Through the Lens Week


Through the lens I see and feel my creative spirit blossoming. ~ carol


HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL ~ ^_^


Due to recent storm Our World on Cape Ann MA beach is Seaweed' ~ Musedog seems to like it but she smells like a 'fish' afterwards. For Our World Tuesday link



Gloucester and Rockport MA is an island connected by two bridges. The bridge house you see is the original bridge house where bridge operator works to open bridge as boats need to pass through the canal  to shorten the water travel around The Cape ~ B for Alphabe Thursday link. 




'Makings of a Mackeral sky' on Cape Ann MA ~ Folklore indicates such a sky predicts rain ~ It did rain that night and next day for Rurality Blog Hop link




Collaborative Tan Renga for Carpe Diem Haiku link.




Blue kite caught by the Tree Grabber on Cape Ann MA for Happy Blue Monday link



Collaborative Tan Renga for Carpe Diem Haiku link.




A linocut Holiday Card ( 5x7) I created recently for Creative Everyday link.


We wish you the best in each day ~ xxx



Your posted comments are a treasure to us. Thanks ^_^








QUOTE TO PONDER: ' Anything that excites me for any reason,  I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matters but making the common place unusual.' ~ Edward Weston






Comments

  1. Carol, your lens week images are beautiful. I love the sky shot and ArtMuse dog is as cute as ever. Have a happy week ahead!

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  2. Good day Carol ... what a nice treat ... a beautiful post and your continuation of the Tan Renga is excellent. Thank you for sharing. Namaste.

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  3. Wonderful pictures and lovely Tan Renga. Fall really is like an artist's palette.

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  4. I never knew what a 'mackerel sky' was...thanx....Also, why is it that dogs like foul odors?

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  5. I'm sure your palette is brimming with color! ;)

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  6. beautiful images, even fishy smelling Muse dog, ha ha, what a cutie, if my dog was thier he would roll in it, he loves nothing better than to smell stinky, doggy perfume I suppose,

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  7. Love your photos, and the card is really great! Xo

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  8. Morning Carol,

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a good Blue Monday!

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  9. Your holiday card is so pretty and ArtMuse puppy is just so adorable. She has such an expressive nature about her. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Wishing you peace and joy.

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  10. Blue Kite against the blue sky and tangled in the tree is a great winter composition. Love your linocut Christmas Card. Brings back some long ago happy memories of block cutting...should try my hand at it again. Thanks for stopping by CollectInTexas Gal this Blue Monday.
    Visiting from Smiling Sally's Blue Monday!
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal

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  11. Love the pictures, and your dog is adorable.

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  12. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

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  13. Poor little Musedog smelling like a fish. Send her over here Carol and I'll put her in the bath and look after her but can't promise to give her back.

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    1. LOL ~ Too late ~ she has had her bath ~ thanks for your kind thoughts ~ she is very lovable ~ and endearing ~ xxx

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  14. Wonderful captures and I always love to see your little four-legged friend!! He is adorable indeed!! Hope you both have a great week, Carol!!

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  15. Hi Carol, Musedog is so adorable and your photos are interesting and well done. Catching the kite in the tree is awesome.
    xo, Jeanne

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  16. Musedog is so cute! It has been a while since I've seen her, I'm glad she enjoyed the seaweed and happy for you she's nice and not smelly now :)

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  17. Like your linocut. Quite a talent you have there.

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  18. Lovely pics Carol. I've never heard of a Mackerel Sky ... must google it.

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  19. Lovely completion! Your late autumn palette of photos is lovely!

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  20. I really enjoy your beach photos. We used to gather seaweed to put on our garden, it's such great fertilizer. Little Musedog is so cute! The Haiku is delightful.

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  21. Thank you for letting us glimpse in your world! Your header is very awesome!
    Thanks for your visit, Carol!

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  22. Your muse is so precious. Lovely, lovely photo of her. She could make me overlook a fish smell, lol.

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  23. Great set of images, very nice variety.

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  24. The kite makes me think of Maya Angelou's 'Caged bird.' Love to MuseDog!

    Hazel

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  25. Hi Carol

    Think your art muse dog is stealing the show too!! Love the coat, very trendy ^..^
    We're gearing up for a trip to the US next year, you're tempting me to visit your area with all your wonderful photos of MA :)
    Wren x

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  26. Wonderful shots, Carol. Imagining your cute dog smells like fish makes me smile :D
    Thanks for visiting, have a great day.

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  27. Hi! Nice captures. Your musedog smells like a fish. It's very cute and a little bit pity. I found the English Tan Renga for the first time. You and your friend made a great masterpiece! I wish you would make Tan renga more and more.

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  28. I never heard of a mackerel sky...beautiful!!!!

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  29. I bet the kite was a source of tears!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  30. Our Duchess would probably have rolled around in the seaweed! Photos are grand!

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  31. Great series of shots.. Sky,water and a beautiful dog Wow

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  32. Musedog is so cute. She was well behaved though. It does not appear she rolled in the seaweed.

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  33. Very pretty photos - it definitely looks like winter's just about arrived.

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  34. Beautiful dog! (I looooove dogs)
    and nice pictures :D
    Hugs

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  35. MuseDog is in high fashion! Enjoyed your various creative outlets -- and nice completions of Tan Rengas. Vivid imagery ... love "sky dance" and "artist's palette"

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  36. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog...I love your header picture and musedog looks happy. I like your Tan Renga.

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  37. There's a beautiful gentle feel to your blog Carol, thanks for leading me here..

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  38. What a wonderful continuation of Kaykuala's Tan Renga starting verse ... well done ... Namaste

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  39. Nice tan renga..indeed the leaves of autumn colors send messages of love and warmth..your Musedog is so adorable

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  40. your little Musedog - so very cute! i enjoyed your photos and your tan renga finishes. lovely

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  41. I love the leaves sending love messages Carol :)

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  42. Fantastuc photos as usual Carol.
    Musedog is too cute that I'm having to hide her photo from Mufftypup. She would be so jealous even with the fishy smell! ^..^
    xoxo

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  43. What a lovely post, but then I should not be surprised yours are always brilliant. How do you get so many comments ?

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  44. Hi Carol! Once again, I am loving all your shoots and Musedog is too cute. :)

    Hugs,
    Melody

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  45. Lovely series. I can imagine Musedog would smell a bit fishy after all that seaweed. I love that quote you finished with.

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  46. That must be a Charlie Brown kite-eating tree! ArtMuse Dog is adorable, as always, even if she does occasionally smell fishy!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving -- and tell ArtMuse Dog not to eat too much turkey!

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  47. Wonderful captures and I always love to see your little dog!

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  48. Sky dancing leaves sound like a wonderful thing to view. Happy Thankgiving!

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  49. Superb captures - as always!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  50. My favourite is your Blue Monday pic... what an amazing pattern those branches make,....with the blue kite shape.

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  51. Lovely finish to tan renga October forest and rustling leaves dancing.

    I enjoyed the rest of your post also...always a pleasure to visit here.
    Peace
    Siggi

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  52. Loving the haiku today. Happy Thanksgiving!

    =)

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  53. sky dance and love messages to the world - lovely image. our world could use more messages ☺

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  54. the bridge house is so interesting! What a good idea! {:-Deb

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  55. Two excellent tan renga.. really appreciate them.. and the mackerel sky was a nice touch

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  56. Lots of creative photos, words and card making! & Musedog is sooo cute!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (Trying to catch up on the B posts...before I get to the C posts!)

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  57. Musedog always makes me smile!

    And those bridges were beautiful!

    As always, a beaut of a link!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Sunday.

    A+

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