A Squall in Acadia

Hi everyone!

Last summer I went to Acadia Maine.

One afternoon, I was standing on the deck of the cabin eating some raspberries, and enjoying the nature around me.

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Then, I noticed some large clouds approaching and took out my camera to get a few cool shots.

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Within a few minutes, the storm had reached our cove and I rushed inside to protect my camera.  The rain pounded against the glass windows and the wind blew the deck chairs onto the lawn.

After a few minutes, the short little squall disappeared leaving us with a clear sky!

Have you ever been caught in a short storm?

Thanks for reading!

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Chinatown Street Photography

Hi everyone!

Last fall I decided to walk around Chinatown and snap a few photos for a street photography contest.  My hands froze because of the chilly weather!

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Then I took an underground train where I also took a few photos.

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Have you ever been to a Chinatown?  Which photo did you like the best?

Thanks for reading!

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I’m Back! + The Pottery Yurt

Hi everyone!

I’m back!

I haven’t posted in so long because this year has been very busy, but I really want to start posting here again. I have so many photos I can’t wait to share!

Today I’ll be showing you a co-op art studio near me.  They have a yurt pottery wheel studio, which can be very crowded at times!

Today I will be taking you through the complex process of pottery wheel!

The pot is thrown on the wheel.

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Then the pots are fired for the first time.

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Off to the glaze yurt.

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Next, the pots are dipped in buckets of specially made glaze.

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The glaze dries on the pots on the holding shelf.

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The pots are fired at over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit in the kilns.

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After cleaning the pottery yurt for the next artists, the process is finished.

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While it seems like it should be a quick and easy process, making a single pot can take months of hard work.

Which photo is your favorite? Have you tried a pottery wheel?

Thanks for reading!

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Patron Saint Parade

Hi everyone!!!

I haven’t posted in a very long time! But I’m back! 🙂

Over in Italian cities (I don’t know where else they do this, so it may be in other countires), they have a patron saint.  In Florence, they celebrate their patron saint by putting on a parade and having a soccer/rugby match in Santa Croce square (a church square).

This was actually the day we left for Pisa, so we didn’t see the match.  We did see the parade!

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It started at the Duomo and ended at Palazzo Vecchio.  This was the small morning parade.  The evening parade was from the match square to somewhere (I don’t know where it ended! :-)).  The people in the parade were dressed in costumes from the 1500s.

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At the Palazzo Vecchio, they stopped and the color guard tossed their flags.

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What do you think of the pictures? Which was your favorite?

Thanks for reading!

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Oltrarno

Hi everyone!

Today’s post will be full of pictures from Oltrarno, a residential neighborhood across the Arno river from the main part of Florence with palaces and cathedrals.  We took a walk around this neighborhood before visiting the Pitti Palace and Boboli gardens, where the important Medici family eventually lived.

Oltrarno is known for its artisans and quaint roads.

Some workers….

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Fruit from a local market.

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We got some strawberries and they were really yummy!

A side street.

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Flowers in a window box.

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A scooter.

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What do you think? Did you like this photo+caption post?

Thanks for reading!

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