Silence at the Audubon

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Society of Massachusetts.

The last few weeks have been hellacious as we read the news. To counteract that I tend to seek out solace in nature. A couple of weekends ago, I ended up at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, North of Boston. Those couple of hours just being, reassured me of our humanity, even though it may not seem possible on some days.

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Society
It was like falling into a deep pool of green. Where light and shadows played hide-and-seek and the trails opened up to us…
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Society
Hidden grottos as we rounded corners whispered their secrets…
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Society
And sculptural shadows stood barring all…
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Society
The pond’s nature is to be still
So that the lotus can bloom
Acknowledging each other
In silence
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Society
Anywhere we looked it was green, and quiet, except for the chirping and staccato calls…
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Society
Some hung skeptical and upside down, some fed freely from gentle palms…

14 Replies to “Silence at the Audubon”

  1. Beautiful post & photos! Your words & photos transported me to experience the silence, beauty & serenity at the Audubon. Great writing, can’t wait for more!!

  2. Stunning photography with thoughtful writing.

  3. Amazing photography. Loved it!!!!

  4. Wow…..simply beautiful Sumi…,as if I was there in the “we”….. Thank u for sharing…… All the best…..waiting for more…….

  5. Nature beholds you to its eternal silence ,boundless depth of night interfused beneath thy glow.A beauty depicted so lovely.

  6. Amazing photographs and each sentence penned so well and from the heart .. keep up the good work .. waiting for more

    1. Thank you everyone for the words of encouragement!

  7. Naturally beautiful!!!

  8. Those are truly beautiful pictures. Not so many of us , nowadays ,seek ways to enjoy nature. Its an amazing thing, wildlife. Thank you for sharing these beatiful moments.

  9. Wow….Amazing photographs…captured nature at its best !! Keep up doing more ..

  10. lata chawda says: Reply

    I think. I posted a comment on fb but more u write the less it is so absorb in silence love u for it

  11. Lovely photographs n its descriptions.

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