THROUGH THE LENS 25

Through the Lens I see the dramatic light changes of autumn.

(please scroll down for link you want as I continue to add to post all week and weekend) Thanks!




Native American Indian praying to the Great Spirit outside Boston MA Museum of Fine Arts

sharing with: Weekend in Black and White


Creative Everyday



Haiku with prompt a quote from St Francis of Assisi "Remember that when you leave this earth you can take nothing of what you receive, but only what you have give; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage."

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai



Mums ~ a sure sign of Autumn for:

I Heart Macro 2




Haiku with prompt of 'crow' ~ sharing with:

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai



Swan Boats in Boston MA reflecting on the pond in the Public Gardens sharing with:

Weekend Reflections

Camera Critters
( a type of critter)



'Feathered Friends' at the Public Gardens in Boston MA ~ sharing with:

Saturday Critters



Animals always 'catch my eye' real or otherwise  ~ Boston MA Fine Arts Museum sharing with:


Friday Photo Journal



Healing Haiku sharing with:

Haiku My Heart

Haiku Friday

Puffy white clouds against blue sky ~ What a day in Boston MA ! Sharing with:

Sky Watch Friday


Beautiful RED flower on Cape Ann MA for 'R' sharing with:

Alphabe Thursday




'Little Yacht' on Rocky Neck area of Cape Ann MA sharing with:

Little Things Thursday





'J' for 'Just waiting' for Summer to return to Cape Ann MA sharing with:

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday
After the storm on Cape Ann MA sharing with:


Black and White Wednesday

Humorous Haiku sharing with: 

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


Boaters on Rocky Neck part of Cape Ann MA trying to enjoy good weather before the season ends. Wonderful variety of boats of all sizes. Sharing with:

Our World Tuesday Meme

Altered photo for Haiku prompt 'haiku based on photo' and 'Beams of Light' sharing with:

Cape Diem Haiku Kai


We are wishing you the best of each day.

Your posted comments are gems to us. Thanks. xoxox






QUOTE TO PONDER: 'Words are easy, like the wind;
faithful friends are hard to find.' ~ William Shakespeare

HOUSEHOLD HINT: Use juice of half a lemon for seasoning instead of salt in your pasta water. Healthy so 'they say'.

Comments

  1. Carol, it is kind of sad to see summer coming to an end. the boats in the harbor are such a pretty scene. I love your haiku. The hibiscus is beautiful. Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. Great photos. The contrast between the first blue photo and the grey one a little further down is really great. I am always surprised at the variety of boats in the harbor scenes which you show. I have to comment on your red flower - a hibiscus - I didn't know they would survive through one of your snowy winters!

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  3. Rocky Neck looks like a very busy place even now that it's September!

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  4. Lovely captures for the day as always, Carol! I do love the boats! Hope you have a great week!! Enjoy!

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  5. You always find so much of interest on and around the water.

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  6. Always so much to see here! :)
    A great post ---

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  7. Very pretty - it looks like summer is still hanging on.

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  8. I'm early here this week, for once. Your lovely haiku is very appealing. The old fashion lifeguard chair is so nostalgic. I'll drop in again to see what you have added later in the week. And of course, there is always Haiku My Heart.

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  9. Hari Om
    Always love your views - the haiku delights. YAM xx

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  10. how I love the boats- and that chair has MY name on it- already lamenting the end of summer and awaiting the next:):)

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  11. Beautiful shots and words. I love the sailboats you capture.

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  12. thanks for the great pasta tip and the snug little boat

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

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  13. Lovely shots. That hibiscus is gorgeous.

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  14. Beautiful photos. The Haiku is so layered and beautiful.


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  15. Lovely photo of the red flowers! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! :)

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  16. I love the hibiscus flower. Have a great day!

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  17. Idyllic first scene,beautiful boat in the centre........and your haiku is lovely,it evokes this time completely.

