Happy (Early) New Year....free desktop calendar

So it's a day early but I'll probably be beat tomorrow so...Happy New Year!

To download, just click below to open the photo in a new window, click to enlarge, then right click and Save as Background to make the calendar your desktop. :)

Travels in 2010...30 of my Favorites.

In no particular order...(and I'm sure I missed about a thousand other places but these stand out)..

1. Rockport, Massachusetts
 The wharf.

 Motif #1, the famous shack and its colorful buoys.

2. Provincetown, Massachusetts
Pilgrim Monument (I climbed it...yikes!)

Province Lands sand dunes....tour courtesy of Art's Dune Tours. Thanks, Art!

3. Bar Harbor, Maine, and Acadia National Park
The Bubbles, Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park.

Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Bass Harbor, Maine. Had to climb over slippery rocks in the middle of a storm to get this photo.

4. Nickerson State Park, Brewster, Massachusetts

5. Tidal Flats, Brewster, Massachusetts

6. Lighthouse and Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter, Florida
Alan Jackson lives next door to this, above.

7. Block Island, Rhode Island

8. Jamestown Windmill, Jamestown, Rhode Island
Windmill in Autumn...

View from inside the top of the windmill.

9. Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island
This is where I first met and hung out with Preeti!  She is the best.

10. Scargo Lake, Dennis, Massachusetts

11. Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Marsh near downtown Wellfleet.

"Uncle Tim's Bridge." Wellfleet.

12. The Berkshires. Western Massachusetts
View from Mount Greylock.

Lake Pontusuc, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

14. Cranberry Bogs. Wareham, Massachusetts
Wet Harvest

Before the bog is flooded it looks like this.

16. Old King's Highway, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Sandwich, marshes in Autumn.

17.  Sarasota, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Florida
"Unconditional Surrender" memorial, downtown Sarasota.

18. Butterfly World, Coconut Creek, Florida

19. Magic Wings, Deerfield, Massachusetts

20. Capron Zoo, Attleboro, Massachusetts

21. Lupa Zoo, Ludlow, Massachusetts
I hand-fed this crazy reindeer, he's high on sugar. But he was super cute.

22. Barnstable County Fair, Falmouth, Massachusetts

23. Lake Compounce, Bristol, Connecticut

24.  Truro, Massachusetts
Cape Cod (Highland) Lighthouse

The Days cottages, North Truro.

25. Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

27. Eastham, Massachusetts
Eastham Windmill on the town green.

Inlet along route 6, Eastham.

28. Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Ram Island Lighthouse, Maine

29. Orleans, Massachusetts

30. Palm Beach Zoo, Palm Beach, Florida
 That's Raven the chimpanzee and her new baby.

31. Home Sweet Home...:)
Covered bridge. Foster, Rhode Island.

I'm Coooooooolllllddd! A celebration of Freezingness.

In "honor" of the cold...and more headed my way this weekend, according to the Weather Channel...some frigid images from last winter to snap us into the reality of winter...Well, TRY to have a nice weekend (and for those of you in tropical climes...can I come over??)

Above, reflection of bare trees in a small pond. West Greenwich, RI.

 Above, nature reserve in with completely frozen lake- and snow on top. No swimming today! Charlestown, RI

 Above, view from my condo window, last year. West Warwick, RI.

 Above, footsteps in the snow...Chepachet, RI.

 Above: Don't worry, I won't be going swimming today. :) Beach. Westerly, Rhode Island.

 Above: cheery male Cardinal! Nature center, Mystic, CT.

 Above: mallard duck and his reflection, a roadside farm.. Exeter, RI.

 Above: ice on berry branches. Jamestown, RI.

 Above: snowy path to the beach. Narragansett, RI.

 Above: I love this cozy log cabin!  Chepachet, RI.

Above:  So, what are PALM TREES doing here in the New England winter?.... Narragansett, RI.

Above: wrinkled winter berries in February.  Narragansett town beach, RI.