Monthly Archives: March 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: ARRANGED (1)

What an abundance to choose from on this challenge! I’ll be playing with it all week — But I’m hungry right now, so I’ll begin with this bento box (itself offering plenty to choose from) — before I disarranged it! … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THROUGH, 4

A latter day Alice Through the Looking Glass at the Tucson Mall: Where is the real Alice?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THROUGH, 3

Glimpsed through the window of an upstairs tea room in Kyoto, ¬†two strolling Japanese girls in a narrow street, warding off the fierce summer sun with their waxed sun umbrellas. There are two girls, two colors of umbrellas — but … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THROUGH, 2

If you want to go to the other side, you’ll have to go THROUGH¬†the Potato Island Bridge, not forgetting to walk your horses, or you’ll pay a hefty $2.00 fine. If your horses are feisty or only imperfectly under your … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THROUGH

A river runs THROUGH it — A miniature stream, cutting through a meadow of moss in a Japanese garden in Maine —

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNUSUAL, 3

Positively the last food reference in this category! But the watermelon radish really is unusual, even if it’s nowhere near as delicious as the broccolo romanesco. It has perfect watermelon colors and looks like no radish you ever saw. On … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNUSUAL, 2

Staying in the realm of the kitchen (my favorite room of the house), here are two unusual items. Or one unusual item, two of them! Can you tell what they are? Have you ever seen any like these? They are … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNUSUAL, 1

So many unusual and wonderful things, where do we start first? How about in the vegetable kingdom, with one of the most unusual (and sumptuous) vegetables I’ve ever seen, the Broccolo Romanesco: I’ve written about this extraordinary creature before in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTRAST, 5

The balance of these Inside/Outside contrasts has been shifting. Now we’re mostly inside, now we’re mostly outside. But here in this photo, it seems to me that the balance is poised equally between them, one of the reasons it was … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast, 4

We’re still contrasting Inside and Outside, but look what’s happened here: When the outside is so spectacular — Mountains! Arizona desert light! — the inside dwindles to insignificance, to nothingness. I sense a parable emerging; does anyone else find double, … Continue reading

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