New England Blogs

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Words For Wednesday 6/24/2020

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have."
----Margaret Mead

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Birds and Berries

One of my friends has a tree in her yard that grows berries for one week every year. She invited me over the other day to take photos of the birds who come to feed off the berries. I'm still learning how to identify birds so I may be wrong with some of the ID's.

House Sparrow (I think?)

Cedar Waxwing

Not sure of the ID of this one. If you know, please let me know!

American Goldfinch male with female in the background

Female American Goldfinch

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Words for Wednesday 5/17/2020

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today."
        ------Indian Proverb

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Words for Wednesday 6/10/2020

Signs of the times....just a few of the signs taken around the hospital where I work.

Stay safe and healthy my friends. xxoo

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Macro Flowers At Abington Butterfly Garden

A friend of mine sent me some macro flower photographs that she recently took, and I feel in love. I have a macro lens that I bought about four or five years ago. There's a learning curve using the lens and I gave up because I wasn't happy with my results. I'm now rejuvenated and inspired and dug out the macro lens last evening when I looked out my window and saw my flag was standing still. No wind really helps when taking detailed macro shots. I headed up the road to the butterfly garden.

I just love the color combinations. These are not perfect but practice makes perfect and I'm inspired enough to keep practicing.

Stay healthy and safe my friends. xxoo

Monday, June 8, 2020

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary

I went for a walk through the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield MA last week. This is a 507 acre sanctuary  owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. I was happy to have it finally opened since it had been closed due to Covid 19. It was disappointing that the two blinds weren't open, but it was still a gorgeous morning for a long walk with my camera.

Here are just a few birds that I photographed that morning.

Eastern Pheobe:

Male Bobolink:

Female Bobolink (I loved her bow necklace):

Tree Swallow:

Stay safe and healthy my friends. xxoo

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Butterfly Garden Abington MA

There's a beautiful butterfly park in my hometown of Abington MA. The members of the Abington Garden Club tend to the garden with care and a labor of love. It's a favorite place of mine to visit with my camera.

Miss J bought a butterfly grow kit for the kids and it was such a fun and educational activity for them. When the butterflies were grown and ready to be freed, they released them at the Butterfly Garden.





Ryleigh (Takes after her Nana):

I hope you're enjoying some nice weather in your neck of the woods.

On another note, I returned to work at the hospital this week after a two month LOA. It's great to be back and I'm doing all I can to stay as safe as possible.

Stay safe and healthy my friends. xxoo