Back in Time

Most people go to Old Sturbridge Village and come back with pictures of people dressed in period clothing, creating brooms, or printing pages, or funny looking paper money (even funnier-looking than Canadian money – can you imagine?). Me? Not so much.

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Also, that headline is a play on words, because at Old Sturbridge Village, you go back in time, and also, today is the day in which Marty McFly arrived in the future. For all you oldies out there.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

So many ways to interpret this week‘s theme. Any time you have perfect light on your subject, the light is fleeting, kids, animals, birds – all fleeting. This week, I went with bees and butterflies, which you could argue are more flitting than fleeting. Since neither held still very well, and both were far more interested in flying than landing, I’m sticking with fleeting.

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To look at other interpretations on the theme, or to join in the fun, check out the Weekly Photo Challenge.

Travel Theme: Peaceful

Unfortunately, I read Beyond Paisley’s post on this theme before starting on mine, and now I’m jealous that she thought to include Otis Redding’s Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay, because that song epitomizes the theme. I lost a competition I hadn’t even entered yet! 🙂

OK, down to business. This week, Ailsa over at Where’s my Backpack has challenged her fellow bloggers to post photos that show the theme “peaceful.” Since the weather outside today is anything but peaceful, I dug through the archives (and just doing that provides some measure of peace). These are the images I think fit the theme this week.

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There were a lot of people wandering around the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival, but the atmosphere was peaceful, nonetheless.

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Time to have a nap under a tree.

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Waiting … waiting for the sun to come up and take the fog up with it, on Walden Pond.

May Flowers

I’d say the April showers did what was expected of them, because the flowers this May have been breathtaking. Here are a few shots from last weekend:

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Detail of a clematis, Arnold Arboretum.

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White lilac, Arnold Arboretum.

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Bleeding Heart, Arnold Arboretum.

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Bee, looking for pollen in a wisteria, Sagamore Cemetery, Mass.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

Joining the fray at Cee’s place, where this week, the challenge is to share photos of circles and curves. I have a couple favorites out of this group of photos. I’ll be interested to know whether my favorites are your favorites.

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Inside a tree at Arnold Arboretum.

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A blossom, or nearly so, also at the arboretum.

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A cactus which a co-worker rescued from certain death, and has been nursing back to health.

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Fencing in Rochester, NY.

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Fencing in Houghs Neck, Mass.