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5/19/14

Through the Lens Week 8

Through the lens I am seeing joy each day. xoxo


(Scroll down for link you want.)


To Honor Veterans and current and retired Military
on this Memorial Day.

linked with Sunday Sketches and Straight Out of the Camera Sunday.

Gorgeous little and big flowers are blooming everywhere on Cape Ann MA  ~ I am always amazed such beauty comes from a tiny seed. for :
I Heart Macro link.

After the rain on Cape Ann MA ~ Dove sunning herself for Saturday Critters link and Camera Critters Link.

These puffy clouds on Cape Ann Ma just look like one could sit on them and feel such comfort.
Linked with Sky Watch Friday.







Haiku for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai ~ Netherlands





Haiku and linked with Haiku My Heart and Haiku Friday






The Boulevard where Art Muse Dog and I frequently walk. For Share the Joy link:


Joy on Cape Ann MA is Spring arriving with all the glorious colors of nature.
I treasure nature and find joy in it in all seasons

I especially enjoy walking with Art Muse Dog and not freezing this time of year.
Sometimes we just sit on the house deck and watch the boats go by or read a good book.
These are some of my joys in each day on Cape Ann MA.




'A' for A little flower on Cape Ann MA for:
 Alphabe Thursday link.


A typical Cape Ann MA seagull almost posing for Black and White Wednesday link.






Haiku for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai ~ 'Downunder' ~ Aborigine Mythology.





Boating Season has begun on Cape Ann MA with all styles and sizes of water craft.
linked with Our World Tuesday Meme.



We are wishing you the best in each day. xoxo









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


QUOTE TO PONDER: 'When it comes to luck, you make your own.' ~ Bruce Springsteen


HOUSE HOLD HINT: Get some chalk and draw a line on the floor, door entrance and elsewhere to prevent ants from entering the house.


112 comments:

  1. Beautiful captures for the day as always, Carol!! Love the gull -- looking so dignified!! Hope you have a great week!!

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  2. I love the pansy and the colorful boats. And what a beautiful place for you and
    Art Muse to walk.

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  3. You found some lovely colours along the way there Carol. Welcome to summer.

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  4. All great photos. The boats all look like lots of fun - wish I could try some of them! - and the boulevard would be a perfect place to walk.

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  5. It is sometimes the simplest of pleasures that give us the greatest delight.

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  6. Great boulevard you get to walk. Great photos!

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  7. Love the flora shots, especially the pansy and brightly coloured boats I'm alwasy drawn too.

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  8. Gorgeous photos Carol, the boat shot looks so happy and summerish, have a great day.

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  9. Gorgeous shots, the boat photo looks so happy and summerish, have a nice week.

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  10. You and Art Muse are very lucky to have such a lovely spot. Great color with the boats. Pansy -- such a happy flower! I love gulls -- silly critter!

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  11. I can see you and the little one watching boats and enjoying the warm breezes filled with ocean smells!...:)JP

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  12. the kayaks are so ready to see some action.

    have a wonderful week.

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  13. I'd walk on that boulevard with my dog too if I lived there - it's beautiful.

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  14. What a lovely post/place to visit!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

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  15. I'd love to take one of those kayaks out. The Maine coast is such wonderful place.

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  16. Beautiful and colorful images.

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  17. I was attracted to the pink houses in the background.

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  18. Great shot along the sea front. I have always had that combined affection for both cats and birds - and I stop to talk to them both!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. Hi,Carol. It's very nice that you can walk very beautiful seaside with your dog. The flower photos are very beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. beautiful photos to capture a Spring day where you live Carol!

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  21. Fun post!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  22. I can feel the comfort in your words. Isn't it wonderful when everything around you can bring you joy. So enjoyed this post, Carol ...

    Andrea @ From The sol

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  23. I love seeing the joy in your photos as they make me smile, too. :)

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  24. Such lovely summer photo's Carol. Love them all.

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  25. Nice photos. Thanks so much for sharing them. Looks like it is finally outdoor weather again.

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  26. Sweet flowers and a lovely place to walk your dog.

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  27. What a wonderful creative version of the downunder haiku.. I like it a lot..

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  28. I really like your first photo of the colorful kayaks and canoes! Thanks for the blog visit. :)

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  29. You live in a perfect part of USA...your world is always full of serene beauty AND the hustle and bustle of city life. LOVE the blue pansy and the boat season.

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  30. I always love to get my 'beach fix' in your posts!

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  31. Art Muse Dog is so lucky to have such a lovely place to walk. ;)

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  32. The gull looks great in b&w!
    My post at: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  33. Wish I could take a stroll along your boulevard!

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  34. That looks like a pretty nice place to take a walk. :) I love the pics.

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  35. Beautiful flowers and the seagull looks awesome in black and white. Great capture!

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  36. It is wonderful to see the color come back into our world!! I really love the seagull in black and white - I've been playing with some that I took on our trip to FL. They do act like they're posing!! Until they're not and out flying around! I had one swoop down and take a bite of a muffin I was holding in my hand. Scared the tar out of me!! Thanks so much for linking up!!

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  37. Those boats on the shore are absolutely beautiful! And I love how you 'upside-downed' the words in your haiku!

    I've missed visiting your cleverness!

    Hope to be by a lot more often!

    Thanks for linking to the letter "A"!

    A+

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  38. It sure is a nice sight to see boats coming out of storage! Put those sleds away! Hooray.

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  39. Excellent black and white image! Love the flowers too.

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  40. a fun collection!
    The colorful boats are cheery!

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  41. Love your walkabout haiku!

    And of course, the photos are always remarkable.

