THROUGH THE LENS 20


Through the lens I see summer beginning to wind down.

(scroll down for link you want ~ thanks! )


Haiku 'prompt' ~ Solitude

for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai link



View of the town of Gloucester on Cape Ann MA from the Schooner Lannon for:

The Weekend in Black and White link



Sun Set Reflecting on Cape MA Harbor while sailing on the Schooner Lannon for:

Weekend Reflections link



Macro shot of the  Cape Ann MA Schooner Lannon' s ship lines for":

I Heart Macro 2 link



Haiku for:

Haiku My Heart 
and
Haiku Friday
This little Sparrow was waiting with us as we began to board the Schooner Lannon on Cape Ann MA and I couldn't resist  a photo for:

Camera Critters link

Saturday Critters link




Sun Set reflecting on water on Cape Ann MA Harbor ~ a lovely sailing night. for:

Sky Watch Friday link.
Enjoy photographers around the world.


Orange You Glad Its Friday link.


August Full Moon over Cape Ann MA for 'M' for:

Alphabe Thursday link


'Little Flowers' on delightful red hat' seen at Cape Ann MA fair for:

Little Things link




Muse Dog's reaction to new 'hood on camera' ~ she doesn't like it ~ Can you tell? for:

Black and White Wednesday link


Prompt for Haiku was 'truth' for :

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai link




Schooner 'Lannon' on Cape Ann MA for:

Our World Tuesday link

We are wishing you the best in each day. ^_^

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QUOTE TO PONDER: 'A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.' ~ Dorothea Lange


HOUSE HOLD HINT: ' Put some chopped spinach or kale into the cheese mixture of lasagna or add a layer of thinly sliced sweet potatoes for extra nutrition and flavor.'

Comments

  1. Hari OM
    That sure is a look of trepidation - but oh what a wonderfully Hitchcockian shot! As lovely as they are, it puts the others in the shade... YAM xx

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  2. That quote from D. Lange is wonderful -- says so well what I have tried to explain to myself and others. I love your post as always. Poor art muse puppy, you are scaring her with that new photo gadget (I bet she's used to it by now tho).

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  3. Were you tempted to buy that hat?

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  4. Beautiful words and photography.

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  5. I believe in listening too.. but it's the hardest thing.. sometimes my own voice is just screaming.

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  6. Hello Carol, pretty shot of the schooner.. and I love the moon shot. Being a dog lover, Art Muse doggie is my favorite..Great post and photos. Have a happy week!

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  7. HI Carol! T;) he ceremony you saw on my blog post was my son and daughter-in-law's 10 th wedding anniversary vow renewal --not their wedding! The two boys are theirs and our grandsons :)

    I love this pretty red hat--for many years I had a decorated straw hat hanging on my door as a wreath--this would make a good one! Artmuse dog does look a little worried!

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  8. listening, yes
    but seeing, too

    i just realized your top picture is pi in the sky.

    cheers!
    JzB

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  9. Each of your photos tells a story! Your doggie is a little sweetheart! The schooner is fantastic! I love sailingboats.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Delightful interlude from start to finish, Carol!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  11. Beautiful, beautiful shots, Carol! I love the reflection of the moon in the water! Fantastic!

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  12. Summer's definitely winding down - 45 degrees at my house this morning tells me that. Nice post - give Muse Dog a pat from me!

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  13. Wonderful images. I like that hat.

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  14. I love the shot of the schooner. Art Muse Dog doesn't look too happy, but maybe she'll get used to it.

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  15. The schooner is lovely. I'd happily sail away for a day or two on that one. Poor old AMD, she likes familiar things?

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  16. Ah, listen, yes! Beautiful pics

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  17. Such a delight to see great pics. And plenty of good ones come by you! Thanks for sharing Carol!

    Hank

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  18. Your poem rings a bell for “truth”. So often we hear but do not listen to ourselves or others.

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  19. oh what really lovely photos. Yes, sadly summer is winding down but I am still enjoying every bit that's left. I would totally wear that red hat:)

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  20. Expressive photos! The moon has a glorious backdrop and Muse Dog's questions are captured wonderfully...wish I could hold on to summer's coattails and go where it does.

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  21. Love the Schooner shot, quote and household hint! Thanks!
    Hugs to ArtMuse dog (they don't like changes do they?!)

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  22. Lovely set of photos. I am sad that summer is winding down!

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  23. Oh, the Schooner looks SO gorgeous, my husband said that he would love to get into p;) And your Haiku is always inspiring to me♡♡♡
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  24. love the expression on Muse Dog's face!

