them so I am really not sure what any of them are.

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  12. Thanks for takinig us along on such a wonderful trip. I haven't seen that much greenery since moving out here in AZ, LOL
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    Jodie
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  13. Joanne,
    Stunning pictures!! Thanks so much for taking us along!!! Thanks too for visiting and for your kind words...We know the twins will be identical because she underwent IVF and they only implanted one embryo which meant it had to split!!!! So they will be identical twin girls!! I hope you are having a good week!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. Joanne! These photos are amazing! I wish I had the patience to capture images like these!

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  15. What beautiful pictures! I love the butterflies! It's so hard to get good shots of those!

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  16. All of this nature is beautiful! What a wonderful time to spend with your sons. Love the butterfly pics!

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  17. I am looking forward to some hikes here once it starts cooling off. I am missing walking in nature!
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    1. Oh I bet, I get so antsy in the summer when it's hot an muggy and hiking just doesn't seem worth it. We hadn't really had that at all this summer though.

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  18. A fantastic walk. Love the pictures. I've also been trying to perfect bokeh, but it's not really possible on auto mode with my camera. It's easier to achieve on my phone in portrait setting. Thanks for linking!

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  19. Looks so peaceful, especially the water. We have a state park here (Tannehill Ironworks) that has a stream. I love to sit and just listen to the water as it flows by.

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    1. It was so peaceful there; we only ever saw one other couple and couldn't hear any road noises or anything.

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  20. OMG I love your nature photos. I took a jog this morning via a nature park an your photos look like some of the spaces I saw. Yet different countries Huh! God's handiwork is amazing. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from #SSPS275 #9,10 and 11 ~ Julie Syl

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  21. Now that is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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