    =)

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  42. Love the sea gull- they're annoying buggers but pretty to photograph!

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  43. Oh, those flowers are so pretty! And how lovely to sit on your deck and watch the boats go by -- that is the most restful thing I can imagine :)

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  44. Love those colorful boats! Gets me excited for a summer of possibilities!

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  45. How beautiful that flowers are blooming around Cape Ann! They always brighten the surroundings.

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  46. Beautiful flowers, and I love the cheerful shot of the boats.

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  47. Looks like a wonderful, lazy day for relaxing stroll on the boardwalk! Happy weekend to you.xx

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  48. Nice collection!
    Love the boardwalk, I'd love to walk there too!
    Love your pretty flowers too!

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  49. Perfect clouds in your sky photo, Carol!

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  50. Beautiful skies and birds. Looks like spring has arrived.

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  51. such great and colorful shots! I love the last one the most!

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  52. I LOVED the gorgeous pictures of sky, flowers and seagull♡♡♡ And enjoyed reading your your Haiku as always☆☆☆
    So sorry for my absence, I was a bit under the weather since Monday. But slowly getting better♪
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  53. Lovely pictures. Makes me feel relaxed.

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  54. Impeccably presented post and really great, real, haiku. Thanks very much

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  55. Am heading off along that boulevard right now - in my dreams! sigh :-(

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  56. I rarely see black-and-white photography any more but it seems to give the Herring Gull a quite different perspective.

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  57. Beautiful series of photos, so refreshing to see after all the fires here in SoCal!

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  58. I'd love to walk down to the shore and choose one of those colourful kayaks or canoes! Thanks for the stroll around Cape Ann - it's lovely to be back at Alphabe-Thursday.

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  59. re the clouds: or lay on them and float on by. Sigh...............

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  60. Florals, Haikus, full mix of your blog hops...always a treat to see what you've been up to! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/life-in-a-slow-lane/

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  61. seeing the daily. a theme of flowers and life this week

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  62. Hello dear Carol, It is lovely to take a walk with you through your images and words. Love the invitation to trust and the equality of power within... have a great weekend!

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  63. lovely blue skies...the walk would be terrific there!

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  64. Lover visiting here each week to see your world and cute Art Muse dog.

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  65. The seagull in B&W is really nice and I love the colored boats on the beach. Your neck of the woods looks like a nice place to photograph. Have a glorious weekend!

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  66. I have often wondered what it would be like to sit on a cloud. Beautiful pictures!

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  67. Love those gorgeous flowers as a backdrop to your haiku... my favorite shade of pink!

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  68. I'm sure the inner power is there, but sometimes it seems so hard to find!

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  69. dear one,
    you have flooded my heart with your warm love light, something this week has left me yearning for.
    xo

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  70. Fantastic shots of birds and flowers. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  71. Such lovely shots! I'm especially fond of the mourning dove. We have a couple that visit our deck every single morning.

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  72. That's a long walk for a little dog Carol. Don't tire her out now.

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  73. What lovely shots of Spring! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  74. Lovely series of the wildlife, flowers and scenes around Cape Ann.

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  75. beautiful blooms. love the sweet dove.

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  76. Beautiful shots. I like that dove.

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  77. Doves always look regal to me. Beautiful flowers!

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  78. Beautiful pictures and I loved the Haiku. Your pictures are very cheery!

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  79. Beautiful! I love the poppies, they're stunning. The soft grey colour of the dove is very pretty. I wish you a very peaceful Sunday!

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  80. So many beautiful photos you have this week. I love the pretty pinks with the haiku!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  81. You have such lovely posts. I'm happy to visit!

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  82. I am the number 95 to collect my luck, created through your lens.

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  83. So many pretty things! My fave is the boats =) #IHeartMacro

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  84. What a beautiful tribute! And that's my kind of sketch. Love the dove!

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  85. HI Carol..stunning post full of so much to feast upon..how I love the seagull picture..he catches my soul today! Beautiful blooms and always inspiring poems..love the one about freedom!!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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  86. I love your photos so much, they always give a peaceful feeling. I just saw art muse dog's cousin here in hot springs! He was cute and friendly :)

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  87. Carol, happy Memorial Day weekend! Lovely series. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the sweet dove. Thank you for sharing your post on Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy day!

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  88. Beautiful collection of photos !

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  89. Your photographs are such a joy to see. Thank you so much for sharing them, I love the flowers and the bird especially.

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  90. I've enjoyed each photo and haiku Carol… the tiny, the large, indeed all interconnected. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  91. How lovely to be able to stroll and look at water, boats and flowers. I live in the country and have no scenic walks nearby.

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  92. The Veteran's memorial tribute is especially touching. Blessings to you and Artmuse Dog.

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  93. All the pics are lovely, not able to say which one I like best. Maybe the dove, I think! Beautiful - the way you capture emotions and Nature!

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  94. Carol, what absolutely beautiful photos and a very lovely tribute drawing. What a beautiful heart you have. :)

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  95. what a great set of images, i think the picture of the kayaks is my favorite!! i do love my jersey boy bruce, i have seen him so many times in concert and some local clubs in asbury park!! i hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

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  96. Lovely tribute! Hope you're having a relaxing weekend!

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  97. Wonderful varieties, Carol. Thanks for stopping by :)
    1sthappyfamily.com

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  98. Love the pansie and the veterans tribute...

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  99. An amazing series of images. Love the water view but especially love your sketch - so filled with poignant sentiments.

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Thanks for your wonderful comments and support ~ Will always comment back ~ Namaste, Carol


thanks ^_^