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Gloucester Cruise (Easter, 2017) - Stacy Blvd. Shot
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Baby Bunny we called Cottonball, Norwood MA (backyard - Jun 18, 2017)
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Gloucester Boating (weird sky), Spring 2017
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Gloucester Cruise (Easter, 2017)
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Red Barn in Snow, Bolton MA (Feb. 2017)
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Long Beach/Beach Haven, NJ (December 2016)
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Surf City, NJ (December 2016)
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Supermoon November 2016
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Fall Cleanup (October, 2016)
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Somerville Bike Path (10.18.16)
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Natick Falls, Natick MA (10.16.16)
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Sunset at Ten Pound Light, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Rooftop Pool, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Prospect Hill Tower, Somerville MA (9.20.16)
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View of Boston from Prospect Hill, Somerville MA (9.20.16)
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Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetary (Sept. 2016)
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Winslow and Tiki (Sept. 2016)
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Pemaquid Point Shot, Maine August 2016
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Zen along Ocean Point, Maine (August 2016)
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Mystic Seaport Dusk, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Rocks and Roses along Penobscot Penisula (8/9/16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #3, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #2, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #1, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Rock Harbor, Orleans Cape Cod Sunset July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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Chatham Light Beach, Chatham MA July 2016
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Chatham Light, Chatham MA July 2016
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Highland Light, Truro MA July 2016
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Cape Cod Windmill, Easton MA July 2016
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Greyson the Alpaca, Hubburdston MA July 2016
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Mystic Seaport Sunset, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sea Lion, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Boston Light (7/1/16)
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Point Judith Light Area, Narragansett, RI (6.12.16)
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Lighthouse Mailbox, Somewhere in RI (6.12.16)
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Pemaquid Point Maine 2011 (re-issue 6.6.16) - I'm jonesing to get back there. I have a thing for lighthouses and puffins. Maybe this summer!

Approaching Infinity, Scituate, MA (6.4.16)

Visiting Cohasset (6.4.16)

Approaching Minot Light off Cohasset coast (5.29.16)

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

08:02 AM EST [Link] Reminiscing about a Mustang [comments: 0]
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Remembering back to the time LD was driving around in this beast of a ride.

Monday, March 18, 2019

10:33 AM EST [Link] The Look [comments: 0]
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"The Look."

Sunday, March 17, 2019

07:35 PM EST [Link] Spring Day [comments: 0]
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One funny thing from last night is the drummer from "Poison" came over to our table and shook our hands and stuff - think he might have thought we were with a group of people at the table we were at, so we went with it. Today's picture comes from a quick Sanctuary visit we made today - I needed to re-up our yearly membership anyway.

Ok, I've had enough corned beef for the year now.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

07:22 AM EST [Link] Feels like spring [comments: 0]
Waking up this morning, I heard a woodpecker banging on a tree outside, first time I've heard that this year. I think spring has finally arrived!

Had another nice birthday dinner out with friends last nite. And tonight the celebration continues by seeing some cheesy 80s tribute rock bands. Half the fun is just attending to see all the shameful suburban folks around here get plastered.

Update: That was fun! I'd never seen to place so packed - I was actually kinda surprised at the turnout. Guess folks like to hear the hits from Poison, Bon Jovi, and Def Leppard! And, of course, LD had to get a picture with Jon's doppelganger.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

01:54 PM EST [Link] Finally won something [comments: 0]
I was just notified that I had won tickets to see Jack Nicholson on the big screen later this Spring in the classic "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Sweet! I'm down with that.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

10:41 AM EST [Link] Cool Street Art [comments: 1]
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Took a look see down by the new Ax-throwing place and discovered this along the outside wall. Very cool looking mural. This is actually just a small piece of it, but the part I personally liked the best. I peered into the place and didn't look busy - weekdays might be the time to go. Lot of construction going around in the area though which makes travel a bit difficult.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

08:49 AM EST [Link] Along the Longfellow [comments: 0]
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Heading into Boston

Sunday, March 10, 2019

08:46 AM EST [Link] Game Time - Rover [comments: 0]
Rover. I like these kind of games. Finally solved all the levels myself.

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Had a good day yesterday - took my mom to Gloucester for lunch, she'd never been. I hadn't planned to go that far but I couldn't think of anywhere else to go and it was a stellar day outside so I went for for it. I think she liked it. I'll have to take LD there next weekend, which is fine with me since I like ol G-Town.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

07:08 PM EST [Link] Passing the Powderhouse [comments: 0]
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Driving through my hometown today, I decided to stop off and take a quick picture of the old Powderhouse in the snow covered hills.

09:59 AM EST [Link] The Pink House [comments: 0]
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According to town lore, this house was built while a local couple was in the process of finalizing their divorce in the 1920s. As part of the divorce agreement, the wife required her husband to build an exact replica of their family home for her. But unfortunately for her, she didn't specify exactly where.

Her soon-to-be-ex went along with her stipulations and built a home identical to the one they once shared. It would've been a sweet, amicable gesture - had he not purposely built it atop an isolated salt marsh. Even the plumbing used salt water instead of fresh water, making the abode uninhabitable.

