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.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This American Foursquare home, located at 60 Albion Road in North Quincy, was built in 1914.  The granite foundation gives it the "Quincy" touch.

Friday, May 08, 2015

The "Big" Event Is Coming!

Plans are being made, money is being spent and escorts are being sought.  Prom season is upon us and that can be a crazy time for many families.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

I like houses with red roofs like this 1880 house on Billings Road.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Snow White

It's amazing to think that just a few months ago there was almost 100 inches of snow on the ground where this tulip now springs forth.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Blooms & Buds

The grounds of the apple orchid at the Adams Mansion are in full bloom.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Spring Blooms

The grounds of the Adams National Historic Site are not to be missed in the springtime!  Daffodils are a harbinger of spring settling in at Peacefield.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Lingering Sights

This image was captured about two weeks ago at Wollaston Beach looking towards Marina Bay and Boston.  I am still amazed by the incredible amount of snow that's piled up.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Snow Pass

A few weeks ago a heavy machine cut a pass through a behemoth dirt infused snow pile so that people and canines could make their way to the Blacks Creek Estuary.  The walls have melted quite a bit since the first cut through.  (Quincy Daily Photo will be posting sporadically until some technical issues get resolved.)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Cohasset, Massachusetts

Crisp ocean views are spectacular from this rocky Jerusalem Road perch.  Back in the horse and glass bottle days, my father used to deliver milk to some of the owners of the multimillion dollar mansions built along Jerusalem Road.  He said that it was a "tough" route because it took extra effort to get some customers to pay for their goods in a timely fashion.  He had many stories to tell about the people who inhabited the area.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Let It Go!

I like the view of the Adams Mansion from the backside with snow covered grounds.  QDP may pause here for a short time, depending on the success of updating my operating system and photo software.  If all goes well, I will return soon with more spring-like photos from Quincy.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Gloucester, Massachusetts

There are many active fishing coves like this one along the Gloucester's coast.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gray Day

Hopefully the daffodils will be popping up at the Adams Mansion in a couple weeks (even if they have to push through the snow cover).  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring At Peacefield

With snowflakes in the air, the second day of spring was very peaceful at the Adams Mansion.   Snow might be melted by opening day in mid-April . . . 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Snow Farm

A snow farm was created at Squantum Point Park parking lot to hold tons of snow removed from city streets and sidewalks.  The Atlantic Ocean is on the other side of the mounds of snow.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sitting This Winter Out!

These angels at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery look like they just dipped a toe or two in the snow and are just waiting in the sun for spring to come.  Ho Hum . . .

Friday, March 13, 2015

And Yet Another Icy View

The tree in the foreground looks so lifeless.  It helps establish this winter view looking across the frozen Neponset River towards the State Street Office complex.  Happy Skywatch Friday!  It's good to see blue sky and feel the sun on my face.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bring Back the Sailboats!

This image of Squantum Yacht Club is a more than a week old but I thought it is still worth sharing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unspoiled Beauty

This seemingly barren beach lights up with beauty when all the elements come together.  I like the way the wind has whipped together the mixture of snow and sand in the foreground.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Boston, Massachusetts

You don't see too many dogs at the Museum of Fine Arts.  But I got to see double dogs at the recent Jaime Wyeth retrospective.  The service dog had eyes only for his master.  My dog, Daisy,  turns 5 today!

Monday, March 09, 2015

Granite Snow Globe

Happy Monochrome Monday!  Quincy granite monuments stand up to every storm.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Blue, White, & Brown

Squantum Yacht Club is immersed in winter's never ending grip.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Winter Skyscape

This is a dusky view of Boston, taken from my attic perch on a very cold winter day.  Happy Skywatch Friday!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


I am glad someone has a sense of humor regarding mother nature's generous snowfall. This "snow-bird" has had to do a spirited flamingo dance to keep it's head above the avalanche of snow. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Travel Tuesday: DelRay Beach, Florida

Here is another virtual beach scene from my archives.  It warms me to gaze at it.