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Hanging with Noelle LeBlanc from Damone! BEst. Picture. EVER! (6.2.07)
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Soulful Cow somewhere in Old Lyme CT (9.21.14)
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Snowy Egret in Old saybrook, CT (9.21.14)
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Birds in Old Saybrook, CT (9.21.14)
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Swans in Old Saybrook Ct (9.20.14)
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Old Tracks in Old Saybrook CT (9.20.14)
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Old Saybrook, CT (9.20.14)
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Pigeon Cove, Rockport, MA (9.7.14)
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Pigeon Cove, Rockport, MA (9.7.14)
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Egrets, Glocester MA (9.7.14)
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Alpaca Farm, Sudbury MA (8.23.14)
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Alpaca Farm, Sudbury MA (8.23.14)
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Flowers and a Footbridge (8.23.14)
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A Scene in Princeton, NJ (Aug. 2014)
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GFS August 2014 Seward Johnson Exhibit
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Ned's Point, Mattapoisett MA (8.16.14)
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Fairhaven Coastline (8.16.14)
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Shells Washed Ashore in Buzzards Bay (8.16.14)
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American Gothic, GFS, Princeton NJ 'Merica! (8.10.14)
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Making Mona Lisa Smile, GFS, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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Unconditional Surennder, GFS, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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65-ft Marilyn Monroe, Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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Motif Number 1 - Take 2, Rockport, MA (8.1.14)
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Octopus made of Glass at Harvard U. (8/3/14)
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Giant Spider in Sandwich, MA (July 2014)
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Whale Sculpture for Sale! Brewster, MA (July 2014)
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Skaket Beach Sunset, Orleans MA (July 2014)
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Brewster Grist Mill Herring Run Spot (July 2014)
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Brewster Grist Mill Herring Run Spot (July 2014)
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Provincetown, MA (July 2014)
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Glossy Ibis Sighting, Wellfleet MA (July 20140
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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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A Kind of Egret (6.28.14)
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Prarie Dog (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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Birds along the Occean (6.22.14)
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Broadmoor Sights (6.21.14)
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Osprey Nest, Plymouth MA (6.7.14)
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Plymouth Rock (6.7.14)
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Jamaica Pond (6.1.14)
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Jamaica Pond (6.1.14)
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Jamaica Pond (6.1.14)
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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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Sunday, September 21, 2014

05:41 PM EST [Link] Old Saybrook CT Overnight [comments: 0]
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05:40 PM EST [Link] Old Saybrook CT Overnight [comments: 0]
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Monday, September 15, 2014

07:31 PM EST [Link] Latest Read [comments: 0]
In Search of Motif No. 1 - a funny little book I happened upon. I mean, we've visited the fish shack on more than one occasion the latest being here- had no clue about it's varied crazy history!

Monday, September 8, 2014

09:55 AM EST [Link] If It's Not One Thing It's Another [comments: 0]
While driving into work today I began to notice that my muffler was making a huge noise as I was barrelling up Route 128 this morning. Guess I'll probably need a new one (AGAIN!) - try to get that addressed tomorrow. Yesterday we finally got a chance to go to the beach. September but better late than never, right? It was a nice day too but a bit too cool for swimming, especially up in the Cape Ann area. Although there were a lot of hardy New Englander women in bikinis. Did get to see a lot of white egrets milling around various areas. Also attempted to check out a bit of Dogtown, but what they don't tell you is that it abuts a shooting range and hearing rifles and bullets flying around is very disconcerting and somewhat scary actually since you can't actually tell where the things are coming from. However, after checking out some websites I am intrigued about this area and will most likely purchase a book on Kindle detailing the history and mystery of the place.

Also this weekend I started to go through replacing some of the labels in the jukebox with new or changed additions, it's actually a pretty time consuming process, but it can be fun.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

06:52 PM EST [Link] Visiting Pigeon Cove (9.7.2014) [comments: 0]
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Such a lovely place!

