The Franklin County Fair

Posted by mrssmythe on September 16, 2015 in CPT's Lens, Out & About, Photography |

This past weekend, we spent a day at the Franklin County Fair, about an hour north of us in Greenfield. The town has held a fair every year since 1848 and offers pretty much everything you’d see at a bigger fair – just on a smaller scale with a more down home, traditional feel. Here are some […]



Feed Me Seymour…

Posted by mrssmythe on September 8, 2015 in CPT's Lens, Critters, Garden, Out & About, Seasons |

We were back at Tower Hill Botanic Garden this past weekend, taking in the Carnivorous Plant Show. What an event! Where else can you find barrels full of venus flytraps? Aren’t they cute…in a weird, Little Shop of Horrors sort of way? Turns out there are lots of carnivorous plants in the world, many of them quite pretty. […]

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The New Resident

Posted by mrssmythe on August 20, 2015 in CPT's Lens, Critters |

CPT America kindly offered to do the breakfast dishes for me today. And, while he was washing and rinsing, he noticed a visitor on the window over the sink. As we don’t generally kill spiders around here, CPT America reached for his camera instead of a shoe or a tissue or a fly swatter or whatever it is […]

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Posted by mrssmythe on August 11, 2015 in CPT's Lens, Garden, Out & About |

We spent Sunday at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. It was amazing. And, I’m so glad CPT America took his camera. I had originally thought my trusty iPhone was going to be enough to get the job done. After all, its does fine in my garden at home. But, I wasn’t prepared for […]

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CPT’s Lens: The New England Aquarium

Posted by mrssmythe on July 20, 2015 in CPT's Lens, Critters, Out & About |

We spent this past Sunday in Boston, escaping the heat with a visit to the New England Aquarium. CPT America had his camera with him during the drive and so was able to snap a quick picture of the public art recently installed over the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Basically, it’s an enormous, multi-colored net. […]

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