Wednesday, March 04, 2015

"Snow-Bird"


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

Buried

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

Snowbound!

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

Sentry

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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

River View

View of State Street Office area from Neponset River.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Gloucester, Massachusetts

I like the stone wall helping to protect this cozy cove during northeast gales.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dripping In Ice



The beautifully crafted railings along the walkway in Gloucester Harbor dripped with icicles during a recent cold snap. 

Happy Monochrome Monday!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

On The Hunt


Raptors are amazing animals that can be spotted all around Quincy.  I am working on my technical skills to better capture these majestic creatures.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Deep Freeze

The deep freeze is "on" again.  

Friday, January 16, 2015

Nature's Weaving

Happy Skywatch Friday from Pageant Field!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Paris, France

The senseless violence that is happening in Paris and around the world evokes a great feeling of sadness.  "Night," a statue by the French Art Nouveau sculptor, Aristide Maillol, is located in Les Tuileries Gardens.  This work has taken on new meaning since I first encountered it.  May a new "day" dawn.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Eagle Has Landed

Yesterday, I was treated to a sighting of an adult bald eagle and two youngsters flying over Blacks Creek and landing in the trees along Furnace Brook Parkway. 

I was only able to get a record shot with my point and shoot before they took off over Merrymount.

The estuary is partially frozen so I don't think the eagles will be harvesting too many fish here.

I played around with some post processing to bring out the details.
    Happy Monochrome Monday!



Here's my record shot with two of the eagles catching some air along the tree line.  I have been scanning the sky for these magnificent creatures for a few decades.  I was thrilled to see my first bald eagle in my home town. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Golden Glow

The checkered-top water tower on Long Island is seen beyond Blacks Creek.  The water tower is useful to pilots flying into Logan Airport in Boston.  The late afternoon light paints a golden glow to this scene.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Gloucester, Massachusetts

Waterfowl feed in the open water of Niles Pond in Gloucester.   I love the soft pink glow of winter's dusk.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Sink with Green Shelf

Happy (not quite) Monochrome Monday!  I originally took this with monochrome in mind but I like the subtle touch of color better.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Golden Limbs



I spotted this gnarled tree 
bathed in golden light 
as the moon was rising 
over Blacks Creek.