Share Your World – 2016 Week 36

Share Your World – 2016 Week 36

If you were given a boat or yacht today, what would you name it?  (You can always sell the yacht later)

The Titanic II – Surely it would be a safe ship?

Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best?  (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey) Plus what would the 8th dwarf’s name be?

Sleepy – Hey, it’s 4:00 a.m. here!

Name a song or two which are included on the soundtrack to your life?

I am a Rock – SIMON & GARFUNKEL and Yesterday – Paul McCartney

Complete this sentence:  I like watching…

… lint accumulate in my naval!

lintBlackboard On Easel


Sunrise On Whitins Pond

On my visit to Whitins Pond yesterday the sunrise did its magic during the “Golden Hour” of light. Just imagine the photo below in mid-October when the New England Autumn color is added to this bank of trees. Don’t worry, I’ll be out there getting this exact shot when the time is right. 🙂

Sunrise On Whitins Pond

Another Uxbridge Keeper

As I drive around my new home I spot potential scenes for photography. I call them “Kodak Moments”. As I’m leaving Uxbridge city limits on the way to Whitinsville I see this overpass with a great looking bridge and killer sunrises. I stopped there this morning, parked my car and walked to the overpass to take a few test shots for another calendar quality scenic photograph. I named the shot “Sunrise On The Mumford”, meaning the Mumford River. I like the way it turned out so after processing I saved it to its full frame size of 12″ x 8″ at 300 dpi. I think I’ll be spending the $1.50 for an 12″x8″ at Costco’s photo center. Of course I’ll bundle it with additional prints to keep the postage costs down. I think I can find a spot of my walls for this picture, mounted on black foam board with an appropriately sized black mat around it. Let me know if you like the finished result.

By the way, there is a solo swan on the water in the picture. I’ve enlarged the area I spotted it in when I was processing the picture. There’s no way I could see it there with the naked eye when taking the shot. It’s a bonus addition to the shot.

Sunrise On The Mumford 01

Sunrise On The Mumford 01b



Around The Yard

I know it’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything but that’s the way life is right now. I’m getting ready for my drive to South Carolina, taking care of car maintenance as well as wrapping up VA tests and drug refills.

Our Summer heat wave has been broken by the appearance of a couple of tropical depressions, storms and low level hurricanes. It’s 60 degrees and wonderful outside at 9:00 a.m. in the morning this Saturday. I sat outside for a few minutes this morning, something I haven’t done in many weeks. I noticed my neighbor’s gardens producing some 15 foot high sunflowers so I decided to capture a few for my blog this morning. The critters are still out everywhere, fattening up for the Fall and Winter to come. This was a record hot and dry Summer according to local weather reports so I’m not sure I’m ready to wish we had Winter here. Last year was pretty mild for New England Winters so locals aren’t wishing us snow at any depth.

So here are a few photos captured this morning between chores. It’s still overcast but dry to this point. There will be some heavy duty rains heading our way Sunday and Monday. I’m ready!

Chipmunk 09

Chipmunk 10

Bouquet 01

Orange Sunflower 01