Sunday, September 30, 2012

Home At Last!

almost there.......
only a few more miles......
settling in.........
Yes we are finally home and I do apologize to all of my blogging friends for not keeping up with comments! Just know that I miss you all and will catch up soon! 
Leaving last Sunday, always a better day for us to travel through the Northeast Corridor! Less traffic going through New York and DC and yes we have tried many other routes. We made it to Emporia, VA on our first day and then onto Jacksonville on the second! We stayed in Neptune Beach part of the Jacksonville Beach chain! The hotel we chose was built in 1954 and very eclectic at that, a beautiful ocean view, what a treat! 
Arriving home on Wednesday and settling in, has filled our week! Friends made us dinner upon our arrival and it was so appreciated.
Had to go into the archives to retrieve a few photos from last spring! These were taken at Ding Darling State Park, Sanibel, FL. 
Certainly not my best work, but I do believe I captured the gracefulness of this inquisitive Heron. 
Looking forward to many more photos and adventures! 
Have a great day! 

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Good Bye New England, Hello Florida!

Harbour, Fairhaven, Massachusetts
"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."~Dave Weinbaum~
If this quote be true, I am a woman of great wealth! With each season a new episode, a fall preview so to speak. Since retirement our existence a constant range of motion! As we ready to return to our home in Florida we bid our children, family and friends farewell, a sadness always fills my heart. We look forward, however, to a new season in Florida, bejeweled with many wonderful and supportive friends. 
Long hours on the road back, we make every stop an adventure and take our time. 
We have explored many new places during our journeys, up and down the east coast, there are many more gems yet to be discovered and photographed. 
Always something new, always a new beginning, never any time to submit to boredom! 

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Balance, Order, Rhythm, Harmony!

 Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.~Thomas Merton~ 
One can always say the nicest things with flowers! One of life's simple pleasures they always make me happy! 
Capturing a few more photos before the blossoms rest for winter break! 
Well deserved as they have shown their beauty well intensifying the magic of summer! 
I await their grand entrance come next Spring, adding to the balance, order, rhythm and harmony of life! 

Using Kim Klassen's Sun-Kissed texture.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back To School!!!

I found a grasshopper.... 
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."~Henry Ford~
Using Kim Klassen's paper-script texture this morning! 
My grand-daughter Sophia just loves school and nature! 
She is our future! 
Never stop learning, my little one! 

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Westport River Bridge!

Westport Point, Westport, Massachusetts

Westport River, East Branch View, Ship's Rock, right. We use to live round the bend up river a piece!

Westport Point, view two. Can you smell the salty air? 

Westport River Bridge, view from Westport Point (Normand Edward Fontaine Bridge)
I have crossed this bridge many times in my life with town beaches as our usual destination. Many summers were enjoyed here as my children and I loved those long and lazy beach days. The bridge with it's beautiful views signified that our destination was always close at hand. 
My camera and recent passion for photography beckoned me to stop and capture it's magnificence! 
This is about as New England as you can get folks! Enjoy!

Weekly Top Shot

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Peaceful Place!

those Bette Davis grasshoppers have teeth?

so mellow so yellow.......

pretty flowers for sale.....
fresh veggies for sale....
                                                                                                 two chicks hitching a ride, cabbie fueling up.....

heading for the barn.....
Stopping for sweet corn at our favorite New England farm stand I was very glad to have had my little point and shoot camera! 
Before I entered the barn I encountered a grasshopper dining on some scrumptious sunflowers, out came the point and shoot. The corn would just have to wait, I thought. 
Look at those lovely fresh flowers sitting on a window shelf, snap, snap, snap! 
A healthy combination of vegetables all washed and ready for sale, how delightful! 
 I then meandered over to the barn and caught Jack the donkey dining with a couple of anxious and curious chickens, wanting to hitch a ride. 
Is it my imagination or does Jack look a little prego ??? 
Finally farmer Manley, leading his horse to shelter for the evening! 
Life is simple here, but I can't even imagine how hard the Manley's work to keep this beautiful place so orderly and impeccably cared for. 
Oh yes the corn, luckily hubby was with me and picked some delectable specimens, he paid for them using the honor box, no cashier! 
Such a peaceful place, my camera has taught me to appreciate the finer things in life, the very things that sustain us yet go unnoticed unless we take the time to look! 

I used several of Kim Klassen's textures at various percentages. 
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