New England Blogs

Monday, January 31, 2011

A joke for you

What's black and white and red all over???????.....................................................

Well, it's a zebra with a sunburn, of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, I know it. I'm pretty funny.......................

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tropical snowscape :-0)

Tropical dreaming with "The Captain". I just know my dear friend Patti is looking down from heaven at this photo with the biggest heavenly grin!!! Cheers! :-)
The Specs:
Panasonic LX3, ISO 80, 1/50, f2.8

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snowed in

You've seen me mention all of the snowstorms we've been hit with over the past couple of weeks. Here's the proof. Those of you who live in Southern New England really don't need the proof, because your houses are snowed in just as much as mine. :-) The proof is in the pudding........errrr.......I mean the proof is in the snowbank.
On the bright side for those of you sick of the snow........the first day of Spring is only 50 days from today (which is also day 365 for this project) It will be here before we know it.
The Specs:
Panasonic LX3, ISO 80, 1/500, f4

Friday, January 28, 2011

A gift of love

My Mom has given Miss J her pearl necklace. I brought it home with me today. Please cross your fingers that the necklace goes with Miss J's wedding dress. She really hopes to wear it on her wedding day. It will mean the both of them!
The Specs:
Panasonic LX3, ISO 80, 1/3, f2.8

Thursday, January 27, 2011


After a foot of snow fell overnight, the sun came out mid-morning.......and we were graced with a gorgeous day. Today was a day I explored a few areas where I have never been before. The above photo is a barn at "The Eddy Homestead" in Middleboro MA.
These next photos were taken at another "homestead", called "The Soule Homestead", also located in Middleboro MA. I have never heard of this educational center before, but after visiting the website when I got home today, this is a place that I am hoping to visit again in the Spring and Summer.

The Specs:
All Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200
Photo one: 1/640, f11
Photo two: 1/640, f11
Photo three: 1/250, f11

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Starry starry night

A berry snowy evening...............
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 50 mm lens, ISO 640, 1/15, f2

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sachem Rock Farm

Well, all I can say about this winter so far is "Thank you Mother Nature". She certainly is providing Southern New England with a lot of snowfall........a very good thing when doing a 365 day photography project. We woke up this morning to another round of the white stuff. Today was a light snow.....we got about an inch or two.
Tomorrow night promises yet another snowstorm. :-)
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/125, f11, +1/3ev

Monday, January 24, 2011

White Breasted Nuthatch

Another feathered friend. How cute is this Nuthatch? I enjoy all of the birds...... but the Nuthatch....... with their quirky upside down poses..........well......they just make me smile. :-)
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/250, f5.6

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Only 90 calories!

I'm sorry for the lame photo today..... But, this is a plug for one of my favorite new-found snacks. Do you like those Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies? (Why, of course you do.......doesn't everybody?) Well then, I recommend you go out and buy yourself a pack of these Quaker Chocolatey Mint Mini Delights. They are like a rice cake with a chocolate mint drizzle..........pop them in your mouth and you swear you're eating one of those Girl Scout Mint cookies.
One pack of these contains 90 calories and 3.5 grams of fat
One serving of the Girl Scout Thin Mints (4 cookies) contains 160 calories and 8 grams of fat.
I'm just trying to figure out how to limit myself to just one pack though............
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/60, f4.2

Saturday, January 22, 2011

As cold as ice

I know. I should have gone out today. But it's cold. Really cold. A good day to stay indoors and do some cleaning. So, that's what I did.
I shot these icicles from the inside looking out. It was much warmer that way. I had my fun outdoors in the cold was all about cozy comfort........
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/25, f14

Friday, January 21, 2011


O.M.G.!!!!! It was COLD and WINDY this afternoon. BUT.........that did not stop me and my good friend Diane from heading out to photograph the new fallen snow. Yes siree........we got another 7 inches of the white stuff today.
Diane and I headed to Ames Nowell State Park in Abington MA

When we couldn't take the cold and wind for one more minute, we hiked back to the car........just as we got there, the sun decided to break through the clouds. Hoping to catch a nice winter sunset, we headed to the Duck Pond in Rockland. There was not one feathered friend to be found there today, but we did find the sunset we were hoping for.

