Merry-Go-Round Museum

If the carousel is your favorite ride at the amusement park, you and I think alike! Forget the mile-high ferris wheel or the 2000 mile-per-hour roller coasters with all the soaring climbs, whiplash-inducing curves, and stomach-sinking-dips. Just give me a ride on the old-fashioned merry-go-round, and I'll be happy. The merry-go-round pictured above is a …

Sense of place???

Are you wondering what I mean by "sense of place?" Here's the scoop. If you follow my blog, you know that I post a (huge) number of birds. I love photographing birds and catching them in action. Sometimes they have the most comical expressions, and honestly, their behavior can be outrageous and sometimes downright risque. …

On Holden Pond

I visited Holden Arboretum this morning. To the dismay of the Canada geese flying overhead, there was no water for them to land in. They were complaining with loud honks of consternation as they searched for some open water. Some eventually tried ice skating (goose style), but they obviously weren't happy about it. The next …

Bonanza!

On my photowalk this afternoon, the first "almost sunny" afternoon we have had in a long time, I headed down the trail with some sunflower seeds in my pocket. Passing a bench, I sprinkled a handful of seeds, hoping to attract a few birds for a photo opp. Some chickadees and titmice flew in, grabbed …