Sunday, July 31, 2011

Good Karma



Montreal:

Photo by Bruce Barone.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

No Admittance Except for Dreamers



Montreal


Photo by Bruce Barone.  

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Friday, July 29, 2011

At Mittineague Park


At the park
down the street
from where
we live
a few nights ago
after a storm

Mittineague Park. West Springfield, Massachusetts. Photo by Bruce Barone.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tomato, Lettuce, Lemonade & Fine Art Photography Stand

James Underwood Crockett, writing in "Crockett's Victory Garden: "Sometimes the vines of caged tomatoes will grow right up over the top of the cages in July, which means too much of the plants' energy is going into the foliage and not enough into the fruit. I follow the lead of commercial growers and cut back any of the tall stems that overstep the bounds of the cage" I have three plants caged and staked and three simply staked. And yesterday, I did cut the tops off and I was a bit sad as there was fruit on the top. In fact, I have so many tomatoes (6 different varieties) about to ripen I just might open a "Tomato, Lettuce, Lemonade, and Fine Art Photography Stand!!!
Self Portrait. July 27, 2011. The Continued Staking of the Tomato Plants.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Portrait of a Young Woman



This young woman 
was so wonderful
to photograph

Photo by Bruce Barone. 



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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Rain



Today, first clouds
then rain


Birdbath in Our Front Yard Garden. Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Daisies Are Dying



but they are still beautiful


Photo by Bruce Barone.



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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Indoor Gardening


Yes, it is hot here in New England.
I don't really mind the heat.
But it was rather uncomfortable
to garden.
So I watched
my garden from my study window:

Bruce' Garden from Bruce's Office. Photo by Bruce Barone.

Later in the day
I did spend time in the garden
and the birds did too
enjoying the sprinkler:

Bird on a Shovel in Garden. Photo by Bruce Barone.

And you?
I would love to hear from you!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Butterfly in My Garden

Photo by Bruce Barone.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Hydrangea Next To Our Back Steps




Roots on one side seem to prefer 
the coffee grounds
than the other side.


Photo by Bruce Barone.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bruce's Wall



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I built a brick wall
around my garden

Bruce's Wall and Garden. Photo by Bruce Barone.



I wonder would Tara approve?

And you? Do you?

I would love to hear from you.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Trapped And Honored



Dear Friends,


I am honored.
My photographs
as one is pictured
below

Photo by Bruce Barone.

were featured
on a most beautiful
Blog
named

Please
go visit my new friend
Isa
and say "Hello."


Thank You!


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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Some Things About Friday




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Susan got new sunglasses:

Susan. Northampton, Massachusetts. Photo by Bruce Barone.


We came home and I enlarged and edged the garden
so I can build a brick edge around it:

Self Portrait. Bruce with his Mantis Tiller. July 15, 2011.



Later, Susan and I relaxed
with a few glasses of Pinot Noir
and Pizza
a roasted red pepper,
Vidalia onion,
artichoke,
jalapeno pepper
(from my garden)
and red potato
(the potatoes from a potato salad I made;
a simple salad of the potatoes,
oregano and apple mint from my garden
lemon juice and almond oil):

Photo by Bruce Barone.

And you?
I would love to hear from you!

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Being and Being Bruce



Last night,
Thursday night, 
Susan and I sat in our backyard
enjoying a glass of Pinot Grigio
 
Photo by Bruce Barone.
 and the beauty of the garden

Photo by Bruce Barone.
I wish you would visit;
I would give you some lettuce--
I have so much and soon
many tomatoes

Grape Tomatoes. Photo by Bruce Barone.
Sometime
yesterday the Liatris bloomed

Liatris. Photo by Bruce Barone.
The Daisies bring me joy
every day

Daisies. Photo by Bruce Barone.
And I love the solitary daisy
which hangs above the brick walkway

Daisy. Photo by Bruce Barone.
We watched the clouds
sweep across the sky
and the moon

Photo by Bruce Barone.
Nadine watched, too

Nadine. The Cat. Photo by Bruce Barone
And there was time
for a self-portrait in the garden mirror

Self-portrait. July 7, 2011.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Beautiful Day for Swimming



It is hot here today
in Western Massachusetts.
I have watered the gardens.
Later I will paint
a second coat on the doors.
Victorian Purple
to match the fence
and wheelbarrow
(so much depends
upon a purple wheelbarrow).
Read PGT's inspired post
on the talented
Now
I would love
to go swimming.

Photo by Bruce Barone.
And you!
What are you doing today?

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Self Portrait




In my garden
cutting lettuce for salad


Self Portrait. July 3, 2011

Served the salad with
grilled asparagus
grilled Sockeye Salmon
and smashed red potatoes with basil from the garden:

Photo by Bruce Barone.

Today
July 4, 2011
we will be celebrating in our backyard with friends & family.
Beer, Wine, Ice Tea
Guacamole
Salsa
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter
Grilled Steaks with Stubbs sauce
Potato Salad
Vegetable Salad
Plum Flan
Spice Cake

And you?

Happy Fourth of July!

Wave your free flag high!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Book and The Beer Revealed



The answer to what book I was reading
and what beer I was drinking

Saturday at the Park Late in the Afternoon



At the park
down the street
from where we live:


Mittineague Park. West Springfield, MA. Jul2 2, 2011. Photo by Bruce Barone.  


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday at The Park



Early this afternoon
at the park 
down the street
from where we live


Mittineague Park. West Springfield, MA. July 2, 2011. Photo by Bruce Barone.


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