A SHUTTERBUG EXPLORES ~ 23

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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'It is a happy talent to know how to play.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson




TUESDAY ~ Our World Tuesday link
Our world today ~ we were walking in the park on Cape Ann MA where we saw this
adorable little guy with his walking sticking who posed for me after I asked 
his Dad if I could take his son's photo with the 'walking stick.' 

Sharing with Our World Tuesday





WEDNESDAY ~ ABC Wednesday ~ 'H' link
On Cape Ann MA ~ 'Harbor' dredging as seen in this photo for H for:

Sharing with ABC Wednesday and letter is H






WEDNESDAY ~ Warm My Heart Wednesday link
This little guy 'warmed my heart' as he walked with his 'walking stick' and his Dad.
I asked if I could take his picture and then he waltzed away and began to pose.
Many were out at the park on Cape Ann MA as temps rose.


Sharing with Warm My Heart Wednesday 





THURSDAY ~ GOOD FENCES link

A good fence and tiny birdhouses on Cape Ann MA  for:

Sharing with: Good Fences





FRIDAY ~ Sky Watch Friday link
Gorgeous blue sky on Cape Ann MA  makes one ever hopeful for Spring soon.

Sharing with Sky Watch Friday





FRIDAY ~ Haiku My Heart link
A haiku for you and Rebecca's Haiku My Heart

Sharing with: Rebecca's Haiku My Heart




SATURDAY ~ Camera Critters and Saturday Critters link 
This beautiful and sweet dog we saw on a Cape Ann MA  beach today
and she was having the best time.


Sharing with:

Camera Critters

Saturday Critters




SATURDAY ~ Camera Critters and Saturday Critters link 2

This is my 'I mean it look and I don't want my picture taken.' Doesn't she look fierce?

Sharing with :
Camera Critters
Saturday Critters





SUNDAY ~  Shadow Shot Sunday link
Light has begun to change on Cape ann MA and slowly showing signs of Spring.

Sharing with Shadow Shot Sunday 2





SUNDAY ~ Sunday Sketches link
Another journal page with meditations on being thankful, imbalance and conscience.
I respond with words and then try to sketch a visual of the meaning of the meditation.


Sharing with Sunday Sketches





We are wishing you a joyous week. xxx

Your posted comments are like 'diamonds' to us. thanks, ^_^






Comments

  1. I always love seeing your photos. And every time I see your sketches...I think, I should try to get back to journaling. You always inspire me! Hugs, Diane

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  2. Great photos, as always, Carol!! And, of course, I always enjoy a visit with ArtMuse!! Such a precious cutie he is!! I hope you both have a great new week!!

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  3. I like your meditation practice very much. Having something in my hand would help me I think. So glad it is warming up a bit for people and dogs ... The beach scenes are full of joy!

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  4. I wonder if the kid's dad also carried a walking stick.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  5. As usual! - a great series of photos. The little fellow with his walking stick is very cute but for me the cutest of all is your own little dog trying to look fierce! Have a great week.

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  6. What a fun post - water, friendly critters, and great weather. Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Hari OM
    What an eclectic mix today - all with an inkling of spring joy! YAM xx

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  8. I want to go on walks with you! You find the neatest things to photograph.

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  9. lovely images Carol but the "I don't want my pic taken" pose is just priceless.
    Wishing you a lovely week in your corner of the world.

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  10. Looks like you've been having beautiful weather. How great is that fence with the little bird houses! Again, your meditation journal is beautiful - you're talented.

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  11. lovely photos, and that little boy is so darling! Of course, i do love the pups too. Isn't it nice to be getting some warm days again?

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  12. Happy March Carol! Thanks for sharing more delightful images from a very spring like Cape Ann! What a cute lil guy at the park!
    Your fence shot with the birdhouses is just sweet too! I'm sure everyone is glad to get back for a stroll on the beach with the lovely blue sky to admire!
    Have a lovely week!

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  13. This is a joyous post. I love walking sticks. I have one of my very own. Even the dog has one. I hope you and your fierce little mate have a good week.

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  14. Hello, wonderful images. I love the little one with the walking stick and the dog with the stick. Your furbaby could never look fierce. Have a happy week!

