A SHUTTERBUG EXPLORES 21

A Shutterbug explores the surrounding areas of Cape Ann MA each week with her camera and her assistant, most times. We do look for 'the magic'and sometimes it appears when we are seemingly not looking. What a gift! What treasures nature offers! 

~ (Posting for the week to save on my eyes. Thanks for understanding)



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'Do not judge by appearances. A rich heart may be under a poor coat.' ~ Scottish Proverb




TUESDAY ~ Our World Tuesday 

'Sea Smoke' over the harbor on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with Our World Tuesday




WEDNESDAY ~ ABC Wednesday ~ 
F for 'Frightfully Cold' on Cape Ann MA ~ rarely have ice designs on storm door.

Sharing with ABC Wednesday (F)






WEDNESDAY ~ Warm My Heart Wednesday ~

L'il Miss Warming My Heart on Cape Ann MA ~ Hope she warms your heart too.

Sharing with:

Warm My Heart Wednesday






THURSDAY and SUNDAY ~ 

Good Fences and Shadow Shot Sunday on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with:

 Good Fences Thursday

Shadow Shot Sunday






FRIDAY ~ Sky Watch Friday

Storm clouds brewing on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with Sky Watch Friday link




FRIDAY ~ Haiku My Heart
A Haiku for you and Haiku My Heart

Sharing with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart





Guess who came to 'sun' on our deck ~  on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with:

Camera Critters

Saturday Critters



SUNDAY ~ Sunday Sketches
A  seagull  who came to sun itself on our deck ~ 

Sharing with Sunday Sketches link




We are wishing you peace in your week. xxx

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





Comments

  1. I've never heard of sea smoke before, but that picture is awesome!

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  2. The sea smoke is beautiful; the frost patterns are too, but if I had those for very many days in a row my patience trait would be lacking too!

    Art Muse always makes me smile -- she actually looks very patient in this picture (since she isn't having to go to the groomers, probably).

    Thank you for the beautiful pictures .... and Hang in there -- spring will come!!

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  3. Beautiful - I love the sea smoke, and of course your little dog. I hope you've made it through your bitter cold!

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  4. WOW! You really did a fine job with your selections this week. The sea smoke really got Buddy and me. I never saw anything like it on the Atlanti in Florida. It must have something to do with the temp of the water because we had the Gulf Stream just a mile off shore.We get “ice flowers” on our storm doors all the time. It is the norm for us.

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  5. Hari OM
    Well for goodness sake, I was just thinking about that proverb this very day - it was a favourite of my granny's! Totally get your haiku... winter's still got a bite; and who couldn't feel warmer for the little furry one's presence?! (Mind you, 'Buddhog' brought a smile too!) Blessings, YAM-aunty xx

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  6. Love the sea smoke-well, I love the sea any which way it appears:):) The haiku-that'd be me ... and yes, that little Miss of yours warms my heart so. Wishing you a warmer week ahead!

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  7. I like the little poem and Art Muse makes me happy.

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  8. That sea smoke shot is remarkable and I always love pics of your puppy dog.

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  9. Despite the cold and frosty scenes I am suitably warmed by your message Carol. Best wishes for warming days for you.

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  10. I do like the frost picture - we get frost on our cars maybe 4 times a year!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. Beautiful photos, especially the sea smoke and magical frosted glass. I like the idea of Spring "dancing hither" ....hopefully she is now in the dressing room preparing for performance!

    Have a wonderful week,
    Ruby

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  12. Your post is always so grand!! I really like your haiku! It speaks to me where I am! Have a wonderful week!

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  13. Hello, I love your gull sketch. Well done! The sea smoke scene is cool. I love your cute pup! Wonderful collection of photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  14. Hi! I like your Haiku very much. I hope spring will come soon. Your dog's photo is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Sea smoke... I have never read that description. I rarely see the sea but I see our river often. I have seen what I now know to be 'river smoke'. It is a description that seems ethereal, as it looks.

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  16. Especially loved the sea smoke and the frost.
    Happy Tuesday! :)

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  17. frightfully cold....lovely choise of word and combining photo...
    at this moment overhere in Yhe Netherlands it indeed is frightfully cold

    Have a nice abc-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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  18. I do love the photo of the ice on the windowpane! Is there any sign of spring there yet?

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  19. It's always a pleasure to peruse through your photographic tours. Stay warm and blessings!

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  20. My goodness, that looks too cold for me. I have to admit I am enjoying the warm spring-like weather with temperatures in the low 70'sF.

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  21. We get sea smoke on the lake near our cabin quite often. It comes out the back bay across from us and makes its way towards the Narrows. - Margy

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  22. I had never heard of, much less seen, "sea smoke." Guess it's the price I pay for having lived my life inland!

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  23. Carol, another great series to share with us and those you connect with! Your first photo is just mesmerizing!...:)JP

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  24. The sea smoke looks to be a spectacular sight to see, Carol! Artmuse looks so nice with a fur cut ;) We have been unusually warm--may hit 70 this week--crazy weather everywhere!

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  25. Pretty ice picture for abc wednesday, and the others are quite lovely too.

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  26. I love the ice designs on the window - that's something we don't get here :-)

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  27. It was cold here for a while, but it's moderated.

