Showing posts from May, 2012

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

From a Guy's Yard in E. Providence, Rhode Island #21 by MyDay247

Lauren:Graduation by R Joanne

Rose Island Light by robtm2010

IMG_3079.2 by Amy Martira Photography

Seeing Red by Carly Sabatino

The Casino at Roger Williams Park by BarbaraS2009

providence ri by jambori39

A walk On Block Island. by E Godfrey

Harry's Burger Bar Service by GoProvidenceRI

DSC_1831 by dadofliz

Ocsnowber by markv20

Providence at Night by Jerri Moon Cantone

Avon by kobrienjewelry

window to the Past by MackayPhotography

021112_15 by jwessel

Roger Williams Park Arboretum by mary jane 43

Trees Reaching for the Sky - East Greenwich, Rhode Island by misterfoto

Wasted Sunrise by MattJohnston401

Skating by martha_jean

City Lights by mike_dooley

Exeter Grange by Mr. Ducke

Sights ~ The Seal House ~ Roger Williams Park ~ Providence

We've been to Roger Williams Park on several occasions. It's one of our favorite outdoor places.

Near the Casino, on Roosevelt Lake, sits a small, charming stone building.

We'd wondered what it was for the longest time, and why it had been allowed to fall into such disrepair. You can see near the chimney the sorry state of the roof.

The windows are boarded up and it has a general look of neglect, complete with graffiti.

As lovers of small houses, Bear and I wondered if it might be a caretaker's cottage, and speculated on what it looked like inside. We also dreamed of what it might be like to fix it up and live in it.

It wasn't until the Providence Preservation Society released its 2012 list of 10 Most Endangered Properties that I learned the building's original purpose: it was a seal house.

Built in 1938 as part of the Works Progress Administration project, the building and that section of Roosevelt Lake housed seals. I don't know what it might have looked…

Artists ~ Matthew Johnston ~ Narragansett

Artist’s name: Matthew Johnston
Business name: Photography By Matthew Johnston
Location: Narragansett, RI

1. Tell us about your work
I am an outdoor digital photographer who specializes in fine art. Most of my work reflects the beauty of the northeast USA.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter?
Time and dedication. To me, if something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing. Growing up in a beach house in Connecticut, I would often find myself staring at gorgeous landscapes and seascapes thinking to myself, "That would make a great photo." in 2007 I got tired of wishing I knew about photography; so I started teaching myself the basics with a point and shoot. Needless to say, I quickly developed an addiction and have been pushing my skills and knowledge forward ever since.

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
I draw inspiration from natural beauty, the Bible, and…

Doing good ~ Jerry the Bear

Jerry the Bear

written, appropriately, by the Bear

Jerry the Bear, as founded by Aaron Horowitz and co-founded by Hannah Chung, is an adorable and informative companion for children with Type 1 Diabetes. Designed for these children, who aren’t allowed to touch their own medical equipment, Jerry features several ‘injection sites,’ a glucose display panel, eyes and a mouth that blink, and most importantly, a plush body just like that of any teddy bear.

Jerry is mostly geared towards kids ages 3-4, who are just beginning to understand their disease and need help coping. The goal for Jerry’s playmates is to keep him healthy with insulin injection and lots of food made specially for him, while monitoring that health, and to learn just how important it is to take regular insulin injections. Hannah and Aaron are trying to work on a Jerry that is more durable, since the children tend to enjoy throwing him about as young people tend to.

Aaron, a mechatronic user-interaction designer, and Hannah…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Another beautiful spring sunset over Narragansett Bay. by robert.rinkel

Under Sail by robtm2010

Fine Family! by R Joanne

From a Guy's Yard in E. Providence, Rhode Island #20 by MyDay247

I-Way project by provbenson2009

Bus tunnel by kobrienjewelry

020612-130 by jwessel

Trees by Jerri Moon Cantone

Warren RI church by jambori39

sillouhette by Carly Sabatino

Betsy Williams Cottage in Winter by BarbaraS2009

DSC_1847 by dadofliz

Good Morning by E Godfrey

IMG_3060.2 by Amy Martira Photography

McFadden's by GoProvidenceRI

Roger Williams park Arboretum by mary jane 43

Pink + Yellow by martha_jean

Barracks have seen better days by MackayPhotography

Frosty by markv20

Conimicut Point by Lea Zimany

The Inn on Castle Hill by MattJohnston401

Disneyland in Providence by Mycophagia

Sunflowers in the Sun - East Greenwich, Rhode Island by misterfoto

Woonsocket Building by Mr. Ducke

White Tail Deer by mike_dooley

Sachuset Point by Royston_Kane