THE ELLS HAVE IT – GARRY & MARILYN ARMSTRONG

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter L – Needs to have at least two syllables


Flyer in an antique airplane

Blackstone River and fall foliage – Photo: Garry Armstrong

Foliage along Aldrich Street

Dogs must be leashed when you walk along the Blackstone Canal — Photo: Garry Armstrong

Blackstone Canal – Photo: Garry Armstrong

Stainless steel

Little house and big maple tree

SLOWLY, SLOWLY

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Slow moving water in the canal …

Very slow-growing English ivy …

Our slowest growing tree …

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WATER AND WINTER

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter – Water


The end of winter with ice on the canal

Just a small patch of snow not yet melted

Blackstone River in March as a very cold winter ends

And then comes summer …

AUTUMN AND METAL

AUTUMN AND METAL – CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE

Metal and glass.

WHICH WAY – EARLY NOVEMBER

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – November 2, 2016


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Probably my favorite autumn scene. I think I have a full ten years of October photos of the canal.

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The new bridge across the river in Slatersville, RI

Crooked Poll, er Pole

Crooked Poll, er Pole

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Autumn lane, desaturated

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THE PARADE OF MONTHS – TRANSFORMATION

We live in a river valley. You can see here transformation from winter to spring to summer to fall. In some cases, you can see huge differences in the same months from one year to the next. There’s not much to show for mid-winter along the river and canal. They become hard to access when several feet of snow cover the ground. Not to mention that its cold out there. Frozen fingers are not steady on the shutter, I fear. November, however, is sometimes quite mild, so we frequently shoot in November. If the weather allows, in December too … but rarely along the river. It’s always colder there.

The Pond: March 2016 - Garry Armstrong

The Pond: March 2016 – Garry Armstrong

Here are the months in the Valley by the river and canal. Not all the same year. Some months, we shot elsewhere or, as in January of this year, were in far away, warm, sunny, beautiful Arizona. I wish we could be there every January. It’s a vast improvement over local weather!

River - March 2015

River – March 2015

The Canal - April 2016 - Garry Armstrong

The Canal – April 2016 – Garry Armstrong

The Pond - April 2016

The Pond – April 2016

The Canal - April 2016

The Canal – April 2016

The Canal - April 2016 - By: Garry Armstrong

The Canal – April 2016 – By: Garry Armstrong

The Canal - June 2015

The Canal – June 2015

The Canal - August 2016

The Canal – August 2016

The Canal - Sept 2016

The Canal – September 2016


October Gallery by Garry Armstrong


December 2015

The Woods – December 2015

TRANSFORMATION | THE DAILY POST

WHICH WAY AT THE CANAL – GARRY ARMSTRONG

CEE’S WHICH WAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – DOWN BY THE CANAL


Marilyn and I went to the canal a couple of days ago. I wasn’t going to take my camera … and then I thought “I’ll regret it if I don’t.” Probably because I always regret not having a camera when there are pictures to take.

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The Blackstone River, deep summer

Both of us have shot pictures of the dam many times during all four seasons. I think most were taken in the autumn, when the trees along the canal are in their glory.

Reflection in the Blackstone Canal

Reflection in the Blackstone Canal

Summer is a study in shades of green. Lucky for me, there were some people, too. After decades spent covering breaking news, I automatically shoot and let the chips — or pictures — fall where they may. They may not be perfect, but moving targets don’t wait.

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So here are the ways you can go along the Blackstone Canal.

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