THROUGH THE LENS 19


Through the lens I see fog, sunny days and twilight nights of August.

(scroll down to see the link you want) thank you.)


Schooner on Cape Ann MA for

Black and White Weekend link

Egret 'fishing' on Cape Ann MA for:

Weekend Reflections

Camera Critters

Saturday Critters



Egret fishing on Cape Ann MA for :

Straight Out of the Camera Sunday link



Macro floral shot on Cape Ann MA for:

I Heart Macro2 link



Coming into the inner Cape Ann MA harbor by boat at twilight for:


Sky Watch Friday link




Haiku for:

Haiku My Heart

Haiku Friday



'Lone Gull' on Cape Ann MA for:

Claire's Wordless Wednesday link

Reconnecting with Nature Wed link

Alphabe Thursday ~ (L ) link



Children's baloons gently soaring on Cape Ann MA for:

Little Things link





August on Cape Ann MA and the 'livin is easy' for:

Our World Tuesday link



haiku in the Jim Kacian style for:

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai



'Serenity' on Cape Ann MA for:

Tackle It Tuesday (haiku) link


We are wishing you the best in each day. xoxox


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QUOTE TO PONDER: 'An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.' ~ Mahatma Gandhi


HOUSE HOLD HINT: Festive ice cubes ~ use herbal flower (violets, alendula, mint flowers or nasturtiums) into each section of ice cube tray, fill with water and freeze.

Comments

  1. The gull looks like a crusty old codger! :)

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  2. great pix
    and
    wonderful words

    cheers!
    JzB

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  3. beautiful pictures i loved your chopping woods haiku!!

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  4. The aching muscles after chopping wood.. that's a good ache..

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  5. Your posts are such a delight! I love your words and images! "Serenity" is just so powerful and the bird and balloons, I love them so!

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  6. Lovely images, Carol! I enjoy your water scenes and the haiku! Cute shot of the Gull! Enjoy your week!

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  7. Lovely photos and words......first one is brilliant!

    Have a great week,
    Ruby

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  8. I would say the mind is just plain numb after chopping all that wood!

    Sort of Like Chopping Wood

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  9. I love the colorful umbrella photo! Great capture, Carol....

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  10. I really like your baloon photo. Clean and beautiful colors!

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  11. Hari Om
    Bliss indeed - I'm all in favour of a 'crusty old gull'!! YAM xx

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  12. Beautiful shots and words. I love the multicolored umbrellas.

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  13. Love that quote to ponder by Gandhi! The couple in the colorful chairs amkes a wonderful photo--it would be a fun greeting card!

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  14. What a great series of shots, very summery and fun.

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  15. Beautiful and serene! I especially like "Serenity"!

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  16. The umbrellas caught my eye. As I scrolled down your blog I was refreshed by the water. You are in a beautiful place which inspires your haiku. xo Jenny

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  17. Oh, I LOVE your all summery pictures♡♡♡ Colorful umbrella and sweet balloons and enjoyed reading your Haiku♪
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  18. What a collection you have here today... Relaxing, just reading it...

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  19. Great photo of those balloons.

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  20. Love the red balloons! And cool close-up of the lone gull.

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  21. Love those balloons, and the folks sittting serenely in the sun and taking in the view.

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  22. Wonderfully written haiku Carol and your photos are really beautiful. By the way I understand that you have some trouble with prompts at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai on blogspot and the Carpe Diem "Tackle It Tuesday" weekly meme? "Tackle It Tuesday" is on Wordpress, it's a new weblog which I started it's called "Carpe Diem's Tackle It Tuesday" and it's a weekly prompt on Tuesday.

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  23. I could use some of that gentle bliss of which you write. Do you suppose I should go chop wood? ;)

    Morning by morning

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  24. Lovely pictures! And how clear the water is!

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  25. That's a great shot of the bird. I love the picture of the chairs by the water. Now that's the makings for a good day!

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  26. Beautiful and peaceful images and sentiments!

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  27. I love the red balloons in the sky. It's the simple things in life that mean so much.

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  28. Your summer photographs are fantastic! I can hear the seagulls and the wind and the lapping of the waves. It's wonderful how many feelings you can wake up with your pictures!

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  29. love the shot of the folks with the umbrellas - looks so relaxing...

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  30. I think after working with my saw, I end up five pounds lighter having shed gallons of perspiration.
    Less sore with more practice and consistent movement :)

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  31. These photos capture your beautiful, peaceful, serene spirit, Carol and the sweet gentle spirit of Artmuse dog.

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  32. Ah, yes soothing oceans. Once in Maui many years ago - in the morning I was able to walk in the clear warm ocean up to my neck!
    Not all waters are clear, warm or soothing.

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  33. Love the seagull, but those red balloons put 99 balloons by Nina in my mind.

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  34. Oh the August days are usually hot, but so far it's been mild in Chicagoland....but the days are getting shorter!...lovely series and haikus♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/looking-up/

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  35. Such wonderful shots and haiku! I especially love the photo with the red balloons...

    =)

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  36. Gorgeous! Especially love the colorfully companionable chairs and the soothing ocean ripples...

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  37. That harbor at twilight seems so calming!!

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  38. A beautiful SWF post!
    Well done!

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  39. I do love the harbor shot at twilight, too! Such a calm, beautiful sight!! Great capture! Thanks for sharing, Carol!!

