The first kayak of the season was delightful, the G7 performed brilliantly in its underwater housing and the frogs posed nicely for their close ups on Collins Pond in Harold Parker State Park. See it a little bigger at The Photo Week.
I took a moment to stop and visit the flowers this week at the Stevens-Coolidge Place here in North Andover. It was a little past prime but the colors, shapes, and sizes were still sensational. Take a peek at a slightly bigger image:
….we drove east…..and north, and east…..and east.
Heron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
And found a new zoo!! Ohhhh…..Oh 11 zoos in 12 days just got bigger!!
Zoo # 11 of 11 zoos in 12 days. The National Aviary, Pittsburgh.
Should we drive a few 30 miles out of the way to tack on another zoo? Why not? More like, Hell Yes!! What better way to breakup a 600 plus driving day but with a visit to ANOTHER zoo, a surprising and charming 2 hour visit at that, at the National Aviary! Seriously impressive Pittsburgh, Bravo… You had us at The Pittsburgh Zoo, we might just have to come back to your fine city again! As my co-pilot pointed out though, this DOES throw off the symmetry of 11 zoos in 12 days! With one maybe 2 to go, I’m not sure what to make of 12 in 12 days, or 13 in 12…. Do i hear 14 in 13?
The temperature is rising, the floods are over, the tree buds are popping, the tulips and daffodils are sprouting, lawnmowers (and in our case, chainsaws) are fired up, and the PEEPS are here! The signs of spring are here (and bigger here)
Canon 7d, slow shutter, 28-135 zoom lens, zoomed out during shutter release
Motion Thursday. Fun with shutter speeds at the Boston Flower and Garden Show.
Canon 7d, 28-135mm zoom lens.
I’m doing my part to will spring this way with a visit to the Boston Flower and Garden Show this week. We were treated to lots and lots of pretty flowers, inspiring gardens, water features, patios, and unbelievable floral displays. See it a little bigger!
Canon Mark III, 100-400 zoom lens.
Jpeg rustled this creature up from somewhere and chased it up a tree. What is it? Im in an Eastern Massachusetts locale, I’d guess a ground hog, but it was a pretty adept climber!
The Huntress. Covered in dirt after a full day outside. A much needed romp after three days of horizontal rain.
Canon Mark II, 16-35mm lens and Canon G7
A visit to Turtle Maple Lane Farm in North Andover, Massachusetts is a must in the next few weeks!! Learn how maple syrup is made in fun and entertaining fashion, get some tasty samples along the way, and support a local business and take home a delicious memento! See the Photo Week bigger….