Signs of Spring

Besides flowers bursting every which way you look, you can also see signs of spring if you move closer. Buds are on so many plants and trees, and if you look at them closely, a lot of them are pretty cool. What signs of spring are you seeing in your neck of the woods?

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Reflections

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An apartment building in Boston’s North End, as seen in the mirror of a parked Vespa. Let me take a moment to thank the owner of the Vespa for not freaking out because some crazy woman was leaning over his/her vehicle in a very odd manner, with a camera. I appreciate it.

Shadows

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The shadow of a tree, with a few leaves still hanging on, as seen on a concrete monument. It’s interesting that a couple of the leaves actually look like birds. The image is a little creepy, but also interesting. What’s your take?

Travel Theme: Light

This week, Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack challenges us to share photos of light. So many possibilities. We could go literal, with photos of actual lights, or use sunlight or moonlight – shadows, even! Maybe something that makes you feel uplifted, or light.

My contributions vary among a couple of those categories. I hope you enjoy them, and head over to Ailsa’s page to find out how to play along!

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Early morning light framing the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin. Even a tiny sliver of moon shows as a point of light.

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Moonlight reflected off of the water of Quincy Harbor, Houghs Neck, Mass.

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Late afternoon sunlight reflected off the tips of the flower petals at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Mass.

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Boston skyline, with lights reflected back onto Quincy Harbor, Houghs Neck, Mass.

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A more literal take on the theme: Nauset Light, on Cape Cod, Mass.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

This week’s Word Press Photo Challenge is Up. We’re instructed to find a photo that makes us think “up.”

If you happen to look up when you’re inside the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC, you might see this beautiful chandelier.

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Inside the subway stations in our nation’s capital, if you don’t look up, you’ll miss this!

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Looking upwards on a summer day in Boston.

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Looking up at an umbrella on a Boston sidewalk.

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The ceiling of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, recent host to President and Mrs. Obama, when they were in Boston last week for a service.

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