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Holiday Gift Fair Saturday, Nov. 21
See bees and trees, dogs and frogs, hawks and rocks, 
geese and fleece, ducks and bucks, and bugs on flowering shrubs.
When: Saturday, November 21
Location: 5 Chambers St., Needham MA 
(Across from the High Rock School off Linden St.) 
Time: 12 to 4:30 PM

Note cards by Sheila Clark and Mary Kay Consultant, Kristen Culver, will also be available. Available to purchase will be limited edition prints, photo note cards, calendars, placemats and posters of our local critters. A white elephant table with picture frames, iOS compatible items, DVDs, CDs, toys, linens and household items also available. Kids welcome! Refreshments and door prizes. Rain or shine.
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Somehow I shared this privately instead of publicly, so posting again. (Sorry!) Here is my  bit of Fall / Autumn reflected color in New England with a Double-crested Cormorant. Shot with  Nikon D7100 and Sigma 50-500mm lens at the South Natick Dam, MA. #fall   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #autumncolors   #birdphotography  
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Can you folks help with the medical care of this (un)fortunate creature? Story and photos in the iink below!  Please pass this around ...
Note to Readers: Please click on the photos to see a larger version and please click the link in the last paragraph to help support the medical care for this rescued reptile!  On Monday, May 4th, I...
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Am rediscovering themes ;-)  Here's one for #flybyfriday .  A Cooper's hawk escaping a bunch of crows it was harassing! +John Spade 
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My son, Marcus Sholar, playing sax on one of his cruise ship gigs. First time I have seen this video. Hope you enjoy it! 
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Blue Heron catching a fish at dusk in South Natick, MA. 
#BirdPoker Moving Water curated by +Phil Armishaw 
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A number of shots I took this year posted in my blog and printed. All for my Holiday Gift Fair on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 12 to 4:30 in Needham, MA. Comments are most welcome!!
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I am hosting a NATURE'S GEMS Photo Exhibit and  Gift Fair on Sunday, Sept. 20  from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: 5 Chambers St., Needham, MA, which is about 1/2 mile from Needham Center, down Linden St. (off Great Plain Ave.). Across from the High Rock School playing field. 

A white elephant table includes garage sale type items: Costume jewelry, Vinyl, DVDs, CDs, linens, candles, iPad/iPhone compatible products (some new in box),  Duplo, toys, picture frames, books and miscellaneous other items from different sellers. [NO EARLY BIRDS please.]

This Photo Exhibit and  Fair will include at Refreshments for a nominal fee. A Mary Kay Consultant will also be there to sell gift baskets. A free child’s gift with a print purchase is also available, while supplies last.

One of the items on sale at the fair is a new edition of my poster collage of wildlife captured at the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station (aka The Dump). Also available to order is a limited edition 2016 local wildlife calendar. 

You can come view the prints or buy fine art prints, note cards, magnets, framed and unframed prints in a variety of sizes ranging from $3.00 to $400.00. If you don't see what you want, please ask! Photographs come from Needham, Natick, Dover, Wellesley, Sherborn, and misc. other towns.  
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Please join me for my Nature in Photo Exhibit and Gift Fair.
When: Sunday May 3 
Where: 5 Chambers St., Needham, MA 
Time: 12pm to 4:30pm
On display will be local wildlife images including coyote, partridges, llamas, gulls, ducks, swans, geese, hummingbirds and more! Stop in after your visits to various Needham Open Studios! There might even be live music!
Items to purchase include a limited edition new Needham RTS Poster, 5 x 7 cards, note cards, fine art prints in many sizes (framed and unframed), and magnets. There will also be a white elephant table with games, iPad, iPod, and iPhone compatible products.
Come enjoy hot refreshments, see friends and enjoy all the great birds and animals that share our suburban world! 
(Below is a turkey photo I captured 2 weeks ago at the dump!)
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Powisset Farm, Dover, MA. Don't think I ever posted this shot. I used it in a review I wrote about Perfect Photo Suite 8. I removed fencing and HDRed a tad. ( #farmfriday    +Ellie Kennard   +Steven Kennard 
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Thanks +Susanne Stelle. I'll have to dig up more farm photos!
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Ilene's Car Blizzard Tips- a new blog post. Enjoy and thanks for reading! 
Let me first bestow upon everyone a very Happy New Year! A healthy sized winter storm looks like it's approaching the Boston area on Tuesday (1/27/15).  It's always good to make sure you are safe a...
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Invitation to Wild in the Suburbs Gift Fair and Photo Show. Join me for a close up look at the creatures that live in the Boston, MA area!
I am producing a Suburbs Gone Wild Photo Exhibit and Gift Fair on December 13th. It would be wonderful if you could stop in to say hello and see my new photographs and prints! I did a similar "show...
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Writer & Mac Geek For Hire. Photographer, mother & dancer - all with passion.
I have a little personality.
  • Macintosh expert and owner since 1984.
  • Mac product professional thanks to my work as Editor for MacNN Reviews for past 7 years.
  • Work as a consultant, so always available for new writing, marketing, pr, and book contracts.
  • Received my first camera in the 6th grade and have fought my astigmatism ever since.
  • Learned my great grandfather was a pro portrait photographer only a few years ago and now am the reluctant family photo archivist.
  • Have worked as mother, sports photographer, dancer, market researcher, writer, editor, counselor, community web facilitator, and even tried a stint in retail.
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