Thursday, November 26, 2015

Grateful Gifts

I am simply grateful that we pause and give thanks. 
These apples did not receive a pardon . . . they will be made into pie.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bare Branches

The leaves have mostly left the trees.  The changing of seasons is sweet as we anticipate the next one.  Will we see much snow this winter?  Time will reveal the answer.  Stay tuned!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fleeting Clouds

The Intercontinental Hotel in Boston has an ever-changing glass surface that is fun to photograph.
Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

After A Storm

This marker was washed ashore in some rough waters at Wollaston Beach.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tool Or Toy?

These young men took their drone for a spin at Pageant Field on a warm fall day.  In skilled hands, a drone was used to fight a 3-alarm fire by giving the firefighters an aerial view of the fire.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Oaken Carpet

The oak trees are some of the last deciduous trees to drop their leaves in the fall.  Oak leaves are weaving together a beautiful brown carpet for this couple to walk on in Merrymount Park.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Paris, France

There are too many lives being snuffed out by senseless violence in the world.  So much sadness in the beautiful city of Paris.  This window display was taken during my last trip to Paris in 2011.

Monday, November 16, 2015


This Asian bittersweet vine has a large presence in Squantum Point Park.   Click and enlarge this image to see the face in the pod.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wash & Wrap

Boats were being power washed and shrink wrapped at Marina Bay this past week.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ode To O'Keeffe

Behold nature's art gallery at Blacks's Creek!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Eleven, Eleven, Eleven

Today is a legal holiday in the United States.  Veterans Day is a day dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day."

Monday, November 09, 2015

Gone To Seed

This backlit milkweed is awaiting a good breeze to help disperse it's seeds.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Friday, November 06, 2015

Sumac Show

The seaside sumac is putting on a colorful show.  These were spotted at Squantum Point Park.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Autumn At The Creek

This lone heron is storing up for a trip South one of these weeks.  Temperatures have been balmy this October and early November.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Quincy Firsts?

Quincy's School Committee race was uncontested until candidate and former School Committee woman, Emily Lebo, entered the race as a write-in candidate.  She enters the race with energy, expertise, and past school committee experience that she can offer the citizens of Quincy.  If she is successful in her bid, she will become Quincy's first elected write-in candidate!  On the other hand, if one of her opponents, James Vincent DeAmicis, is successful in his bid, he will be the youngest elected city official at age 19.  It's a good thing he isn't a write-in candidate - he has a long name! Election Day is next Tuesday, November 3rd.  Go vote!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Quincy is in full election mode.  Election signage can make for some fun partnerships like Koch (pronounced "coke") + Cain (pronounced "cane") or KochCain.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Golden Grasses

The estuary grasses at Blacks Creek are beginning their golden glow.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Boston Seaport

These lanterns are set against the reflecting surface of the John Hancock building in the Seaport district in Boston.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Shadow Play

Shadows take over this image of the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion, formerly the Bank of Boston Pavillion and originally named Harbor Lights. Happy Monochrome Monday!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Left Behind

This skate was left behind by the tide at Wollaston Beach.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Boston Seaport

This was captured looking out from the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Forrest Feather

Always like the opening feather sequence to Forrest Gump.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Friday, October 09, 2015


The sugar maple is one of the early autumn show pieces.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Photo Shoot

Wollaston Beach was the setting for this family photo shoot.  The budding photographers have got the light right.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Chapter 89; Section 11

"When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be so to yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk ...Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pretty Head

Ornamental cabbages look great in a fall displays but no so good for eating.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Boston Seaport District

The Seaport area of Boston is evolving into a very upscale urban landscape.  The Intercontinental hotel is one of the contemporary masterpieces of architecture in the area.  It is so much fun photographing this reflective surface . . . it's never the same.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fancy Cabbage

This is the season for ornamental cabbages.  Their veins pop in monochrome and those edges look spiky and sharp.  Watch for the color version.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fuschia Symmetry

Dahlia from an anniversary bouquet . . .

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Knee Deep

This great blue heron was knee deep in Blacks Creek looking for a snack.  I added a little post processing effect to make the background more interesting.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Teeming With Life

I counted 13 egrets at Blacks Creek last week!  Food must be plentiful there.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Natural Attraction

The purple asters in Squantum Point Park are still attracting butterflies.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Golden Glow

Squantum Yacht Club bathed in late afternoon light.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Fleet

Blacks Creek makes for an idyllic summer scene.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Here a Chick; There a Chick

The wild chicory plant is in bloom wherever I look.  The delicate-looking flower is beautiful in its simplicity.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Summertime ... and the living is easy

The Blacks Creek boating program is in full operation catching those summer breezes off the Atlantic.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

On The Lam

This white dove showed up at a Park Street bird feeder a few days ago.  It has a blue band and is obviously someone's pet. Anyone you know missing a dove?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Recess!

The school year has finally wrapped-up in Quincy.  Pictured is the auditorium at the new Central Middle School.

Monday, June 29, 2015


Some TLC needed for this facade.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Steeped In Pastels

The watercolor-washed sky makes a beautiful background for the steeple at Wollaston Congregational Church.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

Incredible clouds command attention at dusk over Ruth Gordon's girlhood home on Winthrop Ave. Thirty years ago today, Quincy named an amphitheater after it's award-winning star.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wading For A Snack

The rough water in Blacks Creek added some nice background texture for these two waders.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Beach Plums

Rose hips are very fragrant at this flower stage.  This plant is a great source of vitamin C.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

To Be Planted

These young trees are waiting to be planted somewhere in the city making things "cleaner and greener."

Friday, May 29, 2015

So Mooooved!

Quincy doesn't have any bovines that I know about but I couldn't resist sharing this portrait of "P-Nut" from Salisbury, Massachusetts.