In later years, the house was deemed livable and families indeed moved in. However, it has been vacant since the early 2000s. Now, birds of prey like hawks and snowy owls are the only ones to drop in for an occasional visit. The house has even been slated for demolition, though community groups continue to rally to save their beloved landmark. The house now sits on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

The fate of Newbury's pink house is still undecided. Many would like to see it rehabbed in its original state and used an artists center. Only time will tell us what will come of the pink house.

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One more from the snowstorm on the coast.

Monday, March 4, 2019

04:31 PM EST [Link] Weekend Views at Blue [comments: 0]
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Ocean views bring us peace. Happy Birthday Ladydoc! Booked a getaway at this fairly new place in Newburyport, right on Plum Island abutting the water. Very nice. Had a nice lunch in town at a little cafe type place called Loretta along with some live jazz, and for dinner headed out to Salisbury for a place called Seaglass which was also very good. This morning waking up to a snowstorm wasn't great but made the best of it. Actually got more inches down where we live as opposed to here so it wasn't so bad. More later...

Update: A nice touch at the place we stayed (the name of the place is called Blue - a property that used to be owned by a family for years and years but when they finally sold, this Lark Hotels group scooped it up and modernized it) is the fact that they give you an iPad to use to peruse menus instead of having printouts and to just use the net in general. Made me want to get into looking into a tablet. I was surprised at how well this site actually looks on the iPad seeing as I do no specific coding for it. Really made some of the pictures pop, I thought.

Only down side to this trip was we were both a little under the weather. Thankfully it didn't last long but did put a little damper on things. I would stay at this place again though. Or perhaps at another Lark property especially since they gave us a card with some money off for a future stay at any Lark property. There's a bunch in the Northeast.

Seaglass: Good restaurant in Salisbury. I liked how the building extends into to water so that when you look outside the large windows, you can watch the water and waves pass underneath you. Weird that it looks housed in a building that looks basically like a convention center. Since a storm was approaching later in the evening it was kinda cool to see the huge waves crash underneath, if only a little bit scary.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

06:56 AM EST [Link] Getting Medieval... [comments: 0]
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Guess where.Haven't had much to say lately. Getting lots of things accomplished though. Looking forward to a little getaway, heading up the coast. March looks to be a pretty filled social calendar, with some concerts, hangouts, etc.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

07:10 AM EST [Link] Little Details [comments: 0]
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Saturday, February 23, 2019

09:27 AM EST [Link] Trinity [comments: 0]
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Situated on Copley Square in Back Bay, Trinity Church is the building that established Henry Hibson Richardson's reputation. It is the birthplace and archetype of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, characterized by a clay roof, polychromy, rough stone, heavy arches, and a massive tower. This style was soon adopted for a number of public buildings across the United States. The stone used was Dedham Granite.

Trinity Church is the only church in the United States and the only building in Boston that has been honored as one of the "Ten Most Significant Buildings in the United States" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 1885, architects voted Trinity Church as the most important building in the U.S.; Trinity Church is the only building from the original 1885 list still included in the AIA's current top ten list. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 30, 1970.

Friday, February 22, 2019

10:49 AM EST [Link] Taxing Morning [comments: 0]
Just spent part of my morning filing my federal and state taxes. I like to efile using 1040.com. Nice to finally be getting a refund for a change!

Pretty painless!

I also booked a sweet looking getaway for soon, concert tickets, and looking into an axe throwing outing. What a Friday!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

09:37 AM EST [Link] Game Time! - California Jane [comments: 0]
This game is pretty cool.

California Jane

09:18 AM EST [Link] Stay Tuned in March! [comments: 0]
March is looking to be a fun month - got of a lot of good things scheduled coming up!

I'll share more as the events occur.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

08:24 AM EST [Link] Vocal Fry [comments: 0]
Vocal Fry. So that's what it's called. Some folks here at work talk like this -- so annoying. Freakin' Millennials.

Monday, February 18, 2019

07:49 AM EST [Link] Start of Kondo-Ing [comments: 1]
Been starting to go through parts of the house and doing the "Marie Kondo" thing.

It does not bring me joy helping out, but I must admit, things do look better afterwards.

What else been going on? Finally on Season 6 of Cold Case, almost done with those! Spent some time at the Sanctuary yesterday. Today is going to be a good day to make soup, so I went out last night and got the chicken. That's about it really. Just been pretty chill.

Friday, February 15, 2019

07:38 AM EST [Link] Happy Valentine's 2019! [comments: 0]
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Valentine's Day. Long Stems and Baby's Breath. Only the best for my Lady!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:17 AM EST [Link] Dreaming of Warmer Days [comments: 0]
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Pic from last year's Schooner Festival in Gloucester. It won't be too much longer!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

02:22 PM EST [Link] Galentines [comments: 0]
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Here's a pic from our Galentine's Party. Some of the favors and homemade treats. (This actually happened a few weeks ago with friends, but I felt it was more appropriate to post closer to the actual day). We actually ended up writing things on the back of those hearts with the usual VDay sayings, and they became pretty funnily lewd by the end of the night.

