Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Today was the official release date for Windows 10. Instead of waiting for the automated downloads that I had requested I decided to reach out, grab the upgrade tool, and update both my Surface 3 and my "big" computer. Elapsed time was probably about 2 hours between downloading, installing, and configuring. The entire process was easy, pretty much running itself.
Next step? It's time to re-familiarize myself with my computers!
I've used (and like) the new Edge browser, I've wandered through the menus and tiles to find the things I use often, so far everything looks good. I plan to spend some time with the Surface with and without the keyboard attached since that automatically changes the operation of the device. I think that makes sense - with the keyboard it acts more like a laptop, without the keyboard it behaves like a tablet.
It's an interesting change.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Knowing that it might not be a good destination on a summer afternoon I still headed to Rockport yesterday, hoping to walk in Halibut Point State Park. My uneasy feeling slapped me in the face when I arrived at the road leading to the parking lot to see a "full" sign with an indication that the parking lot would reopen in a half hour. Hmmm... how does the park staff know there will be spaces for more cars in that timeframe?
This is the first visit to the park that stopped me in my tracks, but then again arriving in the early afternoon on a cool summer day is something I'd never tried before.
I turned around, thinking I would find another place to walk for a bit, then return.
I was lucky, turning towards the sea down a random street a little closer to the town center (but not leading to the town center as I knew I was unlikely to find parking there). There were wider streets off of that street that looked to support parking - at least there weren't any "no parking" signs as there were on the narrower streets. I left the car and started walking.
I found a public path leading out onto the rocky coastline, wandering there for a while.
More photos can be seen in the gallery coastal Massachusetts :: 2015.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 8:55 AM
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Yesterday was a day of two... two friends wandering together, visiting two parks in two states.
Our first stop was Fort Foster in Kittery Point. It's a good place to walk along the rocky coast, watching the water, the birds, the other people, happy dogs.
For more photos, click to the galleries south coastal Maine 2015 and in Prescott Park.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 4:26 PM
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015
It's July and the beach at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is closed to humans. The piping plovers take over on April 1st each year; two-legged beings are allowed on the beach again when the nesting season is completed. July is way too early! Even knowing that I decided Plum Island was a good destination for today. After my city walk yesterday I felt the need for a calming walk along the water. I decided the wetlands side of the refuge would satisfy that need.
My first stop was the bridge to Plum Island. It was about an hour after high tide when I arrived. The sky was bland, no clouds and little color, the water wore ripples and a steel blue color that complimented the green of the marsh grass.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 7:14 PM
Saturday, July 11, 2015
This afternoon I was pulled into Boston to see art. My first stop was along the Rose Kennedy Greenway where I needed to see Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture. I was fascinated by the description when it was first installed. The second piece of the wander was walking and walking and walking, to find the Lawn on D where where an installation titled Intrude included massive blow-up rabbits.
It was a bright day so the aerial sculpture was made up of color against blue. I'd love to see it again on a cloudy day; maybe that will happen before the sculpture is removed in early October.
For more information on the sculpture, click to Greenway Sculpture Facts and Janet Echelman's Artist Statement.Next I wandered through the streets looking for the Lawn on D Street. There I found the exhibit called Intrude consisting of 5 x 7m high giant illuminated inflatable rabbits. The park was teeming with people posing with the rabbits, playing, and relaxing.
It was an enjoyable wander, a city walk as opposed to my usual nature walks.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 8:58 PM
Friday, July 10, 2015
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Monday, July 06, 2015
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Saturday, July 04, 2015
It was a good morning for a first visit to Chanticleer, a wonderful garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. If I lived closer this would be a place I would visit often - it was absolutely gorgeous!
The flowers were wonderful, as were the hand-made benches, chairs, and bridges scattered through the property.
One bench in particular stands out in my mind - the back was sculpted wood showing radishes and pumpkins; the arm rests were celery stalks, the side pieces in the front were carrots and in the back were asparagus. What an awesome piece of usable art!
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 1:08 PM
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Rain began falling just after I started my drive to work this morning. The sky seemed to lower, the rain strengthened. As I headed to the west I saw a jagged fork of lightening heading from sky to ground, then heard the loud crash of thunder.
The forecast calls for a very wet day.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 7:25 AM