Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!














Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that Santa will bring you terrific gifts, peace, joy and dreams come true.

Bird











“Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.”
Douglas Coupland

Autumn Leaves














“Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Autumn Scenes














White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA.

“October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.”
Hal Borland

Mare Mio














The coast of Maine.

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”
John Lubbock

Traces of Autumn














“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Autumn















Salem, Massachusetts, USA.

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
George Eliot

Happy Halloween!



















Welcome to Salem, Massachusetts, USA.

“Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.”
Judy Gold

Halloween Decor














Halloween 2015, Salem, Massachusetts, USA.

“It's said that All Hallows' Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin - and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.”
Erin Morgenstern


Halloween Faces














Halloween 2015, Salem, MA. USA.

Pirate



















Halloween 2015, Salem, MA. USA.

Clérigos Tower



















Clérigos Tower, Porto, Portugal. Picture taken with my phone.

“So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
Jesus Christ

Clérigos Church



















Clérigos Church, Porto, Portugal. Picture taken with my phone.

“Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.”
Jesus Christ

S. Bento














Porto, Portugal, S. Bento train station. Photo taken with my phone.

“There's something about the sound of a train that's very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.”
Paul Simon

Ribeira















Porto, Portugal. The picture was taken with my phone.

“Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.”
Rose Kennedy

Profile of a City



















Boston Massachusetts, different angles.

“I really admire artists that are willing to take a different approach and a different angle to their shows.”
Shania Twain


Joyfull Afternoon














Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.”
Chuck Palahniuk

Passion



















At Chesterwood from Daniel French.

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
Oprah Winfrey

Mexican II














“The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.”
Friedrich Durrenmatt

The Sky is the Limit



















Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“It's never crowded along the extra mile.”
Wayne Dyer

Wings



















Metal Wings at Chesterwood.

“I've always been fascinated by everything with wings.”
Dolly Parton

Mexican










“People ask me all the time, 'What keeps you up at night?' And I say, 'Spicy Mexican food, weapons of mass destruction, and cyber attacks.'”
Dutch Ruppersberger

Profile of a City











Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“Here's what I see all across this great city - people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams.”
Thomas Menino

Profile of a City



















Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“I fell in love with Boston, so hopefully, I'll be here for a long time.”
Johnny Damon

Deep Horizons










Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Wayne Dyer

Rural New England













Central Vermont, USA.

“Continuity is one of the things I like about New England.”
Tracy Kidder

A Window To The Sea



















Maine, USA.

“Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door.”
Brooke Shields

Guiding Light



















Maine, USA.

“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.”
John Berger

Pemaquid



















Pemaquid Point Light House, Maine, USA.

“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.”
Charles Simic