Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

I Has a Ball!!

Just back from Washington DC, where we went to the National Zoo for the first time since I was about my son’s age. And there were panda bears, which are just as cute as you might expect! See for yourself – this is Bao Bao, who just turned one.

I Has a Ball!

Beltane Extended Release Fire

Long time no post! This past weekend was Beltane (okay, so technically Wednesday is), which we spent at Cauldron Farm. No Maypole this time around, but there was an awesome bonfire. I tried out a little long-exposure action, and was quite pleased with how this one turned out. I can have a steady hand for about .4 seconds, apparently! ;)

Beltane Extended Release Fire

Trail Marker

From a…kind of recent hiking trip John and I took to Hassanamesit Woods in Grafton. A very happy accident!

And hopefully I’ll be updating more…or at least¬†trying to update more.

Trail Marker

Monument, Moon, and Marines

John and I returned from a visit to Washington DC last week, where we were fortunate to be on the Mall as the full moon rose behind the Washington Monument. Even more fortunate to see Marine One delivering the President back to the White House. (We had also seen it pick him up at the White House after we were able to tour the inside.)

Monument, Moon, and Marines

Super Moonrise

Taken at the fields by Tufts Veterinary School in Grafton, MA, this past Saturday. Amazing how having two people with big-ass cameras set up on tripods will make people stop while driving by. Oh, and they probably saw the Supermoon too.

Super Moonrise

Blessed Beltane!

This past weekend, John and I were happy to celebrate Beltane with our friends at Cauldron Farm in Hubbardston. I didn’t get any photos of the dance around the Maypole, as I was dancing myself. And look! We even got some of it right! May the coming year bring you much fruitfulness in all your pursuits!

Maypole

Closeup 2012

When I first got Beeb, I was working at a portrait studio, so the obvious thing to do was to bring her in for pictures. She was adorable, and you would so have done it too. I’ll have to track down my digital copy, but this reminded me of that shot.

Closeup 2012

A Glimpse of Winter

Perhaps if I post more pictures from our only winter storm, we might get another one! (Also, no Photoshopping involved here!)

A Glimpse of Winter

Snowy Lock

Remember when it snowed a couple weeks ago? Ah, the memories…

Snowy Lock

The Moon

On the lovely Saturday that we had this past weekend, John and I took a drive out to Quabbin Reservoir, where we took a nice hike to Goodnough Dike. The view was spectacular, particularly as the sun set and the moon took over. So I pulled out the 300mm zoom to see what I could do!

The Moon