A SHUTTERBUG EXPLORES ~ 53



Our blog week begins on late Monday and is done for the week to save on my aging eyes.
Thanks for understanding. 


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'It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life.' ~ Joseph Campbell



Our World Tuesday ~ 

Autumn sky on Cape Ann MA before the backlash of the hurricane down South. Fortunately, we were only blessed with rain.

Sharing with Our World Tuesday link up.




ABC Wednesday ~ Letter is N
'N'  for ABC Wednesday ~ Ninety Nine plus pumpkins at the Apple Orchard on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with ABC Wednesday link up.




Good Fences Thursday ~ 

At the apple orchard on Cape Ann MA ~
Little girl and donkey eyeing each other between the fence.

Sharing with Good Fences link up.




Paint Party Friday ~ 
An Asian style painting from my artist journal ~ a bit of an 'etegami' style ~ Autumn on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with Paint Party Friday link up




Haiku My Heart ~ 
Still at the 'apple orchard' with a haiku for you and sharing with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart. link up.




Saturday Critters and Camera Critters
A donkey nearby at the apple orchard on Cape Ann MA ~ he or she seemed a bit tired of the people watching her ~ She was so sweet.

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Saturday Critters and Camera Critters links




Shadow Shot Sunday 2 ~ 
Too busy eating to be bothered by the photographer. ~ As seen at an apple orchard on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with Shadow Shot Sunday 2 link up




Sunday Sketches in England 
A bit of Autumn in an Asian style sketch
happening on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with Sunday Sketches in England link up





Saving the 'best' for last. Ms Zoe





We are wishing you a special week. xox

Your posted comments delight us. thanks, ^_^




Comments

  1. Don't run over those pumpkins! I love the group of them and can imagine them rolling but can't make out what has daisies on it in the middle of the shot.

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    1. I wondered the same thing ~ It is a rock that is painted ~ thanks for asking ~ ^_^

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  2. I know all about aging eyes!

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  3. Lovely skies and a beautiful sketch!

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  4. Wow,so many pumpkins. Love the fifth. Don't crush those pumpkins!

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  5. Very pretty scenes from your part of the world - and two lovely journal pages. Very pleased to hear Hurricane Matthew didn't trouble you too much. My cousin in Florida had to leave her home.

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  6. All those pumpkins! Shame only about 5% of those sold get to be eaten in the coming weeks. All that lovely soup wasted.

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  7. Oh, I love those "little brave pumpkins" :-)
    Lovely photos from apple orchard - orange sea of pumpkins and sweet donkey!

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  8. beautiful moments captured thru your eyes carol! Love the autumn inspired etegami art. Sweet Zoe:)

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  9. It looks like fall in your area. Nothing like a stack of pumpkins to usher in the fall weathers. Love your sketches and haiku. Have a great week.

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  10. The Autumn skies are very special. That's an awful lot of pumpkins to prepare for Thanksgiving!

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  11. Happy rest-of-the-Week to you!
    What a fun group of photos and words!
    brave pumpkins, indeed!
    lovely watercolors!

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  12. that is a lovely choice for this weeks letter ...with beautiful photos too

    Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-19n/

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  13. Nice photos - fall is such a perfect season in your part of the world.

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  14. either a very tiny donkey, or a very big little girl lol :)

    zoe looks stuck in the cushions :p

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  15. Love those 99 pumpkins as well as the shot of a few with the truck!

    Leslie abcw team

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  16. I love the cute little girl and her donkey.

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  17. The pumpkins have just appeared on the shelves here, I wonder if your brave little pumpkins are making a break for it. Like the blue painted rock and the pumpkins gathering around it.

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  18. Zoe is always wonderful, but really your whole post is *best*, Carol. I love your etagami and haiku and the paintings that go along with them. I'm glad the storm only brought rain to you.

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  19. Beautiful post Carol.....lovely autumnal colours in your paintings!
    And sweet Zoe snoozing with eye half open - or shut!

