Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Just when you thought I was done with the red berries, here are some more. This is bittersweet, a parasitic plant that grows up other trees. If the growth gets to be too much it basically chokes the plant. Bittersweet makes a great wreath to hang on your door. In winter, the yellow outsides of the berry breaks open to reveal the red berry inside.
Monday, November 28, 2005
SHED IN BLACK AND WHITE
Sunday, November 27, 2005
While going for a walk in the woods with my dogs, the Golden decides to go swimming. I know that Retrievers are supposed to swim in cold water but she is not much of a swimmer. In the summer she just lays in the water to cool off. At 18 degrees I didn't think she needed to cool off much. Well, here she is among to icebergs.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
MORE EARLY SNOW PHOTOS
When I was going through my photos to decide what I wanted to post, this photo just struck me. Somehow it it conveys a quiet, simple, beauty...I really like it. I still have more photos from a walk I took after the snowfall. What I am trying to convey is the feeling I get walking in the snow, through a pine forest, with that snap in the air. I guess you have to experience it. Even the sound is somehow muffled by the snow. Well, the winter is still young.
I have some photos that I took just before it snowed. So if you see some photos with no snow you will know why.
Friday, November 25, 2005
FIRST SNOW OF THE YEAR ON THANKSGIVING
When I woke up Thanksgiving morning I had a suprise...SNOW. It is a good thing that my wife and I changed the tires over to the snow tires. I spent and hour or so shoveling my driveway. Would someone remind me to get my snowblower fixed! Luckily, it was the lighter snow and was easier to shovel. I will talk futher about snow in southern New England in future postings;the winter is young. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
HORSE vs TURKEYS
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
ICE JUST STARTING
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
I decided to keep with the red berry theme; these are Buck Sumac berries. Now that all the leaves are gone from the trees, the berries are all that is left. Sumac berries have red fuzz on them, not smooth like most berries. If you boil these berries in water it makes a drink that has a taste simular to lemonade. Buck sumac is not to be confused with poison sumac which has white berries.
Monday, November 21, 2005
LITTLE RED BERRY TREE
I'm not sure what the name of this tree is so I call it the little red berry tree. This time of year, when all the leaves fall off, berries like this become exposed. Unfortunately, they don't make very good decorations for around the house; they dry out and fall off the branch. So I just enjoy them in the woods and everyone else can enjoy them through my photos.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Today, Sunday, I am going to go to watch Bull Riding in Connecticut. Oddly enough, Connecticut is the first stop on the PBR(Pro Bull Riders) circuit and later in the year the PBR will return to Worcester, MA. Who knew Bull Riding would be so big in New England. First NASCAR now PBR what's next? Unfortuately, no cameras allowed. I did get a photo of me riding on a stuffed bull at the PBR National Championships in Las Vegas a few years ago.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
MORE COLORS OF THE SEASON
I took this photo on the grounds of Aetna in Middletown, CT. If nothing else the grounds are very nice.
As the Stone Turns - Series Finally
I went back to the doctor and got my final sign-off. I am now well on my way to a full recovery. The bleeding has stopped and the pain is all but gone. If anyone has an opportunity to get a kidney stone...DON"T. It is not fun at all.
Friday, November 18, 2005
TUNNEL OF GOLD
Thursday, November 17, 2005
MEETING HOUSE PULPIT
Granville, MA - Back in October I posted a photo of our Meeting House. This is a photo of the pulpit that is in the front. In this building church services would be held as well as town meetings.