Monday, December 23, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Annual Trip to NYC for Christmas

This year it was Teri, Pam, and Maureen (Mo)

 Andiron Building
 Mo and Teri
 Citibank had these bikes everywhere you can rent and return to another spot later on, Great idea I think

 The Salvation Army has donations in the most populated places and they all sing and dance, it's pretty entertaining to watch them
 View of the Empire state building
 Oops, someone ran out of gas, good thing she had a bike in her car, she rode it to get her gas cans filled.... Wonder why she even had gas cans in her car, think this may happen to her quite often?  She got a ticket too by the way, blocking traffic or something
 The decorations are always very pretty in all the stores
 Pit stop to warm up, rest our little tootsies and have a little Christmas Cheer in a very nice Irish Pub with Bar keeper that even had Irish accents

 Nothing is free any more.... you have to tip the characters if you want to take a pic with them, they have bags that say "tips" right on them
Times Square

Creepy . thats all these were, they had masks on and when they talked it was muffled... Creepy I say

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nuts for squirrels

I feed them peanuts so they leave my birdseed far it's working and I'm getting 2 blue jays taking peanuts too. 

Last ride for this year was supposed to be 60 but I don't think it was 50!  And riding on a motorcycle makes it even colder!!!  We are standing in front of The Goodspeed Opera house.  A wonderful place to see a play in CT.

Me and the Mr.

Out for a quick dinner and catching up with a few friends

Got my peepers dilated

I have a's the most annoying thing ever...I mean ever.  I hate it and wish it would go away...hopefully in time it will but I had it checked out and he gave me these lovely glasses to wear after.  Plastic and cardboard ...Real classy don't ya think?

Old friends

One of my dear old childhood friends, Kelly and I.  We got together last Friday with a group of girls.  I don't see her very often any more so it was a nice time catching up and of course busting each other a bit...we always manage to get into some sort of trouble too...always good of course!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Keene, NH Pumpkin Festival 2013

My friend Teri and I standing in front of the giant wall of pumpkins.  At night they light all of them and the streets are lined with a million pumpkins..Well maybe not a million but wow! There was a ton of them and a ton of people... Too crowded for me, I get a bit anxious with crowds like that and then anger gets the better of me when I can't move and get the heck out of there.  The food court was even worse!  It was carnival food too, I'm not really into that stuff, plus it smells nasty!  Ok so enough of  my complaining, we did have a great time.  Stopped at Kringle Candle on the way, had a nice lunch in an old fashioned diner and had a nice time with each other

Playing with more bubbles!

 I still have not mastered this but I'm trying!  Sorry for the multiple posts and if I am boring you but I'm trying to learn by reading some photography books

Oil and water make a nice mix if you ask me

Experiment in my photography book that I tried to replicate.  Not as cool as the teacher had in the book but I think it came out pretty cool.  You put water in a clear baking dish, lift it up with glasses and then put something colorful underneath it.  I tried leaves and flowers in this picture.  Camera is on a tripod with my macro setting

Mums on Macro

These may not be clear because I posted them with my cell phone, I didn't have time to use my laptop this moring....late for work of course....I'll try to remember to send them tonight and see if the clarity is better


 These look like they are ready to float away soon- from a clematis plant that I have growing on my birdhouse pole.  Not my favorite, it doesn't "climb", it's more like a bush and I am thinking of digging it up

Spider webs

 Again the clematis, looks like the spiders are happy

And again we have more bubbles...........

 This is over a scarf, the teacher used a very colorful Hawaiian shirt on his- can you believe I don't own a shirt that has multi colors on it? 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

We still have leaves on the trees here in CT

 This is in our town last night on my way home, The sun was so bright at 5:30 I took a minor detour on my way home

Found a flock of turkey's on the side of the road

This is the most amazing stone wall

See the turkey's?

Ahhh what a view!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Another wedding

Our friends Tara and Jay were married this past Sunday.  She asked me to be her photographer a while back.  After the last wedding pictures I did a year ago for another friends daughter, I learned that this is not something to be taken lightly OR do by your self.  I asked my friend Sandy to help and she was very nice to help out.  I took over 1000 pictures with my two camera's.  Sandy had a bit of trouble, her memory stick filled up in one of her camera's but she managed to get over 200 pictures on one camera and I'm not sure how many on the other camera.  In total we had 4 camera's and a lot of pictures, some not so good, some ok and some great.  When they come back from Mexico we will have a lot of work ahead of us!  I could never have done this alone and I am forever grateful to her for volunteering.  Congrats to the Happy Couple too!!

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