A SHUTTERBUG EXPLORES 22

A Shutterbug explores the surrounding areas of Cape Ann MA each week with her camera and her assistant. 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 as they are giving me problems. Thanks for understanding)



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'When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs, when images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.'
~ Ansel Adams




A little shop on Cape Ann MA where I get 'groomed' when the l'il boss isn't getting groomed ~ A part of our world  for:

Sharing with Our World Tuesday






WEDNESDAY ~ ABC Wednesday 

G ~ for Gloucester
In a small village considered part of Gloucester on Cape Ann MA is this
delightful little post office that I love. So G for Gloucester


Sharing with ABC Wednesday and letter is G







WEDNESDAY ~ Warm My Heart Wednesday
Who else warms my heart like this one ~ 'sniffing in the air' ~ she smells new smells ~ 
Maybe Spring coming???


Sharing with Warm My Heart Wednesday






Thursday ~ Good Fences Thursday
Fence outside one of 'lil wonder dog's not so favorite places to go but with a good fence!
in a  little village called Magnolia on Cape Ann MA


Sharing with Good Fences Thursday






FRIDAY ~ Sky Watch Friday 

The puffy clouds juxtaposed with the tree caught my eye. The branches reminded me of spiders dancing in the clouds.

Sharing with Sky Watch Friday






FRIDAY ~ Haiku My Heart
Haiku for you and 

Sharing with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart 








SATURDAY ~ Camera Critters and Saturday Critters

My l'il critter had been for a walk and had to stay in the car afterwards while I went into the store. She was not very happy to do so.  Then before I went along the street of this little village near our house to take some photographs she stuck her tongue out at me in another photo.
Window is open so she is not 'panting' because she is hot. She just wants to get out. 


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Camera Critters

Saturday Critters






SUNDAY ~ Shadow Shot Sunday

Hey, I actually got taller! LOL ~ We made it to the beach several times this week. Here l'il 'wonder dog' is sniffing everything in sight on Cape Ann MA.

Sharing with: Shadow Shot Sunday




SUNDAY ~ SUNDAY SKETCHES 
A page out of my artist journal that I work on each morning ~ Decided to put the Taoist  and other meditations I read into sketches as well as my summary with words.


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We are wishing you a magnificent week. xox

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Comments

  1. What a darling series of photographs! Your pup is adorable! Wonderful haiku and I love how you've combined your art with words.

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  2. I like the haiku and the idea of an “angel by my side”, although your muse seems to come close. :)

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  3. Hari OM
    Love all the shop fronts - lots of atmosphere! And of course the l'il one always brings a smile!!! Hugs and blessings, YAM xx

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  4. Sky Watch Friday is definitely my favourite photo of these. Well apart from the dog, of course.

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  5. A fun series of shots - your little one is so cute!

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  6. That's an enviable series you have going, lovely photos indeed. Warm greetings!

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  7. What a fun busy post. Your little helper is a doll. I can imagine her angst at being left behind. ha... At least she didn't howl her disapproval. Lovely photos. I could almost hear those angel wings fluttering.

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  8. Hello, I just love your cute furbaby. Wonderful quote from Ansel and your sketch is wonderful. I think we should all hanve angels by our side. Pretty sky shot! Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  9. what a wonderful series of photos! Your sites around your area look so charming. I sure hope Zoe smells Spring-I am SO ready for it! Beautiful haiku and I love your sketches too. Have a great week!

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  10. These are all great entries.
    Love the name of that hairdressers--LOL!

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  11. lovely photo's but the ones of the little lovable creature are the most pretty ;-)
    Have a nice ABC-Day // - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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  12. Love all your choices for each link.
    Cute little post office for the letter G.

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  13. A wonderful week for you and the little one, Carol...mentally and physically...:)JP

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  14. Lovely pictures! I hope your eyes get better soon.

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  15. I enjoyed going through the weekly memes with you. Your pictures of Cape Ann are so interesting. Love the poem and puppy photos.

