Monthly Archives: October 2007

My Priceless Pumpkin Pictures

A few of my autumn photographs from Russell Orchards in Ipswich, Massachusetts, are featured this week on MasterCard’s Priceless.com website. Russell Orchards is one of my favorite places in the world, especially in the fall, and I’m happy to recommend … Continue reading

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New Flickr Group: Bela Lyon Pratt

I’ve started a new Flickr group for photographs of the work of American sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt, 1867-1917. Pratt’s best-known works include the statues of Art and Science outside the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, the statue of Nathaniel … Continue reading

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New Flickr Group: Cocktail Parasols

Cocktail Parasols — Yesterday I started a new Flickr group for pictures of those festive little paper umbrellas that are used to decorate cocktails and other drinks. The pictures can show the parasols in their native habitat — sticking out … Continue reading

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Remembering Sputnik

“History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world’s first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball… and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. … Continue reading

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Scarecrows at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

My local library had a Scarecrow Fashions program yesterday, great fall fun. The kids brought the old clothes, the library supplied the hay, they served cider and doughnuts, and by the end of the day, the Children’s Garden was filled … Continue reading

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