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  25. Oh yes I can tell, what a cutie, and the black and white makes it even better. Great photos, all of them.

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  26. Lovely portrait of your dog! I really like that schooner...it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  27. I love "practice listening." All your images show that you do that. Thank you.

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  28. Poor Muse Dog. He needs a biscuit! Your photos are so lovely. I feel as though I am there. I'll have to try adding sweet potato to cheese filling for lasagna. I usually use spinach. Now I'm hungry.

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  29. I love the black and white photo of your dog!!

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  30. Beautiful photos! have an awesome weekend!

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  31. Incredible photography and thoughtful words! Loved them all! :)

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  32. What a cute shot of your sweet little dog!

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  33. These are great! Love the super moon and of course the doggie!!

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  34. the moon has been incredible lately. we have a skylight in our bathroom and the moon glowed through for hours - it was magical!

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  35. Loved the pic of the moon and the flowers on the red hat! And yes, I agree completely about listening to your psyche to reach your higher self!

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  36. Poor ArtMuse Dog, she does look a tad suspicious! Beautiful moon shot!
    Great tips too -- there's an easy lasagna recipe on AlphabeThursday that's just waiting for that spinach!!

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  37. Summer definitely must be winding down near you. We are still fairly hot in the south, but that glorious cool down will be very welcomed when it comes. Lovely end of summer captures shared here today.

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  38. Glorious way to end a day!! And I love the moon!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a lovely weekend!!

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  39. Stunning sunset, love the moon and puppy too!

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  40. Lovely series of shots Carol, have a great weekend.

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  41. the colors in your skywatch photo is superb.

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  42. All your photos are outstanding but my favorite is Art Muse Dog's reaction in black and white, so darling!

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  43. great looking moon! I remember lots of things were going wrong, and people were blaming it on a full moon. Don't know if I truly believe in that... {:-D

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  44. Nice quotes. Thanks for sharing them with such beautiful pictures.

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  45. Great post with wonderful shots.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  46. Enjoyed my visit...each photo was special♪ Thanks for dropping by my entry!

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  47. Your Skywatch images are very atmospheric. (Thank you for visiting my blog)

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  48. p.s. That B+W shot of Muse Dog is gorgeous!

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  49. may we all savor the fleeting songs and colours of summer. may that savoring fill our hearts with trust that each present moment is exactly where we should be.

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  50. Looking at all your beautiful photos makes me want to come visit Cape Ann! The water, sky and air, yes I can feel it! looks positively healing!

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  51. Yes, summer is ending. A fine photo of the town. (And a perfectly lovely photo of your irresistible dog!)

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  52. Hello Carol, stopping back to say thank you for sharing your critters and post with Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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  53. Art Muse Dog looks quite surprised by the hood on your camera!

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  54. What a great series of shots ! I especially love that full moon! :)

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  55. Beautiful shots! All of them! And your dog.... is adorable!

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  56. Love that shot of the moon...and Muse Dog too! You're not the only person talking about the end of summer. How I wish! For us it's just in full swing and will last until mid to late October.

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  57. have a nice weekend, luv that red hat

    much love...

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  58. Fabulous photos! And haikus! Love the schooner!!

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  59. magnifique,merci du partage ;o)

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  60. Going out on the water in such a big fancy schooner must be quite an experience. I liked your photos and haikus, especially the deep colors of the moonlit sky.

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  61. Did art muse dog go on the schooner too? Looked like a really peaceful sail. Love the sparrow on the bench. Sweet little things like that are everywhere if we just look for them.

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  62. A really beautiful series of shots! I do like the skywatch and reflection shots.

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  63. Stunningly beautiful images!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/05/quench.html

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  64. Love these captures, and the haiku, too! I'm hosting a "Poetry Slam," of sorts, each Monday. Hope you'll be able to come by!!

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  65. Your haiku are exquisite this week.. love the truth one.. exactly my thoughts.. but so hard to live by.

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  66. Balance is something I have had much trouble finding in this life. I am still working towards it.
    http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2014/08/peace-in-solitude.html

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  67. You have some really good photos here, cool work.

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  68. A treat ... Carol what a nice and beautiful post ... it's always fun to visit your blog ... I am so glad to see your wonderful haiku caught in such a nice post ...

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  69. Great photos Carol...... they are all beautiful..... full moon is my favourite.
    Your little dog is quite right to be aware of changes, but like the rest of us will no doubt soon get used to them!
    Your words are always spot on.....thank you....

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  70. Shine on, shine on August moon!

    Marvelous pictures!

    I loved my little trip here today.

    Thank you for linking to the letter M.

    A+

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  71. Listening is a great exercise :-)

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