Thursday, July 31, 2008

Court Street, Westfield

imposing, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

There's a lot of great architecture on Court Street. Above and below, the Westfield Woman's Club building with its grand columns and sober brick.

Westfield Woman's Club

Below, the Westfield Municipal building, where the town offices are:



Municipal Building

The Church of the Atonement is lovely, with its stone facade and red door:

Church of the Atonement

I love the purple door and silk wisteria at the flower shop:


I love walking around Westfield. It's really a neat old city.


All taken on July 30, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More from Grandmothers' Garden

layout, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I took a walk over to Grandmothers' Garden yesterday evening, and this time I thought to take some wider shots of the flower beds instead of just closeups.

chock full o' flowers

flower beds

Of course, you know I had to get some closeups, too!





This patch of black-eyed susans keeps coming out with a blue background when I take a picture late in the day. It's quite curious!


This is one I took in the same spot last summer:

a little bit of sunshine

I think there may be a vortex or something there. ;)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

more lilies

seeing double, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Somebody stop me! The lilies at Stanley Park were so gorgeous yesterday evening, I just couldn't help myself. If the sun hadn't been going down, I would have taken more!

dynamic duo





perfect pair




razzle dazzle

All taken in Westfield, MA on July 28, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008


spectacle, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

More beautiful flowers from my aunt's garden: tiger lilies!


tiger lilies

One of my all-time favorite lilies; I learned to recognize them as a little girl, seeing them along the roadside.

Taken in Harpursville, NY on July 26, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008


delicate, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Back from my family reunion in upstate New York - here is a hummingbird moth that I found in my aunt's garden. I've never seen one before! They move quite quickly; I was lucky to get a shot of it.

Taken in Harpursville, NY on July 26, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008


red, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

The shadows of leaves cast a pattern on the roof of my tent. Taken at Brushwood Folklore Center in Sherman, NY on July 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


watching, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Sirius Rising Festival concludes with a big bonfire on Saturday night. Taken at Brushwood Folklore Center in Sherman, NY on July 19, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


tall, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Tall weeds line the pond at Brushwood Folklore Center in Sherman, NY. Taken on July 13, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008


moonrise, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I'm back from vacation, refreshed and suffering from blog withdrawal. I had a fabulous time, and even managed to take a few nice photos.

This is the moonrise over tall grass, taken at Brushwood Folklore Center in Sherman, NY on July 15, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008


arched, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Here is that same flower that I posted last week, more open this time. It has pretty little florets! The whole flower spike is about 5" long, and the plant is maybe a foot high. Does anyone know what it's called? The bees sure like it!

Taken at Grandmothers' Garden, Westfield, MA on July 10, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008


gesticulation, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I really like the contrast between the stone wall and the ferns here. Taken at Stanley Park, Westfield, MA on July 6, 2008.

I'm going on vacation next week to the wilds of western NY; hopefully I'll be able to get some good pictures while I'm there. Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


paired, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Some pretty roses for a stormy afternoon! Taken at Stanley Park, Westfield, MA on July 6, 2008.

Here's another:


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

more cool fungi

another wicked cool fungus, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

With all the rain we've been having, it's no wonder that the fungi are proliferating! I found this lovely specimen not far from the coral-shaped one I posted a couple of weeks ago, along Western Ave.

Over in Stanley Park, I found more interesting 'shrooms:




All taken in Westfield, MA on July 6, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Bugs & daylilies

visitor, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I found this interesting-looking bug sitting on a daylily in Stanley Park this afternoon. There were lots of beautiful lilies in bloom:






All taken in Westfield, MA on July 6, 2008