Through the Lens Week 40

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory ~ source unknown





'Back in the 'saddle again' as 'they say' ~ Blogging into 2015 ~ a slight moderation in presentation ~ Hope you enjoy it.




Around the weather wheel ~ the bitter chill on Cape Ann MA today and then back to fifty degrees  ~ then into the deep freeze again ~ So goes New England ~





Wintry photo on Cape Ann MA ~ Black and white version. Feel the northeast chill.




Halo around sun set, shining through little tree branches so bare ~ Glory of the day and so begins the mystery of the night. Ever grateful





Haiku to reflect on ~ What thoughts occur to you?

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ps. We enjoyed our blog respite ~ glad to be back.

Comments

  1. Lovely post and haiku! Your wintry images are lovely.. The third photo down is my favorite, it is gorgeous. I wish you all the best in 2015, a happy & healthy New Year!

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  2. Great photos as always! I think the first one with just a little color makes the scene look especially cold. I hope the year ahead is an especially good one for you!

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  3. I feel the chill, Carol, because it's cold here north of Toronto too. :)

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  4. Apparently your "respite" was refreshing...so it seems, Carol. Love the B&W of the little one the best!!!...:)JP

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  5. Dreamy and beautiful shots. Happy New Year!

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  6. I think that's a new picture of your doggie! Love the black and whites, but looks so wintery.

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  7. Hari Om
    A stunning start to a fresh year!!! YAM xx

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  8. The Haiku reflects how speedily the world is whirling year after New Year.

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  9. Very pretty, and I know what you mean about the deep freeze. Have a wonderful 2015!

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  10. Beautiful images Carol, hope you have a great year. Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my site, they are always appreciated.

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  11. Beautiful photos, Carol. I love the haiku, too. Wishing you a lovely week. :)

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  12. Love the sparkling shots!

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  13. Happy New Year to you Carol and of course the same to my favourite little dog. Those pictures look so cold and wintry - brrrr. Stay warm.

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  14. LOVE the digital additions to your photos Carol! They sure do brighten the dreary dark wintry feel. Beautiful haiku too. Hope you and Artmuse dog are staying warm.

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  15. Nice frosty images. Happy New Year to you.

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  16. lovely images. I hope you are not too very cold over there on Cape Ann. Here on the North Shore it is quite below freezing and we are having a few light squalls today as well.

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  17. Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/01/eating-pinecone-on-cob.html

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  18. Enjoyed seeing winter in your town--great picture of the sun shining thru the bare tree branches. Happy New Year!

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  19. I really like the black and white rendition. - Margy

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  20. Happy and Healthy New Year, Carol! Looking forward to another year filled with hope and happiness!

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  21. Doesn't look warm at all ! Another two months and it will get better !

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  22. The chill from these photos is bitingly harsh. And beautiful.

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  23. I like the light in your pictures! Have a happy year!

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  24. Hi1 Very beautiful Cape Ann photos! I like your Haiku very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Love the pictures and effects, perfect :)

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  26. I love the first photo! Yes, the weather temp changes are crazy!

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  27. Lovely photos. I must say the years really do seem to go faster and faster all the time.

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  28. Yes - the weather around here keeps us on our toes!! I'm not quite ready for tomorrow - it's gonna be toooooo cold! These are all such pretty, wintery shots - I especially love the setting sun behind the tree. Gorgeous!

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  29. A beautiful b&w photo!
    Happy New Year to you!
    My post at: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  30. Nice 'Halo effect' for "H" tonight. We are entering every day, two times each, to win your neighbors house. It is the HGTV new home (Sweepstakes) across the bay from you on Martha's Vineyard.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and all and to Art (the muse dog).
    ..

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  31. Lovely bubbles and glitters in the pics. Great series.
    Happy new year to you!

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  32. B-r-r-r! It's cold here too!

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  33. Brrr is right! Lovely winter photos -- and a cute new pic of ArtMuse Dog!

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  34. Happy New Year and stay warm today! Love the black and white!

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  35. It must be very chilly out there for you. Happy New Year.

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  36. For some reason I can feel the cold better with the black and white version. We think it's cold here but you would probably laugh at us. It's not New England cold.

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  37. they say time passes quicker, the older you get. Not sure why, but I do have to agree! {:-D

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  38. I’m joining the haiku my heart circle today, to wish you a Happy New Year! So glad to see you are still part of the haiku circle over at Rebecca’s… I understand you have been away for some time too... I'm happy that I saw your name on the list, it feels like coming home to old familiar friends! Big hug from Holland!

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  39. How very true that we usually dont realize the value of a moment until we think back on it. And those moments spin by so very fast. Wonderful Haiku..makes one think.

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  40. That wheel is spinning so fast that it's making me dizzy! Happy haiku to you!

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  41. Lovely shots! The weather is doing the same thing here, 20 one day and 50 the next!

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  42. What fun and magical photos you have shared! Yes... this spinning wheel... it turns and us with it... Happy new year and I'm glad we get to share a bit of this ride together!

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  43. Happy New Year dearest Carol.

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  44. The wheel does indeed spin faster with every year. If you figure out how to put the brakes on, let me know!

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  45. thank you for your constant beauty, warmth, and genuine desire for every ones comfort and goodness. so happy to lean into a bright new horizon together!
    xo

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  46. The wheel does seem to speed faster, doesn't it? Sheesh!

    Wonderful photos and text, as always. Hope this speedy year is a good one for you!
    =)

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  47. Nice embellishments...wishing you a happy 2015 still♪

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  48. enjoyed your sharing and the festive touch to your photos

    much love...

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  49. The chill jumps out from your photos. I like the effects you've used. They give a sense of that suspended 'sparkle' that comes with the air on a truly arctic day.

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  50. Cheers to a fruitful and joyfilled blogging year.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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