Category Archives: challenges

Thursday Doors: The Door Table

I made this table from the old cellar door that was on our house. It had to be replaced last year and was partially water damaged. You can see the original door here. I liked the part that was undamaged and the vintage hardware. I cut away the bad material and built a frame to support the legs. To make the legs, I borrowed my father’s tapering jig and learned how to use it. It needed a bit of bracing on the legs. The base is made from recycled pallets that I get from a local ceramic tile shop. I cleaned up the metal parts of the hardware and repainted the black portions with glossy black paint.

Thursday Doors – Some of Boston’s More Interesting Doors

Two years ago, I took a couple of photo tours in Boston with Saba of PhotoWalks Tours. These are some doors that I captured on those tours.

For more information on Thursday Doors, please see Norm Frampton’s site at https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/

7-day Nature Photo Challenge – Day 1

Mount Washington Hotel - View from the Rear Porch
My friend Lois at On Pets and Prisoners (https://loisajay1213.wordpress.com/) nominated me for this challenge. I don’t do a lot of challenges, but the conditions in New England are still not great for pretty photos and I thought it would be fun to do a retrospective of some of my favorite nature images.

This first image was made in March 2015 of Mt Washington in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

Winter Boats

In the Harbor

These boats are tied to the dock behind the Boston Harbor Hotel waiting for spring to arrive. They have a relatively sheltered place to winter as the hotel encloses the docks on three sides. It also offered good wind protection for an ambitious photographer out on a cold day.

Monochrome Monday: R/V Marcus G. Langseth

Marcus G Langseth BW
We spent the weekend visiting my parents on Cape Cod. After dinner on Saturday, we took a ride down to Woods Hole, a charming village that happens to contain both the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory. There is always interesting “stuff” down there. We had seen this research vessel earlier in the day.

The Marcus G. Langseth serves as the national seismic research facility for the United States academic research community. It is distinct among ships in the academic fleet in that it is a designated National Facility. Its operations are not determined by any one academic institution but by a committee of scientists from the larger community.

Below is a color version of this image and a photo made during the daytime with my iPhone.

Marcus G Langseth

Research Ship