Monday, June 29, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
I caught a glimpse of a turkey mom and babies as I stood near the window on the second floor of my house. I grabbed a camera and snuck around the back of the building, hoping to grab a photo. The turkeys moved much too fast for me but this little rabbit was kind enough to pose for me.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 5:06 PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
In spite of heavy rain this morning I headed back to Hampton Beach to see the finished sand sculptures. I'm glad I was able to see the remarkably detailed sculpting that went into the finished creations.
It was a wander with raincoat and umbrella morning, with the added challenge of balancing umbrella and camera.
My favorite sculpture was Justin Gordon's BFF's :), a sculpture of an ogre and his best friend, a tiny kitten.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 12:02 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
I'm so in awe of the artists who participate in the Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Event. Seeing the work in progress is something that I enjoy so late this morning it was time to head to the coast.
Here's one of the artists hard at work:
sculpture by Carl Jara
As is typical for me my eye was caught by just a few of the artists at work. Some of their emerging creations in sand can be seen in the gallery created in sand.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 8:11 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
I recently discovered Lenstag, a free service that protects camera gear and images. I registered my camera and lenses, using my cell phone to take photos of the serial numbers (which is one of the methods of completing the registration of your gear). As noted on the site, it took a few days for my gear to be marked as verified.
Lenstag is a security blanket for my camera gear. It won't prevent theft but it does identify the gear as mine; in the event that it is stolen it gives me a way to flag it. I know, flagging gear as stolen doesn't mean it will be recovered but I suspect that the more people use this service the more protection will be provided.
According to the Lenstag web site the gear rental companies BorrowLenses and LensRentals both register their gear with Lenstag. That feels like a pretty solid recommendation to me.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
I was standing on the rocks above the water. There was some standing water on the rocks, a straight-down drop, and then the surface of the water in the quarry.
When I look at this photo I can almost see a flat line of water; in actuality the two pieces of water are not connected.
at Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, MA
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 5:23 AM
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Hmm... it's June; I really thought that Denise would have settled on some wandering spots for this year by now. I'm sure we'll head back to Acadia sometime in the fall but we need a longer escape to someplace far from home too.
I heard Denise talking with a friend about (maybe) visiting Badlands National Park in South Dakota. I've never been to that state and Badlands is supposed to be beautiful so I hope we go there.
I was sitting with her when she started looking at places in Quebec and in Atlantic Canada. And then sometimes she looks across the big water to the east. It seems like there are places floating in her mind but she just hasn't made a decision (or plans!).
I wonder... maybe this year we will travel without making plans ahead of time. Do you think that would work?
Rover, standing on the rocks lining the coast in Acadia National Park
Monday, June 08, 2015
Sunday, June 07, 2015
I was delighted with the splash of color I saw when I arrived at the gardens of the Stevens-Coolidge Place this morning. I am so lucky to be within walking distance of this beautiful garden.
The predominant flowers in bloom are iris and peonies.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 7:21 PM
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Continuing east (and a bit north) from my first stop of the day at Long Hill, I headed to Rockport and Halibut Point State Park. It's a state park that is jointly managed by the state park system and by Trustees of Reservations which owns an adjoining 54-acre piece of land.
During my last visit in April the quarry was still wearing ice; today it was clear water decorated with birds.
It was a good day to circle the quarry and to hop across the rocks at the coast.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 11:13 PM
Today was a two-stop wander. From home I headed a bit south and to the east. My first stop of the wander was at Long Hill, a Trustees of Reservations property that highlights beautiful estate gardens. I was last there just two weeks ago, deciding then that I needed more than a single visit during the prime blooming season of May and June.
I found beautiful gardens graced by different flowers than those I saw two weeks ago.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 7:07 PM