Friday, October 21, 2011

Photos from the trip out east

I finally got my photos off Left Brain's PC and worked on them last night.

I tend to ignore the sights most people are photo-graphing and see things differently.

This is a lovely monarch butterfly taken at Central Park in New York City.  

We stopped at a beautiful old church during our drive and I loved the gargoyles and characters adorning the building. 

Stone carving fascinates me and I just can't imagine the hours, days, years it must take to create these ornate buildings.  

Since I'm born under the sign of Leo the lion, I enjoyed this fellow the most.

This is a woman dressed in period costume at Sturbridge Village.

I could identify with her pulling the weeds, a job I can't even seem to get enough of.  Not that I enjoy it so much, but there always seems to be a need for more pulling than hours in the day.

At least I don't have to do it dressed in a skirt and apron, so I should be grateful of being able to wear jeans and old shirts that can go into the washing machine.

These girls were enjoying their day at the village parading around with their dresses and umbrellas.

After getting permission from their mother to photograph them I had them line up by the old barn.  They seemed pleased to be asked and I forget that children generally like to have their photos taken and be in the center of attention.  What a great place to play dress up!  It made me almost want to get into a corset, actually...that sounds like a horrible idea.  Wow.  I almost went over the edge there for a minute.

Long Live the Queen of Elastic Waist Sweatpants


  1. I love the photos. Would you believe that I just came in from photographing a monarch butterfly in the back yard here at work? I'll try to post mine tomorrow. Do you go to Florida every winter? If I go, it's always the 9th and 10th week of the year. I have a timeshare in Kissimmee. If you're in Florida then, maybe we could meet up. That would be fun. I'm at work, so I gotta get back to work. You have a great day. Hugs, Edna B.

    p.s. Have you noticed that the Blogger gods are letting me post here? I wonder what I did right to make them smile on me?

  2. Beautiful, Cheryl. Do you have a macro lens for your Canon?