New England Blogs

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Beaver Brook Abington MA

We had a little snow here today.....about 5 or 6 inches. I went down to Beaver Brook to take a few snow scenes late this afternoon.

A black and white:

In living color:

Monday, January 29, 2018

Kennedy's Garden Center Scituate MA

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I went out Saturday morning with some camera club friends to take some pictures at a local garden center. It's always so nice to photograph pretty flowers this time of year. I have a Tamron macro lens that I have only used once before. The reason why I don't use it is because I'm not experienced with macro, and there is a learning curve. Of course I'm not going to learn without practice! It was fun practicing different settings and focal lengths. I still need more experience with this lens before I become proficient. 

Water drops ......

Wish the pistil and stamens were a bit sharper on this one, but I do like the colors......

A fern......

These were shot with the Nikon 35 mm lens.......

Love this one. The garden center is located in Scituate, a pretty coastal town near where I live.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Island Grove Fog, Abington MA

Woke up to a foggy drizzly morning yesterday and was really glad to see the fog. I'm feeling so much better and was so excited to head out with my camera and do what I love to do. I stayed local and went to the cemetery and Island Grove in my hometown.

The cemetery......

Some of the many ducks at the Island Grove Pond....

Island Grove....

It began to rain pretty hard after a while and I came home soaking wet but I had a smile on my face. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018


January can be a very long and dull month......but not when you live in New England......

Oh what a night!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Backyard Deer

Backdoor guests are sometimes the best......

Saturday, January 6, 2018

From The Inside Looking Out These Days

The Winter here thus far has provided some pretty spectacular photo opportunities for the landscape photographers..... from an ice storm which coated the trees and limbs with ice, to several mornings of sea smoke along the coast due to the below zero temperatures, to a Supermoon rising, to a Nor'Easter which dumped 16 inches of snow here in my neighborhood and massive waves and flooding along the coast. The temperatures here have been relentlessly frigid, and only the tenacious and what some would call crazy photographers have been outdoors to capture what Mother Nature has thrown our way. I would like to think that normally I would have been out there with the best of them, trying to capture these moments with my camera, but I'm afraid that I have been staying indoors battling a relentless cough and bronchitis.

An intimate and somewhat abstract view of the blizzard from my family room window....

I've been reading a lot, and have binge watched over 30 episodes of Downton Abbey. I'm beginning to speak with the accent and words of an Englishwoman in the 1920's. So I will leave you with a Good Day my Ladies and Gents, and hope this bloody bronchitis bids a fair adieu.