Monthly Archives: February 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance

The austerity of Winter 2011 — World dwindling to whiter shades of pale Small, short steps to balance on the snow, the ice, in slush Few and fewer daylight hours Thermometer sinking way below zero (Fahrenheit!) The abundance of Winter … Continue reading

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Rx for the Endless Winter: Eye Candy #17

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the food inside’s delightful, And simply no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Chinese food can cheer me up when nothing else can, and I made it … Continue reading

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Rx for Winter: Eye Candy #16

It was zero degrees Fahrenheit this morning. That’s up from -2 yesterday, so I suppose we’re inching toward spring. Maybe. Anyway, to warm my spirits, I dug out this photo from a July in Japan, when it’s HOT HOT HOT. … Continue reading

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RX for Winter: Eye Candy #15

This is the deck where the thermometer hangs which this morning reads 2 degrees Farenheit (-16 Celsius): I am grateful to have this photograph to assure me that, despite today’s forbidding frozen landscape, it won’t always be winter and 2 … Continue reading

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RX for Winter: Eye Candy #14

A forlorn hibiscus leaf in the snow, far away from home — Like Hemingway’s frozen leopard on the top of the mountain in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, no one will ever know just what it was doing there.

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Consider the Lilies of the Field —

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; And yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory Was not arrayed like one of these. — Luke 12 Not … Continue reading

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Rx for Winter: Eye Candy #13

I remember these vegetables. They weren’t piled in supermarket bins, limp and tired from their long trek from California. No, these came from local farms and were piled on trestle tables, bursting with vitality, by the farmers themselves, and sold … Continue reading

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Eye Candy # 12

In a churchyard in San Miguel de Allende, in the heart of downtown:

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Flowers of Friendship…

Before the flowers of friendship faded, friendship faded. — Gertrude Stein           They say that Gertrude Stein’s writings are difficult to understand. No, they’re not. They’re painful to understand. It’s different.

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RX for Winter: Eye Candy #11

Beauty will save the world. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

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