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  16. Lovely to see you again too Carol, thank you for stopping by especially if your eyes are not too good. Your Art Muse dog and my Crazy Poodle are like two peas in a pod what with sniffing everything in sight and their "What? Don't leave me looks!" Hopefully definitely the sniff of spring, can't believe we're going into autumn ourselves.
    Have a happy week
    Wren x

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  17. You are having a wonderful time with many activities for all your memes!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  18. I am in love with your artist journal. And that quaint post office is really neat. To say nothing of your haiku! The Ansel Adams quote resonates, too. What a super post!
    =)

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  19. Lovely series!
    And: you make a wonderful handwriting, I like that :-)
    Have a joy in your day













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  20. Thank you for the nice 'city' pictures. I hadn't realized that Cape Ann was a township (or the like) with you having a P.O. of Gloucester. Like our P.O. is Katy, Texas, but we live in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Fulshear, Texas.
    Art (for "Warm Hearts) gets pretty good booking this week. In Texas we would get a ticket for leaving an animal in the car alone. Heat is a big problem here. Does Art have a real name? So far as I can remember you always call her "l'il critter" or little "wonder dog" or the like. Doesn't start with a capital letter either. She is ready for Spring or is her nose playing tricks?
    ..

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  21. An enjoyable trip to your town, I think your pooch is just waiting to get behind the wheel.

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  22. Love that little post office for the letter G!

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  23. sheer madness, that's so funny, love it :-)

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  24. Such a pretty place you live in. Your art journal is lovely!

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  25. Cape Ann seems like a lovely place to live. Does it have a creative "feel" about it? I love going to a town on our south coast hat covers me in that feeling every time I visit. Have a lovely weekend ahead and thank you so much for stopping by my blog this week.

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  26. I so enjoyed visiting with you this week and seeing your pretty part of Cape Cod.
    I just adore that photo of your sweet little dog at the wheel and tongue sticking out!
    Have a happy weekend!

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  27. "Magnolia Station". Don't you just love a name like that which can conjour up some wonderful images in the mind.

    Take care Carol, especially with those learner drivers on the roads.

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  28. Nice little fence outside the dog grooming place. There is a house here in town that has that same pattern. - I like the name of the place where you (get groomed). Your dog is so cute, I do think she's sensing that spring is in the air.

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  29. A very pretty series of photos!
    That is a great looking fence.
    Happy Thursday!
    Lea

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  30. Carol, your haiku is very beautiful - thank you!
    Lovely photos of little one.....probably just as well we don't have their acute sense of smell!

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  31. I bet you enjoy your " grooming sessions" a whole lot more than the little boss does hers

    Great that you've been able to hit the beach a few times already...I imagine it is a special bonus to enjoy it before the dreaded tourists get there (at least that's how I would feel if I lived there).!

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  32. Your week is filled and a busy lifestyle. But, I had to stop and take a 'double take' on the Saturday Critters...the car seat. Priceless.

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  33. i do like the railing design at the shop. cute little spoiled pup. :)

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  34. The pup is the star of this post! ;-)

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  35. many of our post offices are close, and they deliver only 2 times a week.

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  36. Lovely to have a walk through your lens... Spring must be close!
    So funny and cute little one! Best regards!

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  37. Carol...I did not realize that you kept an art journal, too. I love mine, and whenever I feel crummy I pick it up and become lost in a magical world. Loved your sketches for the week and that baby of yours. That is one spoiled little one. Loved the posts as always.

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    1. Hi Genie ~ would love to see your art journal ~ is it on your blog? ~ My little yorkie is a sweetie and very well behave ~ yeah a little spoiled but a gem of a dog ~ thanks ~ xox

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  38. "spiders dancing in the clouds"... I love your image. I love your phrase. I love the image I'm having now of real "spiders dancing in the clouds".

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  39. Hi Carol, Such a wonderful week of photos you share. Love the fence design and your little pup is adorable. Have a nice weekend. xo

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  40. I love your Sunday sketches. You are talented. And I always look forward to pics of your little dog. Where has all the snow gone!

