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Through the lens I see many people enjoying the moment.

(Scroll down for link you want, thanks.) ^_^




On Cape Ann MA ~ Lush red geranium for link:

I Heart Macro2 


After the 'storm' on Cape Ann MA for:

Shadow Shot Sunday link





A fun sketch for 

Sunday Sketches link






Happy Fourth of July Weekend all ~ for Saturday sharing with:

Camera Critters link

Saturday Critters link


Tan Renga 'ala' Rotsu for Carpe Diem Haiku link.





 Cape Ann MA Sky ~ Link for Sky Watch Friday ~



Garden friends in Miley Park link for:

Alphabe Thursday (G)


Rather warm on Cape Ann MA this weekend ~ Little children  and big children enjoying the water. Link for:

Little Things Thursday



Through the trees on Cape Ann MA ~ the Harbor ~ do you see any birds in this photo?

Black and White Wednesday link.


This past weekend the Italian Fiesta and many activities were held on Cape Ann MA.
Including these seine boat races in this photograph. An altar is built each year in honor of the patron saint of the fishermen, Saint Peter. It is built in Saint Peter's Square and is always a very beautiful and spiritual sight. There is music, food, carnival rides, procession of the statue of Saint Peter moved from Our Lady of Good Voyage Church to Saint Peter's club. For link:


Our World Tuesday Meme



Basho Revisited at link for

 Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Link.



We are wishing you the best in each day. xoxo




Your posted comments are gems to us. Thanks ^_^


QUOTE TO PONDER: ' The wide world is all about you. You can fence yourselves in but you can not ever fence it out.'
~ J.R.R Tolkien


HOUSE HOLD HINT: Get rid of ants. Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. It will get rid of them as they have trouble digesting the cornmeal. It may take a week or so especially if it rains. Not harmful to pets or children.  (source: Holistic Health Guide for New England)

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  1. Looks warm!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  2. All the boats on the harbor are especially beautiful and I really like the bright colors in the photo of the little girl in the water. A great place for a hot day!

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  3. You must have had lovely weather by the look of it!
    Have a great summer'sday!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  4. The harbor scene with the boat is beautiful. The Italian festival sounds like fun! The children are enjoying the pool and staying cool on these hot days.. A lovely post, Carol! enjoy your week!

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  5. Delightful captures for the day as always, Carol!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great week!

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  6. beautiful photos, the festival must have been wonderful, great tip for ants, I need this!

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  7. Such a change from the winter (and spring!) shots.

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  8. Great summer shots. I used to get into the wading pool to cool off when I had one for my daughter ages ago.

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  9. I think I see one bird although no one else did!!!! Love your haiku, Carol...beautiful!...:)JP

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  10. Love the cornmeal tip...and the the quote. It is a quote for many men I know! Gorgeous photos!

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  11. Nice shots! That pool looks refreshing. Excellent J.R.R. Tolkien quote.

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  12. It looks like a fun week in your harbor!

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  13. I love it when kids enjoy the water. They usually have on the happiest of faces.

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  14. Wonderful images. Nice variety.

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  15. Wonderful images. Nice variety.

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  16. I always enjoy your boat pics and the poetry. It looks like summer is going pretty well where you are.

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  17. Corn meal! Thanks

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  18. Nice pics. I like the tip for getting rid of ants too. I may have to try it.

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  19. What adorable garden friends.

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  20. Looks like summer is in full spring in your part of Massachusets. The Italian Fiesta sounds like a lovely event.

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  21. Just commented but not sure if it worked....
    Your Italian Fiesta looks and sounds like a great event. Hope you enjoyed it.

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  22. The Italian festival seems like fun; never seen the boat race, would be interesting♡♡♡ Yes, it really hot and wish to enjoy pool like childhood days p;)
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  23. Lovely, as Always. You take me to another place I haven't been. And, I'd like to feel some heat. xo Jenny

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  24. It's lovely weather for a dip in the pool or browsing through the park with your new little friends Carol

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  25. Hari OM
    I love that we 'peek' in similar ways! These are all so enjoyable. Hugs and wags to ArtMuseDog - blessings to you. YAM xx

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  26. Looks like the summer weather is beautiful there!

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  27. A pool no matter how small can be refreshing on a hot day. Delightful shot of the little girl in the water!

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  28. Nice shots. And a good household hint to know.

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  29. What a lovely post Carol. Love your photo's

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  30. a lovely way to enjoy the season by the water! The sweet girl in the pool brings back many happy,splashy memories.

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  31. being by the water is the most beautiful way to spend the summer season! Love the sweet girl in the pool-brings back many happy, splashy memories.

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  32. Just a dusting of snowflakes on those fallen autumn leaves makes them magical!

    Departing Autumn

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  33. Such wonderful pictures !

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  34. How nice. I could use a dip in a pool today.

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  35. What beautiful photographs! You've really captured the joy of the moments! Your haiku is beautiful too.

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  36. I would love to visit during the Italian Fiesta one day! It looks like you are haviung a very enjoyable summer, Carol. Stay cool! Happy 4th of july!

