enough said

November 29, 2009

If a picture says it all, then I will gladly hold my tongue on this one. Except to say that this is us, Giving-Thanks . . . I love my family :-)

small ones spreading cheer

November 23, 2009

Yesterday was the church’s annual Thanksgiving Basket party and, as usual, it was a flurry of fast-paced assembling action. What I particularly enjoyed was seeing how involved the little ones were in the process: little hands and feet excited to join in the generous spirit of the season.

a pool with a view

November 17, 2009

The summit of today’s hike proved to be well worth the [cold] trek. Once at the peak, I braved the raging winds in order to photograph the beauty for you all. And though we were supposedly there for the 2,930-foot view, I found myself more struck by this pool of ice-blue water than by the view itself . . . but you can still see a bit of the scenic overlook in this photo, if that is more your pleasure :-)

ode [against] a wall

November 11, 2009

You’d think a slab of granite would be
Just a neutral chap–

A simple set of holes and holds
To kindly guide one up.

But, truth be told, this one fine slab
Is not so kind as that.

No, he is out to thwart brave souls
Who aim to, him, summit.

And thus is was that, yesterday,
I fumed–e’en cursed–a bit,

While battling this ornery rock,
Trying not to throw a fit.

For we assumed t’would be an easy,
Leisurely day’s sport,

When in fact this slab was concealing
His tricky, slippery side.

Therefore it was with great delight–
Nay, more with childish glee,

That finally I won the war,
Standing tall, on top of he.

a photo and a shop

November 8, 2009

I was eager to get out yesterday, in order to experience the artists and artisans participating in the state’s “Open Doors” weekend. Making good use of my camera was the expectation; the unexpected delight came when one artist opened up the woodworking process to those of us “in the audience” of his workshop . . .

stopped in its tracks

November 4, 2009

I have a new toy. A toy that has me in Photographer’s Heaven. Thanks to a kind friend, I am the proud owner of Photoshop Elements. And today I have been playing with it for the first time . . .
Yesterday we stopped by a picturesque old train station while out shopping, deciding that it was too lovely not to photograph. So here is one of the shots I took, after “playing” with it: I thought it might be fun to add a bit of visual action to the life of a train that no longer gets to run around :-)