Friday, September 5, 2014

03:07 PM EST [Link] A Haircut and a Close Shave [comments: 0]
Crazy last couple of days. On Wednesday night I fractured a tooth that I had a root canal on very many years ago. The thing came right out of my mouth, post and all still connected. Luckily when I went to the dentist the next morning they were thankfully able to re-cement it into place - although I do need to be careful because it could happen again if I'm not mindful of it - and when that happens I will not be a happy camper since it's a front tooth. But it's all good now so I'm very relieved about that. Also this morning I got a haircut at a barbershop I hadn't been to since I was, like, 8 years old. Funny how things change. The place looked more or less the same (did have some updating) but all the barbers are youngish kids and some with tattoos, playing rock tunes. Not your father's barber. Gotta say, my cut did come out awesome though!

Monday, September 1, 2014

03:56 PM EST [Link] Last Day of Summer [comments: 0]
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Nooooo! One last day of summer along the coast - I do love coastal living. I could hang here all day. Here's a shot I took in Mystic this morning.


03:54 PM EST [Link] A Resturant that Used to be a Church [comments: 0]
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This place was really cool in Cranston RI on the way back up to Boston. Def worth checking out - my pictures don't do it justice, the cathedral bar especially, and the food was pretty good too! Chapel Grille


Sunday, August 31, 2014

07:34 PM EST [Link] Mystic CT Stopover [comments: 0]
Decided to spend the night in Mystic CT at a quaint little place called the Whalers Inn, right by the little drawbridge.

Score!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

07:38 PM EST [Link] The Station [comments: 0]
Had a great dinner at a place called the Station in Mountain Lakes, NJ. The cool thing about the place is that it was a former train station and it still has all that stonework that looks really nice. Interestingly, back in the day it was a major transportation line, and before that the land was owned by a slave.

Now it's a really good restaurant, but so interesting to see the history of what it was before. Who would ever know?

Some more history and pics!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

07:36 PM EST [Link] Sunday Funday [comments: 0]
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Just a quiet day at home, enjoying nature, reading, and grilling supper.

03:23 PM EST [Link] ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted! [comments: 0]
Did it today! The video of it is available for viewing on my facebook page. It was only a matter of time before somebody nominated the person that nominated me!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

06:27 PM EST [Link] Cute Alpaca Love! [comments: 0]
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04:33 PM EST [Link] Alpaca Love [comments: 0]
Took a ride along Rt. 62 and 117 through quaint little towns like Maynard, Stow, Hudson, and Sudbury. Happened upon an alpaca farm that was having an open house today!

Currently reading "Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It."


Thursday, August 21, 2014

07:29 PM EST [Link] Couple of Book Talks I Could Go See.. [comments: 0]
...but probably won't because the dates don't look like they'd work for me. Still the topics seems interesting enough to at least check out the books on a Kindle, or even YOU could go! Anyways, one is by Jesse Saperstein and it will be discussing his book, Getting a Life with Asperger's. He'll be at the Harvard Coop on Aug. 25 for that. The other read is by Timothy Gager presenting The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan, his novel about a therapist with more issues than his patients. THAT actually sounds pretty good! That's at Porter Square Books on Sept. 2. I might look into these more. On a different artistic note, I've been listening to Ace Frehley's new CD on Spotify that just came out on Tuesday. I think the guitars are killer but the lyrics, not so much. Still being the Ace fan that I am, I'll have to get the CD. And like I said, the guitars are rockin!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

07:53 PM EST [Link] Fairhaven Love [comments: 0]
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We had a great time today hanging out at a friend's beach house, and I felt really honored to be invited and to enjoy the view from the back deck, a perfect day for hanging, and talking, eating, and enjoying it all. Told you I'd mostly be down by the water. The in the late afternoon headed over to Ned's Point in Mattapoisett for taking in some more sun and scenery. What a wonderful afternoon!


10:05 AM EST [Link] The Things you Find [comments: 0]
I happen to be taking a trip out to Fairhaven MA this afternoon and, as I am wont to do these days, I google the area to see if anything's around that might be cool. For example, I never knew the first Japanese person to live in the US, was there! The guy actually has a fascinating life story too. I guess that's why I like shows like Mysteries at the Museum, or even checking out artifacts at places. It's not about the objects, but the stories behind them. Ultimately it's about the story of people. Who they were, how they lived, what they did.

