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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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Sunday, January 20, 2019

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?

Sunday, January 13, 2019

12:38 PM EST [Link] Ahead [comments: 0]
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Off to see the RBG movie. More later...

Update: The movie was really good! I recommend it! Totally badass.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

08:15 PM EST [Link] Walhburger Truck Visit [comments: 0]
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At the Norwood Space Center this afternoon.

Friday, January 11, 2019

07:33 PM EST [Link] Lizzie [comments: 0]
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Perkin's Cove

01:54 PM EST [Link] 60 Levels In [comments: 0]
Made it to level 60 finally!

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Next on the readings list for 2019: Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien" and Giza and the Pyramids: The Definitive History.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

03:15 PM EST [Link] Under the Clouds, Under the Bridge [comments: 0]
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Rowers compete under the Boston University Bridge under a foggy sky.

Monday, January 7, 2019

10:58 AM EST [Link] Fast Food reviews [comments: 0]
This guy reviews fast food items, along with some other things. Not sure how I came across his videos but I am somewhat intrigued by his style. Check out some of them if you are so inclined!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

04:15 PM EST [Link] Eustis is the Best Goat! [comments: 0]
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

09:41 AM EST [Link] Game Time! [comments: 0]
Sokoban. Maddening!

Friday, January 4, 2019

10:28 AM EST [Link] Coming in for the Night [comments: 0]
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Orleans, MA, Cape Cod

One of my goals for this year is to read 25 books. Last year it was 20 and I just made the cut!

Update! Thanks to Natural Massachusetts for featuring this photo on their feed!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

01:02 PM EST [Link] Living the Good Life [comments: 0]
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Newport, RI

We've been trying to shake the Pocono Plaque still. Thankfully I'm mostly recovered now, but my better half is still ailing.

08:09 AM EST [Link] Hidden Dock Square Nooks [comments: 0]
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Kennebunkport, Maine

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

04:20 PM EST [Link] 1 / 365 [comments: 0]
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Happy New Year!

Monday, December 31, 2018

10:08 AM EST [Link] Grey Nubble Skies [comments: 0]
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Sunday, December 30, 2018

09:19 AM EST [Link] Arundel Sunset [comments: 0]
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Cape Arundel at Sunset, December 2018

Went out for dinner and drinks last night with some friends. Damn the drinks were strong. Wish I could shake this sore throat (which has now been dubbed the Pocono Plague). Finally finished binge watching Season 1 of Cold Case on DVR. We have like 70+ episodes still to go through though! There's been some talk of maybe going to see that Ruth B. Ginsberg movie perhaps soon. We'll see.

Update: I've learned that a friend of ours has actually been in this house! Years ago though, apparently used to belong to a sea captain, which makes sense. She hasn't been in there recently though, just when she was a kid, she grew up in the area. Pretty cool though!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

08:39 AM EST [Link] Now That's a Vacation [comments: 0]
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Cape Porpoise, Maine - Dec. 28, 2018

Back from a wonderful getaway in Coastal Maine. What a difference. I think that place in the Poconos gave me a sore throat that I can't seem to shake over the last few days. Anyways I think I got some great shots which I'll be posting over the next few. We stayed at the same place that we stayed a couple of summers ago, which we love because it is right on the coast - can't get any better than that - a lot less quieter in the winter - it's almost across from the Bush Compound. (RIP 41).

We hit some new eateries on our way up and down which we might revisit in the future. A place in Cape Porpoise called Pier 77 gave us a great dinner (I recommend the lobster raviolis) , and they for some reason had a signed Jimi Hendrix guitar on their wall, which I did photograph. Also on the way back some lunch at the Stage Neck Inn in York, where after looking at what I was wearing LD got into a conversation with an actor who was staying there. Didn't ask what he was in though, but it did sound like he'd been in the profession for decades so who knows?

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Since it was raining yesterday we got some angry sea shots as well which I'm hoping will develop into some cool pictures, but I also got some cool sunsets from the night before when the weather was really nice. I love New England, what can I say? More later...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

01:26 PM EST [Link] Poconos and the Gap [comments: 0]
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Arrowhead Mountain, Delaware Water Gap, Dec. 2018

Back from a night in the Poconos. Never been before, overall, not really impressed. Why would anyone go here? Probably won't ever go again although we did enjoy some of our time there. Partook in a bunch of activities at the we stayed at called Pocono Manor, I even made a snowglobe. They did have a pretty good breakfast buffet there. Place could use some serious updating though. I was able to get a small goat statue made out of some rock from a place called the Pocono Bazaar, which is a sad offshoot of what it apparently used to be 20 odd years ago. Like anything else, nothing is as good as it was some time ago.

I did get to explore some of the Delaware Water Gap including a small part of the Appalachian Trail. December is not really the best time to visit as all the trees look brown and bare. I bet it looks pretty good in the fall though.

Wrapped this mini trip up with some Jersey and Morristown. LD made a nice thing for her mom and we got to hang with the nephews and niece for a bit, which was nice and is the main reason for these trips in the first place.

Merry Christmas! I think a trip to the ocean is in the very near future - like later this week! Always did prefer the coast to the mountains anyway.

Currently Reading: The History of Diners in New Jersey, The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals, and Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

12:44 PM EST [Link] Top 9 2018 [comments: 0]
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Top 9 photos from 2018 from my Instagram.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

03:21 PM EST [Link] Dawn of a New Day [comments: 0]
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Been jonesin 'to take some new photos. Maybe like this one above that I shot from LBI. I expect to take a bunch of new ones over break.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

09:47 AM EST [Link] Human Bean [comments: 0]
Most of yesterday was spent at a friend's house just to hang out. They had this pretty cool 8 ft beanbag which I rather enjoyed!

