Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Castle on the sands..

Castle on the sands..

This is actually a Church, not a castle. It's located in West Boylston on the resevoir. It's called the Old Stone Church. It has it's own Wiki page here for more information on the location.

Picnic by the lake

It's a fun place for a picnic, and a walking excursion. Lots of people frequent the area in all types of weather. Usually, there is a hot dog truck nearby also, if folks need a snack or something. Not too far from other establishments either. The road leading up to it runs all along the area of the resevoir and folks who walk, hike and cycle just love this area, as it's quite gorgeous. I have a few other photos of this area, as I always find something beautiful to capture when we visit there.

From out of the dark

Which means basically, my shutter clicking fingers cannot stop working overtime, on all of our visits here. I've been going here since I was a wee bairn, with my parents & sister. It's a lot of fun & a place full of memories.

Old Stone Church (zoomed) in plaque

The plaque was hard to read, so I snapped a photo of it to bring it closer to view easier. Wiki has some more information on this, on the why the Church was put here. It's basically to commemorate the taking of the homes, lives, and the land for the resevoir. It was done to better folks' lives and make drinking water in the Boston area easier to get. AFAIK pretty much all of Boston, and the area surrounding it depends on this resevoir and the water from it.

US Flag

Oh and no, you cannot boat or swim or enjoy the water by doing anything in it, but looking at it.

Castle on the shore {cross process edit}

You can go inside, and see the dirt floor & also the reminders that seagulls don't just like the ocean. Well, actually all I saw was Pigeons. Having your wedding here is allowed, I'm fairly certain. I have seen many a photographer shooting photos here. I'd love love love to lend my hand to something like this in the future.


Sunspots ?

Thanks for looking, Heather :)

Quote of the Day!

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. (Maya Angelou)

--Heather :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dog Days of August?

Hot stuff!

I for one would LOVE to know where they went to. Rain this week is the pits, so far. Anyways, I was looking through my brighter, hotter, shinier photos & this sprang to mind. So I edited it with weee tiny sprinkles of hearts. SO CUTE! Plus as an added result it lightened my mood a touch.

Hope it's HOT & Sweltering where you are. ;) Here it's miserable, cold & rainy.

Happy to trade ya! XOXO Heather :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

L@@K what I won!!

Aren't they pretty? I'm so excited! Can't wait to get them!

I won them from Starfirewire. Her facebook fan page has giveaways sometimes. Check her out. Her shop is here, if you don't wanna wait for another giveaway.

So pretty, I'm very excited! Thanks Starfirewire!!

XOXO Heather :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I've been waiting ALL summer for this COLOUR!

Away with the wind..

Balloon Glowing in the evening.



Hot Air Balloon Sunset

My Crayon Box Was Never this good..

We took the kids to Hudson, Mass on Saturday afternoon, to see the local Hot air Balloon festival. Hudson is not far from our hometown & we enjoyed an afternoon/evening of hot air balloons. We'd have loved to have been there at dawn, when they went up into the skies. But Friday was a long, hard day for us. Up early with Daddy to the Doctor's office, and then we spent the rest of the day at OSV, Old Sturbridge Village. It was Free Friday there, so everyone in central Massachusetts, their grandmother, kids, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, yes even our cousins were there too, kids my kids go to camp with, and then some folks we didn't even know were there too! OMG it was packed solid!! I was scared to look for the fire exits and not see any. ;) It was fun tho. I'll see about posting some of the photos I captured there in another posting. Backwards, perhaps. However, I couldn't help myself...these balloons were sooo bright, so colourful, I was smitten instantly!! I Love COLOURS! All of them! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOO! I LOVE Colour! This was so much fun, a feast for the eyes!

Thank you for looking! XOXO Heather :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Crowded a Tinted Photo of Mine.

Crowded (tinted)

Just a little bit crowded in here. Don't you think? Could you take a moment to think with me? Consider this, scientific information at this time suggests that when fish aren't numerous enough, jellyfish thrive. Altho I've seen it shown that turtles feed on jellies, jellies on fish, so perhaps this includes lowered turtle numbers, as well.

One of the reasons why fish & turtles have a harder time thriving, pollution. Something simple as kitchen sink soap is deadly to fish, and all water leads to the ocean eventually. We are changing the face of this planet with everything we do or buy & use.

Time to THINK before we ACT!

Thank you for looking, Heather :)

Purple & Yellow!

Yellow & Purple

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tinted Jellies..

Crowded (tinted)

Just working on some colour options for a new photo, that I'm thinking of offering in my shop. These jellies are really white, not blue & purple. Since they are just white, I found them boring, they needed some oomph. So I added some colours.

Crowded (version two)

Still a work in progress, because I believe that the purple & blue is too bright. Need some shadowing or darkening added to it.

Thanks for looking, Heather :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quick Political Post aka QPP!

Or perhaps that stands for Quick Political Poem..

Just a thought I had had today, after thinking about the Tea Party Campaign, Sarah Palin and the unrest & unease they are causing our country.

"It was two if by sea, not one by the land.
We lived together, united, strong, we'd guided and held each hand.

Now we are divided and weak.
Sometimes I find that hard to think of, or to speak.

Back then, the enemy came from abroad
Someone posing as a friend, that was really a fraud.

(working on a refrain of peace & prosperity for so long.
The people got lazy, greedy and and and and..)

Folks have long wondered and thought.
What will bring them down, back down to their knees.

Will it be another from overseas?
Or will it be folks from much closer ashore.

Hard to tell, there's been so much lore,
So many changes, so many years, so much sin.

One thought I will leave you to mull & to stew,
An enemy is an enemy, even if it comes from within."

Copyrighted: Heather O'Connor/3 Am Art Productions/2010 & beyond.

Quote of the Day!

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are. ~Author Unknown

--Heather :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

EFA Charity of the Month!

25% of my shop sales for the Month of August is going to the EFA Charity of the Month. See our website here. This month I won the choice of charity. I chose Winslow Farm Sanctuary in Norton Massachusetts! See their site here!

Hello Goat!

I chose Winslow Farm Sanctuary, since I heard about them via the Facebook account of Turtle Mountain. MMM try their ice cream, it's delish! They were having a 4th of July event at the farm here in Massachusetts where I live. Wished I didn't have any 4th plans, as we would have gone to visit them then. The story on their website just sounded so nice, so wonderful. A great thing to do for some animals in need of our compassion & love. Seemed like a place that was right up my alley, one we should rally behind and give our support to. My goat photo shown above isn't from their farm. As soon as I get up there to visit, I will be happy to post a photo montage here for you all to see what it's like there at the sanctuary.

Thanks for checking it out!! XOXO Heather

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