This has been a good week for photography.  A quick get-away to my parent’s place in NH meant lots more opportunities for fun with my camera, and a more “naturist” bent to my outlook.

Our menu of meals included –

Home-grown cucumbers…

Photo of baby cucumber in my mother's garden, taken by Joana Miranda

Tomatoes (all from my mom’s garden)…

Photo of tomatoes in my mom's garden, taken by Joana Miranda

And blueberries we picked ourselves.

Photo of blueberry bush, taken by Joana Miranda

While I love walking in a city, I also love the quiet of the forest –

Where some leaves are already beginning to change color…

Photo of leaves, taken by Joana Miranda

An old swing under the trees provides a shady spot to rest…

Photo of old wooden swing, taken by Joana Miranda

And contemplate nature’s message!

Photo of bug eaten leaf, taken by Joana MirandaSince these woods surround a lake –

You might see a loon…

Photo of loon on Goose Pond, taken by Joana Miranda

Or two!

Photo of two loons on Goose Pond, taken by Joana Miranda

And with the setting of the sun…

Photo of sunset over Goose Pond, taken by Joana Miranda

Another day will be done.

Photo of boat at dusk on Goose Pond, taken by Joana Miranda


  1. ma says:

    oh dear goosey pond, how it welcomes and nurtures us! And becomes more special with lovely visits of lovely daughters….
    love, MA

    • Joana says:

      Goose Pond is certainly a magical place! And for those fortunate enough to be “charter members” at Casa do Lago, the perks include scrumptious home-cooked meals, too!

      Love, Joana

    • Joana says:

      Thank you, Helen! I’m back in NY now, and am tanned, relaxed, refreshed and ready for more adventures. 🙂

      How are you? Looking forward to the start of fall?

      Ciao –

    • Joana says:

      Thanks, Susan! We love being up in NH with my mom. Somehow, this time it felt even harder to come back to the city. But now that I’m back into my routine, I’m feeling like we really do have the best of both worlds.

      Hope your fall is off to a great start. Happy September! 🙂 Joana

      On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 8:58 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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