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I have one tired tongue today from all the licking I've done. Of sealing all the envelopes for the holiday cards! Check yer mailboxes soon!

Friday, December 14, 2018

03:04 PM EST [Link] Hospital Meeting and Bow Market [comments: 0]
Went to a meeting last night held at Newton-Wellesley hospital to hear people's stories about their journeys. I found it rather enlightening. Even won a set of nice ceramic measuring cups from a raffle! Only unfortunate part is the stupid parking pass they give you never seems to work so you end up having to pay for the parking anyway. Afterwards we finally used up our Joe's American Bar and Grill card that had a bunch of money on it and that had been sitting around for years for dinner.

This afternoon I took a drive over to the new Bow Market in Somerville to see what all the hype was about. A bunch of small local shops that sell niche type goods. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I wasn't that impressed. But it did satisfy my curiosity.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

08:55 AM EST [Link] Razing Begins [comments: 0]
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Looks like they've started to tear down the property next door at Earth-1 to put up a new condo. New neighbors are in the future. Should be better ultimately than what was there before which was basically just an empty loading dock. Should increase property values. House values in the immediate area are selling for just over a million dollars. Once the Green Line is finished, that should rise things up a bit as well.

Monday, December 10, 2018

10:34 AM EST [Link] Memorable Monday - LBI 2011 [comments: 0]
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Strung up some physical snowflake lights across the front of the house yesterday, and found the timer that turns them on and off depending on when the sun goes down. Hopefully it looks pretty good, might need to get more or adjust them somewhat. Can't stand the lights that folks have that project onto their houses. Makes me think the house has measles.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

03:39 PM EST [Link] Friendsgiving 2018 [comments: 0]
After getting some breakfast at a new place in Foxboro that we'd never been to before, we had to pick up some orange and pomegranate liqueur for a friendsgiving night we're attending this evening, along with some groceries from Trader Joe's and a quick Christmas Tree Shop run. I need to roast some special carrots in a bit as well. More later....

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Happy Thanksgiftmas! One of the desserts from last night's party with friends. The Cointreau got to us eventually.

Also been working on this year's holiday card...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

03:18 PM EST [Link] My Art on the Walls [comments: 0]
Here's a pic of one of my prints on glass. Came out pretty good, better in person, hard to photograph the glass without glare getting in the way. Also have some other ones on the wall, including

Kennebunkport, Puffins off the Maine Coast, Seals off the Cape (one of my favs), and a scene from Long Beach Island LBI, which I can't seem to locate in the archives at moment.

rockport_glass <BR> 103k image)Possible future choices:
Sunset Drive
Scituate Skies
In the Fog
Cliff Sights
Paine's Creek Visits
Chasing Sunsets
October Sunset
Light the Night
Good Harbour
Off to Sea
Boston Swan Boats
Good Day Boston
Maine Boats
Fall in Braintree, and
Mama and Baby Seal

This is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, as most of these are just from this year only. I would like to catalogue all my better photos and possibly get them into production. Any interest in any of these?

Saturday, December 1, 2018

06:01 PM EST [Link] Luminary Night (Updated) [comments: 0]
ll120118 (50k image)Started off the day (and yesterday) raking up leaves. Even though I filled 4 bags worth so far it still looks like I haven't raked at all. Oh well, did what I could. This afternoon we hit some little libraries. LD got some books and I found some weird book from the 70s called She: Understanding Feminine Psychology using Jungian concepts and using some greek myths as correlation, the myths of Eros and Psyche . Read it, didn't put much weight into it since it was written in the 70s and possibly woefully outdated. Still was fun to just see what it said though - plus it's so short I finished it in a half hour. Probably not real high on the feminists crowd but it was a product of the times. Also got it's companion book, He: Understanding Masculine Psychology, using pretty much the same premises. I also picked up a Japanese author's novel "A Pale View of the Hills" about a woman whose eldest daughter commited suicide. I just started this one and so far it is very appealing.

My Rockport print arrived yesterday, looks pretty sweet. Not sure where to hang it as of yet. I once again went to having it printed on glass, which really makes it pop and looks clean. Also yesterday I watched this Dateline episode entitled "Death Trap" which I thought to be one of their best. You may recall the story of a bank robber in PA who had a bomb around his neck which he couldn't get off. I never realized the super involved plot behind that. Also watched a couple of Cold Case episodes. That show was SOOO good.

Tonight we got our yearly luminaries lit, after dinner in Newton at a place called District 118, and lit them up and placed them under a tree in the town common. Poor LD did something to her ankle and is has been having some pain, so she needs to keep resting it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

01:38 PM EST [Link] Seas of Blue, Motif No. 1 Shot [comments: 0]
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Another summer shot.

Monday, November 26, 2018

08:55 AM EST [Link] Strange Roosters [comments: 0]
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A strange sight seen along someone's house in Newton. A collection of tall metalwork roosters planted in a lawn. Sometimes a roadside attraction can just be something in someone's front lawn. Other than checking this strange sight out, most of yesterday was pretty chill. Food prep for the week, catching some old episodes of Cold Case, admiring the tree, getting some new books from a little library. Pretty chill, overall.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

07:58 PM EST [Link] Simple Saturday [comments: 0]
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Nantucket Lightship Boston Harbor Circa August 2018

Today's activities: Sanctuary visit where LD gets some major goat brushing time, breakfast at a diner, and putting up the tree and other holiday accoutrements. Oh, and making turkey soup!

10:38 AM EST [Link] Black Friday 2018 [comments: 0]
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Friday, November 23, 2018

02:48 PM EST [Link] What Lies Beneath [comments: 0]
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