Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cool pigs near Hardwick Mass, try google maps!

These pigs were right on the side of the road, near what i presume was a pig farm at one time.

Here is the latitude and longitude 42°20'45.36"N, 72°11'36.12"W

Try putting those in google maps! First, copy the numbers and stuff by highlighting them and pressing control and the c key at the ssame time. Then go to, and clicking on maps, then using control and v to paste them into the location. Change the maps to satellite, and zoom in some. See that U shaped structure on the other side of the road? Thats where the pigs are! They must have been put in place after the aerial photography was done. Google maps and google earth rule! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Photographer

My cousin took a picture of me taking pictures of Cargill Falls, site of a water fall and dam in downtown Putnam, Connecticut

The day was kind of dark and dreary. I like this second picture best, lots of sweeping lines Posted by Picasa

Garden Stuff

More from Frances and Dennis' garden

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What's that?

My cousins Andrew, Frances and me.

You're kidding, right?

No really. look! OMG, I never noticed that!!!

There's something on his loin cloth, there's nothing hanging out!!! Posted by Picasa

New England Stuff

I came up to New England for a reunion. I'm staying at my cousin's house and saw this shovel standing in the yard. I liked the colors and angles. The fact that this is a pooper scooper is irrelevant, right????

This sunflower is in another cousin's garden. Her house is on 16 acres, and has so many interesting little garden spots. I liked the sunflowers

Some kind of tool on a stone wall. Neat lines

The garden gnome, another hidden gem Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Better Version

Gotta love Picassa! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Evening Near Silver Lake

Tim and I went out and did some shooting during the golden hour. These were the only good shots I got. Tim kicked my but with some pretty sunset pics. I'll have to post them tomorrow. All my shots were from a bad angle and had wicked sun glare on them. They have suffered the fate they deserved, erasure! The white flower is a marsh mallow. No, really thats what its called. The cloud looked like a man-o war jelly fish. I need to learn photoshop elements so I can have the tree and the clouds shown off at their best. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Artsy-er stuff

A couple of shots of crepe myrtle in the front yard, horses on a nearby farm, and an awesome sunset at Silver Lake Posted by Picasa

I'm a freakin rib artist

Take a look at all the before pics! Don't you wish you were here! Sue took the people pics, I took the food pics. Yes comments were made about taking pictures of the food!

I only made the ribs because my mom likes them so much. The rest of us just tolerate them for her sake. Posted by Picasa

Moms Birthday Pictures

here are some pics from the little birthday thing for my mom today. I spent much of the day running around doing stuff so it would happen. It was nice to have her and Gram Kelly over. Rabbit ears seem to be a requirement! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Comments are on

So comment away!


I had a long essay (well for me anyways) about these shots and the things I was thinking about, that just kind of vaporized when I thought I published it. Probably just as well since it was mostly depressing stuff, even to me. So... you get the pics without much commentary.

The Family plot with no headstones interested me. What a mystery. This picture looked Japanese to me...

Ann died about 20 years before her husband Josiah, now they are spending eternity together, and gradually their stones are going to be over-whelmed by the forces of nature, as they were...

A cast concrete stone, as nearly as I could tell. She died in the depression. I'm guessing this was all that was affordable.

An outhouse in a graveyard just seemed funny to me. I got over it when I noticed I liked the shapes, colors and shadows . Posted by Picasa

Last scene in the graveyard

A picture of a sparrow, going about his life, not knowing, caring or wondering about the historys of the people buried all around. There was a pretty blue lizard on one of the trees in another family plot.. same thing.... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Wrought Iron Fence

This was in the graveyard I was at last week. Someone must have had to replace the one side of the fence here. It took me a while to notice it. Look at the difference in the tops... gotta wonder about the story . I liked the shapes either way. Posted by Picasa