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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Worlds End, Hingham MA

I went for a photo walk at Worlds End on Sunday morning. The weather was perfect. Worlds End is a nature park with miles of walking trails, rolling hills, open meadows, salt marshes, and rocky coastline on a peninsula in Hingham Harbor. There are lovely carriage roads and walking paths with beautiful views including the Boston skyline.

This is a beautiful place to visit in any season, but I enjoy seeing the early colors of Spring of the golden yellow and mint green tree buds.

There is also plenty of wildlife to be found here.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Landscape, Kingston MA

I just love the colors of early Spring. There is a small area of wetlands off the side of the road near where my Dad lives. I happened to notice it when the leaves fell this Winter. (Did I ever mention here on the blog that we moved my Dad last Fall?) Anyway, I stopped here the other day with my camera.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Red Fox Day 1 2017

They're baaaaaaaack!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are a regular follower of the blog, you probably remember the red fox den from last Spring that was in the woods in my backyard. I'm happy to report that they have returned again this year. I'm not sure how many kits there are because they haven't left the den area yet, as far as I know.

Here is Mama who I am pretty sure is the same Mama as last year from the markings on her coat.

I saw one of the kits for the first time today. The kit is extremely light in color.....almost a very pale golden color. The quality of the pictures I got of the kit are very poor, but I will post one anyway just to show you the kit with the Mama. Please excuse the poor quality of the image.

Do you see the kit to the left of the adult? I will post more kit photos in the coming weeks as they begin to leave the area of the den and explore my backyard.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Vermont Hillside

A hillside in Glover VT with a hint of Spring and the last bits of snow from the Winter.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Pink Moon at Scituate Light

April's full moon is known as "The Pink Moon"because it marked the appearance of a pink flower called the Moss Pink, or Flox. It is likely a Native American tradition.

Last night I went to Scituate Light to photograph the Pink Moon rising. There was a low level cloud bank on the horizon, so the moon wasn't visible until it started to rise above the low clouds.

It was a beautiful Spring evening......rather windy with just a slight chill, but it sure felt good compared to the weather we've been having over the past few months.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Franconia Notch NH

Beautiful gorgeous Spring Weekend in New England. Finally!!!!! Here is Franconia Notch NH. Do you think this will be the last of the snow for this year???? Could be!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Swan Nest Building, Jenny Pond Plymouth MA

It's that time of year again when Mother Nature tells all of her little critters that it's time for making babies. If you are a regular follower here on the blog, you may remember the fox and kits that lived in a den in my backyard last Spring. It was such an incredible experience to watch the kits grow and watch and photograph their behaviors. They left the den last Summer and I wasn't sure of they would be back this year or not. Last night we were woken by the sound of the Vixen's Scream. It was loud and right in our backyard. I'm crossing my fingers that this is a good sign that they will be returning to the same den. Stay tuned for details on this.......

This blog post however is not about the fox (I got sidetracked) but about the local swans who are either nesting, or are still in the process of nest building. Last weekend I photographed the swans at Jenny Pond in Plymouth, as they were in the nest building process.

And here is my Abington hometown swan sitting on her nest....

I'm looking forward to all of the Spring babies.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

White Tailed Deer

Paying her respects..........

Friday, March 24, 2017

South Shore Photographers Juried Show

I am happy to announce that one of my images has been selected to be in a Juried Photography Show presented by The South Shore Art Center.

The show is being held until April 30th, at The South Shore Conservatory in Hingham MA. If you are in the area and get a chance to stop by, you will be treated to some fantastic photography from some very talented photographers. There are several members of my camera club who also have work accepted to this show, and I am honored to have my work included. A reception was held last evening, and it was a wonderful time.

This is my accepted image:

Here is Mr S sharing the evening with me last night

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Duck In Flight

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. Welcome Spring!!!!

Time is really "flying by" quickly.......

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ring Billed Gull

I FINALLY got out with my camera today. I took my Dad on a "picnic" at Nelson Beach in Plymouth. It was a picnic in the car, as it was way too cold outside for him. It was a beautiful blue sky day, but it was very cold with a strong biting wind, especially along the coast.

I ventured out of the car.....and it felt soooooo good to be out walking around with my camera. Didn't capture anything too exciting, but I like this Ring Billed Gull who was happy to pose for me.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro VT

We had a fantastic family weekend in Vermont, despite the ten below zero temperature, and wind chill of almost 30 degrees below zero. We cancelled all of our outdoor activities due to the weather, but we were able to make our visit to the Farmstead Brewery as planned.

This brewery is operated by Shawn Hill, located high up on a hilltop on the location of his grandfather's old dairy farm. What a beautiful location this is!

The retail operation has recently expanded with a large new room equipped with a bar for taste testing, a few tables for seating, and a really great atmosphere. We waited approximately 40 minutes to get waited on, which isn't too bad of a wait time. My favorite beer was "Edward". I found it to be smooth with not too much of a "hoppy" flavor, and came home with a few growlers of it. I will certainly return on my next visit to VT to get the growlers refilled.

This brewery was rated "Best Bewery In The World" by I hope you can make a visit here yourself to find out why. You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pre Dawn Duxbury MA

Hello! Sorry for my absence. I'm beginning to feel better and hope to get out with my camera soon. Haven't done any shooting in quite a while and I miss it. Today I will share with you a photo that I took in Duxbury MA on Valentine's morning before sunrise.

I really hope all is well with you and hope to be posting more often.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Valentine Roses

Still not feeling 100% and haven't really done any shooting, except for a few shots I took of the beautiful roses that Mr S gave me for Valentine's Day. I decided to use some beads that I had from the NE Patriots Superbowl Day to add some interest to the photos.

A bit of artistic license....

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Duxbury Beach Sunrise

It was not something I should have done being sick......but nothing was going to stop me from shooting the sunrise on Valentine's Day Morning. It marked the third anniversary of my mothers death. This has been a wonderful way for me to memorialize my mom on her anniversary each year, and I always feel her presence as the sun rises. This year was no exception.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sheep AT Weir River Farm Hingham MA

Sorry for my absence. I've been sick and also have had some issues with my website. I am in the process of rebuilding my entire website. I'll post a link to it here on the blog when I finally get it completed. It's a lot of work.

Hope things have been going well in your life since my last post. Today I would like to share with you a few images I took before I got sick. I noticed these sheep as I was driving past Weir River Farm in Hingham, so I turned around and pulled in to take a few photos.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Red Mill, Clinton New Jersey/ TRAVEL TUESDAY

                                               ****TRAVEL TUESDAY****

On a recent trip to New Jersey, we visited The Red Mill, located in the town of Clinton.

This mill is a historic site built in 1810 along the Rariton River. 

Such a beautiful area that is rich with history.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Kennedy's Garden Center, Scituate MA

I recently visited Kennedy's Garden Center with some camera club friends. What a great place to be on a chilly Winter day! I worked on some macro shots....

I also worked on putting together a few still lifes and used some creative processing on them.

On another note, I have to mention how happy I am that The New England Patriots won The Superbowl last night. Woo-hoo!!!!