Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A few new enhancements to this blog

Thank you for your readership. I enjoy posting photos and items that interest me. Blogger provides some great tools to accomplish that. I'm doing less on my website  these days. Google has not kept up with adding features as they have done on the Blogger platform (such as making it mobile friendly).

I've replaced the external links along the top with inline pages which makes navigation much easier.
These are the NEW features:


  • New Comic page (Dan Piraro and other comics that I have permission to post)
  • Flickr Photos - Embedded Photostream which can be scrolled (L-R)
  • The Gallery - Random photos from my archives
On the right the SlideShow flyout menu is pretty slick. It's been there all along but have been unnoticed.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Photo Themes

A collection of Photo Themes for Sunday
Learn about this project on the GplusPhotoPages website

Several of these photos were taken at the andres institute of art in Brookline, NH
There were many interesting sights to see and I'll be posting more about this sculpture garden in subsequent days.

#RustySunday
A rusty Hudson spotted at a neighbor's party to celebrated the "Last Hurrah" of Summer

#70 Conscious – Isadore Batu Siharulidze, Republic of Georgia
#SculptureSunday

#34 Transitions – Georgiy Kudravchenko, Ukraine
One of the most interesting features of this is the bowling trophy on the head piece
This was my choice for #SquareSunday

I didn't get this feature in the photo but this sculpture had wheels and a dragon's tail

A2 Entrance Sign (Commitment) -John M. Weidman, New Hampshire, USA
#SignSunday

Fire Island again for #BeachSunday

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New Ipswich Green Center (A Success Story)

The New Ipswich Green Center has been in existence for over 5 years. Initially it was housed in the infamous Building 2 until toxic mold forced it's relocation.

It is a place residents of Greenville and New Ipswich can bring their unused usable household items, clothing, tools, books, CDs and toys to be reused by others. There is a constant exchange of items and the center is a great place to "shop'. Items are free although donations are accepted. The building is heated in the winter and fuel is expensive.

Some items are not accepted such as televisions, underwear, computers, pillows and upholstered furniture. Some large items may not be accepted due to space consideration. The volunteers make the determination. 

Please check the town calendar for the hours, it is NOT open every week. I have also posted the times on this blog's calendar page.

Last year on the coldest days it was closed for the comfort of the volunteers. Volunteers are always welcome, there is a tremendous amount of work to do to keep the place organized. If the center is closed, please do not leave donations outside, that will only make mess.

Residents of New Ipswich and Greenville, if you not visited the center, please stop by on a Saturday and check it out (9am to 12 Noon). We do ask for identification. Other towns should adopt a similar program since this benefits both the environment and the pocket book.
September 2009
The early years in Building 2 before toxic mold drove us out
Need a crock pot, a toaster and other small appliances?
There might be one at the Green Center

Lamps and Shades of all styles

Books and VHS tapes
Quite an eclectic mix

The toy section
Board games and puzzles too

Hardware and some tools
One of my favorite stops

Clothing sorted by size
An amazing volunteer effort to accomplish this
No asbestos brakes though

Arts and crafts, pictures and frames

Need a vase?

The place to go for dishes, glasses, mugs and wine glasses

The seasonal section getting ready for Halloween
And sadly Christmas too

Can't believe these lamps didn't go (yet)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Photo Themes

A collection of Photo Themes for Saturday
Learn about this project on the GplusPhotoPages website


Abigail was my mother's cat. A beautiful Siamese with blue eyes
At the time I was taking a photography class and learning how to develop B&W film

One of the photo themes is #QuirkyNature
There are few creatures that are odd as the jellyfish
This Comb Jelly doesn't appear to have any sign of internal parts

#self-portrait-saturday
I snapped this shot while watching this sunrise on Fire Island, NY

Pre-dawn time on Fire Island
Maybe this was the wrong shot for #SunriseSaturday because the sun is still below the horizon.
However it was such a great place to wait and watch.

Classic gravestone carving at the Bridge Street Cemetery at Eastham, Cape Cod.
I don't often see skull and crossbones. The most common theme seems to be either an urn or willow tree
Graves of children might have a winged skull.

Non-view of Mount Monadnock at Cathedral of the Pines (obscured by clouds)
I chose this shot for #Bench




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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday Photo Themes

A collection of Photo Themes for Wednesday
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Wood Texture

Waiting for the ferry

This is a repeat, because I like it

A path across Fire Island from ocean to bay

I found this funny


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday Photo Themes

A collection of Photo Themes for Wednesday
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Shadow patterns in the snow

This is NOT my workbench, mine is much more cluttered

Wonderful hat spotted at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Photo Themes

A collection of Photo Themes for Tuesday
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Including TOILET TUESDAY

File this

An interesting sculpture in Burlington, Vermont

Closeup view of pine needles at Cliff Pond in Cape Cod
You don't drink beer, you merely rent it

From a scanned transparency in the early sixties
I'm guessing it was an outdoor rock concert





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Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Photo Themes

A collection of Photo Themes for Monday
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#MonochromeMonday
European Mountain Ash

#LeadingLinesMonday

Bizarro Comics

I liked Dan Piraro's commentary about this:

"People often say they prefer cats over dogs because they are cleaner. I suppose that’s true if you consider an animal covered in spit to be clean. I like cats and dogs, but when it comes to cleaning, I prefer dogs. With a dog, you can drop food on the floor and it gets cleaned up instantly. Even if a cat does eat the food you drop, they are just as likely to hop up on the couch and vomit it back up, so it’s much more of a moving service than a cleaning service. (Purchase a print of this cartoon.)"


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Photo Themes

A collection of Photo Themes for Sunday
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Many photos for today

A new theme for me #SquareSunday
Cropping a photo to have a 1 X 1 aspect ratio

#SushiSunday
California Rolls, tuna, salmon and smoked eel

#SunSunday

#SunriseSunday
Cape Cod

#SelfieSunday
Fun with filters in Photoshop

#SculptureSunday
Hippo at Tower Hill Botanical Garden

#CandlesOnSunday
One of my very first taken with a SLR camera in the early 1960s
An East German Praktika fitted with Carl Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 lens

#DoorSunday
New Ipswich, NH

#BeachSunday
Marconi Beach, Cape Cod

#RustySunday
Only $900

#SignSunday
P-Town !


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