Photos of our Life ~~ Sheila & Ed

January Themes

Three in a Row

6. Destruction

This is the aftermath of the fire last evening.  It was our neighbors home and no one was hurt.

The Old Mill — Covered Bridge Entrance

Old Mill Goose drying his wings

This was a fun shoot, they were eating and then came over to the end of the dam to clean themselves and I thought if I just watch them for a while – they will have to open their wings! Low and behold this is what I waited for!

Old Mill Duck

Or was it Old MacDonald had a farm!

Old Mill, Westminster, MA

Karen gave you a peek yesterday of the Old Mill thru the millstone. I used a berry bush and tree to frame my shot. More to come, as we had a great day at the mill.


This was taken at the Crazy Horse Museum. I loved the colours that this tribal group uses for all of the beading that they do. Every bottle is full of seed beads.


The Boston Tea Kettle

The Boston Tea Kettle

105. The Woody

We were invited to join a 4th of July Celebration with Wonderful Friends, Linda and Ed and their Family (Kris, Scott, Theresa and Conner)! We got to spend a few days with them over the holiday but one of the things I had never done with them before was to ride in their Woody!  What a blast…..  He’s a picture from the 4th.  This is a 3 shot HDR.

97. Carousel Closeup 2

82. C for Collection

During our (Karen B. & I) photowalk at the Brimfield Antique Fair on Thursday we came across so many things and this was one of my favorites.  There were many but I’m going to show you 4 of the collection.

38. Tools

30. Repeating Pattern

23. Bench in Winter

Again, more snow last night — another 12.6 inches!  Here’s the bench where I love to have my coffee on warm summer mornings!  I won’t be doing that for a while.

17. Childhood

This is my childhood home (3rd house from the left).  I grew up on the opposite end of the same lake I live on now.  We had to take this from quite a distance off as there is no direct shot across the lake.  I have to tell you that there is 88 stairs from where you park your car at the top of the hill to get down to the back door of the house!  It was always fun on grocery shopping days.  It was a fun place to grow up.  I still go and visit my neighbors from that time as they still live in the 2nd house from the left.  They are getting along in age but are still making their 61 stairs everyday!

10. Roadside

This pumpkin and apples were discarded on the roadside.  I cropped the image and used Topaz Adjust BuzSum to bring out the colors and the textures that I wanted.   There was quite a pile of straw, apples, pumpkins all just dumped.

4. Ice Fishing

Using a Free Theme as I could not find a really good theme for this one.  We thought that our Australian friend would love to be out here with us, at least in thought anyway!  Want to come and visit Ron?


Ron — here’s the color!

Star Filter

I was trying to catch the sun flashing back at me on the water with a star filter.  What do you think of the effect?

Primary Colors

Ground Level

Ok this is what I call putting your goods at Ground Level.  These were all cut out of different metals.  They had lots of different words spread out on the ground.  Pretty Cool.  They could not have put out a better word for me as Lobster is a favorite……

Current position – Bangor Maine

I thought I’d share a little history of Bangor with you!  Around here we all grew up with the children’s stories of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox named Babe!  Here in Bangor there is a statue that tells it all in one picture — be sure to look for Ed in the picture!  Below is a  Birth of Paul Bunyan — Maine Tall Tale retold by:  S. E. Schlosser.

Now I hear tell that Paul Bunyan was born in Bangor, Maine. It took five giant storks to deliver Paul to his parents. His first bed was a lumber wagon pulled by a team of horses. His father had to drive the wagon up to the top of Maine and back whenever he wanted to rock the baby to sleep.

As a newborn, Paul Bunyan could hollar so loud he scared all the fish out of the rivers and streams. All the local frogs started wearing earmuffs so they wouldn’t go deaf when Paul screamed for his breakfast. His parents had to milk two dozen cows morning and night to keep his milk bottle full and his mother had to feed him ten barrels of porrige every two hours to keep his stomach from rumbling and knocking the house down.

Within a week of his birth, Paul Bunyan could fit into his father’s clothes. After three weeks, Paul rolled around so much during his nap that he destroyed four square miles of prime timberland. His parents were at their wits’ end! They decided to build him a raft and floated it off the coast of Maine. When Paul turned over, it caused a 75 foot tidal wave in the Bay of Fundy. They had to send the British Navy over to Maine to wake him up. The sailors fired every canon they had in the fleet for seven hours straight before Paul Bunyan woke from his nap! When he stepped off the raft, Paul accidentally sank four war ships and he had to scramble around scooping sailors out of the water before they drowned.

After this incident, Paul’s parents decided the East was just too plumb small for him, and so the family moved to Minnesota.

Below is the statue in Downtown Bangor, Maine.  My next post will be of the sign that stands beside the statue.


This was taken at Bar Harbor KOA Campground – No post processing.


During our Scott Kelby Photo Walk on July 24th – this was taken in Lunenburg Nova Scotia at the Ironworks distillery.  I cropped only.