    Happy Tuesday Carol!
    Ruby

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  18. Changing Autumn lights - mesmerizing experience! Wonderful pics too, Carol!

    http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2014/09/some-still-face-darkness_16.html

    Hank

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  19. Your photos are gems too! Thanks for sharing and for your kind comment!
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  20. Love the beams shooting through.. there is hope in that

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  21. L like the lemon idea, although I don't put salt in the water anyway! Lovely photos! As ever.

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  22. Lovely pics.
    Just waiting for summer for the holidays, right?

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    1. Anita ~ in MA we are moving into Fall so it was my 'dry New England humor' coming through ~

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  23. What stunning photos...and that cute haiku of the dog doo doo...ah remembering going to school wondering where that smell was coming from...(sigh)

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  24. I like the "just waiting for summer to return" most of all.

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  25. waiting is difficult, sometimes...

    ROG, ABCW

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  26. I've been in a brown-shoe state myself--and it didn't bring a smile to my face!

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  27. Great quotes. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I simply love your after the storm pic, my kinda mood.

    That is also the first thing I notice about a change of season, the light that changes oh so subtly...

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  29. Loving all those boats. You live in a beautiful place.

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  30. Just lovely the haikus

    PhenoMenon,ABCW Team
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/09/jumbo-family-in-the-jungle/

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  31. Love that little redhead and her brown shod self. So clever and whimsical.

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  32. The possibility of cow pies keeps many a person out of a pasture!

    Arguing Hens

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  33. Great post for the b&w theme!
    My b&w post: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  34. Such restless skies this week so far - thanks for linking up!

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  35. Great photos and I enjoyed your haikus!

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  36. Nice photos! I love the boats!

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  37. Love the red hibiscus! One of my favorite flowers!

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  38. The change of seasons is all around...lovely post, I especially that red chair♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/just-my-grandson/

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  39. Great photos, wise quotes and a useful household tip...thanks for sharing Carol.

    :)
    Salma

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  40. Great series of photos, like the landscapes.

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  41. Your photos of the lifeguard chair and the red flower has me smiling.Thank you.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  42. Your shots are great. I always enjoy your tour of the water! I've always wanted to live near or on but my love of horses wins out and I stay on dry land! Thanks for visiting my Rodeo post! Have a great Friday.

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  43. Oh beautiful shots. Hope your weekend is relaxing.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  44. great collection of photos of all the special sights of Cape Ann, thanks for sharing with us in sky watch Friday

    my blog moved to www.pearlmaple.com

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  45. :) Rocky Neck would be hard to maneuver in at night. Too many boats. :)

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  46. Beautiful pics, my favorite is the flower, and of course and I can always depend on you for boats.

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  47. Great post, Carol. I always enjoy your photos, such a nice variety! Beautiful sky in photo #1.

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  48. hi Carol thanks for your comment at my blog. And thanks for the tip about the pasta - I will try it :-)

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  49. Lovely mix of photos and haiku.
    Hugs to Artmuse Dog.

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  50. your quote speaks straight to my heart. thank you for your loyal place in the haiku circle carol!
    your create a safe harbor with the light of your beautiful heart.

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  51. Jamie Wyeth is one of my favorite artists.

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  52. Hello dear Carol, love your haiku this week, all so different eliciting different responses within me... the phoenix rising... will walk with me this morning as I step out into the drizzle that is waiting for me to loose myself in... I have many fond memories of Boston. It is lovely to visit there again with you! Have a great weekend!

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  53. Oh, I hope that light continues to shine from your soul!

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  54. Lovely as usual! I'm so excited about the arrival of fall!

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  55. As always, I find a lovely collection of words and images here, any of which might provide just that spark to begin the healing process where needed.

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  56. I always feel happy here seeing your lovely pics, art and of course little art muse mutt, who wouldn't be looking at his cuteness!

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  57. I love your red hibiscus! We bought two plants to go at our front door, but ended up planting them in the garden, where they are flourishing. Hopefully we won't have a winter freeze.

