Thursday, October 21, 2010

All the Memes (A lot, anyway)

Hello and welcome to the Pagan Sphinx blog, from which I will be launching my entry to a handful of photo memes I like to participate in. Mainly I post my photos to the Pagan's Eye, as TPS is mostly an art blog. But every once in a while I get a wild hare and switch things around a bit. I thought it would be nice to show my Pagan Sphinx visitors a slice of my surroundings, if they don't usually visit the Pagan's Eye Photo Blog. (Though you should check the haunted house in my neighborhood). 


For those who are not familiar with them, a meme, in this case, is a photo sharing game between bloggers, usually around a specific theme and posted weekly on a consistent day. I'm combining themes in one post:  Sky Watch, Water Wednesday, Yard Art and My World.  Most of these are international and it's always a blast to see other people's lives, their skies, their water and views. 


At the end of the post, all the memes will be linked to their respective sites, should you choose to wander over and see for yourself the gorgeous photographs that people post from around the globe.


Below are some recent shots I took in my front yard in western Massachusetts, on a quiet street with lots of trees and mostly well-preserved houses built in the early 1950's. Our house is across the road from a clearing that shows off a panoramic view of the Connecticut River Valley. I'm not sure that I can ever completely leave this river valley home, despite the harsh winters. 

Have a great weekend.


Peace and love,
Pagan Sphinx 



The same view as above, but from a lot further back. We put up the plastic skeleton every year and the red object in the tree is a birdhouse we bought in Nova Scotia this summer.







And my mums and gourds to keep me company.  ;-)
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38 comments:

  1. I ♥ the bird house. It is freaking awesome! The view is breath-taking in the first picture.

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  2. scary and sweet!



    Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral

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  3. Yay, I can leave a comment! I love the hanging skeleton. And that background of the river with the changing leaves is gorgeous.

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  4. Beautiful skies, lovely home and yard and I know you must enjoy them all so very much! A delightful visit for the day, Gina! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. happy fall. you covered a lot of bases here. good job.

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  6. beautiful pics... ;-) i especially liked the first photo!

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  7. Great shots. The first shot is scenic beauty.

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  8. i popped over just to see what you did post tonight...more lovely photos of that place you live...wow, it's still gorgeous! it's just brown here and grey overhead and i have a cold as well...lovely lovely there, adore that white lumpy bumpy pumpkin/gourdy thing ;)
    xox

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  9. What a super frame for that long view of the Connecticut River Valley. I can easily see what keeps you here. Your other photos are fun.

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  10. Wow! Those are all terrific shots. What an eye you have. That view is to die for!!! Enjoy the autumn season...

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  11. Beauty and fun all in a few shots. Fantastic!

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  12. Aaaaah, thanks everyone. All of your comments were warmly and genuinely appreciated.

    Like Vanna always says at the end of The Wheel: "Byeee!" ;-) I wish she'd agree to go on Jeopardy! hehehhe

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  13. Cloudia: I use my wiles if need be. ;-) And when I don't need to, I just laugh every chance I get! :-)

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  14. That's totally one of the best views around, and it's right out your front door - how cool is that???

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  15. A gorgeous collection of photos! And what a stunning view in this first photo!

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  16. These are a lot of fun. Thanks for the joy. I have to get my self decked out for this delightful holiday. So much fun here!

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  17. It looks like such a nice setting for a contemplative such as yourself.

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  18. Beautiful sky and view. Fun Halloween decoration and beautiful autumn mums and pumpkins.

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  19. What a delightful selection of autumnal colours

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  20. That bird house is wonderful, it would almost be worth a trip to Nova Scotia just to get one.
    Your valley is wonderful as well. I sometimes wish my ancestors hadn't moved west from there. But then, I probably wouldn't be me if they had stayed.

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  21. Your blog is a delight. It's good to stop by again after a night of Halloweening. Such a great time of year in New England!

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  22. I love all your photos. The first one is my favorite. Perfect framing!

    P.S. You do not have to cut and past your link, because I have comment - luv, I will find your post. Thanks for the visit.

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  23. Hi, Ebie - thanks for the visit. I realized I did not have to cut and paste as soon as the comment published. :-)

    Sandy - I always feel the same way about my visits to your posts. As always, your visits are much enjoyed and appreciated. :-)

    If I've forgotten anyone, please forgive. I am delighted to share with you and I try very hard to visit everyone who visits me. This week, I am especially far behind but trying to catch up.

    Gina

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  24. Boo! Scary skeleton hehehe, I wouldn't dare walking on a dark night in that area lol..

    Pumpkins and Mums at my page.

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  25. It's only in fun, Chubs. You can walk through my neighborhood any time! :-)

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  26. The mums, leaves, and mum blooms make for a wonderful fall picture. Love the skeleton, but the birdhouse from Nova Scotia is amazing. My husband and I would love to have one. If you still have the name or address of where you bought it, we would love to know. Your post is so festive with Halloween just around the corner.

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  27. Great photos. Love all of them. My favorite is the first one.

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  28. Great photos. Love all of them. My favourite is the first one.

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  29. Great pictures for the memes.
    The last one is a WINNER for sure. :)

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  30. Absolutely love the skeleton as well as the nicely carved birdhouse. I do hope the birds appreciate it.
    I can understand your attachment, all my life I have hoped sometime to live near flowing water.

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  31. Nice view of the river, nice skeleton, I love your birdhouse. Great all around multi-memed post.

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  32. Oh my this picturesque is your front yard, I don't mind the harsh weather and that hanging skeleton hehe. I will live there. So beautiful! Happy Wednesday!
    Watery Wednesday

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  33. The view is awesome! Great shot!

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  34. Beautiful view from your front yard! But you have some strange fellows hanging out in your yard!

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