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Northern Flicker woodpecker sighting (7.5.14)
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Boston Skyline from across the Harbor in Weymouth (7.6.14)
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Rows and Rows of Carousel Horses (6.28.14)
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No Papparazzi Please! (6.28.14)
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A Couple of Barn Owls (6.28.14)
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Tiger Sighting (6.28.14)
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Sleeping Fox (6.28.14)
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Baby Blue Jay (6.22.14)
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Another Egret Sighting this time Marshfield (6.22.14)
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Chief Woodenhead (6.22.14)
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Zen along the Maine Seacoast Again (5.25.14)
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Metal Lobster somewhere in Maine (5.25.14)
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Hanging with the Little People, Ogunquit, ME (5.24.14)
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Boston Public Gardens (5.10.14)
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LEGO Giraffe! (5/5/14)
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Robin facing the Spring, Norwood MA (4/2014)
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Yellow Tulip in the Spring Rain (5.1.14)
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Sleepy Pig, Chester NJ (4.12.14)
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Meeting the Bunny, Not Outside Woody's Liquors this time (4.12.14)
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Morris County NJ Models Wearing Their Recycled Materials Clothing
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Scitaute Light, Scituate Harbor, MA (3.29.14)
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Me with the Propietor of the Egypt Country Store, Egypt MA (3.29.14)
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Nubble Light, Ogunquit ME at Sunset (11.22.13)
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Opposite Nubble Light at Sunset (11.22.13)
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Friday, July 25, 2014

04:28 PM EST [Link] The Return of THEM! [comments: 0]
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Saw some rather large ants over at the Heritage Museum and Gardens today!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

09:05 PM EST [Link] Skaket Sunset 2014 [comments: 0]
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Sunset is still my favorite color. What a fine end to a great day.


03:21 PM EST [Link] Cool Whale Sculpture Spotted [comments: 0]
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Very cool looking, and for sale for your own front yard!

03:10 PM EST [Link] Classic Cape [comments: 0]
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This little out of the way place known mostly to the locals was really good!


11:32 AM EST [Link] Sunset on Nantucket Sound [comments: 0]
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11:30 AM EST [Link] Osprey Nest in Chimney [comments: 0]
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

08:03 PM EST [Link] A Cormorant Convention! Harwich, MA (7.23.14) [comments: 0]
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Also, if you're ever in Yarmouth check out a place called Cape Cat. Very cool shirt, but whatever you do, don't compare the dude running the place's idea to the Black Dog! You'll get the real story!

Yelp reviews. Hey, I liked the guy!


Monday, July 21, 2014

08:24 PM EST [Link] Great First Day of Vacation [comments: 0]
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Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.


03:59 PM EST [Link] Zen Time [comments: 0]
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Another day, "zening" out on the Cape! Digging checking out some new sites and hiking trails, now off to the pool at the resort!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

05:14 PM EST [Link] Yesterday was Quite a Day [comments: 0]
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Clockwise from top left: 1) Low Tide Provincetown Harbor looking out toward the Light, 2) Along the breakwall in the harbor, 3) Mermaid Bewbs, and 4) Spotting a pair of Glossy Ibis wading in the salt marshes of Wellfleet.

03:28 PM EST [Link] This Week's Book Reading [comments: 0]
Kind of a good day to stay in and curl up with a book. Which is what I've been doing today, and the current book is called Alone Together - Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. It's a pretty fascinating read, a little heady as it's written by an MIT professor and director, but I totally recommend it if you've ever wondered how all this technology in our lives is affecting us emotionally.

01:49 PM EST [Link] The Chatham Triplets [comments: 0]
So today, while getting breakfast at a place we've never been in Chatham, two gentlemen started up a conversation with us. I don't know what it is, but for some odd reason, people just want to start conversations when the Ladydoc is around. This one guy, the one who did most of the talking, said he and his brother (the guy next to him) were the first triplets born in Chatham, in fact, first recorded in New England. Ohhhh kay. Except there were only him and his brother (apparently the third was lost in childbirth). Then he got to mentioning how he was related to the Nickerson's and can trace his ancestry all the way to folks on the Mayflower. Ohh kay. Said he used to run a boat business that his dad started, then did landscaping and is now retired. Family comes from money and has lived in Chatham for generations. That could be true I suppose. Has met a ton of actors, including Johnny Depp and Harry Connick Jr, who apparently used him to get a broker to buy property in the town, and live here. According to him Christian Slater lives on Main Street currently. Main Street? Really? He used to be in music too, recording along with the Beach Boys and Elvis. Not so sure about that part, although they were very knowledgeable regarding trivia around Elvis - like the first song he wrote for his mother. Also the brothers said they had a chance to be in the Jaws movies. Hmmm. Like, Jaws 3 and 4. Except Jaws 3 was filmed in Orlando, Florida I believe. Thing is, the way the guy was talking, I couldn't tell if some of it could be true, or none of it, does seem like some of it could actually be true. Also, really wanted to sun to be out today (it is slightly overcast here today). For what reason, I cannot fathom. These guys were real local characters!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

