Winter does tend to be overwhelmingly gray. Last winter in New England it was overwhelming white! But this year…we can still see ground. Museums are a great winter activity no matter what the weather.

Art centers are always a place to find vibrant things, inside and outside. This is a bike rack outside the art center in Plymouth, MA. Who wouldn’t want to lock their bike to that beauty?

bike rack

Sculpture AND Bike Rack

I am having some computer problems so I really can’t download any more pictures at the moment. So…for this week’s challenge I had to look through what I have already taken and say, “What conveys optimism?”

I chose a couple of different ways of viewing optimistic. The first is straightforward but humorous. This pig is in the entraceway of a restaurant in Boston: he is sure of getting a good meal!

optimistic pig

A Great Meal is Waiting!

The second is more of a metaphor. I took this on a cold morning before our weekend snowstorm. I felt like crossing the bridge would lead me to sunshine and warmth…

Optimistic bridge, sunny shore

A Bridge to the Sunny Side…

plow marker with snow

Not One More Flake

This weekly challenge found me struggling with a computer full of pictures, so many that I don’t dare download any more until I get rid of some!

So with the “weight” of the computer problems on my mind, I turned to some of my recent photos that would depict a more “weightless” frame of mind…

last leaf

The last red leaf on a tree…


fishing lure

Fishing Lure Captured by a Tree

This last photo inspired me to write a “children’s rhyme” on my other blog

leaf and feather

Weightless Pair

Happy New Year!

My 2015 was quite challenging, but rewarding too: I found my joy and the ability to see the beauty in the world through photography. I look forward to sharing it with you all in the year ahead. May it be a more peaceful, joyful and fulfilling one for us all!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

One Thing Leads to Another…

Two ducks

Seeing Double…

I was going to post this duck photo with the caption: Seeing Double. This thought lead my brain to think about Doublemint Gum and to start playing the jingle in my head, which lead me to search for the old commercial:


So there’s your map of my thinking and your laugh for the day. :-)

Random Acts Bring Joy

I was walking in a park on Saturday, taking pictures of nature, and what to my wandering eyes should appear but a pine tree that someone decorated!

pine tree, ornaments

Decorated Tree in the Woods

Not many ornaments, but enough to make my photographic day!

ornament on pine tree

Colorful Ornament

blue ornament in pine tree

Blue Ornament

What do you know…there I am in the red ornament! :-)

red ornament, pine tree

There’s Someone in that Ornament!


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