" Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all of the places people thought you never would."
I hope you are enjoying the lazy hazy days of Summer. It's been extremely hot and humid here in Southern New England. I headed out early yesterday morning before it got too hot to check out the bald eagles.
Here is one of the eaglets in the nest....I could barely see it.
"I spy with my little eye:
The Old Ship Church in Hingham MA was built in 1681. It is the oldest surviving 17th Puritan Meetinghouse in America and the oldest church building in continuous use in the United States.
Today it is The First Parish Church in Hingham, a liberal Unitarian Universalist community of about 250 members.
I toured this beautiful historic landmark with members of my camera club yesterday. Although I typically do not use sepia tones with my photos, I decided that the sepia tones go along with the age of the church.
I spent a few hours photographing at the Abington Butterfly Garden in Abington MA the other evening. Things are still a bit early at the garden, but I did find some things in bloom to photograph. The flowers on the Japanese Maple Tree are beginning to bloom:
Pilgrim Memorial State Park is located along the shore of Plymouth Harbor, in Plymouth Massachusetts. Nobody knows for sure, but the rock featured here is reported to be the stepping stone that the inhabitants of the Mayflower stepped on when embarking from the Mayflower.
One of my friends informed me that on this particular morning, the sun would rise directly in the center of the Plymouth Rock Monument. We arrived before sunrise and I took a few shots from the street. I shot this one shortly after we arrived:
Time is flying by these days. I've been slacking with my posting here on the blog, as I have some recent photos to share. Today I will share some photos taken last Sunday morning at the Boston Public Garden. We arrived on site around 4:55 am. Sunrise was at 5:21 am. It was a lovely morning!
The Swan boats in the Lagoon by the Lagoon Bridge:
I found a lot of Red Winged Blackbird action at Jenney Pond in Plymouth MA one evening last week. The late day light was phenomenal.
Female Red Winged Blackbird:
Each time I've passed by the Halifax Congregational Church and Town Hall, I've always made a mental note that I should stop there some time with my camera. The other day I was home thinking about somewhere to go to take some Spring photos and I remembered this location.
I first went around back where there is a beautiful old cemetery.
"What's broken can be mended.
What hurts can be healed.
And no mater how dark it gets,
the sun is going to rise again"
This quote and the following photos I've recently taken reflect how I feel. I will be returning to work (light duty with minimal walking) on Monday!
This first photo was a sunrise in Scituate MA taken from the parking lot of the Scituate Yacht Club. I couldn't go down on the beach, as I still can't walk on uneven surfaces ie: sand and rocks. I made this unique composition and was happy to come away with this photo I otherwise never would have taken if not for my limitations.
"A new day is dawning"
We are having a touch of Spring weather this week in Southern New England. I hope the weather is also nice in your neck of the woods. I went out for a "walk" with a few of my friends yesterday. It was my first time out with them since last Fall and it was great to see them and catch up. It was more like a slow stroll, but I am able to "stroll" now!!! I still have pain when I walk and still have a significant limp but I'm walking and pushing myself to deal with the pain, as I'm probably going to have it for a while. Not complaining......just being realistic. I knew from the beginning that this wasn't going to be easy.
We went to Hobart Pond in Whitman because there's a flat paved walking path which is what I needed. I strolled part way but had to sit after a bit as I couldn't go too far. Here's the bench I sat on while waiting for my friends to return.