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.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Looming Large

Giant icicles can become "weapons of destruction" in severe winters like this one.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Snow Angel

This statue was spotted above the "snow-line" at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.  To all the people praying for snow in the Quincy/Boston area in December and the first half of January . . . prayers answered,  please stop! 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Long Island Bridge Is Falling Down . . .

Looking across frozen Quincy Bay you can now see the egg-shaped digesters that are part of the Deer Island Sewerage Treatment facility.  The Long Island Bridge is coming down, one span at a time and will gradually reveal a new seascape for Wollaston Beach goers.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Deep Freeze

The Arctic has come to Quincy Bay.  I can't remember the last time I saw it frozen like this.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

Today's "old house" is my favorite Romanesque "house of knowledge" designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, funded by the Crane family, and dedicated in 1880.  It is Quincy's magnificent winter castle.  It is one of the 150 favorite works of Great Buildings Online and you can read an excellent account of this H.H. Richardson library masterpiece HERE.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blue Swoosh

A frozen Blacks Creek is under that snow . . .

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Pawtucket, Rhode Island

I was sad to learn today that the "Paw Sox" (Red Sox AAA team) may be leaving family friendly McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket for new digs in Providence. Think baseball - think spring . . .

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pavement & Puddles

Pavement and puddles are a welcome sight on Warren Ave.    Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Heavenly Snow

The Lincoln Avenue entrance to Wollaston Congregational Church looks pristine in the newly fallen snow.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Many of the gravestones at Mount Wollaston Cemetery have disappeared under the vast accumulation of snow. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Snow Dune at Wolly Beach

Squantum Yacht Club could hold a "snow row" in the winter season.  Quincy Bay is not quite frozen over, but if it does freeze over, what about some ice sailing?  It's nice to see some blue sky - Happy Skywatch Friday!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday is "This Snowy House" Day

Today's"old house" is a street scene in the Wollaston Hill neighborhood.  I captured this a couple days ago before people got out with their shovels and snow blowers.  There are plans to reopen schools next Monday; everyone will need to proceed cautiously.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It Just Keeps Coming!

One man . . . one shovel . . .  long driveway . . . ninety inches of snow . . . it's a daunting task!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Anywhere On Temperate Earth

I could use a break from the arctic blast in Quincy.  Shoveling 90+ inches of snow within 3 weeks has tested my body & mind to the limits.   If you could break out of here, where would you go? 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Fence

Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rock Solid

Happy Valentines Day one and all!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Dressed In Ermine

Wollaston Congregational Church is wrapped in a beautiful new winter coat.  You can put a positive spin on anything you put your mind's eye to . . .

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

Today's 1900's era house is showing off it's "big heart" in the winter wonderland setting.  You can see the original post of this old house HERE.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How Much More???

The snow piles keep growing as we dig ourselves out from the third huge snowstorm in two weeks.  James wears an awesome smile after shoveling a path to the street and digging out the hydrant located close-by.  I like his indomitable spirit . . .

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Hawaii, Oahu

I like being able to go into my photo archive for a break from reality.  Back to Quincy snowbowl tomorrow.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Snow Marathon

We are getting more than our winter snow quota . . .  it just keeps on coming.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Winter On Marion Street

People are finally venturing out between the snow piles.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A Super Bowl!

I hope the Duck Boats can be adapted with runners for the upcoming victory parade in Boston.

Let It Snow!

Quincy got two to three feet of snow in last week's storm.  Schools were closed for 4 days.  It looks like we need to make room for some more magic white crystals!  Ahh, New England winter . . .  presents new photo opportunities.         Happy Monochrome Monday!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Winter Dry Dock

This boat has become home to some local wildlife; there are probably some critters inside waiting out this storm.

Friday, January 30, 2015


My 55 pound lab-mix had a blast in the recent snow drifts. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Gloucester, Massachusetts

The only kind of travel I can do today is "cyber" travel.  There's a raging snow storm going on outside, complete with white-out conditions and coastal flooding.  I think it's best to stay inside and enjoy this tranquil scene hoping that the power stays on.  

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Juno" Is Coming . . .

The shovels at Curry Hardware were assembled and quickly handed off.  Most people bought in twos to ready themselves for the blizzard.

2 shovels????             or                2 sleds????

Over the Knoll

 I like the view of the State Street Office Park building from Pope Paul Park.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, January 25, 2015


A flock of Canadian Geese are napping in the noonday sun while one of the flock keeps alert.  Perhaps watching for the upcoming blizzard . . .

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Light On The Horizon

Boston Scientific and Marina Bay are bathed in sunlight across the Neponset River.