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  40. Beautiful photos of the harbor and the sky, Carol!

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  41. Beautiful harbor. I love twilight. Thanks for sharing these.

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  42. Beautiful harbor summer days. Had to smile at the contrasting haikus today. Chopping wood vs total relaxation! I choose the latter ( but you'll be happy for that woodpile in a few months!

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  43. That's a beautiful gull and those lights on the water are so pretty! I like the quote by Gandhi too

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  44. Ah... Very nice photos and lovely places.

    Have a great weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  45. I always enjoy your beautiful photos. You live in such a scenic place.

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  46. These a beautiful, Carol! The balloon shot is a favorite.

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  47. Beautiful pictures ! I love seagulls !

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  48. Lovely captures of the seaside. Like the Quote too.

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  49. I soooo appreciate your coastal photos, Carol! AND you are just magical with your haiku!

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  50. so much beauty in your post today. i lived in the gentle harbor of mendocino for nine blissful years. coming to your blog home always ignites my ocean love. thank you for your comforting and caring comment this morning at recuerda mi corazon. i feel your love and am so grateful for friends like you.
    xo

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  51. Wonderful photos and haikus, Carol!

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  52. I like the memories warming your spirit. Lovely.

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  53. Love the carefree, relaxed spirit in all of these.

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  54. How like Autumn to reflect back the summer but easy us into our annual earthly sleep.

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  55. Love the top photo, as well as the one with the colorful chairs.

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  56. beautiful skies, reflections, egrets, gull. :)

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  57. Oh it's a spectacular B&W!
    And beautiful other pictures too:)
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/08/down-there.html

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  58. I'd like to be sitting under one of those rainbow umbrellas right now, listening to the cry of the gulls, watching the boats go by!

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  59. Beautiful series. Love your Black & White Weekend photo.

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  60. Thank you Carol for these lovely haiku and your pictures that always make me want to travel East...

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  61. what lovely reflection from your first set of photos. I used to join the Saturday Reflection meme.

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  62. Great black and white harbour scene:)
    Mine is here.....couldn't log in with wordpress for some reason. http://lorikart.com/2014/08/09/bark-textures/

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  63. The balloons look so whimsical

    Mollyxxx

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  64. Pretty shots of the egret fishing.. Wonderful collection of images, Carol! Thanks for sharing your post with my critter party.. Enjoy your weekend!

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  65. Such a beautiful collection Carol! At first I thought I had found a favorite, but as I kept scrolling I kept finding more. Lovely scenes!

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  66. Love the and the Gull shots. Have a great weekend.

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  67. Lovely images, Carol... I enjoy all water scenes and the haiku... Excellent shots..

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  68. Carol, they are all lovely shots. I adore the gull (I think they are so much fun to watch). you could show me "water pix" all day and I'd not get tired of seeing them. happy critter day!

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  69. .°º。✿⊱
    Imagens lindas, gostei mais do lírio... maravilhoso!!!!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    .°º。✿✿◠

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  70. Beautiful! I love the elegant egret and the gorgeous lilies. Have a wonderful weekend, Carol!

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  71. I have memories that warm my spirit too. I know what you mean.

    A Suitcase Heavy with Pearls

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  72. Love the schooner! They sure knew how to build beautiful boats...

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  73. A wonderful set carol!! The egret images were my favorites, but I also really liked the beach chairs with the colorful umbrellas!!

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  74. have a wonderful weekend

    much love...

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  75. Hello Carol
    I'm visiting from Saturday Critters!
    I always enjoy watching egrets - the are such elegant birds to study and photograph.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Shane

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  76. Nice shots! I especially like the "Our World Tuesday" one. :-)

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  77. Love your twilight shot Carol.....fabulous!

    Happy Sunday,
    Ruby

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  78. There is a certain warmth in letting go, isn't there?

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  79. My favorite is the lone gull. But they're all mesmerizing.

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  80. Beautiful photos, haikus, and sentiments. Lovely!

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  81. Lovely shots. I like that lone gull looking out to sea.

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    1. Gull was actually looking into my window and not looking out to sea ~ amazing ~ huh?

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  82. I love the balloons & colorful umbrellas ~ the flower is pretty ~ very summery shots, fun in the sun. Thank you for visiting :)

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  83. I love twilight, it is for me a time of mellow reflection, love your haikus. I don't chop wood, but I dig with a mattock, so I know that feeling of gentle bliss after all the muscular activity.

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  84. Hi,Carol. This post is filled with splendid photographs and wonderful and heartwarming 3 kind of haiku. I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Wonderful shots, the twilight picture is enchanting.

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  86. great collection of shots and poetry.

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  87. Beautiful offerings Carol! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  88. All pretty shots. Especially the egret and reflections.

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  89. Wonderful series. Your world is so beautiful! Love the egret and the schooner.

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  90. I like all your photos, even though I come here from Alphabe-Thursday!
    The lone gull photo is lovely!
    Egrets are so elegant.
    There's something fun about the balloons soaring in the sky.
    Chairs in front of a body of water will always grab my attention.
    agreed! nothing like the ocean!

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  91. Thanks for letting us have a peek at the lonely gull!

    I loved the photo of the red balloons, too!

    Thank you for linking for the letter L.

    A+

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  92. So peaceful there. Egrets are so regal looking.
    Have a happy Thursday. :)

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