The Building Next Door

large-.jpg

It was rainy yesterday and not really conducive for a lot of walking. I had an errand to do at a nearby grocery store and on my way back up Beacon Hill I happened to stop beneath a tree with a big overhanging branch. Holding my camera over my head, I was able to frame our State House within the arc of the branch. Not what I would call a once in a lifetime image but the gold of the dome against the gloom of its surroundings made for a nice juxtaposition.

Golden Tree and Thin Blue Ice

R0010036small.jpg

It’s finally getting colder here. Winter weather has been a long time coming, but now with overnight lows getting into the thirties, the cold seeps into my bones as a walk across Boston Garden. That discomfort is however more than offset by the golden sheen of the huge willow trees that ring the lagoon and the shimmering blue of its new skim of ice.

A Sky Filled With Gold

large-1110299.jpg

I know, I know taking photographs of pretty sunsets get old really fast. But this one last night warranted an exception and inclusion in this blog. The gold of the sky set off against the dark hills across Rockport Harbor was absolutely breathtaking. We had just returned after a long road trip and I was dead tired. But seeing this made me go out without my shoes on a gravel driveway to get this shot. This light didn’t last for more than 5 minutes.

Gold On Ice

P1010445-Editsmall.jpgThe Frog Pond skating rink is slowly getting iced over and my guess is, in a week or so it will open. Right now though the crew is on the watch for stray leaves that blow into it during the night. This photograph is of one of them. It couldn’t be more simple. However, the color and texture of the leaf against the brown frozen water sings a song of nature’s beauty.