Purgatory Chasm

19 10 2014

We had the opportunity to visit this natural resource. We when for the hike hoping to capture some foliage photographs as we are in the Autumn season. And we did. It was a great day in this amazing place. If you do a little research I’m sure no mater where you live you can find some place interesting to enjoy the sights and sounds and even capture a few photographs of your own. Enjoying Life!

Purgatory Chasm is a State Reservation.

A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago.

Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers’ Leap and Fat Man’s Misery.

The move was created completely using Google+ auto awesome movie maker functions including the music and translations. Also it was composed completely from my Android smart phone and uploaded to YouTube.

To learn more about Purgatory Chasm visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatory_Chasm_State_Reservation

Pergatory Chasm

Pergatory Chasm

Pergatory Chasm Trails

Pergatory Chasm Trail Sign

Pergatory Chasm Trail Walk

Pergatory Chasm Trail Walk, 1 Mile Loop.

Pergatory Chasm Trail Trees

Pergatory Chasm Through Trail Trees

Pergatory Chasm Leaves

Pergatory Chasm Leaves On The Trail

Pergatory Chasm Bruce On The Trail

Pergatory Chasm, Bruce On The Trail

Pergatory Chasm Path

Pergatory Chasm Climbing Path

Pergatory Chasm Stone Building

Pergatory Chasm Stone Building

Pergatory Chasm Reflection

Pergatory Chasm Reflection





West End Creamery & Family Farm

19 10 2014

West End Creamery & Family Farm is located just a stone’s throw from Route 146—between Worcester, MA and Providence, RI. They are down the hill from Purgatory Chasm State Park. Many come just to relax and enjoy an ice cream cone on our large outdoor deck overlooking Swans Pond. Others spend time with friends on our premier miniature golf course and finding adventure in our 5 acre corn maze in the Fall.

Come in to West End Creamery and stay a while. Absorb yourself in the charm of our post and beam building — solid oak timbers and decor from our dairying days. The waterfront property is a relaxing destination for all ages!

Injoy the fall adventure and corn maze with the family.

To learn more visit http://www.westendcreamery.com/

West End Creamery Tree By The Pond

West End Creamery Tree By The Pond

West End Creamery Thru The Trees

West End Creamery Through The Trees

West End Creamery Pond

West End Creamery Pond

West End Creamery Pumpkins

West End Creamery Pumpkins





Sand and Water – National Sand Sculpting Festival with Bruce Garber

21 07 2013

National Sand Sculpting Festival
Revere Beach, July 19 – 21, 2013

Revere Beach is located six miles north of downtown Boston.

In 2004, the first New England Sand Sculpting Festival was held. The annual contest soon offered cash prizes, which attracted famous sculptors from all over the world. This year’s tournament is taking place from Friday July 19th to Sunday July 21st 2013, near the bandstand on Revere Beach Boulevard.

The artists adhere to strict rules during the contest. Each sculptor is given 10 tons of sand and are assigned an 18′ x 18′ square exhibit area. Work by the artists is limited to 24 hours in total length, which is spread out over several days. Forms for molding components are allowed and must be removed prior to the artworks being rated by the judges. The sand sculptures are evaluated using four categories: (1) degree of difficulty, (2) originality and creativity, (3) quality of sculpting, and (4) overall visual impact. Thousands of dollars in prize money are offered each year, which garners some of the best artists in the nation to the festival. The New England Sand Sculpting event draws a lot of people to Revere Beach, and has increased the appeal of visiting this local attraction.

To learn more please visit there web site:
http://www.celebrateboston.com/events…

sub-notes:
The live streamed video broadcast was not the best video quality do to signal strength and bandwidth from this location however, it’s a great example of the work we’re doing to “walk the walk for those who can’t” via http://virtualphotowalks.org . We take people with disabilities to different locations around the world with the help from our generous photographer friends and enabled smartphones. Today it was my pleasure to take a few friends to the beach to see these wonderful sand sculptures.

#bostonstrong #boston #sansculpting #art #artist #streetart #streetphotography #onthebeach #RevereBeach #newengland #SandSculptingFestival #photographer #photographers #funinthesun #funinthesunbloggers #streetpics #talent #talented #brucegarber

 





VPW – Honor Flight WWII Vets & Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 11062012

22 11 2012

Today’s tour was a great success. Veterans got to see the Changing of the Guard at Arlington, the World War II memorial, The Gold Coast and the USS Alabama. Many thanks to our Hangout volunteers: +Jimmy Gardner +Jared Budlong +Chad LaFarge +Michele Spry +John Butterill +Veterans United +Adrienne May +Randy Raw +Virtual Photo Walks™ +Jacob Hess +Michael Tucker +Kenneth Holman +Bruce Garber +Stephen Monaco +Kyle Hess +Barb Brueggemann +Sarah Hill +Veterans United.

If you know of a veteran not able to travel to see their memorial, tell them about Veterans Virtual Tours. Have the veteran apply here or help them fill out an application. http://www.virtualphotowalks.org

+Virtual Photo Walks™! If you missed it live; you can watch it NOW on demand here.

A special thanks to +John Butterill and +Bruce Garber for helping to organize these virtual photo walks.

To learn more about +Virtual Photo Walks™ please visithttp://VirtualPhotoWalks.com where we walk the walk for those who can’t and have a lot of fun in the process.

If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.com to learn how.

Please feel free to help share places we visit, by sharing this post and video with your circle of family and friends.

Thank you for your help and compassion.

“To Know, To Care, To Act”





PodCampCT 2010 – #pcct

17 10 2010

I had the opportunity to attend PodCamp Connecticut 2010 this past Saturday. Meet a lot of great and interesting people from Southern New England. If you never been to a PodCamp below diescibes what PodCamp and a un-conference is all about.

There is a relatively short video highlighting just a few parts of the event with some of the participant responses.

PodCamp Connecticut 2010 is a one-day event for social media enthusiasts (new and seasoned) to share experiences and learn from each other. PodCamps have been happening across the U.S. since 2006. Each event is unique. How will we make PodCamp CT worth everyone’s while? That depends on you.

We see PodCamps as social media potluck. Everybody brings something to share, whether it’s ideas about how to improve social media or questions about things they don’t understand. Like social media, PodCampCT provides the infrastructure and possibility, but it takes all of us to make it into something great.

The reasons to attend PodCampCT are different for everyone. Some include: discussing new ways to use social media, talking about trends and where the online space is headed, hearing personal stories and sharing yours, learning more about social media tools, making new connections, achieving clarity on how social media can add value to your day and meeting people in person that you only know from an avatar.

PodCamps are typically referred to as the “unconference” because the focus and format doesn’t include the typical Powerpoint slides, keynote speakers or sales pitches. Attendees, sponsors and organizers create the discussions together.

The crew that is organizing and sponsoring PodCampCT 2010 comes from all walks of life. We are entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, marketers, news media folk, nonprofit professionals and more. We all use social media in different ways and we each have different ideas about how to make it better. While it might appear as if an event like this is only designed for early adopters, techies and those who are already embedded in social media, PodCampCT is open to everyone.

To learn more about PodCampCT 2010 follow them on Twitter and use the hash tag #pcct.

Above information is from the PodCampCT 2010 eventbright site.

 








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