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  41. Lovely photos for the week. I like the metal fencing and cute doggie.

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  42. I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with your eyes, Carol. I know how upsetting that is as I was having many problems the past few years. Thankfully, I've had quite a few surgeries that have helped me tremendously. Please e-mail me if you'd like to know my experiences.

    I love your photos this week--it is nice to see your favorite stops and your journal. As always, Art Muse dog made me smile!

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  43. Beautiful pictures, lovely haiku and sketches. I'm missing sand and the sea more now. :)

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  44. I really like the name of the shop "Shear madness", lol ! And doggy driving a car is very cute !

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  45. They say the angels will never leave us! Happy traveling with yours!

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  46. Dear Carol, loved strolling along with you today and seeing some of the places that you and your little muse visit. I was thinking about how your haiku fits with the ansel adams quote... I think with that awareness to image and silence... we are able to hear those angels speak... you and that sweet pup have a great weekend! XO

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  47. Every one of your photos is the perfect one. And the haiku angel...special. Love it all. Hats off to you and Ms. A.M.Dog.

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  48. Guardian Angel has been very much on duty lately. Thanks, so much, for honoring our angels this week.

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  49. Your little downtown reminds me of my own hometown which I now do not recognize. Beautiful images and thoughts!

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  50. I love the area you live in. Seems like gone are the places like this in with shopping malls and international restaurants. It looks so cozy where you live.
    JM, IL

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  51. You live in such a photographic place. It looks so quaint. Your little dog has a car seat. Talk about spoiled. I better not let my Chloe see that picture.

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  52. Hello, I just wanted to stop back and say how much I love your cute furbaby. The shaodw shot is awesome. Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  53. so I'm not the only one with eye problems

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  54. Uma foto mais linda que a outra! Gostei muito! bjs, chica

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  55. Love your little Artmuse Dog, so cute!
    Have a lovely weekend :)

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  56. dear carol,
    you have shared a delightful week! love each offering and so happy you share your love in haiku my heart!

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  57. Love the line up of images for the week (and feeling envious that you have a beach to go to).

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  58. I love that photo of your lil friend in the car. Sticking that tongue out at you, so funny! I know, I know, I should not chuckle at such behavior! Love seeing all your wonderful photos and love that grooming salon where you get your style. Have a fabulous week. xo

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  59. Zoe stole the show this time for me. She's so cute. Have a wonderful week ahead, Carol!

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  60. Love the sketches,looks very intriguing ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  61. Artmuse dog turned out to be quite the star this week's share

    A lovely SUnday to you both

    much love...

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  62. I can't tell if those are pebbles or boulders in t he shadow shot. Love the distortion of size and the stroll through the neighborhood.

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  63. Carol, send me your e mail here:phamilybusiness1@aim.com I can not seem to get thru to you. This technology sometime likes to give me a fit! I will share some names with you for encouragement. Thank you. Hugs and Blessings today and always. Anne xo

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  64. Lovely thoughtful page for SS this week Carol!

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  65. Darling sketches and photos! I also enjoyed the haiku -- very lovely. Wishing you a wonderful week and Sunday!

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  66. What a great way to capture your meditations, Carol. How fun. Hope you have a lovely week! :)

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  67. Such a delightful post, as always! You always make me smile! Thank you!

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  68. Since you are a true shutterbug, I thought you might enjoy this man's camera work. https://www.flickr.com/photos/inspire22/sets/72157640032570414/

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  69. more great photos :) not beach weather here yet, even wearing a coat but hopefully soon since our dog loves the sandy beach to run all over

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  70. Your photos are always a delight to see, Carol. I love your daily meditation sketches...great idea! :)

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  71. I love your image of ArtMuseDog for Warm Heart Wednesday. So cute. That quote is perfect!

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  72. Spring sniffer! That made me smile!

    And your angel haiku is really wonderful!

    So m any talents in such a great person.

    Thank you for warming my heart for week 15.

    XOXOXOXOX

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