Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ABC Wednesday - T is for Tubes








T is for Tubes..........



white tubes along the river

 

We travel this back road each spring in our search for our delicious fiddleheads.

We pass several streams and several farms in this beautiful region.

But upon passing this farm beside a stream, we noticed these strange white tubes following alongside the river's edge.

We couldn't figure out what they could possible be, and decided to take a look inside of them.

Not wanting to be spotted by the landowner, we made it quick and were surprised with our find.

Inside each one was a tree seedling.

Not sure what kind of trees they were protecting, but each one was a single stick.

It's hard to see in the photo, but there are hundreds of these tubes all along the river.

It will be interesting when we go back this spring to see how they are doing.





 


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ABC Wednesday - S is for Snow





S is for Snow..........



a snow covered road in the morning light

 

Dawn was breaking on this slippery morning as we traveled along the back roads.

After a quick snow storm a few hours before, we caught the sun as the clouds began to part.

The road was a sheet of ice, but worth the trouble to stop and grab a shot.

Within a couple of hours, the snow was completely gone.

As if it was never there.

But we have the proof!




 


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Garden Helper

A Garden Helper




 

This past summer I had a helper in my pot of basil.


She hid under the leaves during the heat of the day, and in the evenings, she would appear on top of the leaves.


The spray from the watering hose would send her scurrying back under, but as soon as it stopped she reappeared.


She wasn't afraid of me, and I didn't bother her.


She worked at keeping the pesky bugs away.


My basil grew beautifully, and she had her family in the hosta plants below the basil pot.


We both lived peacefully with each other - being that she stayed outside.


If she had been inside, well, I can't say she would have raised a family.


Everything works well when we all respect each other's space!














Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ABC Wednesday - R is for Rust











R is for Rust..........



rusty construction materials

 

Driving by a large construction site for a bridge over the bay, I saw this pile of pointed metal pipes.

They had been sitting there long enough to get a layer of rust built up on them.

We stopped to grab a quick photo, and ended up talking with one of the workers about the project.

Never did find out what theses are used for, but I thought the coloring was interesting.





 


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Q is for Quest








Q is for Quest..........



brick path through the prescott park

 

We are going to my most favorite place to be - the Ocean.

And you had better believe I will be on a quest.

A quest to fill the memory card in my camera will lots of photos.

And my husband will also be on a quest.

The bait is extra smelly and ready to be used on the fishing pole.

Hopefully he will catch the "big one" and I will have the photo to prove it!







 


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Monday, November 7, 2011

Something Different

Something Different



a crack in the ice

 

I use Twitter to help promote my site and occasionally do some tweets that I get paid for.


I am picky, so I choose things that I think are interesting, and hopefully my readers do too.


I use a service called Sponsored Tweets to do this.


They are having a deal now, and this post contains a link to that deal.







I have also posted this widget at the bottom of the blog, so once this post gets buried, it will still be available.

Just trying something different to see how it works out.

If you're in the market for some sponsored tweets - the deal doesn't get any better than this!











Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ABC Wednesday - P is for Path





P is for Path..........



brick path through the prescott park

 

This is a popular garden in my home town of Portsmouth.

Set in the historical district of the city, along the water's edge, the beautiful Prescott Park has brick walkways and bubbling fountains.

Gnarled old trees drape gracefully over the colorful flower beds.

The old brick paths meander between the gardens.

A relaxing spot to sit and think a bit - especially in the early morning when there is no one else around.








 


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Yellow Maple Leaf - Our World Tuesday







 
Yellow Maple Leaf - Our World



yellow maple leaf on the forest floor
 

We are now completely covered in snow - 23 inches on Saturday evening.

It broke a 145 year old record of three inches.

I don't see it leaving any time soon either.

Good thing some of the leaves had already fallen from the trees.

The weight that they held with the snow had them breaking branches and coming down all over the region.

This was one record breaking storm we could have done without!!







 





MWT White








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