Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Surprise!

Walking along North Maple Street in Florence, looking in the shop windows, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but — A small flock of deer grazing, and a pack of polar bears gazing, and Santa himself holding forth … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SURPRISE!

Who knew, after 40 years of singing only in the shower that the Hub would turn out to be a frustrated cabaret singer???????? But he did, and his debut was a smash hit, singing Where or When? by Rodgers and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DELICATE

I don’t know what kind of flower this is, but it caught my eye among much more lavishly colored and twirled and unfurled spring bulbs last March at the Mount Holyoke Spring Bulb Flower Show. The delicate white petals, almost … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DELICATE

Zelda, the Christmas sheep, was a present years ago from my stylish youngest sister.She certainly looks sturdy and robust, doesn’t she. (Not to mention stylish, with her starry cap, and red ribbon, and four ruby shoes!) But she’s more delicate than she … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGING SEASONS

Behind our house, Spring is caught in the act of happening! The sun is striking at a higher angle than in winter, the rhododendron are fresh and new, the first fragile yellow-green leaves sparkle in the sunlight, earth is fair … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGING SEASONS

Do you think the saying is true, the more it changes, the more it stays the same? I do, at least in the basics. New England remains rock-ribb’d, as here, same garden, same rocks, different seasons: Summer And Winter No … Continue reading

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I Won’t Complain Any More

Another asset for a photographer: being short! Who knew? An item in today’s Writer’s Almanac, a daily newsletter from Garrison Keillor at PBS chockablock with fascinating facts about poets, writers, essayists, and generally inspirational people: “Today is the birthday of photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, … Continue reading

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