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  37. What a wonderful group of photos! I really like the young girl enjoying the pool.
    Thanks for the cornmeal tip!

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  38. Hey Carol. Summer is always beautiful, more so because I'm in the midst of winter... hmmmm.

    Nice quote: So true, no-one lives in a bubble. It's impossible to not touch another being, or for others to be untouched by you, intentionally or accidentally, knowingly or unknowingly, and by touch I include the physical, spiritual and emotional touch....

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  39. Lovely photos! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! :)

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  40. Love that steamy waterfall shot!

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  41. I'd love to see boats on the harbor in real life. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Nice black and white view through the trees. Can't see any birds, though.

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  43. It's good to hear that it finally got warm up there. The Italian Fiesta sounds like fun.

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  44. Hi Art Muse and Carol ... looks like Cape May is the place to be in the summer! Enjoy, enjoy! Have a lovely Holiday weekend.

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  45. Lovely haiku! I think I'd really enjoy your Italian festival too. Sounds like a great time!

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  46. Wonderful photos, as always! We have a "garden friend" in the form of our resident toad who has chosen to live and thrive on our deck. Oddly enough, the cat and dogs leave him alone!

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  47. It is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the water, whether in it, or beside it. :)

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  48. Pigs as garden statues strikes me as funny....and thanks for the ants tip♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/gathered-flotsam/

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  49. Those little backyard pools are the right idea for a warm day!

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  50. Happy Independence Day, great photos of the celebrations at your place
    my new blog is at www.pearlmaple.com

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  51. Absolutely happy photos. Except for that changing of the season thing. So happy to be in summer at the moment.

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  52. great garden! And of course I love the photo of the harbor! {:-D

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  53. Great images. Nice time in the water for kids.

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  54. such beautiful pictures.... amazing...

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  55. Great pics Carol! Thanks for sharing!

    Hank

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  56. a fun collection!
    interesting way to get rid of ants.

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  57. What a gorgeous post Caroll ... and that haiku is great ....thank you for your kind words at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

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  58. Cute pup! Love the sky shot! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  59. Hello Carol, I hope your 4th of July was wonderful! I love your cute puppydog! And I thank you for linking up to my critter party..Enjoy your weekend!

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  60. artmuse pup is cute. love the blue skies framed in the trees.

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  61. A great variety of shots but for me, your dog stole the show. Have a great weekend.

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  62. Art Muse Dog looks very comfortable on her blanket. I hope we'll get some warmer weather now too. Enjoy your weekend!

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  63. Oh, how I love that Cape Ann sky and sea.

    =)

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  64. Great edition -- and precious photo of ArtMuse :)

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  65. Awwww, Your sweet pup looks like he is smiling. Great photos!

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  66. Love the ;lighting in your first photo. The shiny wood frames the shadows with a beautiful gleam. Great scene.

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  67. THe first shot gets my vote for favorite shadow shot-although they are all lovely!

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  68. Your whole post has a very happy feeling today. One of my favorite pieces is the first shot you took of Muse Dog. Blessings, my friend!

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  69. looks like a great 4th july for you..lovely art and photos

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  70. what a lovely series of photographs Carol. Nice with every meme.
    Have a nice week.

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  71. Incredible sky photo and fun park sketch. I imagine that is you and your doggie in the sketch:)

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  72. Wonderful series Carol. I heart macro JUST opened… so you can add your link now. thanks for sharing the love up-close.

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  73. Great photos and lovely painting...They really make me feel summer. Happy SS

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  74. Lovely photos, Carol. That first one looks so peaceful. Cute sketch - love how you made your trees. :)

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  75. Great photos! I especially loved the first one!

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  76. Beautiful captures. I love those pigs in the garden! I came over from Alphabet Thursday. I posted a letter "G" too! Have a good week!
    Sherry

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  77. Your photographs are beautiful! Especially love the carnation photo. Thank you for sharing and happy SS!

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  78. so much fun and beauty....i think you have the BEST critter of all!! i hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

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  79. Hi again. Thanks for coming by. BTW I forgot to say I like the way you include several linky parties in your shots. I have been taking some pointers from others. I have been taking my camera more on doggie walks and taking more shots. No near as good as yours but I enjoy it. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Lovely sketch. I am a feeble sketcher! Love the other photos, too!

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  81. Hi again. Thanks for coming by. Have a good week,
    Sherry

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  82. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poetry and images! The fire one definitely caught my eye, as did the girl's fire red hair!

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  83. Your work is so varied - and beautiful. I especially like the pink flower macro.

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  84. Love the picture taken through the trees, with the blue sky showing. All of the pics are so good!

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  85. Lovely captures, as always!

    Ierne

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  86. Beautiful photos, Carol and thank you for the tip on getting rid of the ants!

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  87. Wonderful summer photos.
    Have a lovely week

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  88. What a great link! I love all your summer photos! The geraniums was especially great!

    Thanks for linking to the letter H.

    I hope you're feeling lots better.

    Hugs and

    A+++

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