Friday, October 24, 2014


This sailboat on Wollaston Beach, was a victim of the strong winds that lashed the Boston coastal region over the last few days.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


The tide's ebb and flow leaves the golden marsh grasses with many cowlicks!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Travel Tuesday: North Adams, Massachusetts

An intern from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) took time from installing a new exhibit to talk about Christopher Chiappa's installation.  The design of these stools is based on the Weber grill.  These whimsical works of art may be viewed individually or as one large relief.  Each one has a name like Mr. T, Purple Cream, Perky Peach, Euro Disney and Fried Eggs and may be sat on! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Great White Waders

These Great Egrets will soon be taking flight to warmer climate.  Happy landing, "snowbirds."  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Family Outing

Now you see them . . . soon you won't, until next spring.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pipe & Drum

You don't often hear bagpipe and drum at Pageant Field.  I followed the music and was treated to an impromptu rehearsal at the Ruth Gordon Amphitheater.  These young musicians were very good at their craft.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Bridge of Flowers is a delightful transformation of a 1908 abandoned trolley bridge into a 3 season blooming garden.  It is maintained by the local Women's Club.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saltmarsh Sentry

I spotted this Great Blue Heron soaking up some sun along the Quincy River Walk.  Happy Monochrome Monday.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


I was treated to a hawk sighting at Pageant Field and was so close to it that I grabbed this with my point and shoot.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wary Eye

This Great Blue Heron kept a wary eye on me and my canine walking buddy near Marina Bay.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Thursday is "ThisOld House" Day

This house on Highland Avenue with the inviting entrance, has undergone some renovations over the last few years.  The city records indicate that it was built in 1920. 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cheticamp is a busy fishing village on the Cape Breton coast of Nova Scotia.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Seaside Textures

I believe this is a play area at Wood Islands Provincial Park in PEI or perhaps the fishing crowd use it at high tide . . .  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Fuschia Fusion

The Dahlias will keep up the show until the first hard frost.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Empty Nest Syndrome

The paper wasps have apparently left home.  I didn't observe any buzzing about the nest.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Color Saturation

We've received some much needed rain the past couple days.  Not much of a sky to enjoy, but the foliage colors are saturated.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014


These magnificent dahlias look unreal in autumn illumination.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada

The eddies around Deer Island Point Park can't be missed if you take the ferry to Campobello Island. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bedroom View

This is one of the bedrooms at the Wood Islands Lighthouse, an interesting, kid-friendly museum operated by a local community group.   

The view from the window is Wood Islands Provincial Park which has a wonderful picnic area and play space to enjoy while waiting for the Nova Scotia ferry to dock.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dock Glow

The dock and ramp at Blacks Creek glow with the beautiful autumn light. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This 1900 colonial revival at 38 Bennington Street in South Quincy was home to granite workers when it was first built.  Besides the front porch, I like the gambrel roof lines and the shingling details.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Travel Tuesday: North Rustico, PEI Canada

Located next to Prince Edward Island National Park, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, this picturesque fishing village became a town last November. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Berry Red

The autumnal equinox is here!

Boston Beyond The Flats

It's always interesting to see how the Squantum flats or shell beds shift with the tide and winds.   Happy Monochrome Monday!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This 1887 classic single-family residence, with a fantastic wrap-around-porch,  is located at 87 Grand View Avenue.  It sold last January for $350,000.  Workers have been very busy giving it a complete makeover to ready it for a "flip."  After getting much needed TLC, it is on the market today for $799,000.  Click HERE to see the before ... you'll barely recognize it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Lineup

Sumac leaves have begun to slow the chlorophyll production and turn up the display of their red pigments.  I added some post processing to bring out the serrated edges.  You can see the original image below.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI Canada

This picturesque village by-the-sea is located along the southern shore of Prince Edward Island. The sky-blue house in the field of Queen Anne's Lace caught my eye.  Prince Edward Island is a beautiful part of the world!

Monday, September 15, 2014


There are still some remnants of Queen Anne's Lace to delight the eye.
Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


I like the star burst effect of this Hibiscus bloom.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunny Flower!

This is a sure sign that the end of summer will be upon us soon.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Birdy, Birdy in the Sky . . .

Hopefully that QDP "pause" was refreshing and I will have some new images for QDP.  I spotted this hawk flying above Blacks Creek;  I need some help identifying it.  Is it a juvenile Gyrfalcon?
Happy Skywatch Friday!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Pastel Veil

QDP will pause on this Boston skyline scene taken from Wolly Beach. Take time to enjoy your surroundings and open your eyes to the beauty around you.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Chat With a View

Happy Skywatch Friday!  Enjoy the summertime view of Boston from Wollaston Beach.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Johnny Depp Was Here

This apartment building at 6 Gilson Road was recently turned into Whitey Bulger's 16-year hideaway in Southern California for the film, "Black Mass," which will be released in 2015. Johnny Depp stars as Whitey Bulger, the Boston-Irish crime boss and leader of the Winter Hill gang.  (The apartment building was built in 1963, for my Thursday Old House followers.)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stay Together & Follow Me!

Mrs. Mallard took her four ducklings for a swim in the Squantum estuary.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Boylston, Massachusetts

Lettuce is ready to harvest at the Tower Hill Botanic Gardens.  This non-profit educational institution is a "must visit" for anyone interested in horticulture.  I like the blue stakes and red shed.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Daisy the dog goes for a dip in the creek to cool off while taking in the beautiful sky.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Days End

A young recreation worker secures the boats as the sun sets on the pristine Blacks Creek lagoon.  The William F. Ryan boating and sailing program operates not only during daytime but also in the evening and on weekends.   Happy Skywatch Friday!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Not Red

 The rose bud appears so much darker than the variegated bloom.  What a marvel of nature!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Boston View

Happy Skywatch Friday!   Boston skyline seen from Squantum Point Park.  (I wonder where that plane is going ...)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tiger Season

This female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly was seen and captured flitting about in Squantum today.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lone Clammer

You have to have a strong back to dig for clams during low tide hours.  These shellfish beds are located of Squantum Point Park.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Paris, France

The Louvre is reflected in this image of beautiful stonework.  That glass looks like it was just cleaned.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sun, Shade & Sand

Plenty of sand, shade and sun to go around at Wolly Beach on a weekday.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cats Rule . . .

and dogs drool, at least my dog drools over her feline neighbor,Tessie.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pink Jelly Moons

This female medusa (adult) moon jellyfish picked a colorful backdrop when the tide receded at Squantum Point Park.