04:46 PM EST [Link] Cape Views are Pretty Spectacular!! [comments: 0]
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What an amazing first day of vacation so far! First, look at this view! I've been capturing scenes like this all over today. Started this morning with a hike and the Ladydoc spotted a pair of Glossy Ibis, which apparently is a rather rare sight to see, so seeing that and capturing it on camera was pretty special. I'll get around to processing those later in the week. Also took in some beach sights and shopping and dining and just generally enjoying ourselves! Just for the record, this particular shot was just at the tip of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown.

08:45 AM EST [Link] Cape Arrival [comments: 0]
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We have arrived!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

08:18 PM EST [Link] Images of the day [comments: 0]
I think these are so cool! Colorized old photos

Saturday, July 12, 2014

06:44 PM EST [Link] Growing our own [comments: 0]
Just ate this awesome salad with ingredients we've grown from the garden including three types of lettuce. Spruced It Up With some nuts, watermelon, feta cheese, and dressing. Rock on, it's pretty cool to ate stuff you've grown yourself!

05:11 PM EST [Link] Music Soothes the Savage Beast [comments: 0]
angelbeast (74k image)While going through some old 45's to place into the jukebox, Angel decided to help us out on what to pick! She's got pretty good taste to as she agreed with our decisions of Wild Thing, Tears on my Pillow,and the Righteous Brothers. Although we have a good mix of 50's through 80's tunes in there, I'm thinking of getting the ratio of 1950's tunes up just to add more to the nostalgia factor (i.e doo-wop). Plus, to be truthful, the music back then was pretty darn good.

05:06 PM EST [Link] Lilypads Take Over [comments: 0]
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Looks like the lilypads have taken over the Mystic River, if you ask me. Must be literally thousands of them here along the banks.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

09:57 AM EST [Link] 1st bikeride in 2014 [comments: 0]
Finally took the bike out of storage and pedaled into work today. This is probably one of the latest starts to the year that I've done this is quite a while. But, the weather seems perfect today for it, so that's why.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

08:11 PM EST [Link] Another mention [comments: 0]
Sorta got a mention somewhere in here. *smirk*

09:40 AM EST [Link] The Not Art Guy! [comments: 0]
An interview with the Not Art Guy. I have seen these tags all over the place for a while now. Interesting to see what it's really about.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

08:30 PM EST [Link] Congrats in Order! [comments: 1]
My congratulations to the Ladydoc being interviewed and quoted for an upcoming publication dealing with social media issues. Go babe, you rock!! I so need to buy that book now!

05:19 PM EST [Link] Hometown Lovin' [comments: 0]
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Yup, my hometown!


Monday, July 7, 2014

07:48 PM EST [Link] Fishing in a Dam [comments: 0]
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Took this about a month ago - a guy fishing off a dam in Natick.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

08:31 PM EST [Link] It's All Good [comments: 0]
Went to to Alma Nove today for lunch at the Hingham Shipyard. Mark and Donny Wahlberg's brother's place..good but could not make a lobster roll without mayo, which was annoying to Ladydoc! Busy day! Also walked around Webb Park in Weymouth and had peanut butter cup blizzards from DQ. Finally managed to get some housework done as well. It's all good.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

07:28 PM EST [Link] Caught ya! [comments: 0]
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Saw this lil guy om the fence.


06:37 PM EST [Link] Tiger Lily means Summer to Me [comments: 0]
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These have been growing in our backyard garden where I grew up for as long as I can remember.


Friday, July 4, 2014

11:34 AM EST [Link] Life Size Connect Four!? [comments: 0]
Ummm, life size Connect 4 and Jenga along with other amusements at a local restuarant in Somerville? I'm def gonna have to check this place out! I want the connect four thingy for myself!

Happy fourth everyone! No BBQ today due to the weather, but got invited to one tomorrow!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

08:53 AM EST [Link] Minor Props, right? [comments: 0]
Hey, one of my maps made it to a website, doing the cartography and analysis stated. See? I'm always on the lookout for more!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

04:10 PM EST [Link] I spy a fox! [comments: 0]
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Check out this sweet pic I took of a fox hanging out!


Saturday, June 28, 2014

08:16 PM EST [Link] Props to Shelton Hampton [comments: 0]
I think this is the best Hampton Inn I've ever stayed in just due to the fact of the crazy fast water slide that starts in the pool area and then goes outside the building taking a few turns before coming back into the building!

07:13 AM EST [Link] Sparrows: Round 2 [comments: 0]
Would you believe it appears that those two sparrows are nesting in the same place here AGAIN!?? Even got to see them consummating a week or two ago to get to this point!

