Winter is Coming

Monday brought our fist bit of snow that stuck and made the world look so pretty. I was not able to get out that day, but did go out on Tuesday and made these images on my local hiking trails. It’s getting a bit colder, but we just have to remind ourselves that is what happens around now and pull out our sweaters and warm gloves. And now that the semester has ended, I can say/sing:

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

For those of you who mistook the title thinking this would be a Game of Thrones post, here is something for you…the other kind of Snow

Sourse: Google images

Say Hello to My Little Friend — look around!

Here is my guest post this week in my friend Monica’s blog. A bit of wildlife photography and video. Her blog is awesoe, check it out:

Guest Post by Christopher O’Keefe … … I’ve seen this guy (or gal) a lot lately on one of the local hiking trails. He is a North American porcupine. The name is not that flattering, it means “quill pig” in old French. When I first saw him, he would just curl up in […]

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The Maestro


This statue is situated in a very fitting spot, on Boston’s Charles River Esplanade, near the location where the Boston Pops play summer concerts. This is Arthur Fiedler who conducted the Pops for many years. In 1976, our country’s bicentennial year, he and some others decided to put on a concert. Someone told him that if he played the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, they could arrange for the cannons and church bells that are to accompany the piece. What followed was an amazing show that is now repeated each year. Local church bells ring, the army fires howitzers and fireworks are shot off from a barge. Arthur Fiedler started it all and for years was synonymous with the Boston Pops.

Boston’s Castle — look around!

Guest Post by Christopher O’Keefe … … Why is there a stone castle, complete with a tower and moat, in the heart of a modern US city? Were these high walls the home of royalty or noblemen? In a sense, yes….and no. In the late 1800s, the nobles of Boston, the wealthy […]

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This is my guest post on my friend Monica’s blog. Monica just published her first e-book of Haiku. You can read it about it and see a link to sample pages here: