Thursday, December 31, 2009

Every Story has a Bead


Founded in Denmark in 1976, Trollbeads (Troldekugler) developed the original charm bead bracelet jewellery concept. The name Trollbeads refers to the first beads designed by Søren Nielsen (Lise Aagaard’s brother) which resembled Troll faces.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trollbeads_%28Troldekugler%29

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Heaven got a new Angel Yesterday.....



Rest in Peace my dear friend Bill Mack.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Rain Boots

When the rain comes down, the boots come out.

A Good Read


My stepson Craig relaxing with a present from my son Scott, on Christmas morning.

Friday, December 25, 2009

It was a Merry Christmas.....


My son with his new Nintendo DS Lite.
He is 21 yrs old but still loves  the hand held video games systems. This generation of kids are "gamers"

T'was the Night Before Christmas...


His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

Christmas Eve with Attitude


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Runner


Photographed the Jolly Jaunt 5k run to benefit Special Olympics Dec 6 in Danvers Ma.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Glass Candy


Seen in the Museum of Fine Arts Store at Faneuil Hall Boston

Susan


Meet Susan...she is my friend whom I happen to work for.  We went on a Holiday  Lights Trolley tour into Boston tonight through work...lots of fun. We got to spend  2 hours shopping at Faneuil Hall.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

All I want for Christmas is.....


Santa and Son ??!!!!


I was asked to take photos at the "Connecting Young Moms"
Holiday Party at Beverly Hospital.
The kids were all sooooo precious.
I love Santa's face in this one.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I went into Boston on Saturday to meet up with a few photo friends.
This photo was taken from Mass Ave in Boston looking down from the over pass onto the
Mass Turnpike

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

That is what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown


Linus Van Pelt: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"
(from "Charlie Brown Christmas")

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fire n Ice


My department at work enjoyed an afternoon of Holiday Music by the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and then  dinner at a fantastic  restaurant...Fire and Ice. These are two of our grill chefs.

check out the link.. fire-ice.com/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Fire

Monday, December 7, 2009

Her New Hat


Sometimes if you look close enough, you can find fun surprises after a snow fall.
(we got snow on the evening Saturday, December 5)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Beverly Hospital Team


I photographed the Jolly Jaunt 5k Road race to benefit Special Olympics in Danvers today.

These are some of my brave co-workers who ran today.
Congrats everyone!!!

Getting Ready to Run.


Photographed the Jolly Jaunt 5k run to benefit Special Olympics today in Danvers Ma.
What a perfect day for this run with last night's snow still on the ground and trees.
Last year it was snowing during the race.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cute Reindeer


This cute little girl was a reindeer on the Beverly Hospital float in the Beverly Holiday Parade last Sunday

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gallery


Made a visit to CDIA in Waltham today, to learn about their photography program...
.just thinking...nothing definite...dreaming
(Center for Digital Imaging Arts)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 5 - A New Me


This evening I took photos at "Lights of Love", a tree lighting and fundraiser for the Gorton's Specialty and Cancer Care Center at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester MA.  This is my photo of Portland Head Light that I donated for the raffle.

(30 minutes on the stepper this evening)

Day 4 - A New Me


What is your Holiday Wish???
(30 minutes on the stepper this morning)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Winning Parade Float


Beverly Hospital, my employer, entered a float in the Beverly Holiday Parade today,
And they won first prize in the business category..
What a great group!!

Santa in 2009


Santa traded his elves and reindeer for cowboys and horses this year.

Day 3 - A New Me


Every day is a new day for progress.
Woke up, got on the Stepper for um 20 Minutes. (better than nothing).

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Walk for your Health


Took a 2+ mile walk on the new Peabody Independence Green Way.
Can't wait to take my bike on it in the spring...or maybe if we get some warm weather soon. This  new Rail Trail is a total of 10 miles long.

Day 2 - A New Me


OK....so you may be asking "where is day 1"?
Day 1 was yesterday and I didn't think to do this until today....let me explain...
March 2007 my Dr gave me a choice....change my diet and exercise or go on Cholesterol medication. I chose the healthy option...so by August 2007 I had lost 15 lbs and lowered my Cholesteral dramaticly.  I felt great...but slowly over the course of a year I had gained back 10lbs and once again my cholesteral has gone back up.
I know what I need to do, but I have been struggling to eat right and get back on my stepper...I just have not found the motivation. I keep saying "tomorrow...I will start tomorrow". But tomorrow never comes. And then tomorrow gets me in a deeper hole that I have to dig my self out of.
So yesterday, was finally my tomorrow...I spent 30 minutes on the stepper.  And today is day 2 with 30 minutes on the stepper.
I am not writing this for sympathy...but for  puting this out there to keep me honest and true to myself.
So I am starting a new project "A New Me". Don't worry I won't be posting photos of myself each day...ugh. But I will continue to post photos that I take and inspire me and chronicle my progress and my struggles...This I hope will keep me motivate and honest...please feel free to comment and push me....I need it
Love and Peace
amylou

Friday, November 27, 2009

Disguise


“I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives”
~Tracy Chapman

People


When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes.
But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!  ~Ted Grant

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Some days I feel like that there is so much happening in my head...that things start to leak out.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Season's they are a Changin

I am a New England girl through and through. Every season is so special to me.
Spring: I love the smell of the first warm day in spring...the air has a refreshing feeling to it and then the flowers start to bloom and it is so colorful.
Summer: the shoes come off, the jackets get hung up and hot air brings icecream and a sense of being carefree.
Autumn: I love the crispness of the cool air, the colorful changing leaves and then the rustling of the fallen leaves on the ground.
Winter: And when that first snow starts to fall.....I smile with glee like a little kid all over again.

Every Season in New England is special...embrace what it the season has to offer.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vintage - 1960s


For all you baby boomers out there...do you remember these insulated cups that came in a variety of sizes??? We had them growing up...who else out there grew up with these?
These were seen at The Friendly Toast restaurant in Portsmouth NH

The Light by the Window




Lately or maybe because of the Street Photography class I recently took, I love the look of black and white photography. So today  while I was on a photowalk with friends in Portsmouth NH, I set my camera to Monochrome.  I was very pleased with the photos that i produced. I think, for me, taking photos in monochrome makes me pay more attention to the subject rather than the colors in the subject.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Photo Friday - Vehicle


This was shot in Harvard Square, Cambridge Ma, one Saturday in October during one of my Street Photography classes.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Look-up Thursday


I hate to admit this, but i have not picked up my camera for maybe a week now. so I looked into the recent archives where i have lots of awesome photos that probably no one will ever see but me.

This was taken in late October in Newburyport Ma when the autumn leaves where at their most yellow color peak. THIS photo is one of the many reasons why fall is my most favorite season.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November Fire


I love this time of the year in New England..The sunsets are fabulous.

Monochrome Graveyard


Granary Burying Grounds
Tremont Street
Boston MA

www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Granary_Burying_Ground

The Neighborhood


Photo Friday - Three


I love it when my camera makes money for me.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Urban Orange Hair


I was looking through some older photos tonight and I found this in my July 2009 folder.
I think this was the start of my "Urban Orange" Obsession!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monochrome Alleyway


Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston MA

Sunday, November 8, 2009

1963 "Things Go Better with Coke"


Handful of Beans


Taken during a photo walk in Boston's North End.

Squirrel in Boston Common


Found this cute little guy while on a photo walk in the Boston Commons after class. 
These Boston squirrels are not timid at all..the let you come right up to them.

Emma


I had a photo job October 30 at a physician's family Halloween Party....it was a fun time for everyone.
Meet Emma, she is the daughter of a co-worker.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ms. Caroline


I had the privileged of photographing my friend Heather's little girl recently.
Ms. Caroline is 13 months old and is such a sweetie.