THROUGH THE LENS WEEK 16

Through the lens, I see summer fleeting by.

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Cape Ann MA ~ Angel Fish Sketch ~ sharing with:

Sunday Sketches


These two doves come to visit frequently and this morning two babies came almost to my window. Sharing from Cape Ann MA with:

Camera Critters

Saturday Critters


Last of the Orchids in tiny vase sharing with:

Shadow Shot Sunday
I Heart Macro 2
Straight Out of the Camera



Notice the fog layer below the pink clouds ~ it was an awesome sky after the rain ~ Sharing with:

Sky Watch Friday




Haiku sharing with :

Haiku My Heart link

Haiku Friday link



Little and Big life vests waiting for boaters on Cape Ann MA linked with:

Little Things Thursday


Orange You Glad Its Friday


On Cape Ann MA ~ 'An island unto herself' for 'I'  linked with:

Alphabe Thursday 




I love feathers and always feel it is a message from the 'nether world' linked with:

Black and White Wednesday




Close up of one the lobster boats in Manchester MA harbor link for:

Our World Tuesday




Haiku 'ala' Yosa Buson and prompt is 'on shortcut path' link for

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai




We are wishing you the best in each day. xoxo

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






QUOTE TO PONDER: ' Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.'
~ Langston Hughes


HOUSE HOLD HINT: ' Sun tea with peppermint and lemon balm makes a cooling and refreshing drink during the hot summer days.'

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  1. Summer LOVELY!

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

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  2. You showed very beautiful place ! Great photos !

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  3. Hari OM
    Well I never, I too have a fishing vessel on show!! Adore that feather and I too see shags on rocks.... we live in parallel universes &*>>> Love it. YAM xx

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  4. Great shots for the day! Love the boats!! Hope you have a great new week! Enjoy!

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  5. Wonderful series, Carol! I love the shots of the boats. And the colorful life vest is a neat shot! Enjoy your week!

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  6. Great photos as always. I especially like the boat with all its sails set moving out of the harbor.

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  7. Good places or bad places, a shortcut is always an interesting journey!

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  8. I like the colorful life jackets, all lined up and waiting for summer fun in the sun!

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  9. Your shots are always so beautiful.

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  10. Definitely a summery post - there's nothing like a summer near the ocean.

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  11. beautiful summer photos! I have never saw a lobster boat,

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  12. Feathers and boats you always wonder where they have been.
    Hope you are both enjoying some sunny day rambles

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  13. Yes Carol, I too am really drawn to the image of the sailing vessel. Thanks for sharing these scenes

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  14. Oh, Carol; GREAT series today as well. Beautiful boat life vests etc. Well, I LOVE the message from you "stay on course", my friend♬♬♬
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  15. Gorgeous, Carol! :)

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  16. great Langston Hughes quote. Love your haiku -and the photos-esp. the boats! Please give Artmuse dog a treat for me:)

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  17. Hi Carol, I love these summer time pictures. Wishing you a very nice week.

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  18. Nice photographs. I cannot believe summer is going by so fast.
    Thanks for your household hint.

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  19. I love your lobster boat and your sailboat!

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  20. Wonderful summer shots.

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  21. Mmm,grilled fresh lobster from that boat I could go for. I like the colourful life-jackets hung out to dry.

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  22. Your images strike a perfect summers day

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  23. That was a great close up of the boat Carol. Thanks for all your comments. have a good week.

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  24. So much attraction here, Carol...feathers ARE a sign, humor DOES cleanse, an island unto it's own although mine is in the woods...:) Many thanks, my friend...JP

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  25. Nice as always. i like that quote especially.

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  26. Nice as always, I like that quote especially.

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  27. Beautiful captures. I like the way you pair them with memes.

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  28. "Stay on course prepared" - love that quote and reminder and photo! Oh please let summer stay a bit longer (it's only my son's second week off school, and the temps in Paris are just beginning to rise :)

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  29. Calling by from Our World Tuesday, what a lovely series of photos.

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  30. How gorgeous your photos are! I love the ocean and your ocean pictures are a balm this day. Beautiful haiku too.

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  31. All of the pictures are great. The last one though, just feels summery to me, and the bright colors make it even better.

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  32. Lovely pictures...and about the feather...was thinking of the one I found on our doorstep yesterday. It was unusual to find it there and it's been on my mind!

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  33. What a lovely series! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. What a beautiful haiga in response on Busons haiku Carol ... your post are always a pleasure to read and look at.

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  35. Through the lens, four seasons have been captured.

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  36. I love feathers too! Love your collection of photos!

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  37. A perfect b&w contribution for the b&w theme!
    My post at: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  38. Summer does seem to be going by fast. These are lovely photos.

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  39. Sometimes those short cuts can be a fun distraction - lengthening our trip :)
    I just saw a recipe for lemonade with fresh blueberries!

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  40. Needed that rain quote today!! I became quite taken with feathers in the fall ... now when I see them around the pond makes me feel like a bird's been hurt... Still hoping to make it up towards you this summer. Will be in touch!

