Friday, December 05, 2014

A Cold December Day

Blacks Creek looks beautiful on this cold December day.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Daily Constitution

Happy Monochrome Monday from Pageant Field.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Let Us Eat Pie!

Making blueberry pie is part of my Thanksgiving tradition.  This year's version was particularly yummy (if I do say so myself).

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I've been under the weather lately and finally emerged to see this gorgeous spring-colored sky with a few leaves hanging on for their last hurrah before snow takes their place on the branches.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Boston, Massachusetts

This 15 foot sculpture entitled, "science," graces the entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo. Sculptor, Daniel Chester French, originally created this and a companion piece for the top of Boston's old post office. It was moved to this location around 1930, when the post office was razed.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Butler Etchings

Butler's Pond had it's first skim coat of ice yesterday.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Light Beam

Happy Skywatch Friday from Wollaston Beach!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This brick home, located at 72 Glendale Rd., was built in 1940.  There are only a small number of brick homes in the city.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Honoring Those Who Have Served

This anchor is beautifully rendered in stone (Quincy granite) at the Mount Wollaston Cemetery.  My father served on a mine sweeper in WWII and this post honors him and all who have served our country.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014


The distinctive saltbox house where John Quincy Adams was born is getting a facelift.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Concord, New Hampshire

Today is the day to exercise your right to vote.  If you don't vote, then you have no right to complain later.  This campaign board was captured on a recent tour of New Hampshire's State House.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Looking To Put Roots Down

Perhaps these new trees will be planted when the stormy weather passes.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

A Good "Scout"

Isn't Scout the cutest?  
He wasn't even being bribed with a treat for this pose.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Is "This Old House" Day

This well-cared-for, 1900, single family house at 118 Merrymount Road has a couple of nice porches.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Numbers In Stone

This stone engraver is adding a date to the Barry family monument at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.  Engraving numbers and letters in stone is an exacting process with little room for error.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Concord, New Hampshire

This is our Nation's oldest State House (1819) in which the Legislature still occupies it's original chambers. 

House of Representatives chamber

Senate Chamber

Monday, October 27, 2014

Granite Planet

Happy Monochrome Monday!  This granite sphere is located in Mount Wollaston Cemetery.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Round 'Up

These Wollaston Yacht Clubbers are doing their post-storm round up in Quincy Bay.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


This relief sculpture was spotted and captured on a gravestone at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.  It must have been a lot of work to remove the layer of Quincy Granite and sculpt the family name, READ.   The surname also reminded me of Boston's Book Festival this weekend.  Enjoy!

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.