Monthly Archives: April 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER (2)

Who can possibly embrace a cactus? Another cactus! They look so cuddly together, don’t they? And the rest of us, if we tried it, would be picking spines out of our hides for hours! Makes me think — there’s always … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER (1)

One gumball machine in the mall isn’t much of anything — But how about a phalanx of them? Phalanx, from the Greek, serried rows of warriors or other assembled people or things, massed together — Well, that makes for quite … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUN (5)

“Day” is almost done for this week’s photo challenge, and before the sun sets on this week’s  SUN here is my own personal favorite of my own sun photos. It’s a cliché, yes, but banal? Never! The sunset in its … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUN (3)

After viewing the sun in images (in sunflowers) and reflecting off surfaces, maybe we’re ready at last for a direct glimpse of our Local Star:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUN (2)

The sun is striking diamonds from this lake in Acadia National Park, Maine: and bouncing off these ferns nearby:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUN

As we all know, to look directly at the sun for too long is to risk blindness. So let us begin the weekly challenge with an indirect look, via these sunflowers: In French, tournesol; in Italian, girasole. In both languages, the flowers … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TWO SUBJECTS (3)

Another duality from the museum world: Here a splendid bust, “Exhibit A,” confidently faces the public, presiding over (forgotten in?)  a room torn apart in the process of preparing a whole new exhibit. Order and chaos at the Clark Art … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TWO SUBJECTS (2)

There are two things vital for a museum experience: an art object, and an observer of the art object. Here we have both, at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. The occasion was a breathtaking show of what I … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TWO SUBJECTS

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.  The opening of The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot And what do we have here? Lilacs breeding? Or … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: JOURNEY (4)

A quick little journey — no further than around the nursery — before the new weekly photography challenge is posted later today: “I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing on the sea, And oh! it was all laden, with pretty things … Continue reading

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