Sunday, August 29, 2010

Green Caps

August Moon

August Moon - The last full moon of Summer, incomparable in beauty, signals that another Summer is drawing to a close, and the sweet early days of Fall are dawning.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Iowa State Fair 2010

A Warm Summer Evening



The colors were mesmerizing!

Blue Skies, Green Water

'Blue Skies, Green Water' - lyrics to 'The Coast' - the Court Yard Hounds (two of the Dixie Chicks)....'and the Wind Blowing in my Hair'.
It seems like there's a song for almost everything....
Duck Weed (Lemna minor)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

'Winter White Out'

'Winter White Out' - my Iowa State Fair 2010 Exhibited Photo -
Ironically I wouldn't have submitted this photo if not encouraged by two of my favorite photographers - Penny and Patty.  I had other photos I preferred, but respected their advice.....next year I'm commissioning you two to select all of my entries....


Charles River Kayaking

Downtown Boston

Synchronicity

The population of Greater Boston is 4.5 million people.  The odds of randomly meeting someone you know in Boston (who doesn't yet know you're in town) is quite remote.  So, my mathematical genius friends, what are the odds of running into someone not once, but twice in two days - once in downtown Boston and the next day, randomly, in a surrounding Boston community.....Synchronicity: "temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events." 
Regardless the meaning, it was wonderful to see 'Texas' cousins (now moved to Boston) Ann, Jeff, Ava, and Owen - 3 times!!  Ava is quite the young artist, while Owen is an up-and-coming drummer.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Inn At Castle Hill - Ipswich, Massachusetts

Inn At Castle Hill - A Quiet Bed and Breakfast on the Crane Estate.
The view, rooms, and beach here are beautiful.

Joe and Felicia Pagliuca's Boston Wedding - August 7th, 2010

What fun to have the wedding annoucement and photos on the the scoreboard at the Boston Garden!


A lovely view from the Boston Garden, and a wonderful Rehearsal Dinner.

My cousins:  Brother Josh offers Felicia shooting advice.

Congratuations also Felicia on your PhD from Cambridge University, and your new position at Harvard. 

Wedding at Arlington Church in Downtown Boston

Reception at the Pagliuca's - fresh lemonade to start the evening. Yumm!

Cousins and Cousins. Aunt and Uncle.
Somehow Joe didn't get in this photo of Covel and Walton cousins....(suspect it was the photographers fault - still a nice looking group). 
Congratulations Joe and Felicia! 

Gloucester Massachusetts


The gulls were fun.  The kayaking was nice, but not too exciting....

...except for a few thunderstorms one afternoon...

....and, later some new 'skills' - like Bow-Walking!  :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Arrival of Nemo

Nemo - by KayakPro. It's fast. It's light. It's colorful!