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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Two Cygnets Island Grove Abington MA

Morning aerobics yesterday.


Two of the three cygnets have survived so far. The snapping turtles and or hawks usually prey on the cygnets and it's not surprising that one of them is gone.  It's great to see the remaining two growing and thriving. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Farmhouse Style Photography

This image is part of a new collection that I am working on which I am calling Farmhouse Style Photography. This genre is where my heart lies and will be featuring images that I would be happy to hang in my own farmhouse. A few of my other recent postings on this blog that you have seen are also part of this collection.




Friday, July 29, 2016

Baby Robin

This adorable baby robin was in a nest in my next doors neighbors grapevine. It has since fledged since I took this photo.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dorchester Bay Sunrise

Taken at 5:30 in the morning driving along the expressway on the way to VT last week.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Daylilies

Summer gardens are bursting with so many different varieties of daylilies during the month of July. Here are two pretty varieties I photographed while up in VT last week.



Monday, July 25, 2016

Red Sky Trading

Free range and happy. Although you can see a little wire behind this beautiful hen, she actually has a lovely yard and gardens to wander around in up in Glover VT. This photo was taken at The Red Sky Trading Shop, which is one of my favorite places to photograph.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Vermont Landscape

I'm pretty happy with this landscape shot I took last week in Barton VT. This was taken along May Pond Road in Barton at the Windswept Farm at sunset. A good landscape image has an interesting forefront and different layers in the image, which I feel this image has. I hope you enjoy it. I never get tired of this view.




Friday, July 22, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Country Farmyard

Rustic Farmyard Friend


I love country scenes and this one that I found in VT the other day makes me happy!



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

May Pond Barton VT

Throughout the years, you have seen me post many images of May Pond, which is one of my favorite places on the planet. I just love the quiet solitude that I find here, and it brings a peaceful feeling to my soul. Sounds nerdy, but it's really how I feel.
One of my favorite things about landscape photography is the fact that you can repeatedly photograph the same place, yet no two pictures are ever the same. I have photographed here during each of the four Seasons that New England has to offer and each season has it's own unique perspective. I've also photographed at different times of the day......from early morning at sunrise, to late day near sunset, and each time of the day offers different light which brings a different perspective. Also, you have seen some night sky photographs that I have taken here as well.

I just got home from a Summer family vacation up to our VT home. This was not a photography trip so I didn't take too many photographs. However, one evening before sunset I went out on my own (with my camera of course) to May Pond. Here is a Summer evening view of my little piece of Heaven on Earth.


A 14 image panorama stitched together using Lightroom.


In this crazy world in which we live, it's so good for the soul to to have a place such as this.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Inspirational quote of the day........


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Dragonfly Island Grove Abington MA

The dragonfly symbolizes change and self realization...... the kind of change associated with mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life. The dragonfly's scurrying flight across the water symbolizes the act of going beyond the surface and looking into the deeper aspects of life.


The dragonfly has the ability to move in all six directions which exudes a sense of power and poise....something which comes with age and maturity. The dragonfly can move at an amazing 45 mph, hover like a helicopter, fly backwards, fly straight up, down, and either side. It moves faster and has more wing power than most other insects, and it is done with elegance and grace.


The dragonfly lives most of it's life as a nymph and flies for only a few months of it's life. This is said to exemplify living life IN the moment and living life to the fullest. It is a symbol of change and self awareness due to the way it uses it's power and control so effortlessly and elegantly and the way it can be comfortable on water, air, and land.

Are YOU like the dragonfly???

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Abington Swans Island Grove

I haven't visited the pond for several days. The cygnets are already getting bigger and the family is no longer using the nest. I found them today over on the "busy" side of the pond. They are a beautiful family.



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Granite Links Quincy MA Sunset Silhouettes

Had a fun night goofing around with some friends at sunset last night.








Always a fun time with my camera friends!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Abington Swans Are Born At Island Grove 2016

So happy to report that the second clutch of eggs that were laid by the Abington swans hatched over the weekend. There were three cygnets yesterday. The nest is not easily visible or accessible.....a VERY GOOD THING for this family....so I'm not sure if there are any other eggs to be hatched. I will stop down the pond later today to see if there are any more cygnets that have hatched..  But in the meantime, look at this beautiful family......



Monday, July 4, 2016

4th Of July 2016

Happy 4th of July. I hope you have enjoyed your 3 day weekend!




Saturday, July 2, 2016

Jack Brook Falls VT

We visited one of my favorite places for waterfall photography in VT when we were up there a few weeks ago on the fundraiser weekend. Jack Brook Falls is located in East Haven, way off the beaten path in rural VT, However, it is easily accessible as Jack Brook flows along a dead end dirt road.

I've shared Autumn photos and Winter photos that I've taken from this location here on the blog over the past year or two. Today I will share with you a few late Spring/Early Summer photos.