Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wipe Out!

Mother nature sent a reminder overnight of the winter past.  (I needed a kick start to get blogging again.)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Churned Up

Happy Skywatch Friday from 1500 miles south!  The Atlantic coastal waters have certainly been churned up lately depositing all sorts of treasures on beaches.  Pictured in the foreground is a Portuguese Man O' War.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Travel Tuesday (on Wednesday): Delray Beach, Florida

This Great Egret, spotted at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, (an amazing place) may be headed north to Quincy when it warms up a bit. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Break!

I am going to thaw out in a warmer climate.  I'll be back to share some springtime shots.  Thanks for visiting QDP.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

End Of Season $ale

Did your shovel wear out this year?   Mine saw some good wear.  I don't dare put it away quite yet.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This 1890 house on Taylor Street has a wonderful wrap-around porch to enjoy, come spring.  Spring is coming; isn't it?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This 1935 bungalow at 146 Belmont Street is in beautiful condition.  The houses that were built in the 1930s were built with solid materials and fine craftsmanship.  This is a great example.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Boston

The BSO is always a delight to take in at Symphony Hall.  My image was very grainy so I added a little post brush work which seemed to give the image more movement just like the Dvorak piece I enjoyed.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Icelandic Shore

Wollaston Yacht Club is still iced in this winter.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Randolph, Massachusetts

There are not too many farms left in the Boston area.  All this scene needs is the horse and sleigh!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Umm . . .

I couldn't resist playing around with this image I saw through the raindrops of my car windshield.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cold Seat

Bring your "bun warmers" for these Pageant Field bleachers.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Cotton Ball Sky

The sun was shining but not melting much ice on Blacks Creek.  Happy Skywatch Friday!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

I like red houses in the snow!  The granite stonework is what caught my eye on this house that was built in 1910 and is located on Acton Street in the Wollaston area.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Walking The Icy Line

The tide is receding on Wollaston Beach looking south towards Adams Shore and Houghs Neck. 


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Travel Tuesday: New York City

I like the cobalt blue color of the early evening sky near Rockefeller Center.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Stone Temple

The "Stone Library" of John Quincy Adams is considered by some to be the first Presidential Library. This building was constructed with granite from local quarries and holds more than 14,000 volumes.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Embossed In Snow

The statues of Abigail and John Quincy Adams took a pasting from the recent snowstorm.  Here they are on a warmer day in springtime!

Friday, February 14, 2014

♥♥♥ Post

I ♥ this post . . . literally.  I spotted it on the Squantum Causeway.  Happy Skywatch Friday!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This towering Second Empire Mansardic on Prospect Ave continues to undergo meticulous restoration work. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Lincoln, Massachusetts

I like these two photographers having a heart-to-heart at the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum.  Her red beret helps to make the picture.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ice Cakes

I wonder if Thomas Morton walked down from the Maypole on Merrymount Hill to fish, trap or just "make merry" along the banks of Blacks Creek.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Muted Reflection

I like the subtle colors in this image of Blacks Creek. 

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Wollybergs

Happy Skywatch Friday from Wollaston Beach!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Thursday Is "This Old House" Day

The tree in front of this turn-of-the-century house at 410 Highland Ave., shows off it's graceful limbs after yesterday's snowfall.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Cooperstown, New York

It's spring somewhere on earth!  I like the curve of this fence an how it matches the roof and barn trim. 

Monday, February 03, 2014

Desalinization

Going through the car wash to get rid of road salt before the next round of winter strikes.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Blue Ribbon

I have photographed these two trees at Blacks Creek in different seasons and I think this is my favorite view with the ribbon of water adding some interest. 

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Now You See Them . . . Next Week You Won't

The polar vortex has collapsed for the time being. The ice floes will begin their disappearing act soon.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Blue Moiré

Blacks Creek is showing some signs of winter melt.  The wavy, watery pattern reminds me of a beautiful moirĂ© fabric.  Happy Skywatch Friday!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday Is "This Old House" Day

Many details drew me to this 1910 house on Butler Road.  The red shutters with the tree cutouts are delightful and the red car to match in the driveway ties in nicely.  The varied shingling and the 5 over 1 windows are unspoiled details as well.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gray Creek

I added a little post processing to this image of Blacks Creek to bring out the painterly quality.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Travel Tuesday: From Here To Aruba

I warm scene for another frigid winter day.

Monday, January 27, 2014

White-out

The Church of the Presidents is still visible as the snow blankets Quincy Center.  Happy Monochrome Monday!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Patch Of Blue

Happy Skywatch Friday from my favorite Creek!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This old 1850 house at 20 Lincoln Avenue has changed ownership and appears to be undergoing major renovations.  All the trees and shrubs have been removed and I see a pile of wood near the dumpster.  I will revisit this old house often to see what transpires. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snowy Hall

Quincy City Hall looks like a winter wonderland in the snow.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Springfield, Massachusetts

The U.S. Federal Courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts, designed by the renowned Moshe Safdie, was completed in 2008 for $53 million dollars.  I would like to photograph this modern ediface at dusk.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Snowbeard

I like this man's beard and the snowflake banner behind him.  We're getting ready for another blast of winter.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Flake City

We had a an unexpected snowfall yesterday.  It was very pretty!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Winter Bay

This image of Quincy Bay was taken a week ago.   The ice has since melted only to return some other day.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Aruba

It's always a good beach day in Aruba. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Icy Waters

You can see the Houghs Neck peninsula basking in some sunshine across the frozen bay.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Skating Anyone?

This icy estuary in Houghs Neck begs for some skaters.

Friday, January 10, 2014

January Thaw

This view of Caddy Park is taken from Blacks Creek.  Happy Skywatch Friday!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

This multi-family stucco residence at 34 Warwick Street was built in 1915.  The roof line and tile work are unusual for Quincy buildings.