The things you find. But most likely I'll just be by the water.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

09:13 AM EST [Link] Birthday Lovins [comments: 0]
I had a great couple of days off. Don't really want to be back just yet. Oh well. Got some cool gifts too to go along with the things/places I wanted to go. Bunch of cool shirts and even a fitbit. LD and I are going to compete against each other a little bit with them. The high points were definitely swimming in the pools, checking out the sculptures, chilling out in the 275 year old house (the fireplace was amazing - wasn't lit or anything - just cool to see how it was set up), checking out a farm and downtown Princeton, right by the university, where I had an awesome dinner. And visiting family, helping out a little here and there. Like I said, I had a really good time!

Monday, August 11, 2014

10:23 AM EST [Link] Princeton, NJ [comments: 2]
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Having a good time checking out the Grounds for Sculpture here - very impressive stuff! I wanted to see the 65 foot Marilyn Monroe iconic image from the 7 Year Itch along with the other impressive works. I'll have some pix up of those adventures in a few. Let's just say I let my inner kid run wild! If we're friends on Facebook you can see an early sneak peek.For my birthday, LD's sister had a woman she knows make me batpops which were amazingly detailed. (Her kids misheard my nickname as Mapman as Batman, and so it stuck with them - even though it's not really my nickname). Last night we stayed in a house that's over 270 years old! Pretty historic! Just down the road from Princeton University too. Also spent some time in the downtown area.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

06:54 PM EST [Link] Another Year Down [comments: 2]
Tomorrow is my birthday!

08:42 AM EST [Link] The Existential Coloring Book [comments: 0]
The Existential Coloring Book - Perfect For freaking out the kids, wouldn't you say?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

08:00 PM EST [Link] This Strikes Me Funny Somehow [comments: 0]
mbstrong (34k image) So these
are the
latest shirts
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Also, uploaded to the photolog a couple of pics from the last couple of weeks that I've finally got around to processing and uploading. Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

10:37 AM EST [Link] Reading the Perfect Storm [comments: 0]
After rewatching the movie The Perfect Storm last Saturday, as well as a trip of to Gloucester the day before that, I decided to purchase the book the movie is based on Kindle, and educate myself a bit more about the fishing industry and local life in that town. Good stuff.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

06:00 PM EST [Link] Seen in Harvard Sq. Today [comments: 0]
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05:57 PM EST [Link] Trip to Harvard [comments: 0]
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Friday, August 1, 2014

08:41 PM EST [Link] My version of Motif #1 [comments: 0]
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Good day for an outing to Rockport today!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

12:19 PM EST [Link] Educating Myself about a Home I Saw [comments: 0]
One of the things I got to do last week was check out an old whaler's home. Here's an interesting lesson plan about the place and the family who lived there. I did photograph the two giant whalebone jaws out by the gateway of the house - they must have been over 10 feet tall, no doubt acquired from one of his many successful whaling voyages.

No sign of any angry polar bears though.


08:10 AM EST [Link] Biking Morning Commute! [comments: 0]
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My schedule and the weather cooperated today so I pedaled in.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

06:18 PM EST [Link] Nuclear Repository Memories [comments: 0]
Was reminded today of a complex project I had the honor to work on after looking at this month's electric bill. The two atlases I created (exploring the different options and routes for a railine to get to the site and their environmental consequences) reside in the Library of Congress. Together they weigh in at over 800+ pages. Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The electric bill stated a small refund since the funds put aside to store the waste was never built. (at least not yet).

10:03 AM EST [Link] Socialble Robots [comments: 0]
After finished reading that technology book last week, now I feel I must meet the sociable robots mentioned in the book that have been retired and are now on display at the MIT Museum. Maybe sometime in August!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

01:31 PM EST [Link] The Little Things [comments: 0]
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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.

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