A longtime friend photo challenged me on Facebook. The task was for seven days to share a black and white photo of your life. No people. No explanation. It was fun revisiting my pictures, testing which ones look good in black and white; many did not. Others are... Read more »
The WHRL’s summer fundraising auction held over the weekend had a new feature this year. In addition to the raffle-style auction, we had a “Chair-ity” silent auction. Local artists decorated folding Adirondack chairs that were then auctioned. Paul,... Read more »
This was the sunrise over the Pleasant River in Columbia Falls this morning. Crossing the bridge, for just a moment, the sun shone through the sea smoke with this other-worldly glow. It was -10 degrees Fahrenheit when I snapped this at 7 am with my Canon. Here is the... Read more »
I love the days when I can work from home. This morning was one of those days and despite the crazy late-April chill, it was a perfect, peaceful morning. I spent a few minutes with my coffee sights and sounds on the... Read more »
Did you know there’s such a thing as a Snow Day Calculator online that predicts the chance of school being cancelled? With snow in the forecast, the kids were checking this every hour yesterday hoping and praying for a snow day today. I admit that I was kind of... Read more »
All summer long this little snake has been lying in wait for me on the porch stoop. He stalks me, incognito on the edge of the cement step, for that perfect moment to startle me. This morning, our first serious jacket day of autumn, he did it again. After my initial... Read more »
Yesterday, I enjoyed my lunch by the edge of a marsh taking in the scenery. These ducks were startled by my presence and took off in flight. A frog watched me carefully, never moving from his lily pad. Do you see him? A hawk took exception to my presence. He was not... Read more »
It’s days like this when I’m so grateful that I dragged my camera along with me during my travels. Inevitably, when I don’t have my camera, I come across the most wonderful sights. On my drive to Cutler, Maine this morning I noticed a platform... Read more »
The melting of a significant amount of snow is creating ponds where they ought not to be found. At first glance, these American Black Ducks look to be enjoying a quiet swim on a local pond. When they’re really enjoying a makeshift pond in the middle of the... Read more »
Longing to be outdoors today, I strapped on the only remaining pair of snowshoes we have that are whole. I took off at a very slow pace into the woods, testing the snow. The snowshoes are too small for both me and the deep snow we have, but they seemed to be doing the... Read more »
A moment of cuteness to make you smile on a Wednesday morning. We are smitten with these little babies!... Read more »
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Garden of Neglect
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Pipers Under Pressure
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Better in Black and White
A longtime friend photo challenged me on Facebook. The task was for seven days to share a black and white photo of your life. No people. No explanation. It was fun revisiting my pictures, testing which ones look good in black and white; many did not. Others are somehow better. It’s as if for some […]