Marilyn’s photos, Garry’s will follow! It was a cool, cloudy day — perfect for photography. No bright sun to burn out the pictures. My camera was on its best behavior. I didn’t know how good that 200 mm telephoto lens… Read More ›
Sunflowers – May 5th A joyous Cinco de Mayo to one and all. The brightest flowers of all are sunflowers, and they greet you too.
THE GARDEN AND THE DAWDLER
The Garden Dawdler New questions from Rory and I’m ready to answer them. What is one of your deepest desires or fantasy? [Inspired by Fantasy Island] Sadly, traveling in time hasn’t worked out for me. Yet. Maybe tomorrow? When was… Read More ›
1-TO-3 PHOTO PROCESSING CHALLENGE: BY THE BLACKSTONE
1-TO-3 PHOTO PROCESSING CHALLENGE – MAY 2023 I like the original very much. The only reason I hadn’t published it is because it is so much like a couple of others I did publish. I doubt anyone but another photographer… Read More ›
APRIL IN THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY
The Blackstone River and its valley – where the water lives except when it doesn’t.
CUTEST TINY RED SQUIRREL
Not only do I think this is the most adorable squirrel I’ve ever seen, but he (she?) is probably the tiniest. He must be a baby because he wasn’t even as big as a chipmunk and they are pretty small…. Read More ›
THE GOLDING OF THE FINCH
All winter, the goldfinch are a dull shade of olive and sometimes, downright beige. As summer arrives, they begin to morph into the bright yellow goldfinch we love. This year, they are changing about a month early. I’m just happy… Read More ›
FOTD – April 2 – Spring Flowers They aren’t blooming yet, but there are very promising shoots in the garden that spring is on its way and so are the flowers.
PRETTIEST LITTLEST RED SQUIRREL
Since I stopped filling the flat feeders, we don’t get as many squirrels. That doesn’t mean we don’t get squirrels. If you get up early in the morning — especially right after dawn — you will easily see a dozen… Read More ›
BLUEBIRDS ARE BACK
I have gone from seeds to suet only because the Brown-headed Cowbirds cannot cling and thus do not eat the suet, though I’m sure they would if they could. So I have left the suet feeders up. Most of the… Read More ›
CMMC – February Pick a Topic from my Photo Living, as we do, in a river valley, we do not suffer from an absence of appropriate waterways. We have two close friends — and both of them also live in river… Read More ›
OUT IN THE BOONIES
Fandango’s Provocative Question #200 Today, Fandango wants to know how we feel about where we live. What’s right and wrong about it. Which of these four types of communities do you currently live in? Are you happy there? If so, why? If not,… Read More ›
WINTER ARRIVES (SORT OF)
It rained like mad in the morning. An hour later it was snowing like mad. It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world. I processed two photos in black and white. It’s a monochrome world in winter. It’s not a lot… Read More ›
THE CROWD BY THE FEEDER
After all my gratitude at the lack of snow this winter, of course it snowed this morning. We only got a few inches — maybe three? But not far away, they got half a foot and the week’s not over… Read More ›
WHEN WHEN WE HAD INDUSTRY
Living as we do in the valley where America birthed its own (100 years after they had done it all over Europe and England) industry, we can see what remains of the mills and factories that were formerly here. The… Read More ›
HEY WHAT’S HAPPENING?
My nemesis, Charter-Spectrum has decided we need to return the ancient dead modem we had. The only problem? The technician took it when he left. Why they want it is baffling. It’s more than a dozen years old and it… Read More ›
For the past couple of years, COVID stole our season. This year, it’s a double whammy of not feeling well and inflation. The inflation isn’t based on anything real, mind you. The actual price of a barrel of oil hasn’t… Read More ›
UXBRIDGE BY NIGHT by GARRY ARMSTRONG
They haven’t put up the holiday lights yet. They usually do it at the beginning of December, so if it doesn’t snow too much, early next week the lights will go up. Hope everybody had a good holiday, no matter… Read More ›
Festival of Leaves 2022: Week #9 – Most of the Leaves Have Fallen Indeed they have fallen and all the trees are completely bare. It happened incredibly fast. Literally, overnight, we went from and incredible fall to naked trees and… Read More ›
I took a bunch more squirrel pictures this morning. I love the red squirrel with the puffy gray tail. These guys are so incredibly furry and cute, especially that tiny red one. But this is also an exercise is the… Read More ›