    ROG, ABCW

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  28. Hi Carol ~~ Really a neat post this week!! Of course Art always warms our hearts, she is such a nice dog, clever looking too. If you'd have entered her in the Westminister Dog Show, she may have exited "top dog". Is she trained to do most of those maneuvers required?
    Your 'Sea Smoke' over the harbor picture is really neat. I've not known about (of course then I hadn't seen it either) that quirk of Ms. Nature. It reminds me of the first time I, as a Nebraska 16-year-old farm boy, saw a mountain range coming into Colorado. I thought it was a thunderstorm far in the distance.
    Lastly, I hope the perky looking gull on your porch doesn't poop very much there. We had a lot of doves were we just moved from and they would poop on our upstairs deck railing, very bad.
    ..

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  29. The frozen ice on the storm window is so pretty but brrrr....

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  30. The first photo is my favorite!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    Lea

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  31. Seems like the sea is boiling in the first shot

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  32. the sea smoke is so pretty....i have heard about it but never seen it!!! a special and most beautiful sky!!!!

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  33. cute gull, cute little pup of yours. thanks for the fence shadows, too!

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  34. Fantastic ice patterns but Brrrr! it must be frightfully cold! great photos for all those memes!
    Enjoy your week!

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  35. I'm especially here because of Good Fences, but I've enjoyed all of these gorgeous photos - and who can resist that sweet little dog face!!! (definitely not me)

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  36. The sea smoke shot is fascinating. Again that dog of yours is just too cute. Nice fence shadow shot.

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  37. I like your frosty and wintry images. the sky shot is wonderful too.

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  38. What a great week of great photos you share. Love your sweet little pooch. The fence shot shadow shot is interesting. Have a great weekend ahead.

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  39. Beautiful shots! I like the "do not judge by appearances..." quote!

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  40. All the pictures are fantastic. Indeed nature offers treasures and you catch this.

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  41. dear carol,
    always a treasure trove of beauty to visit with you. thank you for this quote- 'Do not judge by appearances. A rich heart may be under a poor coat.' ~ Scottish Proverb
    xo

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  42. What? No patience waiting for spring? (I understand!)

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  43. Sending lots of California warmth and sunshine to you to set a golden glow on your silvery day.

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  44. I keep praying for patience to hurry up and strike!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  45. Never fear, you will find the patience you need. There is no other choice. :) Lovely photos and haiku, as always. And yes, she warmed my heart just gazing at her sweet furry face.

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  46. I don't know how anyone could have patience with your East Coast winters... but still dear Carol you spark and warm my heart every time I am here, you and that sweet Zoe! Love your digital seagull too! Have a cozy weekend!

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  47. Patience dearest one....we are 1/2 way there.

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  48. I love the gulls. Such a fun sound to hear. Makes me want to visit Lake Superior.

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  49. Great selection of critters. Have a lovely weekend.

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  50. beautifully captured ice designs and sea smoke.. Waiting for your sketch. and about the haiku, not all days are the same. :)

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  51. That was neat seeing the photo of the gull and then your drawing ... Really good work. The painting has more personality!

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  52. Sending you some of my 40 degree (Celsius) day warmth. Your cute little dog certainly warmed my heart. I have only seen sea smoke once, quite amazing.

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  53. What a wonderful post, so many interesting photos and I have enjoyed every one. Love your artwork too. Thank you and have a great Sunday :)

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  54. Sea smoke I've heard of but never seen. We get "sea frets", more of a mist really and not nearly as dramatic as your photo. Have a great week ahead Carol.

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  55. Gulls reminds me of beaches and I adore going to the beach. :-)

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  56. Hello, just stopping back to say I love your sweet furbaby and the gull images. Great sketch! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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  57. Hello, Art Muse Dog!

    The frost on the storm door is very pretty.
    ~

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  58. Sea birds are always fun to watch and I enjoyed seeing your sketch of one!

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  59. I can almost feel the cold looking at your pictures. Yes, that sweet little pup should keep you good and warm.

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  60. Love the seagull,he looks a character
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  61. I miss the gulls. But I hope they will come back soon.

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  62. You've gotten all ready for the entire week!

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  63. What a beautiful haiku and I love your photographs! Your gull seems very dashing...

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  64. Oh great post. I always love your little doggie. Loved your sketch. I miss doing Sunday Sketch. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.

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  65. Oh gosh, your seagull is absolutely wonderful, Carol. LOVE it!! Hope you have a lovely week. :)

    xx

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  66. That sweet little baby of yours always warms my heart! Love your shadow shot too (oh, and the frosty window is uber cool).

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  67. Lovely photography and cute seagull drawing! Hope you and Art Muse Dog have a lovely week!

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  68. really beautiful pics loved that sketch too

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  69. We've had some seagulls here in Los Angeles, sunning themselves in our "summer" weather in the middle of February. We'd love to get a little of your winter weather before winter is over. Enjoy.

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  70. Beautiful series! That sea smoke image is amazing! Love the little dog in your fence/shadow shot. Of course, ArtMuseDog is adorable too!

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  71. Lovely collection of photos! I love the sea smoke and the frost flowers.

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  72. Your "Lil Miss" always warms my heart.

    Which was a good thing because that icy window made me shiver!

    ha!

    Thanks for linking to week 14.

    XOXOXOXOXOXO

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