Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday Photo Themes (Happy New Year Edition)

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Happy New Year folks! This is the last post of 2014. Thanks for spending your time here. I expect to be doing more of the same in 2015 with photos and news of life here in the Monadnock Region.
Take care, be happy and have wonderful 2015

One for #WebbyWednesday

Disturbing

Along the swamp trail at Cedar Swamp

Best Christmas decoration ever


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Photo Themes

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Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Argiope aurantia

Open door policy
1970s scanned slide

Christmas Candles

Cape Cod Ice Cream Shop

Not a good day for swimming

Latest photo club assignment is "Abstracts"
Placed the camera on a phono turntable under the Christmas Tree
0.4 seconds at f/2.0

Note the dotted lines. these are "No Flicker" LED bulbs meaning they are full wave rectified.
The pulses would be at 120HZ

Utilized the turntable again covered with CDroms to reflect the tree light
This exposure was  1/13 seconds at f/4.5

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Local illustrator and author of Children's Books - Heather Maurice-Stirnweis

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The Monadnock Ledger Transcript had an article about illustrator and  children's book author Heather Maurice-Stirnweis of New Ipswich 



Heather Maurice-Stirnweis books are available on Amazon

Here is a trailer for her Ruby Jane book




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Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday Photo Themes - (The Post Christmas Edition)


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I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Santa brought me a few photo toys, so I'm hoping to create some unique photos in the coming year.

Today is #FloralFriday and I was please to see the start of the blooms for some of my Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera),  I have a few cultivars and I'm looking forward to seeing the yellow flowering one that my sister gave me.

Evolvulus pilosus 'Blue Daze'
What a great houseplant, it was been flowering continuously since I got it at the Children's Fair in August

Still more bud forming on the camellia

#FoodFriday - One of the tasty meal at Christmas at our Yankee Swap

New theme for this blog #FisheyeFriday
My son gave me an add-one Fisheye lens attachment, this is going to be a fun toy.

Christmas cactus in bloom. The cultivar is in the Truncata Group (more pointed leaves, yellow pollen)


Another earlier bloom of the Evolvulus pilosus 'Blue Daze'
Guilty as charged!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve


Merry Christmas Eve
New Boston, NH
Christmas is a time to reflect on the past years
 
A Christmas eve tradition is sharing of Christmas Wafers or Opłateki
The wafers are broken into pieces and shared between family members along with a Christmas greeting, kiss or hug. Wonderful tradition.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Twas the day before the night before Christmas


Two Days till Christmas
Did Santa bring me a catnip mouse?

Prepared for any family heated discussions (just kidding we don't have them)

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
A fake Cardinal in a fake tree



Christmas Card from my Navy roomate, always a treat to see

Christmas Past, my twins decorating the tree 
I don't often attend Office Christmas Parties but  I attended this one

Spinning a Holly Jolly Christmas tune

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Photo Themes (The Winter Solstice Edition)

Happy Winter Solstice


Merry Christmas to the readers of this blog

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44 Years ago on a beach in California
Where did the years go?

Dawn in New Ipswich, Breaking Light
Today is the day with the shortest amount of daylight, tomorrow we head back into the light

Just the the thing for #SignSunday
Hope we can stop this fracking thing

Short week in Fitzwilliam

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday Photo Themes (It's Caturday!)

5 Days till Christmas
From the mind of Dan Piraro


Whimsical

Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens

Waterloom Pond - New Ipswich, NH

Porter Hill Cemetery - New Ipswich, NH

Sunshine on the beach, Cape Cod


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