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.

Cee which way photo challenge

CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE – BY WATER AND LAND

CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE: 2015 WEEK #24

Welcome everyone to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge. This challenge is about the roads, walks, trails, rails on which we move from place to place. You can walk them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible. And, of course, any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are signs of any kind.

Most of these were taken down along the Blackstone River and Canal in Uxbridge, at the junction where the two separate. This section along the canal is among my favorite places in the valley. It is beautiful, peaceful, and easily accessible. And there is plentiful parking.

All taken with the Pentax Q7, various lenses.

WHICH WAY BY WATER

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2014 #23

Welcome everyone to Cee’s Which Way Challenge. This challenge subject is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable and are any signs.

I thought, since we live by the Blackstone River and canal, this week I might show you the waterways … canals and river and some of their bridges.

THEN, THE RAIN

A bright, beautiful first morning at the cabin

A bright, beautiful first morning at the cabin

It rained hard most of the day yesterday and started off with heavy rain this morning, too.

Rays of sunshine through the last of the morning mist

Rays of sunshine through the last of the morning mist

It’s ironic. All summer, it has been sunny and dry. Beautiful weather, pretty much from May through September.  As soon as we got to Maine, it began to rain.

And then, it rained ...

And then, it rained …

Maybe it’s nature’s way of telling me I need to relax … to not run around doing “stuff.” Still, it is gorgeous here and I was looking forward t the opportunity to take some pictures.

Rain, rain ...

Rain, rain …

I did take some shots of the rain yesterday, but it’s hard to see it. You can see it’s wet, but the rain is elusive.