Showing posts from April, 2015

30 april

daffodils bloom in the dune grasses

that line the path to the beach

one fall day long ago

some one must have planted bulbs in bunches along the way

so now

pale and bright yellow flowers

sway in the sweet ocean breezes


I discovered recently that these daffodils were planted back in the 1970s

by an old gentleman whose lovely great-granddaughter

still lives here on our rather tiny island

what a lovely testament to him

little things thursday

share your cup 

friday my town shoot out

29 april

pretty purple pansy
with a piquant face

popping up at springtime

all over the place

abc wednesday
outdoor wednesday


wednesdays around the world

28 April

every spring i walk down the path through the wood
to find brand new green shoots bursting out of trees and branches

every day i see the tide changing
on the beach
the sun sets, the stars sparkle, the earth spins
we are specks of stardust
these are the days are that matter
not how things were in the past, 
or how they may be in the future
but what we do this very day
as we open our hearts and our eyes
and step from our front doors
in automatic

by Miranda Lampbert 

sweet shot tuesday
our world tuesday
texture tuesday

nature notes

27 April

the tulips have gone by 
and wait by the back door to be planted in the bulb garden

the good
there is a peacefulness that comes from
enjoying the pleasure of one's own company
the random
a new starbucks has opened just up the way from us
i was there this morning to buy some ground coffee
the fun
of  an afternoon we walk the path through the wood to the playground
and use our imaginations to make believe that the old willow trees
are castles on the edge of an old sea

I heart macro
I heart macro two
the good, the random, the fun

26 april


windy and cool on the beach

the flag is flying straight out to the north-east

and the clouds are forming heavy and dark


We certainly have come a long ways in the most technologically advanced

ways to kill each other since 1775

It would be great if we could slow that down a bit

my perspective

I love to photograph images from behind

I love the stories those images can tell...
sometimes I get to feeling I was back in the old days-long ago

when we were kids when we were young

those were the days of our lives

the bad things in life were so few

those days are all gone now but one thing is true

when i look and i find

i still love you

Freddy Mercury

my man
almost as fresh as it gets
always has been
I think it's in the blood


I may not be as fresh as he is

but I do a fair job of keeping up

scavenger hunt sunday

25 April

i believe in the power of love to fix everything
sometimes you just have to give it time to do it's thing

Saturday photo hunt

24 April

of an afternoon found us walking the beach
we saw a ship heading past Egg rock into Boston
and we used lacrosse sticks to throw rocks into the water
friday my town shoot out
friday finds

23 april

warmer days bring afternoon filled with Frisbee and baseball

little things thursday

22 april

an Ordinary day

 Concord/Lexington Massachusetts
19 April, 1775

The British soldiers marched into Concord early on the morning
of 18 April, 1775
to capture the weapons and munitions that the colonials 
had moved there from other places
upon hearing word that the British would be raiding
 but the Colonial militia held them off
in the first battle of the American Revolution at Lexington.
The British were not able to capture any munitions
that early morning
and began their slow march back toward Boston.

 Where upon minute men hidden in wood and field
began harassing and shooting at the redcoats.
All afternoon the shots were heard as the redcoats marched back to Boston.

and thus what became known as 
the American Revolution

The American minutemen were called that because they could be ready 
to fight at a minutes notice.
Every April, around the 19th, Massachusetts celebrates Patriot's Day.
In Concord/Lexington, at the Minuteman National Park, 
the biggest re-enactment of the …

21 april

April is for tulips
if not blooming outdoors yet....
at least we can have them on the tables in the parlor

texture tuesday

21 april

The one thing we're all waiting for, is peace on earth and an end to war,
It's a miracle we need, the miracle, the miracle,
Peace on earth and end to war today,
That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends,


20 April

the good

Your slightest look will easily unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers
you open always petal by petal myself as spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously)her first rose
e. e. cummings
the fun

We had a sort of an impromptu 
dinner party last weekend 
and my lovely cousin brought tulips

the random

Of an afternoon we walked the path through the wood
we happened upon town workers who were cutting down

a very dangerous pussy willow tree
I scooped up some branches to carry home with us

nature notes
the good, the random, the fun
macro monday 2
i heart macro

19 April

our rather tiny island from above

drink of choice

outside our windows we see the kite surfers 
and the Boston skyline

this fits right into Our Beautiful World's theme this week

which is toys.

I found this

scavenger hunt sunday

our beautiful world

17 April

~ 1 ~
it's been ever so long a  winter
we broke our own record for snowfall
never having had so much before 
just about 111 inches here!
~ 2 ~
daffodils are in bloom  on the sunny hillside over looking town fresh and new 

they nod their yellow heads together
as if to say
my word....did you ever see such a winter
~ 3 ~
there is rain today
but tomorrow is to be bright and sunny and warm
~ 4 ~
I hear the birds as I sip my tea in the morning
a pair of cardinals that visit the porch and eat the seed that falls 
~ 5 ~
I am getting together with my sweet Bonnie this afternoon

which is one of my most favorite things to do....
even in the rain
willy nilly friday 5

my town shoot out

16 April

in the spring time 
even the trees
cannot help but  declare their love  so we walk through the wood of an afternoon and share in their winsomeness 

little things thursday
friday finds