Yes, another "sick of winter" post! Here are some lovely green ferns to soothe the soul after so many weeks of ice and snow. Here's to dreams of a green world.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Another one from the archives: this is a tree that no longer exists. Last fall, as I was walking through Stanley Park, there was a small sapling where this wonderful tree used to stand. I was saddened by its demise. I don't like it when any tree is cut down (unless it's really diseased or damaged beyond saving), and I always liked the shape of this ancient crabapple. I think of it every time I walk by this spot.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here is an example of "it's not the camera, it's the photographer." I took this with a cheapo, 1 megapixel digital (my first) several years ago at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Even then, I was developing my eye for shape, color, and texture, and this remains one of my all-time favorites that I have taken. I don't let the lack of expensive equipment stop me, and neither should you!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
We had a brief reprieve in the weather yesterday, with temps reaching the forties, so I took advantage of it and went for a walk down to Heritage Park on my lunch break. I found evidence of others' passage beside the frozen pond, where hockey players practiced and a pair of skaters glided over the ice.
Today, we are back in the deep freeze. *sigh*
Friday, January 23, 2009
This was the sight that greeted me yesterday as I left work for the day. It's so nice that the sun is going down later now, and I get to enjoy lovely sunsets such as this one. My coworkers are well used to me stopping to whip out my camera at Kodak moments like this. *g*
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Digging into the archives a bit for this one, which was taken at the old cemetery on Elm St. in West Springfield last year, and is going to appear on the cover of a book - my first official sale!
I love the imagery on old gravestones. They seem (to me) to be more spiritual and ethereal than more modern stones. Here's an interesting site with common symbols and their meanings.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
The colors of winter are white, grey, and blue at Heritage Park yesterday. This cluster of birch trees was underwater during last month's flood; now it is buried in water of a different sort: snow. The pond behind it is frozen over, but whether the ice is thick enough for skating is a matter of some debate. The skaters go out anyway, despite the signs warning them not to. I hope they are right.
Funnily enough, the song on the radio right now is Annie Lennox singing "Whiter Shade of Pale." I kid you not. :)
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
The view through the covered bridge at Stanley Park yesterday.
Nearby, the little stream is mostly frozen over, but not quite completely.
Over on the pond, the geese, ducks, and swan are looking for a handout.
Fortunately, there are always people bringing them treats. :)
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Walking up Western Ave. on the way to Stanley Park, I came across these silvery ornaments hanging in a birch tree.
It's a good thing I stopped to take pictures when I did, because by the time I was walking home, they were gone! Today's lesson: grab the opportunity when you see it, because it might not be there later.