    Have a wonderful week,
    Ruby

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  20. Super shots and goings on at Cape Ann this week! The pumpkins are en masse and I like the old truck too!
    The donkey seems to be a sweet critter who likes his own space!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. Hello!:) So much to see, and colourful images to admire starting with your cute paintings, and the Pumpkins. Love the donkey shots and Zoe's Photo.:)

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  22. Fantastic picture of Zoe. I love the little girl approaching the donkey, also.
    You had asked about the pumpkins in my header photo. I think they are called bumpy or wart-y pumpkins!!!

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  23. Ms Zoe is the prettiest and the lovely one, for sure!! :) *-* The autumn sky is fantastic and, as well, those huge pumpkins for decorations, I think. Best regards in october and a very good weekend, too!

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  24. adorable donkeys! love the birdhouses, too.

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  25. Pumpkins and apples - it's definitely fall! I love the 99+ pumpkins!

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  26. 99 pumpkins - did YOU count them, or did the dog?

    ROG, ABCW

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  27. I'm delighted to share the breathless beauty of pumpkins with you! Such simple things, and yet so profound! Happy Haiku My Heart!

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  28. Delightful series, especially the donkey and little girl.

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  29. Pumpkins must be brave especially this time of year.

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  30. Although it was all wonderful, yes...the best was last! Awwwww.......

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  31. Lovely piece for PPF, beautiful colours and textures.

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  32. Little Zoe looks so cozy! I loved the pumpkins in your photos, and I wanted to sit on the daisy rock in the middle of all of them! The little etagami houses are a delight, I want to visit them too! And yes, nature does take my breath away and those are indeed brave pumpkins! XO

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  33. What wonderful etegami art and Zoe is just adorable as usual!

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  34. mmmm all those pumpkins, I could make alot of things with those :-)

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  35. Great journal page and photos...love zoe and the pumpkins!

    Hugs Giggles

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  36. Lots of great snaps, your fence image and paint party were favorites!!

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  37. The donkey and little girl shot was so cute. So was Zoe & I liked your Asian inspired art piece too.

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  38. Very beautiful but my favorite is all the pumpkins in the patch. Brilliant photo.

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  39. Donkeys got tired for being watched.

    It must have paid too much attention.

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  40. Hello carol, I always enjoy your pretty artwork. The donkey is adorable too. Lovely collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing you post! Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

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  41. pumpkins embracing the nature.

    Lovely Haiku and wonderful pictures.

    Utpal Kant Mishra

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  42. Pumpkins embracing the nature.

    Lovely Haiku and wonderful Pictures.

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  43. dear carol, so much beauty as we move into the golden light of autumn.
    thank you for your beauty in the world.
    xo

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  44. sweet apple eater , and Zoe the Quees

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  45. Pumpkins are so much fun. Thanksgiving has come and gone (at least for us) but they are still around waiting for Halloween. - Margy

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  46. Your Asian style paintings are beautiful. Great pictures all around! I especially like the donkey:-)

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  47. Hi Carol-
    Very nice photos of the season and the love belt animals. Your drawings are wonderful.
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  48. Loving your painting and your autumn photos. Luckily we did get only rain (I live in NH), otherwise I think all those gorgeous colors we are having would have been blown away.

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  49. Oh Carol, what creative photos! I especially love the Red Pickup truck and pumpkins in front, but the donkey pictures are probably a tie! Really though I love them all! Have a wonderful week!

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  50. Really enjoyed your post, especially the Joseph Campbell quote and the light bouncing off all the ninety nine plus pumpkins.

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  51. Love those birdhouse paintings, and the donkeys are too cute.

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  52. Such a bountiful pumpkin harvest! Cute donkey and sweet little Zoe!

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  53. I love your Asian style paintings...the colours are so pretty together. Great photos as always! Zoe is adorable!

    Have a lovely week ~ :)

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  54. Oh, I love the donkeys! And of course your precious little dog!

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  55. Beautiful Asian style painting for PPF:-)

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