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  58. Every one of these photos and words are awesome Carol. I like the healing haiku best, and of course the picture of art must dog!

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  59. I love all of your wonderful photos Carol and your variety of haikus… especially regarding light… beautiful!

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  60. beautiful slant of light that comes in with Autumn. LOVE it.

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  61. Nice offering, luv the yellow mums and the red hibiscus, have a good weekend

    Much love...

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  62. Beautiful collection of photos of Cape Ann!! Love your little dog.:) Have a nice weekend!

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  63. Lovely frames for each meme. Great pics.

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  64. Neat meme participations ! I came to see reflections, but I enjoyed everyone. Thanks for the lovely sharing.

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  65. Lovely photos and gentle words. So enjoyed our first visit, Carol!

    Julie and the kitties

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  66. Your first photo shows an excellent sculpture. Fine work.

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  67. Hey sweet face saw many Wyeth exhibits in Pa. and also your swan paddleboats memories blessings Sandy

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  68. lovely blooms and cute ducks. always love the watery scenes.

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  69. so many wonderful shots...one of my favorites is the red chair...waiting

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  70. There are stories behind each of the pictures.

    So lovely.

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  71. Beautiful photos, and I thought the Holly Step Lightly haiku adorable (plus she's adorable!) :-) Thanks for stopping by my quilting blog and commenting!

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  72. My grandmother would be all ga-ga over that Indian statue. She is OBSESSED with Native American culture. She even has one of the largest arrowheads collections. (I think she finally donated most of them to Texas A&M University).

    Loved the pic of the ducks. It reminded me of seeing the ducks at Disney World. (We're returning in November, and for some reason the ducks at Disney have always been like celebrities. I can't help loving them).

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  73. Those swan boats look like fun.

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  74. Hello Carol, Love the ducks and all your images. Your Holly haiku is cute! Thank you for linking up to my critter party.. Enjoy your weekend!

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  75. Holly has such a sweet face. And this is another great collection of photographs.

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  76. Beautiful collection of photos... The reflection of a watery bike is excellent...Have a nice weekend...

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  77. I love the soft focus around the beautiful Hibiscus flower, it has one of my favorite flower shapes with the swirly petals and columnar golden center. And I like the cute ducks, and all the harbor and boat scenes. The swan boats make pretty reflections, they must be quite a sight moving through the water.

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  78. Good sequence of shots and the statue is perfect for black and white.

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  79. As always, you have a series of great shots, Carol! But the boats and sail boats remain my favorite :)

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  80. Lovely epiphany -- and wow, how I love the black&white shot at the museum.

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  81. Love your humorous haiku and the light beams!

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  82. Lovely images! .... visiting from The Weekend in Black & White

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  83. Crows cawing even in the night? Is there no relief from them?

    Too Early for Crows

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  84. Lemon in the pasta water, I'm trying that! Love the R is for red hibiscus flower. Have a lovely week, some there is still some warmth in the air for you even if you are waiting for summer's return!
    Wren x

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  85. Your haiku are awesome. Especially holding onto the healing words of soul and light. Missed visiting your blog. Beautiful photos. A pat on the head to Art Muse.

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  86. Great idea. All comments at one place!!

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  87. Wonderful set of assorted images.

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  88. Stirring quotes and Haikus. And I love that beach chair shot.

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  89. I really like the photo of the Native American praying to the Great Spirit.

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  90. Life's transience is both a blessing and a curse, I think.

    Journey's End

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  91. Powerful sculpture! Golden light is beginning to envelop the land.....
    Thanks for sharing your lovely images.

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  92. Dear Carol, it is so nice to visit your blog again. I missed your beautiful haikus. Fantastic post and lovely photography!

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  93. Great to come by again.. love your take on Francis...

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  94. Always a joy to visit... I'm a tad behind.
    The colors of the season must be beautiful there...

    I also like that tip about the pasta. Lemon is good for many things. Did you ever write with lemon disappearing ink ;)
    http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/invisibleink.html

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