WINTER SCENES

The  two  snowstorms in the last days of December ushered in a white and frigid new year. What a contrast to the new year’s days that I grew up with!  Those days were filled were colors and noise.   In the Philippines, noise – all sorts of noise, from firecrackers, tin cans, bamboo cannons, horns –Continue reading “WINTER SCENES”

WILD WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: EXPLORATION

First of all, if I get to be so busy between now and Christmas Day that I cannot make an appropriate post nor visit each one to greet you, allow me to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.   We are spending the holy days with family in Maine andContinue reading “WILD WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: EXPLORATION”

SUNDAY POST: NATURAL RESOURCES

First of all, my apologies for being unable to visit and comment to as many blogs as I could these past few days.  We spent our holidays in Maine and we had a busy and fun time with family.  Thank you all for visiting me anyway. 🙂 Second, Rommel of The Sophomore Slump so kindlyContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: NATURAL RESOURCES”

TRAVEL THEME: ANIMALS

Sometime in late spring in Maine, while my husband and children were desperately trying to pitch a tent, I wandered about  (very helpful of me! 😉  )  looking for neat things to photograph. I chanced upon a funny looking leaf which turned out to be not a leaf when I got to it up-close. ItContinue reading “TRAVEL THEME: ANIMALS”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GROWTH

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth, I am posting pictures of lichen and other fungus that grow on trees, dead or alive. I took these photos in mid-spring while on a vacation in Maine.  One day, we walked in the woods and I noticed how these growth made the trunks of the trees lookContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GROWTH”

LATE SPRING MAINE WILDFLOWERS – YELLOW

This is part 2 of my Maine Wildflowers post. I posted the Part 1 under the WHITE label. 🙂  If you are interested, please click here. Taking these photographs and identifying the flowers is like a journey of discovery. I enjoyed looking at the flowers, taking their pictures, and researching their names. I hope youContinue reading “LATE SPRING MAINE WILDFLOWERS – YELLOW”

LATE SPRING MAINE WILDFLOWERS-WHITE

These past several days, I’ve been preoccupied with taking pictures of the wildflowers that are blooming in the woods and fields of Maine (at least in the area where I am). They make the woodland borders friendlier and the fields colorful. Well, I also took tons of pictures of other unusual things (at least asContinue reading “LATE SPRING MAINE WILDFLOWERS-WHITE”