Monthly Archives: July 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: BROKEN

Not so much BROKEN, as BEING BROKEN DOWN: A gallery at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, photographed in the process of being dismantled so that a new exhibit can be installed. Caught through a slit in the wooden … Continue reading

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Across the Campus and Into the Greenhouse —

As I’ve complained before, I have a Black Thumb. Alas, anything I plant or prune or pinch — dies. So when we took first-time visitors to the Pioneer Valley over to see the gem of a small art museum on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful, 3

This is hardly my best photographic effort — and yet I find that I really love it! And I don’t know why —  I just do. There’s something about the combination of the colors, the shapes, the view across the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful, 2

Not only are the fried fish and the lobster roll and the onion rings and the whole clam bellies delicious — But this roadside outdoor Snack Shack is a wild blaze of COLOR, complete to its “menu”! Quite a sight in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: COLORFUL, 1

Well, seems to me the HOT rubric last week inspired a powerful lot of COLORFUL photos, especially flowers. But we’ll do our best with the nuances — And start off gently, with some more — flowers! But this time the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HOT

Sneaking in under the wire, my last entrant in the Red Hot Sweepstakes — a Red Hot Lily! This flower’s got real PRESENCE!

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Where are the Snows of Yesteryear?

Or, what a difference a season makes! Here is a rock-ribbed ledge outside a friend’s house in Lee way back last January: and here is the same ledge (check out the rock contours) now in July: Isn’t Ma Nature amazing? … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HOT (3)

It’s amazing how hot colors can warm up a chilly space! The bedroom in our new house was a sadly unsatisfying room. It’s awkwardly shaped, and the furniture just clung to the only two walls possible for placing things, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hot (2)

Here’s an obligatory “hot” response — Dried chili peppers hanging in an outdoor art and sculpture gallery in Tubac, south of Tucson:  and then, the Curried Red Lentil Soup you can break a bit of dried chile into while you’re … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hot (1)

Let’s start off a hot week with a photo of a place hotter and steamier than anywhere I’ve ever been in my life, even Houston.  This is summer in Japan, where it’s hot, it’s humid, it’s relentless, and even in … Continue reading

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