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  15. What a cute little guy with his walking stick. At first I thought the big dog had taken his stick--LOL! Nice sketching. :)

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  16. Harbor dredging is something you don't see here in Kansas. Cool pictures for all your memes.
    Ann

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  17. Harbor is a beautiful choice for the letter H! I have a hankering of going to the seashore!

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  18. Harbor is a beautiful choice for the letter H! I have a hankering of going to the seashore!

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  19. Good choice for H! You take part in many memes.

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  20. Wonderful photo's and so different to.

    Harbour dredging...i don't see that to often, not living nearby a harbor... sadly enough

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

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  21. we've had our share of dredging in our neck of the woods near Albany, NY

    ROG, ABCW

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  22. Love the series you present with each meme. Harbor is indeed unique, none did it this week I think.
    Happy ABCW!

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  23. Wow, Carol, you post with a lot of blogging groups. I knew that but today it hit me, I wouldn't be able to keep up with all the comments that you get.
    Art looks like a demanding dog, like some women can give a 'freezing you out look.' Also the kids at the playground are well dressed for the cold. Here I have only worn my leather jacket two times this winter. We haven't had a freeze yet.
    Is the Lighthouse a part of the park or is it a real operational lighthouse?
    ..

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    1. Hi Jim ~ the lighthouses are part of the play ground ~ thanks for asking ~ We are in the cold and wind of March and possibly a bit of snow on Friday morning ~ Really ready for Spring ~

      Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  24. That pic for Warm Heart Wednesday has to be one of the cutest I've seen! Love it!!

    =)

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  25. Very enjoyable group of weekly photos. I like the beach and the shadow, very inspiring posting to me.

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  26. The little hiker is a cutie. Your photos of him are darling. Artmuse Dog has an adorable ferocious frown. :-)

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  27. Hi Carol, I hope you are doing well and Artmuse dog too. I can not stop smiling when I see photos of the lil furry sweetheart. I hope you and Pamela were able to talk. She is the founder of the Sheltering:Postmark so I wanted to make sure she spoke with you. She does it in honor of her mom and I have enjoyed sending lots of encouragement out to many folks. I am sure by now you have heard that Smiling Sally (DiStefano) passed away. Goodness, it has been sad at blog world. First EG CameraGirl and her hubby and now Sally. It is hard to lose those we grow to love here. I am never disappointed when I visit here, your shares are always so comforting, so beautiful, so inspiring and just plain happy. Thank you for being a great blog friend. Stay warm and enjoy your week. xo

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  28. Great post for 1st of March.. Lovely photos

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  29. All of your pictures this week were wonderful, but I keep coming back to the little boy with his working stick all bundled up for the cold temps. He makes me think of Eloise when she was little, and Buddy and I ordered her some children's skiing poles and painted them pink. She was the cutest thing with them on the trails. They do not make real hiking stick for little ones. I am like you...before I take a photo of any children, I always ask the parents. That way I do not have to blur out the faces. It was nice to see your baby out and about this week.

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  30. love the set of monster rocks. came for the fences left loving the rock formations. ( :

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  31. The little boy, isn't he gorgeous Carol.

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  32. Love the walking stick, Carol!! Hope you had a good winter.

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  33. That little boy was adorable. It was nice his dad allowed you to take his photo.
    Your fence shot is nice, the wavy curves of the fence are fun and that was a cute little bird house.
    Both dogs are wonderful. Yours does have a funny expression on it's face.
    Nice Haiku...it's coming slowly but surely.

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  34. Oh love the little boy with the walking stick so cute and great images on all your days. Hug B

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  35. That little boy sure was cute. Good to hear that the weather is warming up. Yes, she does look fierce, but she probably has a lot of patience with you and the pictures.

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  36. I there was I thinking ArtMuseDog's look was saying, no I'm not picking up a stick to tie in with your theme:) How nice to watch the ships go by. The spring flowers have arrived here but still waiting for some spring sunshine to go with them.

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  37. the little guy with his stick and the dog with its stick should be buddies. :) like the swoops in the fence and the swooping tree branch that follows it.

