Boots on the Ground

Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday and for the second year Operation Stand Down RI has created a stunning tribute to the nearly 7,000 Service Members killed since September 11th. Boots on the Ground is a stark reminder that our freedom has a cost. Today I took time out to photograph this spectacle. I was deeply moved while observing Veterans from WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan moving among the rows of Boots and Flags in silent respect. These same Veterans spent countless hours creating this tribute and keeping all the American Flags upright. Every American should take the time to reflect on what Memorial Day really means. Anyone in the Providence
area should visit this creation at the Temple of Music in Roger Williams Park

NARRAGANSSETT SUNSET.

Saturday afternoon I took my daughter Kellie and grandson Cole down to Pt. Judith in Narraganssett. Cole wanted to try fishing and I wanted to shoot the sunset. When we arrived we were surprised by the fishing area being fenced off for some reconstruction of the area to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy. It was a short walk on the public access path to the shoreline . I am looking forward to knee replacement surgery in June so my mobility is limited. While Cole and Kellie tried fishing, I managed to take a few images to share with you.

Logee’s Greenhouses

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, my wife and I headed to Logee’s Greenhouses in Killingly, CT. There was a feeling of Spring in the air and we wanted to acquire some new plants for our indoor garden. My wife picked up a couple of new African Violets as I apparently damaged some while she was away. Strolling through the Greenhouses was wonderful with smells of orange blossoms and honeysuckle. It was just refreshing to see all the various plants starting to grow and seeing all the new flowers. I took some images to share

Maudslay Park Fall Workshop

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I participated in a photo walk through Maudslay State Park in Newbury, MA.
It was overcast and drizzling, but our enthusiasm was never dampened. The foliage was not yet fully turned, but the vistas were impressive. After a three hour walk I was wet, but managed to capture several images, which I would like to share.

Buttonwoods Farm Make-A-Wish Sunflower Event

On Saturday I travelled to Jewett City to attend the annual Sunflower Make-A-Wish event at Buttonwoods Farm. It is always crowded with long lines to get farm-fresh ice cream, hayrides, and the cow train rides. I made my way to the walking paths in the large sunflower field. A large number of photographers from all over were present to photograph the beautiful field of sunflowers. The following images are my effort to document the event.

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