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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A little bit of this and that

It's snowing here. Again. Right now. Because we already have gotten close to 8 feet of snow in three and a half weeks, the couple of inches we are getting today seem inconsequential. Do you want to see my front door? This is just a "snapshot" but gives you an idea of how much snow is piled up here.

Let's go back to sunrise from the other morning, shall we? Here's another image I took that glorious morning that I'd like to share with you.

On a totally different subject, Ryleigh came by my house to visit on Valentines Day. She was wearing her pretty Valentine outfit, and when she broke out dancing, I just had to snap a few pictures of her dance moves!

She tires to snap her fingers. She kinda dances like her Nana. :-)

Look at her shake that cute little booty!

I heart this face!

Happy Fat Tuesday. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. I'm going to give up snow for Lent, how about you??????

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

It doesn't seem possible, but one year ago today my mother was called home by God for Valentine's Day. My Mother was the most loving person I have ever known. God knew what he was doing. ;-)

So, this morning, on the one year anniversary of her death, I felt drawn to go to the beach for sunrise. My sister Kathleen came with me, and we were treated to a glorious sunrise and a spectacular morning.

This was the temperature from my car (please notice the minus sign)

Although it was below zero, it certainly didn't feel that cold. The air was still. There was no wind. The surf was almost calm, with just small waves rolling to the shore. It was peaceful, it was beautiful, and most of all it was therapeutic.

This image was taken at Peggotty Beach in Scituate MA, about ten minutes before sunrise.

Here is the sun rising from First Cliff

Scituate Harbor

Scituate Lighthouse

Minots Ledge Light

And Cohasset Harbor

It doesn't seem possible that in a few hours, this area is going to be hit with a blizzard with 60 mph winds and coastal flooding. As I type this, the snow has already started to fall. 

I hope you are enjoying your Valentine's Day. For those of you reading this in Massachusetts, I hope you stay safe tonight and tomorrow. xxoo

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Since my last blog post, we have received an additional 26 inches (plus) of snow. Within 17 days, we received over 70 inches of snow here in the Boston area of Southern New England. There is so much snow piled up here on The South Shore of Boston, that the National Guard has been called in to help with snow removal. I passed some of the National Guard trucks on my way home from work today. Here is one of them:

There are multiple building collapses in the area as well.

I hope to get out with the camera within the next day or two to take some pictures. Tomorrow we are expecting just a few more inches, with a probable Nor'Easter this weekend bringing more substantial snow (a foot plus) this weekend.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Im baaaaaaaack!!

Well, things haven't turned out the way I planned for the 2015 blog. I got the flu and had some flu related complications. Ie: have been very sick, which equals no photography. It's a shame because we have about ten feet of snow on the ground (okay an exaggeration.......but we have about 3-4 feet) with a foot more coming over the next few days. Wish I had been healthy enough to get out there and shoot all of the pretty snow......and it really has been pretty!!!!

But I'm feeling a lot better, and I'm getting very itchy to go out shooting. That's a good sign!

My camera club had a recent "Morning coffee challenge".........where if you chose to participate you could shoot some pictures of your morning coffee. So, the other day I felt good enough to dust off the camera (not really) and set up a few morning coffee pictures. Not my best work, but it was a fun exercise. Here are a few of the images:

Let it snow.....let it snow.....let it snow..........

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em