Boston Light
Boston Light

This photograph of the “Boston Light” on Little Brewster Island was taken this September during a National Parks Service Tour.  Several friends and I went on the three-hour, narrated tour, which included a climb up 76 steps, and two very narrow and steep ladders, to the top of the lighthouse.  We were rewarded with a spectacular view of Boston Harbor and were inches from the Boston Light’s historic Fresnel lens.

The Boston Harbor Islands are part of our National Park Service and are managed by the “NPS” in conjunction with the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.  Little Brewster Island is also managed by the U.S. Coast Guard, First Division.  The three-hour tour runs from June to October and reservations are highly recommended.
“National Parks are the best idea we ever had.  Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” — Pulitzer Prize winning author, Wallace Stegner, 1983
Posted by: Peggie Strachan
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Cranberry Curve

Cranberry Curve

Rasslin Them Berries

Rasslin Them Berries

Separator

Separator

Layers

Layers

Like football games, pumpkins and colorful foliage, Fall is also the time for another New England visual treat, the cranberry harvest.  We visited a bog in Carver on Friday, and the owner, Ed Randall, was gracious enough to let us shoot his harvest. You can see our results.

Cheers!

LTF

Posted by: Larry Fay

NH Panorama 3

Tilton, NH

Tilton, NH

Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

Posted by: Ray Buker

Denizen of the pines
Halloween tree

Halloween tree

Photos by: Jude Griffin
A tasty meal on a stop-over before heading South.
A tasty meal on a stop-over before heading South.

A neighbor mentioned that he had seen many Monarch butterflies earlier in the day, including a dozen of them on bunch of yellow daisies. So my fellow SSCC photographer and I grabbed our cameras and went stalking the flitting little critters in the later afternoon light.

Getting in close
Getting in close

Rose patiently followed this little fellow to the popular patch of daisies and shot to her heart’s content.

Sipping purple
Slurping purple

This purple bush was another popular spot for the migrating Monarchs to quench their thirst.

Photos by Jim Montanaro

Ready to Ride

Ready to Ride

Riding for the Cause

Get Your Motor Runnin'

Get Your Motor Runnin'

Over 600 motorcycles await the start of the 5th Annual T.F. Silvia Memorial Run from the parking lot at the Raynham-Taunton Dog Track on Sunday morning, October 12th, 2008. The run proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bristol-Plymouth High School, and Breast Cancer Awareness.

Posted by: Liz Feitelberg

Colorful Canopy

Colorful Canopy

Framed by Nature

Framed by Nature

Brilliant Reflection

Brilliant Reflection

Just Peaceful...

Just Peaceful...

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 was a gorgeous day for a stroll through Pond Meadow Park in Braintree – the colors are already in full force, and everywhere you look you can see nature’s fall fire! Who says we have to travel far and wide to see such wonderful hues – we have them right in our own backyards!

Posted by: Liz Feitelberg

Ray's Sunflower
Ray’s Sunflower

Golden Fern at Pond Meadow Park, Braintree, MA.

Golden Fern at Pond Meadow Park, Braintree, MA.

Mushrooms in Duxbury

Posted By: RAY BUKER

Sunrise at Houghton's Pond

Sunrise at Houghton's Pond

Mushrooms - we found ya!

Mushrooms - we found ya!

Yes, we were at it again – three photo-amigos were out and about at 6 am in the Blue Hills walking around Houghton’s Pond to capture some nature shots, and also Pond Meadow Park in Braintree to maybe find us some mushrooms! 🙂

Posted by: Liz Feitelberg

Our Ships Came In!

October 3, 2008

The majestic Queen Mary II sails into Boston Harbor

The majestic Queen Mary II sails into Boston Harbor

The SAGA RUBY arrives in Boston

The SAGA RUBY arrives in Boston

Not even the dark, gloomy rainy morning kept some members of South Shore Camera Club away from a photo op! Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 we started gathering in the parking lot at Castle Island in South Boston – waited out the rain, then headed up to watch the SAGA RUBY arrive in Boston Harbor. Once we got access to Fort Independence, we made the journey to the top of the Fort for one of the best views of the Harbor around! As we chatted and took photo after photo, the main attraction of the day, the QUEEN MARY II finally pulled into view at approximately 10:45 am. What a sight to see!!! Now to add some of our favorite photos!!!!

Posted By: Liz Feitelberg