A SHUTTERBUG EXPLORES ~ 91



Happy 4th of July to the USA
also known as Independence Day.
Have a safe and happy one. ^_^





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'It is no use to go back to yesterday
because I was a different person then.'
Lewis Carroll







Our World Tuesday ~ 

Our World on Cape Ann Ma is celebrating the 4th of July
Happy Independence Day to the dear USA









Ruby Tuesday ~ 

Window Display on Cape Ann MA
for the 4th of July ~ Independence Day in the USA









ABC Wednesday ~ Letter is Z 

Beautiful Cape Ann MA before a summer storm.


Z is for zeitgeist ~ general intellectual, moral and cultural
state of an era.

I wonder what is happening with this changing
era ~ can be a bit puzzling at times.









A Simple Town Life ~ grateful

Grateful for nature's awesome palette and living in the
USA with freedom, family and friends and most important
my little Yorkie ~ What are you grateful for today?









Sky Watch Friday ~ 

An awesome Cape Ann MA sky ~ 






Haiku My Heart
A Cape Ann Ma haiku for you and Haiku My Heart ~ 











Paint Party Friday ~ 
More free hand watercolor angels on Cape Ann MA







Saturday Critter and Camera Critters ~ 
'Zoe' under the table for shade on Cape Ann MA
at the Manchester Mystery Book  Club 









Shadow Shot Sunday ~ 

More a reflection than a shadow on Cape Ann MA 
Hey, I just like the effect 





Sunday Sketches ~ 
Happy Independence Day in the USA
from this Cape Ann MA angel 






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 Your posted comments are a treasure ~ thanks

Wishing you a safe and happy Independence
Day in the USA. ^_^






'boss dog'






carol

Comments

  1. Hari OM
    HAPPY FOURTH!!! My, but these are some mighty fine shots this week... I particularly love the 'pre-storm' moorings scene; and Zoe, of course. Always love Zoe!!! Blessings, YAM xx

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  2. Dear Carol-
    Happy 4th of July!
    All your photos are grand.
    I particularly enjoyed the calm before the storm photo and Zoe's picture.
    Have a Happy Week!
    Peace :)

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  3. I love your patriotic angels, your haiku, and I love your spirit. I hope the fireworks don't bother your dog too much. Ours hate the Fourth of July.

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  4. Oh what really beautiful photos and art again! Can't pick a fave although I do love the "reflection" and the stormy sea-which really draws me in. Fab patriotic displays too. And I do adore your angel art-and your angel Zoe:) Happy 4th to you and yours!

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  5. Beautiful sky shots! Have a safe Independence Day.

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  6. Happy 4th!
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  7. Happy Independence Day to you too Carol. I hope you and your little muse enjoy the festivities. I love that picture of the before the storm. It says so much. These times are confusing. It shows how one person can make a difference, good or bad. We need all of our angels to help take care of life right now. Namaste.

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  8. Happy 4th of July :)

    Zoe looks so cute :)

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  9. Love the shadow (reflection) photo!
    Some great 4th of July decorations. I hope you enjoyed the holiday. xo

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  10. Not that long ago, I wrote that I was NOT a very zeitgeisty person. No, it is not a word!

    ROG, ABCW

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  11. I can relate to your thoughts about the present and the future... we all have our doubts and wishes, especially in difficult and worrying times.


    Wishing you a wonderful ABC-day / -week and hopefully till next week when I may welcome you in te new home of ABC-Wednesday on http://abcwednesday.com !

    Melody (abcw-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/20-z

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  12. They sure are strange and unsettling times, nice to have your calm and beautiful pictures with a haiku to show what is important.

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  13. I hope you had a lovely 4th of July day, it's raining here in NZ but hopefully it's nice and warm there for you.

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  14. Hello, pretty views of Cape Ann. I like the reflections and window displays. Pretty sky shots and your Zoe is always adorable. I hope you had a happy 4th of July. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  15. I love the nature Haiku this week.

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  16. Beautiful photos! I love that shot of the harbor with the dark clouds overhead.

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  17. The colors of your sky in all kinds of weather are amazing. When I come to your site, I find myself feeling calmer looking at your photos of your home. Thank you.

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  18. Lots of beautiful shots. thanks for visiting my blog. Janey

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  19. Wonderful art and words again. Love the reflections photo and your little treasure finding a shady place! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  20. What a lovely haiku and wonderful angels. The photos are so beautiful too, the one before the summer storm is so gorgeous.

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  21. Beautiful photos! I love the harbour before the storm photo, very nice indeed.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  22. some ominous looking clouds in that one shot. happy weekend.

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  23. Haha, coming back.
    For your angels.

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  24. Hello Carol, nature is beautiful. Lovely views of the water and sky. I am a fan of your artwork and angels. Love your sweet Zoe too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Good to find some shade in this heat! Love the shadow shot photo too! Enjoy your weekend...stay cool! Hugs!

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  26. Lovely Independence Angel for SS!

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  27. Hi Carol.... looks like you and Zoe had a good Holiday -- nature feeds my spirit these days ...always love the beauty of Cape Ann. And the angels!

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  28. Hi kindred...what a beautiful post and tribute..stunning photos! I love your haiku..pure peacefulness shines from your poetic soul! I am always smitten with your little pup..so adorable! Wonderful art!
    Thanks for shining your magic!
    Victoria
    Happy Sunday Sketches #12

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  29. I hope little Zoe found some shade. Gorgeous Cape Anne pre storm shot! Oliver had to decide between shade and playing with his birthday toys today and managed to do both. I guess he wanted his pool because he ended up resting with one paw in the water dish.

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  30. Hello Carol!:) My, what gorgeous sky shots, especially like the moody one, and I like the Teddy picnic, and shop window display. Adorable Zoe is as photogenic as ever. I hope you had a happy 4th of July.:)

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  31. Your comment came through just fine.

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  32. I enjoyed your eye candy this week! The storm photo is my all time favorite of yours. Thanks so much for continuing to inspire me!
    ~~ Irene

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  33. I love your Shadow Shot Sunday. . .I could see a picture/painting and that is the background. Your pictures show the most absolutely beautiful place (and I have been there) I can think of. Blessings, Janet

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  34. I absolutely love your watercolor angels. They're so lovely!!! :)

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