Saturday, May 24, 2008

Opening Day!

More later plus photos, of course - right now I'm going away for the rest of the weekend! Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Friendly neighborhood turkey

turkeyshrp, originally uploaded by jahansell.

This is a bit of a cheat - I took the photo at the Millbrook Zoo. Wild Turkeys are very hard to photograph - you see them often out in the fields, but they don't let you come close. Until I get a nice long lens, the best I can do is show you a captive bird!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Trevor Zoo

trevor zoo, originally uploaded by jahansell.

One of the loveliest outings near Sharon is the Trevor Zoo, at the Millbrook School. It's only about 15 minutes from downtown Sharon, and it has a unique collection of animals from around the world - no elephants or tigers, but lemurs, tamarins, rheas, and a lot of local fauna as well. It takes about an hour to walk through, depending on how much time you spend reading the thorough displays (be warned, they aren't written for children (too science-jargony) and on a nice day like today you couldn't ask for a finer way to spend your time. See more of my photos here.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cow in spring

cow in spring, originally uploaded by jahansell.

Early morning, dew and mist still clinging, a lone cow in the dawn light.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What spring looks like

poppies, originally uploaded by jahansell.

It looks like poppies!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Misty woods

spring, originally uploaded by jahansell.

I can't get enough of the soft greys and greens of this time of year.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Springtime farm

spring farm, originally uploaded by jahansell.

The soft pale colors are already starting to turn into simple hard greens - it doesn't last long!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


kestrel, originally uploaded by jahansell.

A few weeks ago I published a picture of a kestrel (falco sparverius) on a wire - this is a much better picture! (Audubon brought this pretty bird, sometimes called a Sparrow Hawk, to the road race.)

Monday, May 05, 2008

Sharon Classic - the best part!

refreshments, originally uploaded by jahansell.

I ran the 5-mile Sharon Classic on Saturday. It was cold, it was rainy, and I finished last. Truly. But Janet kindly saved me some of her bounty - what a nice reward! And it was to raise money for the wonderful Sharon Day Care, which has taken fine care of generations of Sharon children, including, this year, my own!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Daily Theme Day - Numbers!

1780, originally uploaded by jahansell.

May 1 already! Today's theme is numbers, and this house, which I've posted before, has the number 1780 on the lintel (I'm sure that's not what that's called and that someone will soon correct me!) That confused me when I first walked down Upper Main trying to find a particular house - I was looking for number 34 and couldn't see how it could be near 1780! But of course, 1780 is the year this house was built - many houses in Sharon post them (and the address is somewhere below, next to the door.)

By the way, the reason this is in black and white except for the flag is that I originally posted it on the fourth of July in 2006 - and wanted to highlight the flag.

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