Meadows Marsh

Frozen Winter Marsh

This week I walked through the fresh water marshes that sit between the Mattabassett and Connecticut rivers. I had thought to photograph local wildlife.

What I found was a cold and uninviting landscape. Few birds were here and no other wildlife. However, I did see another side of land along the rivers.

Invasive plants have taken the place of native reeds and brush. The reeds on the shore have given shelter to the swallows and other water fowl. Inland I’m not so sure.  The vines have made the brush thick and difficult to navigate.

Shooting in Black and White seemed appropriate for this place and time of year. I’ll visit again in the spring and probably get a completely different perspective.