11:23 AM EST [Link] Molly Side Eye [comments: 0]
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Pic of Molly giving me the side-eye.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

09:06 AM EST [Link] Castle Hill Clouds [comments: 0]
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Another one from the archives.

Monday, February 4, 2019

12:26 PM EST [Link] It's on! [comments: 0]
Patriot's Parade set for tomorrow afternoon!

Still deciding if I want to attend. If I can swing it in my schedule, I will.

Update: I didn't go. Really debated it - but ultimately didn't want to deal with the craziness. LD works right in the heart of it all though!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

09:14 AM EST [Link] Ready for 53 [comments: 0]
Back from a quick jaunt to Jersey in time for the Superbowl! Good trip, traffic was amazingly good this weekend for some strange reason. Record time up and back! It would be good to get the game over with already though, so sick of hearing about it all week.

Been watching The Passage on Fox. It's getting really good now. Really liked the last episode (S1E3). Like I mentioned before, it's been a long time since I read the book, but from what I can remember, it does seem pretty true to the source material.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

01:26 PM EST [Link] Blossom says Hello [comments: 0]
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Blossom and her sister Holly were rescued from very poor conditions. Both were suffering from malnutrition. They had lice and worms. They came to to farm at the age of 8 months. Blossom was in a far worse state than her sister. Blossom could not even walk when she arrived at the farm. It was touch and go for awhile. Slowly, but surely Blossom began to recover after receiving therapy for her legs, as well as lots of love and support. She enjoys following after her sister Holly and her friend Acorn.

She came up to me on our last visit and wanted to be pet. Her fur feels pretty soft, what fur she has left - apparently she sheds sometimes, due to her poor upbringing. She has such soulful little eyes. She's doing alright, even though she seems stunted, has a wicked overbite, and her horns are messed up, but she's a fighter and I envy her spirit. She also can be very vocal, which I enjoy hearing. I'm glad to know her.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

09:55 AM EST [Link] Newport Visit [comments: 0]
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Thought this was a pretty scenic shot. A lot of times I'll just frame a shot in my head and think, Oh that looks cool, and snap a few. That was the process for the beginning of this particular shot. I'll run out to spot and take a bunch and see what develops later on. This one was sitting in the directory untouched for a while. What I really like about this one is how the rocks outcrop in the front of the scene, which is something I don't think I really noticed when taking the shot. A lot of times things I captured don't get my attention until I look at them a while later.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

06:37 PM EST [Link] Cat Over a Barrel [comments: 0]
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Went out for some animal time this afternoon after our late-night house party last night (details on that later). You know it's a doozie when I don't get up till 11:30 am the next morning!

Friday, January 25, 2019

10:43 AM EST [Link] Mr. Oreo 1-25-19 [comments: 0]
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The King

I seem to be getting over some stomach issues I had during the week. Must have been something I ate that wasn't making me feel so great - which is unusual for me since I've always had an "iron" stomach, but I'm getting back on track now, so it's all good.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

05:05 PM EST [Link] Round Hill Part 3 [comments: 0]
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01:11 PM EST [Link] Round Hill Part 2 [comments: 0]
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How'd everyone like being outside this morning dealing with the snow? Actually it's not that much snow - more like heavy slush. I dealt with it early before it flash freezes into a skating rink. Still, it sucks. And to think this shot was from yesterday. What a difference a day makes in New England!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

09:51 PM EST [Link] Round Hill Part 1 [comments: 0]
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Started the day headed to brunch for a friend with some cooking we had done the night before: Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal, Hash Brown Egg Bake with Veggies and Cheese, Turkey Bacon with English Muffin and raspberries, and Tofu Scramble. They all came out awesome too - especially the egg bake. We couldn't stay as long as we wanted though because we had massages in the afternoon, which was also welcomed and needed. Got to take some beach shots while we were down there for a few minutes before the impending snow later tonight.

Friday, January 18, 2019

12:28 PM EST [Link] Calm Before the Storm [comments: 0]
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I'm enjoying this scene of tranquility now before the snowstorm hits on Sunday. Although that opportunity could make some good shots too. The shot above was taken towards sunset at the end of December along the coasts of Kennebunkport, Maine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

12:31 PM EST [Link] Cliff Walk - Newport, RI [comments: 0]
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08:54 AM EST [Link] The Passage [comments: 0]
Finally got around to watching the season premiere of The Passage last night. So far, not too bad - I remember reading the book about 10 years ago and was blown away, so I only remember bits and pieces. I do recall the book being very good. Also trying to get through Season 3 of Cold Case - these seem to be a lot of the ones we remember seeing on reruns before. Got to make some progress - the DVR is almost full to capacity!

Billy Idol is coming to the Lynn Auditorium!? Gee - that's a pretty big name. I did buy tix to Kris Kristofferson for my Mom though. she likes him, I don't, but what the hay.

Monday, January 14, 2019

08:30 AM EST [Link] Wild Sky Last Night [comments: 0]
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Wild looking sky at sunset last night. Did you catch it?


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