Friday, May 10, 2013

On the Street Where I Live

One of the reasons I appreciate being able to walk to and from my (very) occasional job is the chance to admire the view...whenever I remember to stop and do so.



Actually, this is pretty much the view from the front of our house, zoomed in on.  That's the Peticodiac River, also known as the Chocolate River because of the fine silt that gets stirred up in it as the tides wash it in and out from the Bay of Fundy.



On the opposite side of the previous view we have the always fascinating car lot of Snider's Garage which is an endless source of photo ops for a rust & oddities-lover such as myself...but more on that another time.



Well, okay, here's a taste just to whet your appetite.

22 comments:

  1. lovely to have such great photo opportunities right on your doorstep...great shots!

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    1. One of those moments when I simply stopped and recognized the beauty of my surroundings...and happened to have my camera with me. Glad you like what I saw.

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  2. Chocolate and rust. Love them both. Do those cars at Snider's ever move or are they permanent? Reminds me a little of Cadillac Ranch in Texas. Great golden hour light on your river. And I'm so glad to see your snow has melted!! Yay!

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    1. Me too--chocolate and rust rock my world! The Snider collection never moves, unless you count moving ever deeper into the ground. And some of those cars are filled with rusted parts and junk! And, yes, the snow has melted and the world suddenly turned green! Yay, indeed!!!

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  3. THANKS, GORGEOUS!

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    1. Are you referring to the scenery or the photographer when you say "gorgeous"? Careful how you answer that! ;)
      Nice to see you here, not here.

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  4. Beautiful view, you have there. I can't blame you one bit for enjoying that walk.

    In the last image, it looks like it's dental appointment day for the auto parts.

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    1. Ha ha ha! Open wide and laugh hard! I see the hilarious in Hilary. "Dental appointment day for auto parts": I totally get what you mean! Looks just like how I feel sitting in the dentist chair with the suction tube jammed in my mouth and my eyes all wonky with dread and shock.

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  5. Oh my goodness, lovely riverfront view!

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    1. One of those moments of sudden awareness and appreciation of the moment and being here now.
      :)

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  6. Your photography and manipulations are exquisite Lynne...you're an inspiration. I need to get my camera out once in awhile and go check out the world I spend way too much time in my head.
    Your front yard is gorgeous I love the orange glow. I have a river in my backyard it's a wonderful thing isn't it...so much wildlife.

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    1. Thank you so much, Deann! It really is very special to have a river and fields practically in one's front yard. Your work inspires me, as well, but in the other direction: to delve deeper into the realm of digital fantasy. But I know I will be lost for hours (days/daze)in computer land once I do and right now, after a long hard winter, I need to be outside grabbing little bits of digital magic with my camera. Thanks for stopping by here.

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  7. How wonderful to have that gorgeous view right outside your windows!

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    1. So true,and yet one becomes used to the scene as a background and it takes a sunset or a rainbow or just a moment of standing still and appreciating life as it is to notice the beauty again.

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  8. I was looking at google satalite at the silty river flowing into the amazing Bay of Fundy, I stuck my toe in it once, my n
    Moms from Digby so we would go there often when I was young ( like my photo) Can you see the river growing and shrinking from the tide Where you are? I always enjoy your photos Lynne, thanks,,,M

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    1. You stuck your toe in the might of the Fundy tides? Good thing you weren't swept away! My husband and our dog used to go swimming in a little natural "pool" just off the marsh when the tide was in. They'd come out all silty and soft. The locals never swim in the river water, though. If we pay attention to the tide schedule we could go out and stand in our driveway and see the tidal bore rolling in. It's just a small wave now, largely due to silt build-up over the years since a causeway was built to Moncton. The causeway gates have recently been opened, with the hope of bringing marine life and the great tidal bore back into being.
      I visited Digby once. Beautiful area. And, oh, those scallops!

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  9. The river looks peaceful and beautiful. More populated than I imagined,somehow I visualized you out in the middle of nowhere!
    Lovely images in previous post.

    Ruby

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    1. It only feels like I live in the middle of nowhere! The population of the village is about 1,350. This year we even got a grocery store!

      Nice to see you out and about again. Glad you stopped by and enjoyed the river view, as well as the sunset.

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  10. How fascinating to glimpse into other people's lives.
    Rusty cars are somewhat better in photos than in real life!

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    1. Especially when the place of other people's lives is so radically different from one's own! I, for one,love glimpsing your haunts of NYC.

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  11. that is a gorgeous view. I can see how you were captured by the beauty of it.

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  12. After seeing the shot of that gorgeous view, it's easy to understand why you like to walk, lady! Gorgeous! :)

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