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Menotomy Rocks Park

After moving to Arlington five years ago, I have walked in Menotomy Rocks Park almost daily: winter, spring, summer, and fall, no matter what the weather is doing.

"Originally referred to as the "The Devil's Den" Menotomy was established in 1896 when the importance of recreational woods and parklands was supported as part of major public planning initiatives at the local, state, and regional levels." menotomytrail.com

One can easily see the importance of this park and appreciate the vision of those who agreed to preserve this land in the 1890s to create and preserve a beneficial natural environmental barrier to counter the potential and what became to be the eventual over-development of residential housing that has occurred in the last 40 years. Menotomy also provides wildlife a small refuge and enables people of all ages to use the open fields, woods, and Hills Pond for skating and fishing. This makes Menotomy Parks Rock and adds to Arlington as a special placebo live and visit. Shhhh.... just don't tell too many people about it.

My photographic work in the park is similar to a walking meditation, never knowing what small changes will occur daily until I am there and finding inspiration in this particular habitat, as maybe a kindred spirit of Thoreau who might have found a similar sense at Walden Pond.

In Menotomy Rocks Park, I find inspiration while walking the various paths with my dogs, and the natural beauty of the place encourages me to photograph and document this environment.

This series is photographed mostly on an Apple iPhone, with a few images made on a Nikon D850. Open-edition, hand-signed archival pigment prints are available for sale. Inquire for pricing, sizes, and availability.