Friday, July 30, 2010

Week 30

Every year Buttonwood Farm holds their Sunflowers for Wishes event. They plant fields of sunflowers and when they are in peak bloom they invite the public to come through. You can take a wagon ride through them or view them from the roadside. The ice cream stand serves a special sunflower ice cream and they have bouquets for sale. The proceeds go to the Make a Wish Foundation. I met up early one morning with a group of photography friends to take pictures. One of them brought that amazing crystal ball. We had a great time playing with that, the reflections are so cool. There are more pictures from my digital camera over on No. 15.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Week 29 - Brimfield Antique Markets

A couple weeks ago my mom and I made our annual trip to the Brimfield Antique Markets in Brimfield, MA. It is a week long antiques fair that runs for about a mile down the main street. There are fields upon fields of antiques. It was so hot we only got to stay for a few hours but we picked up lots of goodies and some Christmas presents too. Each vendor displays their booth as they see fit, some look like the trunk exploded and everything was left as it lay and others are carefully laid out like a shop. These are some of my favorite "shop" like booths.

There are more photos over on No. 15.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Week 28 - Cat Hollow

It has been so hot here recently (well into the 90's most days with lots of humidity). To beat the heat a bit I decided to stop at this park in a near by town. I had seen it on a website and it looked good. That website must have been a bit old because the park/trails has not been maintained in quite some time. I did find this beautiful spot by the mill pond and dam though. And that really cool mushroom. It looked like porcelain.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Week 27

Sorry about the delay in postings. I've been having a problem with getting film developed and scanned. I bought a scanner and am doing it myself now. So I have 4 posts scheduled for this week.

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful nursery in town. They are selling a lot of their plants off to go wholesale next year but the gardens are beautiful. One section is all cactus and succulent plants. It's like a little bit of the desert in New England. They you cross the drive to a complete shade sanctuary with this great little meditation garden. The sales area is in that great barn. They also have a great selection of hand made pots.

There are more photos over at No. 15