And so begins another blog week with a ShutterBug Exploring
 on Cape Ann MA
Hope you enjoy our photography, haiku and art.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year to come.

'Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.'
~ William Wordsworth

Tuesday ~ Our World Tuesday link
A magnificent sunset on Cape Ann MA ~
a free gift for Christmas ~ no commercialism here
Seen a few days before Xmas and I was awed by the gift.

Sharing with Our World Tuesday

Wednesday ~ ABC Wednesday link ~ 
Not a Yacht but very functional boat on Cape Ann MA ~
not a Yacht in the harbor in Winter
had trouble finding photos to fit the letter Y for:

Sharing with ABC Wednesday 

For ABC Wednesday 2 for 1 

Y ~ Yuletide gift from Debbie ~ check out her
blog link ~ She is so knowledgeable and creative about etegami

Sharing with ABC Wednesday letter is Y

Friday ~ Sky Watch Friday link

Sun going down on Cape Ann MA through the wintry trees

Sharing with Sky Watch Friday

Friday ~ Haiku My Heart link
Haiku for you and sharing with:

Rebecca's Haiku My Heart

Friday ~ Paint Party Friday

Dabbling on Cape Ann MA
during the Christmas season

Sharing with Paint Party Friday

Saturday ~ Saturday Critters and Camera Critters link
Critter on the Beach ~ Weather is erratic here on
Cape Ann MA ~ one day warm, sun, next day cold and windy.

Sharing with: Saturday Critters and Camera Critters

Sunday on Saturday ~ Shadow Shot Sunday2

Beauty of the Season.

Sharing with Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Sunday ~ Alexandra's Sunday Sketches link

Doodling on Cape Ann MA during Christmas

Sharing with Sunday Sketches

'I am still thinking about that gadget in her hand.'

We are wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year. oxox

Your posted comments add delight to our day. thanks ^_^


  1. Nice collection - I love the first photo of the sunset

  2. Beautiful shots Carol, wishing you a Happy New Year.

  3. Hari OM
    As ever, I smile from top to bottom! Blessing to there from here. YAM xx

  4. That sunset capture is superbly serene! Wishing you a healthy, joy-filled 2017.

  5. You have such a good eye. I love the boat. My brief career working offshore I learned tugboats were basicall big engines surrounded by the boat.

  6. As always enjoying your “doddles” and “dabbles”. Look forward to seeing more in the New Year!

  7. So beautiful - love the pastel colours!

  8. A good week of photos. Love the sunset - and the little cutie at the end.

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous sunset! And colors of sunset in Sky watch Friday photo are so beautiful. Love the cute Santa and reindeer :-) I hope you enjoyed your Chrsitmas. Wishing you a very happy New Year!

  10. Happy New year!

    nice shot of the gull and sunset :)

  11. Your reindeer dabble would make a great Christmas card. Happy New Year!

  12. I think of your posts as a gift every week.
    May you have blessings all of the New Year.

  13. what a beautiful post. I love that serene sunset over the water. A lovely and meaningful gift from afar. Love your sweet etegamis and haiku. And Zoe looks very festive with her candy cane ribbon:) Wishing you and yours a blessed and happy, healthy New Year!

  14. That sunset is a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing it.

  15. Beautiful grouping, and thanks for sharing these lovelies. Happy New Year to you!

  16. Your photos and paintings are always such a treat!

    abcw team

  17. Lovely pictures of nature and art!
    Thank you, Carol:)

  18. All your photos are nice, but the sunset is gorgeous !

  19. I have really enjoyed reading through your week of images,
    you certainly have a talent, the snapshot of the sunset is stunnimg.
    I liked your play on the letter Y, most invenyive, i too, struggled
    for sometime to pick an appropriate subject.
    I also lovedthe picture of your gorgeous little doggie, so pretty.
    Every good wish for 2017.
    ABCW team.

  20. Beautiful photo's and a perfect choice for y in this time of year

    Wishing you a magnificent New Year
    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  21. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas !!
    Happy New Year !!

  22. Lovely images.
    Love your doodles!!

    Happy New year, Carol. :)

  23. A lovely bunch of photos! Wishing you a most happy New Year.

  24. beautiful sunset, I love the christmas decoration - dont' see any like that think we need more of them :-)

  25. Hi Carol, Beautiful photos of the lake. I like the functional boat on Cape Ann, and your drawings of Santa and the Snowmen on skis. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

  26. Love everything. Favorites this week (besides the usual last for best of course) are the skiers and the beautiful pale winter sunset behind those lovely trees. But it is not fair to pick favorites when every picture and every word is perfect. You always make me smile.

  27. Hello Carol, gorgeous sunset. Your Christmas sketches are wonderful. I love your sweet furbaby too. Great photos. Enjoy your weekend! I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

  28. I like your skiiers and Santa and reindeer.They make me smile. :-) Peace and joy in 2017, Carol.

  29. Wow What a Week!!!

    Happy PPF

    🍸 Cheers to a happy creative 2017

    much love...

  30. I always love scrolling through your creations of the week! Thanks for the smiles. Happy New Year.
    ~~ Irene

  31. Thanks for happy post.
    Wishing you love, joy and peace for the New Year ♥

  32. Dear Carol, what a perfect way to end this year strolling through your world. That sunset is such a gift and your haiku warms my heart, especially when I think of all the small words we have shared over the years. Lots of love and new years wishes to you and little Zoe this coming weekend! XOXOXO

  33. What a heartwarming haiku for year's end, Carol. May the warmth continue for a long time to come! Happy New Year!

  34. Happy New Year. Thanks for your gifts


  35. That is a beautiful sunset!
    Best Wishes for the New Year!

  36. What sweet Christmas art and Zoe is so sweet! The photo of the trees with the sun is remarkable.

  37. A funny expression on that gull's face! Have a Happy New Year!!

  38. Sunset and sunrise, and it will be then 2017.

    Happy New Year.

    Happy dreaming.

  39. What a wonderful variety of photos. Happy New Year to you!

  40. I just love your skiing snowmwen Carol. What a happy, lovely and colourful sketch.

    I'm wishing you the Very Best for a Happy New Year.

  41. Your photographs are beautiful! Thank you, as always, for sharing and Happy New Year Carol!

  42. Love the B&W! Lovely post! Have an awesome upcoming year with great art, photos and haikus!

  43. Beautiful photos! They are all so wonderful.

    I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year! :)

  44. Hello Carol, I always love seeing your sweet dog. Cute photo. Love the gull and your sketches. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend! I wish you and your family all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

  45. Great interesting week of images and art. Something for everyone there Carol. We've had fantastic sunrises and sunsets over the Christmas period. Happy New Year to you :D

  46. Happy New Year from Poland. See you in Fences around the world

  47. Wonderful series. Love your sky views. Happy new year to you too!

  48. Those little skier doodles are super cute! Happy New Year.


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