Monthly Archives: April 2011

Travel Notes from All Over —

(And now for something a little bit different —) There used to be a regular feature in, was it The New Yorker? under that rubric, and something I came across while Googling this morning has prompted me to revive it here, … Continue reading

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Time-Lapse —

What could be more Southwest US than Arizona, where we are right now? Well, how about the Southwest US in time-lapse photography by Timescapes, set to a Native American chant? Try this one. I found it mesmerizing (just remember that … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Old — and Older!

Photographer Martin Greene weighs in with an entry in the OLD sweepstakes! Here is his photo taken at the Musée National de la Prehistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, France, of horses graved into cave walls circa 36,000 – 20,000 B.C. Whatever else … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OLD

Stone walls of a Romanesque church — one time frame, one definition of OLD. In a living creature, OLD takes on new definitions. Sequoias may live for hundreds of years, but a desert tree is old much more quickly, indeed, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OLD

You are here to kneel Where prayer has been valid. And prayer is more Than an order of words, the conscious occupation Of the praying mind, or the sound of the voice praying. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets (Little Gidding) Old … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OLD

So old that the rocks have shattered this way, in a seismically active environment, at the shore of an ancient sea, the Japan Sea:

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Arizona Sunset —

Not such fine weather + a few clouds + a little dust blowing in the air = a glowing desert sunset: But it moves really fast — and fades much quicker than sunset in the East: You’ve got to be … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Festival — in Yellow!

Today in Tucson we were invited to a Spring Luncheon in honor of — a palo verde tree in full glorious bloom: The magnificent tree was the focus and honored subject of the luncheon, just as it might be in … Continue reading

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Arizona Geometrics

Some visitors here, not all, know that I have two blogs: Touch2Touch, and A View from the Woods. Back in dim blogging history when I began, I had a semi-clear vision of the difference between them. One would deal with … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LIGHT

Here we are in Arizona, where sunlight rules until darkness descends more swiftly than back home in the East. But even in its fading, the light is beautiful on the mountains:

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