Now off to Bridgeport CT for the day!


Friday, June 27, 2014

07:10 PM EST [Link] Rockin' Today's Press Conference [comments: 2]
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Glad that's finally over with! The slideshow is up. That's one piece anyway.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

08:23 PM EST [Link] Makin News! [comments: 0]
If you get a chance, watch some newscasts tomorrow afternoon/evening. You might see me or my maps! If I get a chance I might surreptitiously take a pic of all the reporters in the room asking questions!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

06:27 AM EST [Link] A Big Full Day [comments: 0]
Meetings all day today with a bunch of state reps in anticipation of the big news. Wish me luck!

Update: Went well with the meetings with House and Senate reps. Get ready for the media! Maybe you'll see me on tv (definitely a peek at the spatial analysis I did).


Sunday, June 22, 2014

07:01 PM EST [Link] Hanging on the back deck [comments: 0]
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Ahhh, what a beautiful day for coastal living. So so far today, we went on a couple of hikes at two different reserves in Marshfield and also had brunch at an establishment near the ocean, hung out the back deck and relaxed in this beautiful weather day, I saw a baby blue jay take some food from it's mother while I was on the back deck and photographed the little guy, cooked salmon together and used vegetables from our own garden to make salads for dinner (that's actually happening now as I write this post), maybe go through some old records to switch out some tunes in the jukebox, and am basically going to hang out and get ready for a busy week!


03:00 PM EST [Link] North River, Marshfield MA (6.22.14) [comments: 0]
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Another small hike this morning. Another sea and sky of beautiful blue.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

06:29 PM EST [Link] Oh What a Night [comments: 0]
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An morning of hiking and an afternoon of seeing Jersey Boys at a SuperLux theatre with my Baby. What could be better? OF course nothing could compare to the show we saw on Broadway in NYC a few years back, but it's pretty good! Perhaps more naturing tomorrow at a different spot.


Friday, June 20, 2014

10:47 AM EST [Link] Lil 'Ol Me [comments: 0]
So next week I'm going to be pretty busy as I actually have to meet with state legislators before the big day later in the week. Sometimes as I'm sitting in these meetings, I think to myself, how did I end up here, doing this work, and showing all these people? What an amazing set of circumstances that lil ol' me gets to be in these rooms with all these powerful politicians, and they really seem to dig what's been going on and the process that it took to get to this point. Pretty cool, but something I would've never expected I'd ever be involved in. Just fell into my lap, so to speak. I've actually had the good fortune to work on a number of high profile projects in my career. Mind Boggling when I really think of it.

10:45 AM EST [Link] Backyard Corner [comments: 0]
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

04:53 PM EST [Link] Baby Ducklings sighting [comments: 0]
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Couldn't resist seeing these little guys follow their mom.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

04:53 PM EST [Link] Can You Guess Where I've Been These Days? [comments: 0]
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Here's a view of the Statehouse you don't usually see.


Monday, June 9, 2014

03:51 PM EST [Link] Gotham Mapped [comments: 0]
The Cartographer Who Mapped Out Gotham City

A look at a real-life map of a fictional city.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

03:07 PM EST [Link] Empty Nest Synfrome [comments: 0]
Well, the sparrows finally left the nest and we can see them flitting around the backyard exploring their new world. Seems to be a bunch of babies out there today, from chipmunks, to squirrels, robins and mourning dove babies.

Click here to see one and some friends!


02:59 PM EST [Link] Mayflower 4 [comments: 0]
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Decided to go a little grainy grungy with this one.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

04:53 PM EST [Link] Mayflower One [comments: 0]
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Sights along today's day trip in Plymouth.


04:52 PM EST [Link] Mayflower 2 [comments: 0]
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04:52 PM EST [Link] Mayflower 3 [comments: 0]
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Friday, June 6, 2014

05:10 PM EST [Link] Fledgling Sparrows [comments: 0]
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Finally got a somewhat good look at the baby sparrows today. They've since become fledglings and their parents are going crazy feeding them all day as they zip in and out of the nesting area. The metal grate along the eaves of the deck was to keep out birds since a Robin built a nest up there 2 years ago, but these sparrows were determined to get behind the grating to build a nest. And that's exactly what they did. Getting in and out of there was somewhat of a challenge for them but I commend them on their spirit and never-give-up attitude. I imagine these little guys will be leaving soon as they appear strong, healthy, and ready to explore their world.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

08:31 AM EST [Link] Soaring Over Brookline (6.4.14) [comments: 0]
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Kudos: This picture was featured on WinningMeOver's Instagram Account!


Monday, June 2, 2014

07:10 PM EST [Link] My Irises Finally Popped 2014 [comments: 0]
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Unfortunately this particular breed only seems to bloom for a week and then that's it until next year.


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