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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Farmhouse Decor 2


Another one from my Farmhouse Decor Collection....


Monday, August 14, 2017

Farmhouse Decor

From my farmhouse style collection......


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sunflower


A wink and a smile.....


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis MA

If you are a regular follower here on the blog then you already know how much I love farms. My favorite thing about the Summer is all of the locally grown, delicious, and nutritious fruits and vegetables. Farms are also fun places to photograph so the other day I went to Tangerini's Farm in Millis MA with my two oldest kids (N and Miss J) and the three models......oops, I mean grandkids.


Here we are walking through the sunflower field. It was hot....very hot......in the sun out in this field. 


We cut several sunflowers to bring home with us......all were picked out by Ryleigh who did a wonderful job finding the prettiest sunflowers for us.



We then found a nice shady spot to take a break (and some photos). Everyone was very happy to be in the shade. Stevie and Henry enjoyed themselves.





Ryleigh was promised an ice cream if she cooperated with Nana's camera.......and she did some sassy poses for me. :-)



And when she refused to pose and tried to hide behind a sunflower, I still was able to get a photo that I'm happy with by focusing on her eye that was peaking out.....


The fruits and veggies in the farm stand are all freshly picked. I bought some peaches (had one today with my lunch and was so juicy and delicious).....


I also had some of these organic cherry tomatoes and hummus for my lunch. The tomatoes are soooooo good.


Having some corn on the cob tonight....


We ended our farm visit with ice cream. I've been avoiding sugar but just HAD to have an ice cream. I got the black raspberry chocolate chip frozen yogurt. It was sooooo delicious and I am already dreaming of having another one when I go back in the Fall. I hope I can wait that long. It really was THAT good. Just thinking about it is making me want to go back right now and get one. Just a little bit obsessed.......


It was such a happy day!



Friday, July 28, 2017

Paradise Gardens Whitman MA

Paradise Gardens was a shop that sold supplies for outdoor water gardens. There was a beautiful pond with lotus flowers which would bloom each Summer behind the shop. The owners were very welcoming to the public and allowed us to roam around the grounds with our cameras. The property was sold last year.....the shop was torn down, and some very nice townhouses were built (and are still being built at the time of this writing.)

We were afraid that the water pond/garden would be filled in during the construction, but I'm so happy that the developers left the majority of the pond alone. I went there this week and had a fun time with my camera.




Monday, July 24, 2017

I've been feverishly working on a project so haven't had much time or material to blog about. I didn't want to let anymore time go by without saying hi to you, so decided to share a black and white photo that I took on my last trip to VT. I hope all is well in your world. I'm planning on shooting some lotus flowers this week so will have them up on the blog within a day or two. As always, thanks for viewing the blog.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Night sky At Newfound Lake, New Hampshire

As you probably heard, it was predicted that The Northern Lights would be visible throughout New England on Sunday night/early Monday morning. I headed up to Newfound Lake in NH with two of my friends to try to capture the event. We left Quincy MA around 5:30 PM and arrived at the lake around 8PM in time to find a decent North facing location to set up for shooting. We also captured a lovely sunset as an added bonus.


The "peak" prediction time for the Aurora was 11 PM-2 AM, so we knew we had a long night ahead of us. We were fortunate to have a clear sky......at least for a while......and were able to capture the Northern end of The Milky Way. The galactic center was in the sky behind us to the South, but we didn't have a clear Southern view of the sky from where we were set up.


I question if the color seen here along the horizon is light pollution or actually Northern Lights? My friend and fellow photographer whom I was with thinks that this was a small show of the Aurora. I would like to think so, but not totally sure myself.


We had some fun while waiting......including a visit from a "ghost" :-)




Unfortunately, by midnight the clouds had totally taken over and we knew that if the Aurora presented itself that the cloudy skies would prohibit our ability to see it. So we packed up and headed home. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I'm glad we went......you can't get the photos unless you put yourself in the right place to get them. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes not but unless you try, you will never know. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

White Horse Beach Plymouth MA

During my week vacation at the cottage in Plymouth, I really didn't do much photography, as my Dad was my priority. I did however slip away one morning after sunrise with my camera. White Horse Beach was just down the road from Priscilla Beach, where our rental was located, so that's where I headed.

Love the old fashioned look of the general store. That's the beach that you see in the distance behind the house on the bend in the road.


Here's the beach in the early morning light....


Up around the corner after the length of the beach is Manomet Point, where The Lobster Pound is located at the tip of the peninsula on the cliff above the ocean


Such a beautiful area.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fourth of July


Happy 4th of July. I hope you and your families have a happy and safe holiday. This image was taken last week when I was down in Plymouth MA . Love the New England feel to this!



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Priscilla Beach, Plymouth MA

I hope you are enjoying this 4th of July weekend. The weather couldn't be any better here in Southern New England. Last week's weather was wonderful too, which was a very good thing because I spent last week at a cottage on Priscilla Beach in Plymouth MA. This wasn't a vacation with my husband or friends. This was a vacation for my Dad! My sister and I rented the cottage for him. It had a huge deck that overlooked the ocean. It was a one floor cottage that made it easy for him to get around with his walker. My Dad LOVES the ocean and NEEDS to be in the sun. It was the perfect spot for him and he had a fantastic week. I'm so glad we did this for him.



Isn't he adorable???????

There were pretty sunrise views........




I could wake up to this view every day!



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Charlotte VT

During my trip to VT last month, we spent one day over in Western VT. I typically spend most of my time in The Northeast and Central areas of the State. In fact, I have only been out West in the Champlain Valley on one other occasion.

I met up with my good friend BM (who lives in that area) and her adorable son. After a wonderful lunch, BM took us around to show us some of her favorite places in the area.

This is a beautiful barn that we stopped to photograph that is located on Pringle Road in Charlotte. I loved the Spring "feel" to this.


Here is The Seguin Bridge, also located in the town of Charlotte.



The best part of this bridge to me, is that there is a working mailbox in the bridge, where somebody actually gets their daily mail delivered. I LOVE the whole simple country life feel of this little mailbox. To me, it's like a step back in time to simpler days........and one of the many reasons that I love Vermont so much.


We stopped to photograph this gorgeous field of Spring flowering trees.


And some horses.


We then made our way over to The Charlotte Town Beach. This is a simple covered bridge on the road where the beach begins.


BM and her son checking out the view at the beach. The mountains across the water (which is Lake Champlain by the way) are the Adirondack Mountains in New York State......better known as
"The Dacks" by the locals.


A Panorama image I made stitching 10 single images together of the beach.


It was such a fun day, and I'm planning on spending more time exploring the Champlain Valley during future visits to VT.