Thursday, December 14, 2006

THE WINTER OF 2003




Here are a few more photos from the Winter of 2003.

Monday, December 11, 2006

FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW


I took this photo at the beach right after one of our great winter snowstorms. A few years ago, it seemed like each snowfall dumped 12 inches at least. It was a beautiful winter. Cold, but beautiful. It was so cold that the snow crunched under your feet as you walked, and it lasted a long time, even until the next snowfall. We had soooo much snow that year. I think it was 2003.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

BAY FARM PATH


This is a pastel painting that I did yesterday. Bay Farm is one of my favorite places to go for inspiration. The trees and paths are just beautiful.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

FALLEN FENCE #2


There is just something about those dune fences that I love. Perhaps it is the way they hold the beach together with their gentle strength. Even when felled by a powerful storm, they still manage to do their job.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

MONARCH BUTTERFLY


Here is another photo that I took at World's End. There were at least 35 Monarch Butterflies all around the sunlit asters on this particular day. It was as if they were posing for the camera.

Monday, October 16, 2006

WORLD'S END



I went to World's End in Hinham last week for the first time. What a beautifully peaceful place just for walking and enjoying the woods and the coastline! The view of the Boston skyline is very nice and must be spectacular on a clearer day. I have to go back there.

Monday, October 02, 2006

PUMPKIN PATCH


This is a painting I did a few years ago of a pumpkin patch. At this time of year, I thought it appropriate to share it on my blog.

THE DARK, DARK WOODS


Our family has a large piece of property with a very small house in upstate New York, the village of Wayland. It's a wonderful place for the family to gather on any occasion. These woods are my favorite, especially towards the end of the day when the sun breaks through all the trees and casts dappled light all over the place. I did this pastel painting of those woods from a photo taken at our niece's wedding this summer.

SOUTH RIVER AT CANOE CLUB LANE


I was asked to participate in an artist-on-location event during a house tour in Pembroke and Hanover. My friend, Mary, and I chose to paint on the dock at the canoe club on Canoe Club Lane in Pembroke. This view of the South River was breathtaking once the sun came out. I began my painting while it was still a little gray, and it was too late to change the colors. But here it is anyway -- a pastel painting of the South River early morning.

Friday, September 22, 2006

SCITUATE LIGHTHOUSE


It's been awhile, but i finally have something to post. i went out on an absolutely beautiful day and took some pictures of the Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate, Mass. Here is one that I particularly like, partly because of the huge piece of driftwood in front.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

BUTTERFLY ON THISTLE


I forgot to add this photo to my last post. I was fortunate enough to capture this butterfly on the beautiful thistle plant.

WAYLAND, NY






We went to Wayland, NY (upstate) for our niece's wedding. We stayed on family property (100 acres) and camped and had a wonderful time. One day we went for a walk through a neighboring farm. Here are some of the photos I took.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

SUNFLOWERS




While returning from vacation in upstate NY, I passed a sunflower farm and was reminded of these photos that I took a couple of years ago.

Friday, July 14, 2006

UNCLE ED'S BUBBLE


My husband's uncle liked to entertain his nieces and nephews by blowing bubbles with just his hands.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

WARMTH OF THE SUN


This dune fence was really warmed by the sun and reflects all the colors of the sand.

EARLY MORNING WEB


One morning there was a glistening web between every post on the Powder Point Bridge. I think I took a photo of each and every one.

Friday, July 07, 2006

BABY BIRDS





This bird house hangs right outside my kitchen window. I have been watching these birds from the building of their nest to the birth of the babies. The baby birds are getting big, and the mother feeds them all day long. I don't know what kind of birds they are, even though I tried to look it up. Yesterday, I set my camera up on the tripod inside and spent about 3 hours taking photos of these feedings. After 5 rolls of film, I did get some photos that I really like, and I'd like to share them with you.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

HAPPY 4th OF JULY


There were several clowns on bikes at Duxbury's 4th of July parade. I don't know what these bikes are called, but they were fun to watch.

MY BLUE HYDRANGEA


This blue hydrangea is from my garden. My husband planted a perennial garden for me last year on Mother's Day. This is the first year they came up on their own, and the hydrangeas are gorgeous!!! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

WHITE BEACH ROSES - B/W


Hi Allen, Here are the white beach roses in black and white. What do you think?

Friday, June 30, 2006

BOAT SUPPORTS


I sometimes go to the boatyard for photo ops. These boat supports leaning on the blue and orange barrel caught my attention. The complementary colors of blue and orange as a background stood out to me.

BLADES AND SHADOWS


I really love dune fences, and the way the blades of grass went in and out the shadow impressed me.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

WHITE BEACH ROSES


Beach roses (rosa rugosa) also come in white. This photo is from the same day that I took so many photos on the beach road with my friend. I like the way they are growing through the fence.

MY FIRST PEONY


I planted peonies (my favorite flower, along with irises) last year and got three beautiful blooms this year. This is my first one. I'm proud of it.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

PERFECT DAY


Just a little ditty that I painted today down near the Gurnet. I think my friend and I were the only ones on Earth. It was just beautiful, and so peaceful, too.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

PROFUSION OF BEACH ROSES




Yesterday afternoon was so beautiful that my friend and I went down the beach road to take photos. The roses were at their peak, and I shot 6 rolls of film. Here is just a sampling of my photos.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

BOATYARD ROPE


This photo of the rope is part of my "boatyard junkyard" series. I played with selective coloring and kind of like the very subtle result.

Friday, May 26, 2006

WAITING FOR SUPPER


When the tide is going out on the Blue Fish River, an egret can often be seen waiting on this dock to have his supper. When the tide is low enough he is joined by many other egrets feeding in the low waters. I really love all the shades of green in this photo.

FISHING IN PLYMOUTH


This photo was taken last summer on the way home from a wonderful sunset whale watch. I was fortunate to capture this gentleman fishing off the jetty at just the right time.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

SAILBOAT LINEUP


I remembered this photo of the sailboats with sailing season starting. We have a maritime school here in Duxbury. It's fun to see all the young sailors out in the bay in these boats. It's a picture I haven't yet been able to capture, but I did get the sailboats at rest.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

FALLEN DUNE FENCE


Another watercolor painting was done today. I think I like this better than the daffodils. I also used some pen and ink for detail. I'm having fun with my watercolors again.

HYDRANGEAS IN NANTUCKET





Today is my sister's birthday, and I'm remembering a wonderful weekend we spent in Nantucket. All the hydrangeas were at their peak, and there were so many varieties and colors. We had a lot of fun photographing them and then taking some very nice bike rides.

'NEATH THE BRIDGE


This man was fly fishing at sunset when I spotted him through the under side of the Powder Point Bridge in Duxbury. I was on my way home and was surely glad I had my camera with me at that moment. I had to quickly park the car and run back to get this shot before it was too late.