Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Early morning trees



Took a short walk this blustery morning.  While there isn't all that much that's pretty about the trees right now, they certainly do look beautiful in silhouette.  It's become the time of year when you really have to be ceative to capture the beauty of the season.  Once winter come on full steam, there will be snow and ice to capture, but so now almost everything is so start and brown. 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Frosty mornings


Since I get up pretty early for work, sometimes I can see some pretty cool things along my way. It's been so cold this week that the dew has been frozen on the grass near my office almost every morning. It looks so pretty with the right light especially with the fallen leaves as a backdrop :)

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Morning light


One of the coolest and most frustrating things for me at this time of year is when we let the clocks "fall back".  I adore how I don't need to be up at a completely unreasonable hour to get lovely morning light filtering through the trees like in this photo taken on my walk at Bouchard Park yesterday.   The light is so golden a rich looking for the first hour of the day as well as at dusk.

The really frustrating part about the shift in the light is that on my way home every day the sun is setting.  So, why could that possibly be a big deal?  Well... as a photographer, being stuck in my car in tons of traffic during an absolutely gorgeous sunset without any hope of getting to a good location to take a photo of all that glory is downright infuriating!   Tonight's commute was one of those nights.  I resorted to taking a picture out of my window when the traffic was stopped just to get SOMETHING on my camera.  So, it's not great - there are tons of branches and power lines in the way, but it's still beautiful.  I can imagine just how breathtaking it would be from the top of a hill overlooking some fields.  Well, at least I have a good imagination to work with, lol.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

No Floatees for this Bird


Let me tell you, swans are very confident swimmers! As you can see, this one had some serious wake going on behind him...  I couldn't believe just how fast he swam by me: I only got 4 pictures of him before he was gone.  I also saw him flying earlier in the morning.  It apparently takes a lot of effort to get in the air because I could hear his wings hitting the water for a really long time before seeing him fly overhead.

Location: Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - Norfolk, MA
Date: 11/2/2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Stony Brook Wildlife Refuge


Took this while walking around and waiting for some friends to meet me at Stony Brook Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary this past weekend.  Had a complete blast there.  Hopefully I'll be sharing more pics from that visit :)  Click here to go to the Stony Brook website.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Very Good Watering!



Courtesy of tropical storm Irene, our jurassic-sized hosta looks quite happily soaked.  I have NEVER seen this hosta look so thoroughly drenched before!  The water usually just beads up and rolls right down the leaves.  I just love how shiny the leaves got.  I guess that's what hours upon rain will do to a plant...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shells by the sea shore



So, we were originally planning to go to the beach today.  Yeah, with hurricane Irene looming.... not so much.  Instead we have been taking things off our patio and moving potted plants to keep the wind from getting to the too much.  Keeping with the spirit of going to the beach (I can still daydream right?) I rooted through all my pictures and found this one that I took at a beach down at the Cape earlier in the year.