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  38. Lovely photos! Doggy has walking stick, too. Art Muse Dog is so scary today!
    ~

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  39. What a beautiful assortment off pics!

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  40. Beautiful photos but my favourite is the sketches. Sometimes a scene is so inspiring being able to draw would be a great gift.

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  41. Love the Wednesday shot - as do many others. Thanks for sharing (and for dropping by) Happy weekend.

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  42. I don't know about fierce... but very cute! I like your skywatch shot, too!!

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  43. Hi Carol, Your photos this week are beautiful. I like your fence shot and always the sweet fur babies. Have a nice weekend ahead. xo

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  44. I love your sketch book, and the little boy with the stick. It looks like the big dog also has a hiking stick.

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  45. Beautiful blue sky....hopefully this means Spring will soon appear.
    No matter how she feels about it Artmuse Dog poses for you - she is a star!

    Happy weekend!
    Ruby

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  46. Adorable boy and his walking stick!! Cute sketches....pretty water scene....sweet furbaby [of course] and the fence with tiny bird houses...awesome.

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  47. Wonderful photos, specialy the ones of the little guy with his walking stick are great.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  48. All themes in one post ! Very nice interpretations !

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  49. I love the look on that wee pups face! She looks like she's giving that camera the stink-eye!

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  50. dear friend, so happy spring has finally reached you! enjoy the awakening.
    xo

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  51. So glad to hear that your part of the world is warming up! Enjoy!

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  52. So much to see and feel as weather invites you out to rediscover warmth on the breeze.

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  53. Hello dear Carol, so happy to see some ground showing through all the snow! You can feel everyone's exhuberance of being out and about! I think your Zoe has been talking to my Leo, because he has started to give me the don't take my photo look! I had a fun thought... that the dog-friend on the beach found the boys walking stick! Wouldn't that make a great story? Thank you for taking us along in your beautiful, beautiful world!

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  54. i always enjoy seeing children playing outdoors, and getting fresh air!!! your pups are adorable!!!

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  55. Nothing could be more welcome than springs arrival.

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  56. These are all wonderful images. It is starting to look a bit like spring. That first image is adorable!

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  57. Love that fence picture. Glad that spring has finally arrived. :)

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  58. A great series of photos!
    The little boy and the dog know that the simplest toys are the best - they stimulate the imagination!

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  59. Hello, I always enjoy seeing your cute furbaby! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy and have a happy weekend!

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  60. A beautiful eclectic mix of shot Carol. Have a good weekend.

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  61. The little guy is so cute. I love the joy and openness of children and how he didn't have any embarrassment about posing like some of us adults would, lol. The scenic shots are lovely and it looks like you are having a break in the Winter weather.

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  62. Indeed-such a fierce look! I'm sure it all melts away as soon as she knows she's going for a walk!

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  63. I hope it is thawing out for you now, we have cooler temps here, some nice crisp mornings have been happening :-)

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  64. It's always fun to watch kids play. The dogs are cute and I love the blue skies. We've had another grey weekend.

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  65. A beautiful blue sky for Friday Carol. I hope it's a precursor to warm weather for you.

    Sorry but your fierce little doggie scares me not one bit - grrrr.

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  66. These are great! I hope your eyes are better soon...I'm having problems with mine also, but mostly for night driving. Have a super Sunday!!

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  67. Wow... lots and lots of joyful aspects, colors, meanings; amazing quotes for soul, a clear blue sky saying that Spring is close... Artmuse Dog, the little one is so funny...so cute!! Great idea of your book of thoughts and sketches...
    *-* oh yes..."spring slowly arrives" and "It is a happy talent to know how to play."
    Many thanks for being inspired by...
    Best regards in March!

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  68. Another lovely week's sharing

    Thanks for dropping by my blog Carol

    Much love...

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  69. Lovely photos and interesting write ups.

    The shadow shot is fantastic.

    Best wishes

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  70. Love the photo of your little guy! He looks like a true hiker with his walking stick!

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  71. I love Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    And the "mean" look totally cracked me up.

    You are just so neat.

    Thanks for warming my heart for week 16.

    XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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