Tag Archives: Maine

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge : Waves…

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-waves/

RDP Tuesday: QI…

QI is a Chinese word for the invisible force in and around us.

My daughter Deb and I are into finding our ancestors and especially finding out stories about them we didn’t know. We spend a lot of time in cemeteries :). One of the most interesting stories we found was about my great grandfather, Joseph P Littlefield of Maine. The tragic story of his death and that of his wife Jane and their three oldest children out of eight, Margaret 18, Adison 14 and Atwood 12 prompted Deb and me to go to Maine to find their grave.

My great grandfather Joseph P Littlefield was injured in the Civil War. He was a member of Co. C, 9th Maine Regiment. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia and sent home to Maine to die. He died on Sep 3, 1864 of his massive injuries but also of typhoidal pneumonia. His wife and the 3 oldest of his 8 children died within months of him from it as well leaving my grandfather Charles G Littlefield at age 9 the oldest of the five remaining children. A tragic story and once we learned about it felt compelled to find their graves and honor them. Their small plot is off the beaten track in Rome, Maine we found it and traipsed through the brush to get to it. This was very emotional in that Joseph, Martha Jane, Margaret, Adison and Atwood have become very real to us and we feel very close to them and could definitely feel their spirits that day.  We weren’t able to bring them flowers but left 5 pennies to indicate we were there and remembering them.

I definitely feel this was a QI experience.

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/11/17/rdp-tuesday-qi/

2020 Photo Challenge # 42…

This week's assignment is to look for patterns and/or  textures along the seashore.

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/2020-photo-challenge-42/

2020 Photo Challenge #30…

This month’s final assignment is to try creating a 3D image. Include elements in the foreground and background that work together to separate those two parts of the scene. My choices are from museums I have visited in the last year or so.

Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ New York City

Portland Maine Museum of Art ~ Portland, Maine

Albany Institute of History and Fine Art ~ Albany, New York. The exhibit was called ‘Well Dressed in Victorian Albany’.

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2020/07/26/2020-photo-challenge-30/

2020 Photo Challenge #14-Horizontal Lines…

 

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/2020-photo-challenge-14/

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Sea Green…

‘Warped Clipper Ship’ by American artist Valerie Hegarty.

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I like this because it’s different.  To me the  dominant color is sea green, and also the sea is in the picture.  🙂  Saw this in Oct 2018 at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.

 

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/august-colors-and-letters/

Honoring My Great-Grandfather On This Memorial Day 2019…

 Joseph Pettey Littlefield

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My great grandfather Joseph P Littlefield was injured in the Civil War. He was a member of Co. C, 9th Maine Regiment. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia and sent home to Maine to die. He died on Sep 3, 1864 of his massive injuries but also of typhoidal pneumonia. His wife and the 3 oldest of his 8 children died within months of him from it as well leaving my grandfather Charles G Littlefield at age 9 the oldest of the five remaining children. A tragic story and once we learned about it felt compelled to find their graves and honor them. Their small plot is off the beaten track in Rome, Maine we found it and traipsed through the brush to get to it. Worth the trip indeed.  This was very emotional in that Joseph, Martha Jane, Margaret, Adison and Atwood have become very real to us and we feel very close to them.  We weren’t able to bring them flowers but left 5 pennies to indicate we were there and remembering them.

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Take a moment to remember the original reason for Memorial Day and the men and women who fought for, and gave their lives for our country.

 

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Spiral, Curve…

 

 

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/march-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

Photo A Day Challenge: Sunshine…

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(From top to bottom:  New Jersey– Ogunquit, Maine– flag- Martha’s Vineyard– Plymouth, MA)

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/march-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

Photo A Day Challenge: Start With ‘K’…

Kennebunkport, Maine

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/february-colors-and-letters/