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  41. Wonderful light and shadow on your feather shot.

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  42. Carol, once again your haiku and photos are so inspirational! I am looking forward to fall and a drop in the humidity of summer. I know it will be here before we know it!!

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  43. Beautiful series. I love your outlook on the feathers. With so many birds living on my farm, I tend to take the beauty of their feathers for granted. Thank you for reminding me that each one is a gift.

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  44. Love all the life jackets piled up!

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  45. Carol, I emailed you, and I hope I have the right email address. If you don't get my email, let me know.

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  46. Very nice selection of pictures !

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  47. A day on the water would be so welcome right now!

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  48. Beautiful serier of photos. I love the ship in the last shot.

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  49. I can almost feel summer leaving us! I know it isn't even August yet, but there have been a few cooler nights and it makes me sad. Your photos, however, make me happy!

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  50. Beautiful photos as always, Carol.
    I notice the fog right away in your sky shot! It looks amazing..

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  51. what a nice assortment of photos. Great shooting, as always! {:-D

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  52. beautiful sky. hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  53. We have had some awesome sunsets and sunrises here lately, but I hat to think of summer 'fleeting by' :(
    Your misty photo and the haikus warm my heart.

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  54. Sky posted this week is amazing! I adore L. Hughes quote.
    JM, Illinois

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  55. Very nice photographs. You make me want to visit. The sky in the first one was unbelievable. The lobster boat made me want a lobster. We went to Cape Cod on vacation when I was a child and we'd each get our own lobster. That was a big deal for a little kid.

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  56. July is going by way too fast...enjoy every bit of summer that you can♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/imposing/

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  57. Oh, I love that pink sky Carol!

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  58. Visiting back from SWF. Love the pink clouds and layered fog.
    Enjoying other shots and haikus.
    Thanks for stopping by, happy weekend.
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/07/sky-watch-bromo-crater.html

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  59. Soothing hues of your skies are wonderful, Carol:)
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/07/skywatch-peeping.html

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  60. HI that first shot of the sky is awesome.

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  61. Lovely set of haiku and photos!

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  62. That misty, foggy sky from after the rain is extraordinary!!

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  63. It is good to finally let go of the pain of a loss and dwell in the circle of memories that bring joy! Have a great weekend!

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  64. All of love and life and time cyclical...

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  65. I know how those waves of grief go: Sometimes they threaten to drown you, and at other times they only tease you. I'm glad the waves are subsiding for you.

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  66. Dear Carol, your haiku... tug my heart strings... and I was just thinking today as I was driving through Northern California that summer is going way too fast... I'm not ready to feel Fall in the air... but I think it is coming soon... So, I'm going to soak up these days and the colors and feathers of your gorgeous photos! Have a good weekend my haiku friend.

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  67. always a delight to visit you and your cape

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  68. sweet doves! love the sky photo!

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  69. The orchids look like you painted them by hand. The shadows are lovely.

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  70. Hello Carol, thanks for sharing your doves and images with my critter party.. Enjoy your weekend!

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  71. your haiku sparked my own missing my love's touch; warm love always radiated from his hands. your orchids are maginificent in their beauty.

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  72. Enchanting orchids and lovely soft shadow cast by them. And loved your comment on your delightful black and white feather. A single, lone, dropped feather does seem like some fragile connection with other worlds.

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  73. Through the lens, secrets of summer are exposed.

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  74. Nice shots! The orchids are awesome!

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  75. So far it has been a lovely summer here. looks like it's great there too!

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  76. love your zen angel fish Carol!

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  77. so many beautiful images....i really enjoyed your quote today!!!

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  78. sweet angel fish and love the bird photos. I've been seeing baby birds too!
    Happy sunday sketches.

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  79. Love your angel fish and haikus!! ♥

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  80. Lovely shot of the little doves. Love the Cormorant, too!


    Iowa Voice

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  81. I always enjoy the simple beauty of your words, photographs and artwork. Blessings to you and muse dog.

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  82. The fish sketch is very sweet, and more lovely photos too!
    Thank you for visiting from Sunday Sketches!

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  83. what a gorgeous series of imagery and haiku Carol! Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with IHM:-)

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  84. Your angel fish is cute, the orchid photo looks like a frilly tropical fighting fish. The doves are adorable too, how fun to see the babies! I had been wanting to see one in my yard and one has been showing up but I mainly hear the cooing rather than seeing the bird. Your haikus are thought-provoking, along with the tall ship under sail.

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  85. Such a lovely collection of images and thoughts! So happy to have found you again. I LOVE the Black and White wednesday shot!

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  86. My blog is also mostly art and photography. Thanks fro dropping by. I started following!

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  87. Nice photos. I like the little sketch. It is adorable.

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  88. Your angel fish is SO beautiful. This is my favorite of yours! :)

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  89. dear carol,
    please forgive my late arrival i have been under the weather. my hope is bright and full of love, may your heart feel all of those who love you ever close.

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  90. Angel fish, orchids and an intimate island!

    What a perfectly lovely post for the letter I.

    And for all the other neat memes you participate in!

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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