Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I got a new camera today, thanks to gifts of Amazon gift certificates and money. I still couldn't afford a DSLR, or even the fancy point-and-shoot that I wanted, but this little beauty has a lot of features and was a really good price. It's a Nikon Coolpix L20. Isn't it purty?
It takes great pictures too, right out of the camera. I'm going to have a lot of fun exploring what it can do!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Westfield's Dickens Days held its annual SnowFire festival last night to celebrate the winter solstice. There was a good turnout despite the frigid weather, and the bonfire was nice and toasty warm.
It was a nice way to celebrate the return of the light, under the moon and stars.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. From now until the Summer Solstice next June, the days grow longer and the light returns.
We got gypped over the weekend when the huge snowstorm barreling up the east coast bypassed us, leaving just a dusting here in Westfield. I felt a little left out yesterday morning, watching the news report record snowfalls in D.C. and the surrounding area. I was hoping to get some nice photos of the Snowpocalypse; I had to settle for ordinary snow pictures. I do like these bright red berries against the white ground though, at Grandmothers' Garden.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
I walked down to Stanley Park yesterday in what turned out to be freezing rain, and found frozen roses still clinging onto the bushes there. This is definitely the latest in the year I have ever photographed roses in the wild!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Though not quite as nice as yesterday, today was still pretty nice for December, so I headed down to Heritage Park in East Longmeadow at lunchtime today. The swan was more than willing to pose for me.
Unfortunately, the sun was right behind him, but it made his feathers glow, so a bit of glare on the water isn't too much to put up with.
I also took a video of him with my iPod Nano, in which he comes right out of the water and follows me, making me giggle.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. *g*
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
It was unexpectedly warm yesterday, even though it wasn't sunny. There are quite a few trees that are already bare, but there is plenty of foliage left to enjoy nonetheless. This scene is in Stanley Park, heading toward the Carillon Tower and the rose garden.
There are even a few roses left!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I took this picture the other day at Stanley Park, up by the little pavilion above the blacksmith shop (whose roof is in the foreground).
I took this pic last week from across the pond, near the center of the above pic:
You can just see the columned edge of the pavilion in the middle right of the second pic.
I like getting different points of view. :)