bushboys world: LAST PHOTO, JANUARY 2020 I use three cameras. The Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (my traveling camera), and my Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark I and Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II. The I has a 25mm 1.8 lens on it (effectively 50mm) and the II has a Panasonic 100-300 on it which I use for shooting … Continue reading THE FINAL PHOTOS OF JANUARY 2020 – Marilyn Armstrong
Someone asked me what was the busiest day I can remember over the last ten years. Last ten years? You're kidding, right? The asker was lacking enough decades. She didn't realize this was an impossible question. When you are 20, your memories are crisp and sharp and you know you will never forget them. Unless … Continue reading JUST ONE DAM THING AFTER ANOTHER – Marilyn Armstrong
We were watching "Father Brown" on Netflix and in the back of my head, I was hearing a grinding sort of sound. I could not identify it, but it was coming from the basement. I could barely hear it ... but it was there. It isn't the sound our boiler makes and it didn't sound … Continue reading WHAT IS THAT SOUND IN THE BASEMENT?
We didn't get more than a peek at the full autumn colors this year. It was late October by the time the leaves fully changed ... and within hours, the rain began to fall. It was heavier rain, lighter rain ... and finally, it ended in a crashing storm with high winds (I think they … Continue reading A PEEK AT FALL THAT HAS ALREADY LEFT US — GARRY & MARILYN ARMSTRONG
I looked out my window this afternoon and I saw one red leaf on the maple tree in front of our picture window. I couldn't take a picture because the window isn't clear enough to get a good pictures of that single leaf. So I just looked at it. Thought about it for a while. … Continue reading A PEEK AT THE VALLEY AS SEPTEMBER ENDS
WordPress WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: WAITING We live in a region of rivers and dams. Back when this country was more a hope than a reality, this was the river where America's transition to industrialization began. According to the National Parks guide: "The Blackstone River Valley of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is the “Birthplace of the … Continue reading BEFORE THE FALL
I had seen all the dams I could find locally, so Kaity decided it was time we found something new. This is not as easy as you might think. Many of the most scenic parts of the valley are hidden in places that aren't marked and are not on any map. We tried one place … Continue reading ROARING DAM