Sunday, November 1, 2015

2015 so much has happened...finally catching up again

Found part of this posting in draft form from months ago.

February in New England was horrid this year, but thankfully my husband and I missed most of the numerous snowstorms. We spent 5 weeks in Florida. We drove as we always do.

Went to the West coast of Florida first and stayed in Sanibel. Such a beautiful place. Would love to live here..beautiful beaches, lots of shelling, and bird watching in Ding Darling.

pileated woodpecker in Sanibel

Roseate spoonbill

lots of ugly iguanas walking around in the Florida Keys

male painted bunting

black skimmer

bald eagle

Anna Maria, Florida

Big Pine Key Key Deer

great white egret

watched a satallite in the sky in Marathon, FL Keys

burrowing owls

St. Augustine Lighthouse at sunset

Now...starting off from the draft post that I started many months ago.

In May I had right knee surgery for a torn meniscus a problem that bothered me since January.

June started out okay, but on June 15th, Tom was in a minor car accident, and a few days later he passed away from a blood clot. So devastating and heartbreaking to lose my husband and best friend. Tom and I had been married 48 years. The silence in the house is deafening. It's been so hard, but I take one day at a time. My 2 sons, family and friends have been a wonderful and have kept me busy. I didn't feel like doing anything, but had to keep moving and family saw that I did. I still go to the nursing home to feed my mom sevral times a week. I do everything for my 91 year old aunt and recently she fell and shattered her shoulder, had surgery and is in rehab.                                           July 25th was the first anniversary of my dads passing.

July, doing a good deed, I tripped and landed on the my right knee that I had surgery on, and really hurt my arm. I am still going to Physical Therapy.

In August, I went to Maine with my cousins for a few days as they had to go to a wedding. While they were at the wedding I met up with an old friend from nursing school who lives closeby to Wells, where we were staying. I made plans to meet up again in September with Susan and her husband as they were coming to Cape Cod for a few days

September our cranberry harvest began and ended only a few days ago. Last week I went to Ocean Sprays headquarters in Lakeville, MA for a grower luncheon. Jason and Henry the guys in the cranberry bog that do the commercials were there and I had my picture taken with them. I donned waders and went onto the flooded, just water picked cranberry bog for a photo.

No time for art, but take my camera with me everywhere I go as I find it is good therapy to be outside taking nature photos. I really can't wait for 2015 to end as it has been a horrible year. It's been so long since I've posted on blogger I can't remember how to change my photo at the top of my blog. Urrgh!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For the Love of Weathervanes and Old Barns

All of the above are weathervanes that I recently took photos of on Cape Cod. A lot of them I found                                                     driving home on route 6 A.

The 2 photos above I took on 5.20.15 in Plymouth. The dome with the ship weather vane is on the Post Office in the center of town. I was high on a hill on Newfield St, visiting my mom at the nursing home. Yesterday the Mayflower 11 was being brought home by a tug after spending the winter in Connecticut where it underwent repairs and new paint. I was about one and half- 2 miles away from the boat coming into the harbor so the photo is fuzzy due to distance,wind and haze. I love the ship weathervane with the Mayflower in the background.

On the top of a house on Thompson St, East Middleboro. A bird decided to take a rest on the weathervane
Eagle Weathervane on the top of the Hedge School, North Plymouth

Horse on Mutual Bank, Halifax, MA

weathervane on the Church of the Green, Middleboro

      on post office in Halifax, MA

                                  Eagle with fish in claws..Shaws Super Market, Carver, MA

Weathervanes have always fascinated me; so lately I have been stopping to take photos of them when I am out and about.

Here are a few photos I took this morning of old barns in East Middleboro, on Thompson St.

                                    All of these old barns are on Thompson St, East Middleboro

                                                 old stone barn, Dartmouth, MA