Yup, we were cold. Yup, the wind was almost unbearable at times. Yup, we loved every minute of it. :-)
Thanks Diane!
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200
Photo one: 1.3s, f32, -5EV
Photo two: 1.3s, f36, -3 2/3EV, ND4 filter used
Photo three: 1/60, f22

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The "New" American Idol

Come on.......I'm a "Boston" girl and grew up listening to the local boys "Aerosmith". These guys all live on the South Shore of my "hood" so yes........I'm really happy to see my man Steven Tyler taking on a new role as an American Idol judge. He's looking good......his latest stay in rehab has done him good (and I mean that in a serious sense by the way) I wish him luck and hope he does well in this new venture.
How beautiful is J-Lo by the way??????
I'm not one for watching much tv. I usually limit my watching to the HGTV shows and the Food Network Shows. However..........American Idol is ONE show that is on the must see list for me. I'm glad the new season has started. It helps to break up the monotony of the dark winter nights.
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 80, 1/8, f4.8

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Laughter is the best medicine

My mother almost fell off the table because I had her laughing so hard at the Dr. appointment today. Good thing we got ourselves composed before the Dr. walked into the room. :-)
The Specs:
Panasonic LX3, ISO 125, 1/30, f2

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tufted Titmouse

We got a few inches of snow, then sleet, then rain today. I stayed in the house all day, but the birds didn't seem to mind the elements at all.
The Specs:
Nikon D90, ISO 400, 1/320, f5.6

Monday, January 17, 2011

Planning is half the fun

Just browsing this book that N gave me for Christmas. A little "get-away" sounds good right about now.......
The Specs:
Panasonic LX3, ISO 250, 1/30, f2

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New meaning to" FOOT-ball" coach

Well, the New York Jets must be in town to play the Patriots today. I keep hearing these rumors about the Jet's head coach, Rex Ryan,.................... you really think??????????

Go Patriots!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Specs:
These were taken using a cell phone :-)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sitting by the "fire"

There's nothing better than sitting by the fire on a bitter cold winter's night, as the snow is falling outside. Only thing...........this isn't a real fire. It's one of those little electric stoves. I LOVE this thing!!! It throws off some unbelievable heat, and it adds such a cozy look to the room.
I hope you are all warm and cozy wherever you are as well!
The Specs:
Panasonic LX3, ISO 80, 1/8, f2.8

Friday, January 14, 2011

Groucho Marx???

Brothers Harpo and Chico were waiting on the shoreline........
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/250, f11

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Day After

Even though the storm hit yesterday, the waves along the coast were still quite impressive today. This is a shot of Minot Light off the coast of Cohasset Beach in Cohasset MA. It was COOOOLD and WINDY out there, but it was worth it.
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/320, f11
On another note, today is day 300!!!!!!!! I can't believe we hit the 300's already! Sixty five more days to go!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Cardinal Rule

What a difference a day makes, huh? After getting nailed with a Nor'easter overnight and all day today, the snow is finally winding down. I find the "pop" of red color in a snow scene to be very it a red barn contrasting against the white snow, or a person out in the snow wearing a red jacket, and one of my most favorite red/snow scenes is a male Cardinal against a snowy background.
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 400, 1/80, f5.6

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Female Junco

This pretty little female Junco was waiting her turn to feed on the bird feeder today out in the backyard.
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/200, f5.6, +1/3 ev

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bonnie and Clyde?????

It's a rare opportunity to photograph these two at the same time. Abby typically turns camera shy......and she usually will not look my way when I have the camera in my drives me nuts! I caught the two of them sunbathing in the sunlight that was streaming through the window this morning. Granted, Rudy looks like a gangster thug in this shot..........
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/200, f10, flash fired

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Upside down

A reflection........rotated 180 degrees. Taken this morning at Oliver Mills Park in Middleboro MA.
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/60, f11

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Solitary serenity

I hope this man who was ice fishing in Hanson MA today finds what he is searching for.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.  ~Henry David Thoreau
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/640, f8, +2/3 ev

Friday, January 7, 2011

Just a spoonfull of.............

Patterns and shapes.....found some inspiration in my silverware drawer.
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 400, 1/3, f5

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Come on baby light my.......candle?

A different candle......the kind you plug in. I HOPE you like it. :-)
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/6, f4.2

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Come on baby light my fire

I'm not getting outdoors as much as I did in the warmer weather........
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 2.5seconds, f29

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Setting sun

I was coming home this afternoon just before sunset and decided to visit the good old cemetery for a photo op. I liked the way the sun was setting behind these American flags.
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/8, f29

Monday, January 3, 2011

Night view

This is a view taken early evening tonight out of the hospital window. The building on the left is the new Cancer Center Building, which is connected by an overhead walkway to the new parking garage.
The Specs:
Panasonic LX3, ISO 800, 1/10, f2

Sunday, January 2, 2011

How about pizza for lunch??

Hot and fresh, right out of the pizza oven..........
brought over to be cut at the cook's bench.......

To be served out in the Dining Room..........

Of course there's many other options to choose from if you're not in the mood for pizza......
The Specs:
All taken with Panasonic LX3, ISO 200
1: 1/10, f2.8
2: 1/40, f2.8
3: 1/20, f2.8

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

What does this photo of Abby have to do with New year's Day? Well, nothing really. :-) She just looked so darn cute in her pink hoodie sweatshirt, all curled up on her blankie, that I just had to take her picture.
Abby and I would like to wish you a very happy, healthy, prosporous new year!