Thursday, December 30, 2010

the final 35


the final 35, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Today was day 365. I've taken at least one picture every day for an entire year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

merry merry


merry lamppost, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I hope all who celebrated had a very lovely Christmas. We're expecting snow here today. Any minute now...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

a little later each day


a little later each day, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

The winter solstice was yesterday evening, so going forward (until the summer solstice) the days will get a little longer each day. This is welcome news in this time of dark and cold, and the reason why so many cultures have festivals of light and birth at this time of year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

State Normal Training School


State Normal Training School, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

This old building on Washington Street in Westfield is what would eventually become Westfield State, before the college moved to its present location on Western Ave.
(Normal Schools were teacher training schools. See the Wikipedia article.)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

spray of red


spray of red, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

This tree looks decorated for the season, on the corner of Court and Pleasant Streets in Westfield.

Monday, December 06, 2010

the reeds have turned to gold

At the wildlife sanctuary at Stanley Park.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Month 11 - 330 days


Month 11, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.


Only 35 days to go!

One pic in this mosaic is from September, because I forgot to add it to the set. It's the one on the lower left, where the trees look incongruously green.

Monday, November 22, 2010

winter approaches


offering, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.


Most flora in these parts have dropped their leaves, spread their seeds, and entered hibernation for the winter.

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But then, some seem confused about what season it is.

Spring in November

Thursday, November 11, 2010

memorial


memorial, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Thank you all veterans, past and present, for keeping us free.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

November roses


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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Autumn gold


leafy, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

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All taken in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I love the local custom of leaving a pumpkin on gravestones for Halloween. This one was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Month 10 - 300 days!


Month 10 - 300 days!, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I'm 8/12 of the way through my 365 photo project!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

seasons of the elm


seasons of the elm, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I finally got a nice autumn shot of this tree in Pine Hill Cemetery to join the other three seasons.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

spectacular


spectacular, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

The roses this year at Stanley Park have been less than spectacular, but this one surely fits the bill.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

autumn barn


autumn barn, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

This old barn at Stanley Park is always photogenic, but especially so with autumn gold framing it.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

tortoiseshell


tortoiseshell, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Finally, sunglasses weather! After days of grey and rain, the sun finally came out today. It's wonderful.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

month nine


month nine, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I'm up to 270 days on my 365 project! Less than 100 days to go!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

autumn is here


statuesque, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Despite the forecast, the sun is shining, illuminating the turning leaves at Pine Hill Cemetery.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Month eight


Month eight, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I'm up to 240 days on my 365 photo project!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

toadstools


toadstools, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I found these really cool mushrooms in Pine Hill Cemetery on my walk this evening.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Terriers Around Town


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If you drive around West Springfield, you might be surprised to see several large, colorful terriers lurking about.

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All hand decorated by local artists, schools, and organizations, the variety and creativity is stunning.

This one is tiled.

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Kids especially seem to love them.

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Pay attention to the details: there are some real gems here!

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You can see my whole set of pictures here.

There's a map to the pooches at the official website, here. A hint: #13, "Bill," is really hard to find. He's in the courtyard in the back of United Bank.

There's a few that I missed, so I'll have to go back. Be sure to go before the end of the month - they're auctioning them off!